10 Best Places to Propose in Louisville KY (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Louisville, Kentucky is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, 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 Louisville to ask that special woman or man.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Louisville for Outdoor Lovers
  • Waterfront Park
  • Churchill Downs
  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
  • Waterfront Belle Cruise
  • Big Four Bridge
  • Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
  • Beckley Creek Park
  • Romantic Destinations in Louisville
  • Jack Fry's
  • Blackacre State Nature Preserve
  • Taylorsville Lake
  • Best Places to Propose in Louisville

Romantic Locations in Louisville for Outdoor Lovers


1. Waterfront Park

With the beautiful Ohio River as a backdrop, Waterfront Park provides a scenic and picturesque location for a waterfront proposal.


2. Churchill Downs

If you and your partner enjoy horse racing, consider proposing at the iconic Churchill Downs, especially during a private tour or a special event. Churchill Downs is a historic racetrack and home to the "Run for the Roses," as the Kentucky Derby is often called.


3. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

This tranquil and serene location is ideal for nature lovers. Choose a secluded spot amidst the beautiful gardens and walking trails.


4. Waterfront Belle Cruise

Plan a private dinner cruise on the Belle of Louisville or Mary M. Miller, and propose as you glide along the scenic Ohio River.


5. Big Four Bridge

Walk hand in hand across the Big Four Bridge, offering stunning views of the city skyline. Propose at the center of the bridge for a romantic moment.


6. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a stunning location with a diverse collection of plants and flowers, providing a serene and colorful backdrop for your proposal.


7. Beckley Creek Park

This park, part of The Parklands of Floyds Fork, offers lush green spaces and tranquil lakeside views that can set the stage for a romantic proposal.


Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
 Chloe G verified buyer

Romantic Destinations in Louisville

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


8. Jack Fry's

This historic restaurant exudes old-world charm and elegance, offering a warm and inviting ambiance for a special 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. Blackacre State Nature Preserve

This preserved natural area includes beautiful gardens and walking trails, providing a serene and intimate setting for a proposal.


10. Taylorsville Lake

Located about 30 miles east of Louisville, Taylorsville Lake provides scenic views and ample opportunities for a lakeside proposal. It's a great place to propose, especially if you want a romantic and scenic setting.


Best Places to Propose in Louisville

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