10 Best Places to Propose in Detroit 2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Detroit, Michigan is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for music, cruises, 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 Detroit to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Detroit for Outdoor Lovers
  • Campus Martius Park
  • Belle Isle Park
  • Detroit Riverwalk
  • Lake St. Claire
  • The Whitney
  • Belle Isle Beach
  • The Belt Alley
  • Romantic Destinations in Detroit
  • Vineyards
  • Detroit Red Wings - Little Caesars Arena
  • Detroit Institue of Arts (DIA)
  • Best Places to Propose in Detroit

Romantic Locations in Detroit for Outdoor Lovers


1. Campus Martius Park

A central gathering place in downtown Detroit, it's particularly romantic during the winter months when it's transformed into an ice skating rink. Campus Martius Park is a beautifully landscaped urban park with lush greenery, flower beds, and a central fountain. It provides an attractive and picturesque setting for a proposal.


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2. Belle Isle Park

This beautiful island park in the Detroit River provides scenic views, gardens, and the James Scott Memorial Fountain, making it a picturesque spot for a proposal. Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, located on Belle Isle, features exotic plants, flowers, and a lush environment. It's a serene and beautiful setting for a proposal. 


3. Detroit Riverwalk

Stroll along the Riverwalk, enjoy the Detroit skyline, and find a quiet spot to propose with the river as your backdrop. The Riverwalk offers picturesque views of the Detroit River, providing a beautiful and serene backdrop for your proposal.


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4. Lake St. Claire

Lake St. Clair offers many scenic spots along its shores. Consider finding a quiet, picturesque location with a view of the lake and perhaps a sunset if the timing is right.

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5. The Whitney

This historic mansion turned restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere with elegant dining rooms and beautiful gardens. It's a popular spot for proposals and special occasions.


6. Belle Isle Beach

If you both enjoy the beach, consider proposing on the sandy shores of Belle Isle Beach. You'll have a view of the river and the city skyline.


7. The Belt Alley

This vibrant art-filled alley in downtown Detroit is lined with unique murals and galleries. It provides a creative and urban backdrop for a proposal.


Romantic Destinations in Detroit

Detroit is full of romantic vineyards, museums and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular vineyards, museums, or at a hockey game.


8. Vineyards

Sandhill Crane Vineyards, located in Jackson, Michigan, about an hour's drive from Detroit, Sandhill Crane Vineyards offers a variety of wines, including reds, whites, and fruit wines. They have a tasting room where you can sample their wines and often host events and live music.



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9. Detroit Red Wings - Little Caesars Arena

lf you and your partner are hockey fans, proposing at the home of the Detroit Red Wings, the Little Caesars Arena, can be a fantastic and memorable choice. Contact the arena's event staff or management to see if they can help you arrange a special proposal message or video on the arena's jumbotron during a break in the game. This can be a dramatic and unforgettable way to pop the question


10. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 

Inside the DIA, you can find art-inspired proposal locations, including the grand Kresge Court or near famous works of art that hold special meaning for you as a couple.


Best Places to Propose in Detroit

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, Detroit 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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