Love is in the air at Center Parcs

A couple sat together watching the lake

21 February 2022


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With Valentine’s Day just gone, we loved hearing all your stories of how you got engaged or had your honeymoon with us. We have put together a compilation of our favourite stories you have shared with us, to celebrate this month of love. Keep reading to find out how our staff members have also helped make your special day as memorable as possible.


Guest stories

“We got engaged at Longleat Center Parcs beside the lake 14.11.17 ❤️ My husband asked someone to take our picture but little did I know he asked this total stranger to record the proposal for us! I absolutely love looking back on the video ❤️ We then headed back in July 2019 for our honeymoon❤️”           

- Jessica Mildenhall


“We spent the first week of our honeymoon at Sherwood Forest in 1989 having previously been there and loved it. Have been to Center Parcs every year since … Our happy place 💚”

- Julie Percey


“My fiancé proposed to me at Sherwood Forest 6 years ago in the spot we had our first kiss when we were there with a group of friends 6 years prior to that. Sherwood Forest has since been the place we've taken both our boys to as their first holiday x”

- Hannah Gott


“With the help of a hand-written ‘will you marry me?’ on the back of a hot chocolate cup from Starbucks, I proposed on the beach at Center Parcs Elveden Forest.”

- Ben Jolly


“I said yes at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest 8 years ago and then honeymooned at Whinfell Forest 7 years ago! Most amazing time ever. And then recently we just went back to Sherwood Forest with our two children and showed them where it all happened! ❤️”

- Sophie Coulson


“My husband proposed to me at Longleat Forest Center Parcs. He took me on a walk to the wooded area by the lake and proposed with a Cadbury creme egg 😂 we had our honeymoon in Sherwood Forest Center Parcs and three years later he took me to the exactly the same place he proposed in Longleat Forest and got our son to give me my eternity ring 🥰 Center Parcs is a very special place for us 🥰”

- Kimberley Jayne Barker


“My fiancé proposed by the lake at Woburn Forest on Christmas morning 2021. Chucking down with rain but well worth getting soaked ❤️”

- Meg Kilsby


“I said yes at Whinfell Forest ❤️ Our first holiday after lockdown in 2020…sunset walk around the lake & a surprise proposal!!”

- Laura Hockaday


“I said yes at Woburn Forest on my partners birthday on January 10th 2018 , we are also joining you again for our honeymoon this July 😍”

- Kirsty Louise Ashby


“My partner proposed to me just last Wednesday 09/02/22 at Elveden Forest. The place where we had our first weekend away with each other as a couple, exactly 6 years prior. He proposed and we had a lovely meal at Bella Italia where the staff were amazing, with a bottle of Prosecco on the house. Once we returned back to our lodge, our family had arranged a little engagement party for us! So special ❤️”

- Laura Graver



Staff stories

“We had a recent proposal at Aqua Sana (Sherwood Forest) where a guest had made us aware of where he wanted to propose but wanted our help to set the scene and make it happen. We blocked off the Scandinavian area in the spa and added rose petals, flowers, prosecco, and face masks. The gentleman proposed and we were waiting outside with prosecco to congratulate them, as we had guessed that she had said yes from all the screaming. They then proceeded to go into the spa for a private steam room.”

- Aqua Sana Spa, Sherwood Forest


Its not just our guest that have got engaged at Center Parcs our staff members have too!


“Center Parcs couldn't have been more perfect when my fiancé popped the question!  We went for a walk in The Wishlight Village.  The Winter Forest Lights were amazing.  The trail is so magical, and I could not have asked for a better spot with the lights and the background music which made it even more special and romantic!  In my opinion it was the perfect most magical place.”

- Anonymous, Longford Forest


My husband and I got engaged at Elveden Forest on 15th June 2015, on my 30th birthday. Not that I knew that morning, but he had a massive thing planned that he was going to propose near the lake at night next to the fountain, after having dinner. However, the weather changed plans so instead he took me for a walk around one of the lakes during the day. He found a clear area by the lake, away from the lodges and got down on one knee, he then opened the case, I saw the ring and he asked me if I would be his wife. Obviously, I said yes.”

- Lucy King, Woburn Forest


Center Parcs is filled with lots of romantic backdrops and perfect hidden spots to pop that all important question however, we do not offer wedding packages.

A couple sat on a bench overlooking the lake, looking at each other
People on an electric boat on the lake with forest either side of them
A couple in an outdoor pool overlooking the forest, looking at each other

Sophie Borrill

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing all the amazing moments from your break. I love sharing exciting updates and helping our guest get back to nature.

Sophie Borrill