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Planning a proposal? Maybe you already have the ring burning a hole in your pocket, or maybe you’re just starting to think of a perfect proposal… Either way you have found yourself here for a reason and we are here to give you the most Romantic Places in Indianapolis to propose!
Live in Indy or willing to make the drive? Newfields Art Museum has a famous sculpture that screams “love”, pun intended! Before/after your memorable proposal, you can enjoy the art museum for what it was intended for, art! You can walk and enjoy the works of Georgia O’keeffe, Van Gogh, and whoever else’s work they may have showcased when you’re there! Not only all of this, but they have one inside and one outside per whatever feels right! Your significant other will be sure to love this choice.
Did you and your significant other meet in college? If so, what is more romantic than a full circle moment? Purdue, IU, Butler… whatever campus you shared your college years surely has some special places to pop the special question.
Some examples include; Purdue’s Bell Tower, where the local legend is that if you walk under the tower with your partner while it rings – you are soulmates. For Butler University, the Historical Holcomb Gardens are a beautiful choice with lots of places to hide a photographer… wink wink. (The picture below is at Holcomb Gardens!) If you are an IU alumni, the Jordan Hall Greenhouse seriously cannot be beat!
Are you animal lovers or do you work in the animal industry? Make your proposal one surrounded by the creatures you love and adore by proposing at the Indianapolis Zoo! Giraffe lovers? There is a perfect balcony overlooking the Giraffe enclosure. Fascinated by dolphins? The Aquarium building where the dolphins call home would make a perfect background for proposal pictures! The butterfly exhibit attached to the zoo would also make the perfect utopia of proposal spots.
If you are looking for something to really wow your significant other, check out The Pop-Up BNB! This place is truly one of the most Romantic Places in Indianapolis! The Pop-Up BNB is a full-service glamping experience. They set up the cutest tents fit with twinkle lights and even a cute picnic set up! Take your lover on a hike and lead her to the PERFECT set up that they will never expect! Then, spend the night under the stars enjoying a fire, smores, and even a movie! Pop-Up BNB can set your tent up in numerous places across the Indiana!
There is more than corn in Indiana… We have basketball too! Hoosiers are known for their love of the game and if you and your partner enjoy it just as much, there’s no better atmosphere than a basketball game! Hoosiers, Boilers, Pacers… whoever it may be, your proposal will surely catch the eye of the crowd and make the day one to remember!
Are you planning a Christmas proposal?! Nothing is better than the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indy in December. For the holidays, it is disguised as a Christmas Tree with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. You can drive to it or take a cab but once you’re there it is magical! Photos of this downtown Christmas lit engagement will surely be a bit of holiday magic…
The Canals in Italy are often looked up to as some of the most romantic getaways… so, when you can’t just get away to Italy for the weekend, what’s your next best bet?! The Indy Canal! Whether you take a boat ride through the canal itself or make a picnic on the lawn surrounding it, a proposal in downtown Indianapolis is bound to make the most romantic picture.
Brown County, Indiana. Known for its scenery and never ending nature! What’s more romantic for a couple of nature lovers than a proposal surrounded by it! Plan a hike with a romantic lunch or dinner, and end up at a lookout point or the famous Bean Blossom Bridge! This bridge is any photographer’s dream and a proposal spot to fantasize about. Fall, spring, summer, winter… this part of the state is absolutely breathtaking.
The Indiana Dunes are Indiana’s foremost try at a beach on the coast. If you’re a couple of beach lovers but want to stay local for a proposal or save money for the wedding… The Dunes are a carbon copy for the beach down South. A sunset proposal makes for beautiful light shining off the coast and chances are you can get the beach to yourself!
Mhmmmm fall is in the air! There is no better place to set the mood for a proposal than a little apple pickin’ and cider sippin’! There are so many great orchards around Indiana. Go on a tractor ride and have a friend or family member (or even us!) set up a cute little picnic in the middle of a pumpkin patch or between apple trees! Our favorite orchards are
Nothing is too hard to find in downtown Indy, you just have to look around! There are many companies serving Indianapolis, but if you’re looking for something up in the air spectacular, consider a proposal with some airtime through Indy Hot Air. A hot air balloon proposal is a one of a kind statement and is sure to take their breath away.
If elegance is more your style, there is no place more elegant and romantic than the Eagle’s Nest in downtown Indianapolis. With a birds eye view of the city life below and a beautiful dining set up, the night is sure to be one of good views, foods, and dreams of “I Do”s.
Get down on one knee surrounded by over 10,000 square feet of tropical plants at Garfield Park Conservatory! Plus in the winter, this place is nice and warm just like the tropics! It is known as the oldest city park in Indianapolis and is in the National Register of Historic Places.
Have you ever seen a proposal set in a house? Every wondering how they did it? Well booking an airbnb can assure that your loved one wont find out! We have pulled a few perfect local airbnbs that will be perfect for a proposal! You can add cute decor, pictures of your relationship, and set up a cute rose petal bed to end the night! It will feel like a many vacay while you are enjoying that big BLING on your finger! Here are a few of our favorite Indiana Airbnbs that we think would be perfect for setting up a proposal! (We know all of them aren’t in Indy but some were too good not to put on here!)
Just like a fairytale, you can propose on a carriage ride in Downtown Indianapolis! In the winter, with all of the lights, a cozy blanket… ALL THE STOPS! Our favorite company for a downtown Carriage Ride proposal is Blue Ribbon Carriages! They will help set you up with a perfect proposal story!
We have teamed up with Andrea Peterson Events to create a custom proposal package that can truly help you WOW your future fiance! We help take the planning off of your hands and make sure it will really be a moment to remember! Now you have way less to be worried about! We actually just helped plan a small proposal not too long ago that you are totally going to want to check out! Click here to check out this LGBTQ+ proposal that Andrea and I planned!
You can’t forget to hire a photographer! I know that sounds so cliche of me to mention, but seriously! Booking a photographer for your proposal is the icing on the cake! I don’t know of many people who wouldn’t want a photographer to capture that special moment! Not only are we capturing that moment for you, but we are helping to savor the first reaction that you partner has! Our proposal packages include 3 hour turn around time on a few images so that you can send them to family + friends almost imediately after it happens! You cannot forget to book a photographer for your proposal! I promise, you’ll make your signifant other very happy when they see me pop out from my hiding place! Click HERE to book a proposal package today!
Okay, to sum it up! If you propose in the morning at an Indianapolis location, then you HAVE to head to Milktooth which is THE breakfast place to go to in Indy! If you chose afternoon or evening you can head to Hotel Tango for BOMB drinks to celebrate! You could even invite your closest friends and family to meet you there after for a surprise engagement party! We hope you enjoyed our list of the Romantic Places in Indianapolis to propose!
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