10 Best Places to Propose in Michigan (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Michigan is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for lakes, vineyards, riverwalks, 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 Michigan to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Michigan for Outdoor Lovers
  • Mackinac Island
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Detroit Riverwalk
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Holland State Park
  • Romantic Destinations in Michigan
  • Traverse City
  • Ann Arbor
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes
  • Best Places to Propose in Michigan

Romantic Locations in Michigan for Outdoor Lovers


1. Mackinac Island

Known for its charming Victorian architecture and horse-drawn carriages, Mackinac Island provides a picturesque backdrop for a proposal. Consider proposing at Sunset Rock overlooking Lake Huron or on the Grand Hotel's porch.


2. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

With its stunning sand dunes and panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes offers a breathtaking setting for a proposal, especially during sunset or sunrise. 


3. Detroit Riverwalk

The Detroit Riverwalk provides a romantic urban setting with views of the Detroit River and the city skyline. Propose as you take a leisurely stroll along the riverfront or during a scenic river cruise.


4. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

This scenic stretch of Lake Superior shoreline boasts colorful sandstone cliffs, pristine beaches, and stunning waterfalls. Consider proposing during a kayak tour along the shoreline or while hiking one of the many trails in the area.


5. Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Known for its impressive waterfalls, Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers a picturesque setting for a proposal. Propose near the Upper Falls for a dramatic backdrop or along one of the park's scenic hiking trails.

6. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Proposing at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, can be a unique and memorable experience for a proposal. The gardens offer a stunning backdrop with meticulously maintained landscapes, outdoor gardens, sculpture installations, and indoor conservatories. The beauty of the surroundings enhances the romantic atmosphere and provides plenty of photo opportunities.


7. Holland State Park

Holland State Park, located along the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, Michigan, is a fantastic option for a proposal. The park features a beautiful sandy beach along the shores of Lake Michigan, offering a stunning backdrop for a romantic proposal. The vast expanse of the lake and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore create a serene and picturesque setting.



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Romantic Destinations in Michigan

Michigan is full of romantic beaches, wineries, and towns. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, at a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful beach.

8. Traverse City

Whether you're on a wine tour through the Old Mission or Leelanau Peninsula or enjoying a sunset picnic on one of the area's beautiful beaches, Traverse City offers plenty of romantic settings for a memorable proposal.


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9. Ann Arbor

This vibrant college town offers plenty of romantic spots for a proposal, such as the Nichols Arboretum, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, or during a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown.


10. Silver Lake Sand Dunes

If you and your partner enjoy outdoor activities, consider proposing at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. You can climb the dunes for a panoramic view of the area or enjoy a sunset picnic on the shores of Silver Lake.

Best Places to Propose in Michigan

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, Michigan 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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