Best Places to Propose in St. Louis
This post is part of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which introduces you to the best places to propose around the country.
St. Louis is a city that is well-known for its pizza, its baseball, and its majestic stone arch. It is also a city with a wide variety lovely places for the romantic-minded to propose, whether you’re in the mood for someplace romantic or someplace more authentically St. Louis, or whether you’re in the market for a little of both!
Where to Propose in St. Louis
1. At a Museum
The City Museum is a museum unlike many others and is hands down one of the best places to propose in St. Louis. From enchanted caves to a rooftop carousel, the City Museum offers a wide variety of magical worlds for exciting proposal options. If your heart is set on the museum rooftop or the aquarium for proposing, just be certain to budget in a little extra for the additional admission fee required for those areas.
2. Over a Pizza
Maybe for some of you, there is nothing about a pizza place that says romance. But imagine a shadowy Italian restaurant with flickering candlelight at a secluded table, a glass of chianti, and the most amazing pizza you’ve ever eaten. If this sounds promising, then consider Katie’s Pizzeria Cafe as one of the best places to propose in St. Louis. Leek, fontina, and pine nut pizza? Yes, please!
Or if you’re looking for a more upscale Italian meal, then you might like gnocchi alla bolognese at Dominic’s, lasagna napoletana at Trattoria Marcella, or risotto Milanese at Tony’s don’t forget to share a dessert after you propose with a beautiful trio wedding ring set!
3. In a Jewel Box
Park the car and wander through the grass and gardens together. Nestled in St. Louis’s Forest Park is an impressive glass conservatory known as the Jewel Box. Despite its tall stature, inside, it is full of vibrant plant life, sparkling sunshine, and intimate corners perfect for a proposal. It is a popular location for weddings and other events, so if you want to be sure that it is open to the public at the moment of your choosing, then you may wish to call the Parks Division to check. Admission to the Jewel Box is $1, but entry is free on Monday and Tuesday mornings, if you’re looking for an even less expensive proposal option.
4. City Garden
the City Garden in St. Louis Missouri has the perfect backdrop of the Gateway Arch for you to set up a camera very nonchalantly and capture your entire wedding proposal. We recommend carrying a tripod with you and taking photos in a variety of locations to throw your partner off your scent and set the standard of normalcy to be taking photos all day. Then, when you’ve reached the spot where you are right in front of the Arch, set up your camera, but this time take a video of the moment. While you are setting yourselves up for the picture, drop down to one knee, declare your love, and that’s when you bring out the little red engagement ring box! Your partner won’t know what just happened, and their reaction will be priceless… and you will have captured it all on film!
5. Gateway Arch Observation Deck
A wedding proposal with a view! The Gateway Arch Observation Deck is the perfect setting for those who are seeking a Sleepless In Seattle moment when they finally met the person of their dreams, and their lives changed forever at the heights of the city. While you two are enjoying the aerial view of the bustling city streets below, take their hand and say, “let’s take on this city together,” … or maybe something not quite as dramatic, but you get the gist! In that moment, you get down on one knee, pull out the little red ring box you carried all the way to the top of the observation deck, and propose with the carefully selected diamond engagement ring of their dreams.
6. World’s Fair Pavilion
The historical location of the World’s Fair Pavilion is a location that allows you to explore, and, in a way, be spontaneous in choosing from the wide variety of backdrops for your wedding proposal. Including restaurants, picnic areas, recreational sites, monuments, and a variety of landmarks, you will have the pick of perfect locations. https://forestparkmap.org/world-s-fair-pavilion#landmarks
7. Missouri Botanical Garden
Take a walk through the tranquil and fragrant Botanical Garden of Missouri, informally referred to as Shaw’s Garden in honor of it’s philanthropic founder Henry Shaw. The captivating honeycomb-like structure is the focal point of the garden, holding a wonderland of exotic flowers and greenery. Whether you are inside of the green-house, or in the gardens surrounding it, you are guaranteed to be amazed at the colorful sights. while you two are roaming through the gardens, and your partner takes a moment to stop and smell the roses (literally), you can catch them off guard as they turn back towards you by getting down on one knee and have their solitaire diamond engagement ring glistening in the little red ring box!
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8. Shaw Nature Reserve
An extension of the Missouri botanical Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve is a wonderful choice for a nature lover’s proposal! Take a walk along the scenic paths, and enjoy the nature focused retreat with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Hold hands, and share how much you love them, and in that moment, you pop the big question! As they are saying yes, you present the matching trio ring set that you have selected for you and your partner – matching rings for matching hearts!
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