Cleveland June 01, 2017
The 8 Best Places In Cleveland For An Epic Marriage Proposal
Summer is a season of romance — picnic dates, flowers, and evenings that are cool enough for cuddles but warm enough to watch the sunset are icons of this time of year. Many have fallen in love here, where the Northeast Ohio countryside is acting as the setting for their own personal fairy tale. When it comes time to finally pop the big question, there are countless gorgeous locations that will set the scene for your very own forever after. We have compiled some of the most romantic Cleveland-area sites to help you execute the most picturesque proposal ever.
1. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Glimmering marble, gilded gold treasures, and richly painted portraits make this location exude extravagance. There is something intriguingly romantic about fine art, and everything down to the finely crafted architectural details of this stunning museum is admirable. Here, let your own love story stand out as visual art of the modern age. The knights in the shining armor room will pale in comparison to your unforgettable proposal.
2. Voinovich Bicentennial Park, East 9th Street Pier, Cleveland
This man-made park is small but intimate, and it offers scenic views of the warm Lake Erie summer sunsets. Stroll past artistic landscaping, including one of the famous white Cleveland script signs that overlooks the Downtown skyline. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the culturally vibrant city as you wait for the perfect moment to ask the big question.
3. Huntington Beach, 28492 Lake Road, Cleveland
Huntington Beach is a natural paradise that is somehow interconnected with the charm of city life. This dreamy beach is nestled against the shores of Lake Erie, offering tranquil sounds of crashing waves as well as views of the stunning Cleveland skyline. It is romantic and quaint year-round, but summer offers the best opportunity to take advantage of the Huntington Reservation trails. Consider packing a picnic, and bring along a cute picnic basket where you can place the ring to be discovered when the moment is right.
4. The Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland
The lush greenery of this romantic garden setting will transport you right into the ethereal essence of Claude Monet’s paintings. This crown jewel of this indoor-outdoor heaven is the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, which houses two exotic biomes and hundreds of butterflies. Here you can escape to a tropical paradise without ever leaving Cleveland.
5. Squire’s Castle, River Road, Willoughby Hills
No fairy tale is complete without a castle, and here you can enjoy the aristocratic elegance of its stone walls as well as the pleasant tranquility of the Cleveland Metroparks. Explore the surrounding footpaths of the North Chagrin Reservation while you enjoy (and make) history.
6. Peninsula Depot, 1630 Mill Street West, Peninsula
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cuts through the natural scenery of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Its rolling hills, delicate greenery, and abundance of wildlife is sure to enchant. Begin your journey toward marriage on a charming trip down the rails in a sleepy historic region.
7. Hungarian Cultural Garden, 1070 East Street, Cleveland
This garden is full of historic charm. This park was completed in 1938 thanks to the efforts of a Budapest architect. Its charming layout features a grand wrought iron gateway entrance, bronze statues, and a fountain, and it combines traditional European architecture and artistry with Cleveland traditions. Can you image a more perfect setting for a love story?!
8. Bridal Veil Falls, East of Dunham Road on Gorge Parkway, Walton Hills
Lovebirds love to swoon over the sights and sounds of this majestic waterfall. Its delicate veil of water conjures up romantic daydreams of that walk down the aisle, making it a perfect location to begin your journey toward that monumental moment.
There is a lot to love in Cleveland. What do you think is the most romantic Cleveland-area location? Did you get engaged at a Northeast Ohio wonder? Tell us in the comments, and please share your photos if you managed to capture the proposal!