10 Best Places to Propose in Columbus Ohio (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Columbus, Ohio is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for lakes, gardens, parks 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 Columbus to ask that special woman or man.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Columbus for Outdoor Lovers
  • Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • North Bank Park
  • Alum Creek Lake
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Topiary Park
  • Scioto Mile
  • German Village
  • Romantic Destinations in Columbus
  • Boathouse at Confluence Park
  • Milestone 229
  • Ohio State University Campus
  • Best places to propose in Columbus

Romantic Locations in Columbus for Outdoor Lovers


1. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

This beautiful botanical garden features stunning gardens, picturesque landscapes, and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that provide a romantic setting for a proposal.


2. North Bank Park

Located along the Scioto River, this park offers stunning views of the downtown skyline. It has walking paths, benches, and a picturesque gazebo that can serve as a perfect backdrop for your proposal.


3. Alum Creek Lake

Situated just north of Columbus, Alum Creek Lake provides a serene setting for a proposal. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery and offers various outdoor recreational areas where you can find a secluded spot to pop the question.


4. Buckeye Lake

Located about 30 minutes east of downtown Columbus, Buckeye Lake offers a scenic setting with its expansive lake views and tranquil surroundings. Consider renting a boat or finding a secluded spot along the shoreline to propose.


5. Topiary Park

Known for its unique topiary art recreating Georges Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," this park offers a charming and whimsical atmosphere for a proposal.


6. Scioto Mile

This riverfront park offers breathtaking views of downtown Columbus and the Scioto River. Take a stroll along the promenade or find a quiet spot by the water to pop the question.


7. German Village

This historic neighborhood is full of character and charm, with its brick streets, quaint houses, and lovely gardens. Find a cozy spot in one of the charming parks or surprise your partner with a proposal at one of the local restaurants.


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Romantic Destinations in Columbus

Columbus is full of romantic gardens, lakes, and restaurants. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful beach.


8. The Boat House at Confluence Park

Located along the Scioto River, The Boat House offers stunning waterfront views and a refined dining experience. The combination of great food, scenic surroundings, and a romantic atmosphere makes it an ideal choice for a proposal.


I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

9. Milestone 229

Located at the Scioto Mile along the riverfront, Milestone 229 offers breathtaking views of downtown Columbus. With its modern American cuisine and stylish interior, it provides a romantic and scenic setting for a memorable proposal.


10. Ohio State University Campus

If you and your partner have a connection to the university, proposing on the beautiful Ohio State University campus can be a meaningful and nostalgic choice. The Oval or Mirror Lake are popular spots for romantic gestures.


Best Places to Propose in Columbus

Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Columbus 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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