Who says Ohio can’t be romantic? In spite of what you might think, Ohio is full of beautiful destinations to take that special someone for a romantic day trip or evening away. So if you’re thinking of popping the question—as in,
THE question—anytime soon, you should take note of what we consider to be the best places in Ohio for a memorable marriage proposal.
1) Old Man's Cave (Hocking Hills State Park)
Because the proposal is supposed to be the beginning of the adventure that is marriage...Why not kick off your marriage in one of Ohio's most adventurous and beloved hiking spots?
2) The Chateau Laroche ("Loveland Castle")
Because WHAT is more romantic than a CASTLE in a place called LOVELAND?
3) Brandywine Falls (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
Arguably the most impressive waterfall in Ohio, these picturesque falls provide the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal.
4) Vinoklet Winery (Cincinnati)
A lakeside proposal in a vineyard is dreamy enough, but as an added bonus, this lake is heart-shaped. HEART-SHAPED.
5) Squire's Castle (Cleveland Metroparks)
(Yet another location where you can prove that chivalry is in fact not dead.)
6) Marblehead Lighthouse (Port Clinton)
Because, in Ohio, this is the closet you can get to a proposal by the sea.
7) Columbus Zoo Wildlights
Although you’ll have to plan this one around the holiday season, it’s well worth it if you’re aiming for a true Winter Wonderland kind of proposal.
8) Lanterman's Mill at Mill Creek Park (Youngstown)
Because the falls and charm of this quaint park really set the mood.
9) Cleveland Botanical Garden
Surrounded by all sorts of plant life, this location serves as a beautiful, symbolic backdrop for the beginning of a new life together.
10) Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Hamilton)
Because this is the way to an art enthusiast's heart.
11) German Village (Columbus)
Where the cobblestone street charm and 32-room book store make you feel like you're a walking, breathing novel.
12) Lake Erie and Lorain Lighthouse at sunset
Never underestimate the romantic power of a sunset, a Great Lake and a picturesque lighthouse.
13) Adena Mansion and Gardens (Chillicothe)
For the Ohio history buff, this mansion and museum serves as the perfect place to mark a more personal date in history.
14) Hayden Falls (Columbus)
Columbus' own semi-secret waterfall provides an intimate setting to pop the question.
15) Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron)
This beloved mansion in Akron is an undeniably romantic spot for a marriage proposal.
16) Columbus Park of Roses
Because, honestly, who is going to turn down a proposal surrounded by roses?
What do you think? Are there any other locations in Ohio that you would suggest as a romantic place to propose?