If you’re looking for a Halloween-inspired proposal or hen party idea, Edinburgh Dungeon is perfect! Read one real couple’s spooky proposal story here…
With Halloween just around the corner, we couldn’t resist sharing this fab proposal at Edinburgh Dungeon.
Rachael Pike got more of a shock than she bargained for earlier this year, when her boyfriend of three years, Anthony Johnson, surprised the whole room of tour-goers when he dropped to one knee and popped the question! The couple were in the judge’s courtroom at the Edinburgh Dungeon, and Rachael was in the docks awaiting her sentencing when she became a fiancée – talk about a life sentence!
Anthony had contacted the Dungeons before they attended their booking and the team amended the script to fit the occasion. Rachael was in a state of shock and tears, but said yes – thankfully!
Describing the proposal, Rachael said: “So when we went in the courtroom, another person was called up to the stand before me then I was called up to face a charge. The judge said if I prove I’m insane I’ll be let off and suggested I do this jig, which I did. He then said I’m clearly insane and Anthony had something he wanted to say about that. I was confused about how he knew Anthony’s name but then I looked over and he had a small box in his hand and told me I was the love of his life. I froze at first and then I said ‘are you really doing this in a dungeon?’ and he said he couldn’t think of a better place to do it, which made us sound weird! He then came over to the stand and went down on one knee. The only thing is that the rest of the dungeon was quite dark so it was another hour or so before I got a proper look at the ring!”
The Edinburgh Dungeon is an evidently spookily cool location for proposals, so why stop there? The tour experience would be perfect for a spooky hen or stag party, too! Head to thedungeons.com for more details and to plan your visit.
Congratulations Rachael and Anthony!