Asking the one you love to be a permanent part of your existence is an extraordinary moment that deserves an exceptional place to pay homage to one of life's most defining moments. Michigan has some of the most beautiful countryside escapes in the U.S., and it's easy to find a stunning backdrop to share with someone that you cherish. These five beautiful places around this pleasant peninsula will delight couples and make your proposal a moment you'll never forget.
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Popping the question at this location will surely turn into a weekend celebration at this gorgeous old-world hotel with lush landscaping and the world's longest porch nestled in Lake Huron. This unique destination will transport couples to another place, and its spirit of peace and tranquility will freeze celebratory moments in time and stay with those who visit forever.
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Nothing echoes the essence of love more than plant life, and the gorgeous Belle Isle conservatory highlights divine displays of rare flora nestled in a 982-acre island park. Whether inside the greenhouse or elsewhere on the grounds, this lavish Michigan nature escape is filled with romantic getaways that are perfect for popping the question. Couples who choose to stay indoors have five separate biodomes to choose from, and if you can find a spot near the orchid collection, it is guaranteed to be one of the most impressive sights at the conservatory.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
For the creative souls looking for a scene that brings an artistic vibe to your special moment, the legendary Detroit Institute of Arts is the place to be. The space's international wonder brings a light energy to its surroundings, and the richness of each art collection is genuinely breathtaking. The marble walls will embrace couples as they take the first step in their engagement, and there's no better way to celebrate first adventures as betrothed beings than to gaze at art after a perfect proposal.
If you're looking for a more urban setting that's both vibrant and colorful, look no further than the Z Lot. A collection of public art, music, and food make this part of Detroit the place to be, and the energy of this legendary town will make proposals set here a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Couples can and should revel in wanderlust afterward and take in the surrounding area and art that make this place so unprecedented.
Starting the first day of the rest of your life surrounded by water's restorative powers is a symbol of lifelong fluidity and unity that will make couples feel more in tune than ever. This vast State Park contains 50,000 acres of untouched woodland, and these large waterfalls are the perfect scenic escape to gaze upon before, during, and after a proposal.
The Sky is the Limit
Michigan has a wide array of scenic backdrops couples can choose from that will highlight the beginning of their engagement. No matter where couples end up, stepping outside your door in a state so full of wonder will never disappoint. There is something for every pair in Michigan, and the setting or backdrop that suits you and the one you love can easily be found.
Abigail Baker is a writer with Happy Writers, Co. in partnership with Abby Iron Doors, a wrought iron door manufacturer.