10 Best Places to Propose in Minnesota (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Minnesota is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for beautiful waterfalls, lakes, parks, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in Minnesota to ask that special person to marry you.



In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Minnesota
  • Minnehaha Falls - Minneapolis
  • Stillwater
  • North Shore of Lake Superior
  • Beautiful Lakes
  • Lake Calhoun
  • Lake Harriet
  • Outdoor Locations to Propose in Minnesota
  • Como Park Conservatory - St. Paul
  • Tettegouche State Park
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Stone Arch Bridge - Minneapolis
  • Split Rock Lighthouse - Two Harbors
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chanhassen
  • Best Places to Propose in Minnesota


Romantic Locations in Minnesota

1. Minnehaha Falls - Minneapolis

The picturesque waterfall, lush surroundings, and serene atmosphere of Minnehaha Falls provide a stunning and romantic backdrop for your proposal.


2. Stillwater

This charming historic town along the St. Croix River is known for its picturesque downtown and riverfront views. A proposal on the riverbank or at a waterfront restaurant can be incredibly romantic.



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3. North Shore of Lake Superior

The North Shore is known for its rugged beauty and stunning Lake Superior views. Consider proposing at a scenic overlook, along the shoreline, or on one of the area's rocky outcrops.


Beautiful Lakes

3. Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun, also known as Bde Maka Ska, is one of Minneapolis's most popular and picturesque destinations for a marriage proposal. You can propose on one of the lakeside walking trails, sandy beaches, or scenic overlooks. The variety of settings around the lake allows you to choose the spot that resonates most with you and your partner.


4. Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet is a stunning urban lake surrounded by lush parkland. The lake's clear waters, tree-lined shores, and pristine beaches provide a serene and idyllic backdrop for a romantic proposal. The lake's orientation provides opportunities for stunning sunsets over the water and serene sunrises along the lakeshore, making it a naturally romantic setting.


Outdoor Locations to Propose in Minnesota

Minnesota is full of romantic gardens, lakes and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing lakes or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

5. Como Park Conservatory - St. Paul

The Sunken Garden at the Como Park Conservatory is a tropical paradise filled with colorful blooms. It's an enchanting and intimate setting for a proposal.


6. Tettegouche State Park

Located on the North Shore, this state park offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks. Proposing at Shovel Point or High Falls can provide breathtaking backdrops. Tettegouche State Park is known for its stunning natural beauty, including waterfalls, rugged cliffs, dense forests, and the picturesque Lake Superior shoreline. Proposing in a place of such natural 


7. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

For adventurous couples, a proposal during a canoe trip or camping excursion in this pristine wilderness area can be a unique and memorable experience.


8. Stone Arch Bridge - Minneapolis

This historic bridge spans the Mississippi River and offers panoramic views of the Minneapolis skyline. A proposal on the bridge during sunset can be incredibly romantic.The Stone Arch Bridge offers breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River. It provides a picturesque backdrop for a proposal, especially during sunset or in the evening when the city lights up.



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9. Split Rock Lighthouse - Two Harbors

This historic lighthouse offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior. Proposing with the lighthouse in the background during sunset or under the starry night sky can be truly magical.


10. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chanhassen

The arboretum features lush gardens, wooded areas, and serene landscapes. It's a peaceful and picturesque setting for a proposal.


Best Places to Propose in Minnesota

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, Minnesota 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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