Photo Credits: Four Daughters Photography

The decision to propose is a momentous one. Making the experience perfect for your partner and soon-to-be spouse likely tops your wish list. After selecting a ring, you’ll need to decide on a location to pop the question. Make it special. Make it magical. Make it unique and unforgettable. Create an experience where there is only one response — YES!

the location

In Central Oregon, in the middle of an ancient juniper forest, lies a secret underground cave that is open to private events. The private lava cave on our Tom Fazio Signature Golf Course at Pronghorn Resort is the perfect location for an unforgettable and romantic marriage proposal. If you are looking for a special spot to propose in Bend, this is it.

Thousands of years of geologic activity in the area carved out lava tubes, or underground caves, that can be accessed in multiple places throughout the region. This particular cave is perfect for special events because it is easy to enter and is very large and spacious. Whether it’s an acoustic concert, wedding ceremony or epic wedding proposal, the cave at Pronghorn is an incredible venue unlike any other.

getting there

When you plan a cave proposal at Pronghorn Resort, our team of guest service professionals will help ensure every moment goes perfectly. This includes transporting you via golf cart to the cave. Enjoy a peaceful, beautiful ride through our serene landscape. You’ll see incredible mountain views and you might even spot some wildlife along the way. Sunset is an amazing time to travel to the cave. As the high desert light softly descends behind the mountains your mate will surely feel that something special is about to happen.

setting the scene

Our team can help you create an amazing ambiance inside the cave. We will light a romantic candle display which will cast flickering light against the lava cave walls. Heat lamps are also a nice touch, as temperatures inside the cave can drop to below 50 degrees even in the middle of the summer. Add a champagne table, blankets, roses and a red carpet for the wedding proposal of your dreams.

pop the question

This part is all up to you! It’s a good idea to practice what you’ll say to your loved one. Inside the cave at Pronghorn, you’ll feel like you are the only two people in the world. Use this opportunity to really shine a light on your love and how you feel about one another. Some of our couples choose to bring along a professional photographer so they are able to share this moment with their friends and family.

extend the romance

Once the ring is placed and the commitment is made, celebrate with a toast of champagne and then head back to the Huntington Lodge for a romantic night overlooking the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Enjoy an exquisite dinner at Cascada, then head to the hot tub for a warm soak and stargazing. A couples massage is a relaxing way to celebrate and begin your engagement the following day.

Let us help you create the most romantic wedding proposal in Central Oregon. Ask about our special Proposal Packages!