10 Best Places to Propose in Ann Arbor Michigan (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Ann Arbor, Michigan is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for stadiums, parks, gardens, theatres, wineries, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Ann Arbor to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Ann Arbor for Outdoor Lovers
  • Michigan Stadium - Big House
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • Kerrytown District
  • Huron River Trail
  • Gallup Park
  • Univeristy of Michigan Law Quad
  • Nicholas Arboretum
  • Romantic Destinations in Ann Arbor
  • Top Of The Park
  • Vineyards and Wineries
  • Purple Rose Theatre
  • Best Places to Propose in Ann Arbor

Romantic Locations in Ann Arbor for Outdoor Lovers


1. Michigan Stadium - Big House

If you're both avid Wolverines fans, consider arranging a private tour of Michigan Stadium and proposing on the field or in one of the stands overlooking the iconic football field.


2. Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Another botanical gem in Ann Arbor, Matthaei Botanical Gardens features indoor and outdoor gardens, including a conservatory and tranquil walking paths. The English Garden or the Gateway Garden are particularly lovely spots for a proposal.


3. Kerrytown District

This historic neighborhood is brimming with charm, featuring cobblestone streets, boutique shops, and cozy cafes. Consider proposing at the Kerrytown Market & Shops or under the twinkling lights of the Farmers Market pavilion.


4.  Huron River Trail

Stretching along the banks of the Huron River, this scenic trail offers numerous picturesque spots for a proposal, whether it's by a secluded bend in the river or at one of the scenic overlooks.


5. Gallup Park

This serene park along the Huron River provides scenic walking trails, picturesque bridges, and peaceful waterfront views. Proposing by the riverbank or on one of the bridges can create a magical moment.


6. University of Michigan Law Quad

The Law Quad's Gothic architecture and manicured lawns offer a classic and elegant backdrop for a proposal. The ambiance here is timeless and romantic, especially during quieter times.


7. Nichols Arboretum

Known locally as the Arb, this lush botanical garden offers beautiful scenery year-round. The Peony Garden and the Hilltop Pavilion are particularly romantic spots for a proposal, especially during the blooming seasons.



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Romantic Destinations in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is full of romantic parks, wineries, and theatres. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, at a spectacular park, or at a beautiful theatre.

8. Top of the Park

If your proposal falls during the summer months, consider timing it during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival's Top of the Park event, where you can enjoy live music, outdoor movies, and a festive atmosphere under the stars.



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9. Vineyards and Wineries

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is located in Jackson, Michigan, about 30 miles west of Ann Arbor. It offers a selection of handcrafted wines made from Michigan-grown grapes. The vineyard has a cozy tasting room and often hosts events like live music and food pairings. Chateau Aeronautique Winery is also situated in Jackson and combines a passion for wine with a love of aviation. Its tasting room features unique aviation-themed decor, and they even offer flights of wine, which could tie into the aviation theme nicely for your proposal.


10. Purple Rose Theatre

For theater-loving couples, arranging a backstage tour or a private moment on the stage of The Purple Rose Theatre can add a touch of drama and romance to your proposal.


Best Places to Propose in Ann Arbor

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Ann Arbor has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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