A few weeks ago, the Museum Hack team helped create a very special marriage proposal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We talked extensively with the groom to make sure the event was a mind blowing surprise.
“A few years ago, my girlfriend Leslie and I had our 3rd date (also one of our very best dates) with Museum Hack. When I was planning on proposing to her, I couldn’t think of a better place to do it than at the Met. Even though we live pretty close by, we’ve only made it back to the museum a couple times since that date. We’re long overdue for a visit, and I was hoping under the ruse of a round-2 Museum Hack VIP tour, it would make it an extra special night!”
-Ben Ellis, Groom to be
Kate, their tour guide, had this to say about the VIP tour.
“They were adorable! Ben and I were emailing and calling to plan the perfect tour and proposal – we even had a plan to make it seem like an accident that they were the only two people on the tour! He sent me lists of her favorite things so I could work them into the tour, as well as things that were special or significant to them as a couple. It was so cute, he was very nervous, but the whole thing went super smoothly!”
–Kate Downey, Tour Guide at Museum Hack
Here are a few of the things from ridiculously romantic list Ben sent us about his future finacé:
Things Ben Loves About Her:
- A bit of a goofball
- Dancing on any occasion
- Good soul that loves helping people that need it most
Things She Loves:
- Coffee, chicken, pie, and dots (the candy)
- Soccer and the Olympics
- Outdoors (hiking / running)
This list helped us create the perfect romantic tour for the two of them that was catered to their interests.
Here are some photos from their tour:
So, how do we plan these super special tours? Nick Gray took some time talking to our Jill-of-all-trades, Nadia Alcide, about private museum tours, company team building events, and her favorite thing ever – wedding proposal tours! Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud.
Their special moment happened just after 9pm in the Great Hall. Ben pretended like he was posing for a picture, then he dropped to one knee and popped the big question!
She said “YES!”
Here are a few great photos from after the proposal (so many kisses!)
Think your partner would go gaga for a bit of romance in the Museum? Are you planning on proposing and want to do it somewhere extraordinary? We offer private tours, perfect for proposals or date nights.
You can reach us by email at [email protected] or give us a ring at 1-800-210-9676