Love is always in the air in Grand Rapids. Some have even said Grand Rapids is downright sexy. So if you plan on asking THE question to your special someone, Grand Rapids is the place to do it. We asked our loyal social media followers for their thoughts on local places to pop the question. Below are 14 enchanting ideas from real couples:

Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids

Brave the cold to experience the beauty of Rosa Parks Circle in the winter.

Photo by Brian Kelly for Experience GR

At Rosa Parks Circle

In the summertime at a concert, or in the winter while ice skating, the everchanging atmosphere at Rosa Parks Circle is perfect for an engagement no matter the season. Rosa Parks Circle is also one of the city’s most vibrant gathering spaces, so be prepared for a crowd to cheer on your proposal.

In front of the LOVE Sculpture

What better location to express your love and commitment than in front of Grand Rapids' LOVE sculpture? The famous pop art sculpture by Robert Indiana serves as a hallmark for your love!

Couples enjoying a summer concert at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 2023

Although open all year round, summer nights at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park are especially remarkable.

Photo by Ideology for Experience GR

At Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

The Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has something for everyone to enjoy, from art and music to nature and wildlife. Whether in the Japanese Garden or the Tropical Conservatory, the Victorian Garden or the Greenhouse, every location here is a stunner.

On the Blue Bridge

The iconic Blue Bridge serves as a backdrop for many monumental milestones, such as school dances, graduations and reunions. Why not add engagements to the list? Having the Grand Rapids skyline in the background is also an added bonus.

Classic Carriage L.L.C in downtown Grand Rapids

A carriage ride through downtown will transport you to your own real-life fairytale.

Photo by Russ Climie of Tiberius Images

On a Carriage Ride

What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride, especially one through the streets of downtown GR?

At a West Michigan Whitecaps Game

For couples that have a special connection with sports, head to a Whitecaps game. We can’t guarantee you’ll make it onto the kiss cam, but LMCU Ballpark is still a great place to pop the question.

In Lookout Park

The gorgeous views at Lookout Park are one of Grand Rapids' best. Snuggle up on a bench overlooking the city as the sun begins to descend over the horizon… it’s a magical place and time to propose. 

The Rainbow Road street mural on Sheldon Ave NE in Grand Rapids.

The art mural Rainbow Road commemorates LGBTQIA+ history and can be found downtown.

Photo by Brian Craig for Experience GR

On Rainbow Road

Rainbow Road was installed by artist Joey Salamon to commemorate both Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Now, the street mural, which runs down Sheldon Avenue just off Fulton Street, is a popular proposal spot for LGBTQIA+ couples.


MDRD, located in the Amway Grand Plaza on the 27th floor, is a AAA-designated 4-Diamond restaurant. It won't be difficult to revel in the lavish elements and views. The food and drinks are notably spectacular. Your proposal will be, too.

Group experience the wine bar, GR Noir in downtown Grand Rapids.

The classy ambiance of GRNoir Wine & Jazz is fit for the occasion. Plus, plan your visit during one of their live performances for an extra romantic element.

Photo by Brian Kelly for Experience GR

At GRNoir Wine & Jazz

Foodies and wine connoisseurs should go the sophisticated route at this downtown club which offers great vino, food and music.

On the Ada Covered Bridge

A more rustic choice than the Blue Bridge at No. 1, but still picturesque. This much-photographed wooden structure is located just outside of Grand Rapids in the quaint town of Ada, and has hosted generations of proposals.  

La Grande Vitesse In Grand Rapids, MI

La Grande Vitesse is a Grand Rapids staple that encompasses the city's spirit.

Photo by Brian Kelly for Experience GR

Under La Grande Vitesse

The ginormous Alexander Calder sculpture in the heart of downtown is a well-known symbol of the city’s creative spirit. With the unique sculpture in the background, marriage proposals will be nothing short of memorable.

At John Ball Zoo

Ride the zoo's funicular up to the Forest Realm Trail for a breathtaking view of downtown as the backdrop to your proposal. Or get down on one knee in front of the monkeys or meerkats. Your choice.

Ah-Nab-Awen Park Looking to the Skyline, 2022

Many parks situated along the Grand River's shore provide incredible views.

Photo by Nick Irwin for Experience GR

On the Grand River

Along the downtown riverwalk, aboard the Grand Lady Riverboat, in a riverside park… our river puts the “grand” in any proposal.