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It was a tough task to narrow it down, but we’ve curated our top twelve suggestions for the best proposal places in Dallas for a Texas-sized engagement!
Whether you are traveling through or a life-long native in Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and its surrounding areas offer incredible options to create the engagement moment of your dreams.
As you review this list, consider: What feels true to who you are as a couple? How unique would you like for the engagement to be? What would be most meaningful to your future spouse?
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that finding safe outdoor activities are an added bonus and help make these locations some of the best proposal places in Dallas.
Walk around the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This tops most lists from those who recommend ideas for the best proposal places in Dallas and there’s 66 reasons why: the garden spans across 66 acres! The Arboretum and Botanical Garden offers a variety of outdoor features and unique exhibits.
It’s a great place for a day-date where you can walk around and decide to propose at a spot that feels right, from a beautiful fountain to the middle of a lush field of tulips. General admission varies from $12-$17 per person and some exhibits will cost extra. There are membership specials and discounts available, too. Learn more.
Get cultural at the Japanese Garden in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. If you’re looking for another garden option, the Botanic Garden is worth researching. They offer a variety of experiences, from the Rose Garden to the Rock Springs Woods, but our favorite is the Japanese Garden.
If you or your significant other come from an Asian background or have a passion for the Asian culture, this is a great location to propose (without having to take a plane ride!) General admission is $12 per person. Learn more.
Snap a picture in the Bluebonnets in Spring throughout various locations in Dallas. There isn’t anything that screams ‘Texan engagement’ more than photos in the bluebonnets. If you’re planning a spring proposal (between late May to the middle of July), snap photos together in the bluebonnets and then get down on one knee!
Visit the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth. If you both love Mother Nature and spend a lot of time outside together, the Tandy Hills offer 160 acres of prairie land that can be incredibly private and romantic. You can propose under a big tree, in front of rolling hills, or during one of their special events like the ‘Star Party’. (It’s also a perfect spot for an engagement photoshoot!) Learn more.
Propose near the water at White Rock Lake. White Rock Late Park is one of the prettiest parks in the Dallas area. It continues to be built out with a variety of fun options, from a 9-mile hiking trail to a pier with an awesome view.
Pack a picnic with celebratory champagne or eat afterwards at one of the restaurants in the area. Learn more.
If you often go out together to find gems of local bars then proposing during a night out will not catch your spouse-to-be by surprise.
Get glammed up for drinks at The Dragonfly Kitchen at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas.
This is one of our favorite proposal places in Dallas. Located in Uptown, the Dragonfly offers American fine dining options throughout the day along with a full bar. The ambiance is very romantic and suitable for you to get dressed up for a night on the town.
And since it’s located in a hotel, you can take it over the top with a planned overnight stay to celebrate the engagement. Reservation recommended. Learn more.
Enjoy views of the city at a rooftop Dallas bar. There are many glamorous hotels in the Dallas area that offer options for varied dining experiences. A special way to propose (without being overly fancy or complex) would be to go out for cocktails at a rooftop bar that overlooks the city.
Two decadent options include Waterproof at The Statler and the Upside rooftop lounge at the Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown. Check in advance about reservation options. Learn more about nightlife at the Waterproof and Upside.
You don’t have to have a cookie-cutter proposal so here are some proposal places in Dallas that are one of a kind.
Get cooking at The Cookery. If you want to create a shared unforgettable experience, reserve two seats in a cooking class with your significant other. Classes include “Evening in Paris”, “A Cocktail Party” and “Pasta Perfecto!” Average price is $100 per person and it’s recommended that you book early because the popular classes have a wait list. Learn more.
Get to know the city with a walking tour hosted through the Dallas by Chocolate Walking Tour. If walking, eating and drinking (all while sightseeing) sounds like fun to you then consider going on a walking tour! There are a variety of tour types offered that will take you on an adventure through different locations, including “Wine, Bites, Dessert and Live Music” or “Best Tacos and Margaritas”.
Check their calendar of events because there may be something that perfectly aligns with your love story. Average tours from The Dallas by Chocolate Walking Tour are $50 per person but prices vary based on tour theme and offerings. Learn more. Get more walking tour ideas here.
Experience immersive art at Rainbow Vomit. If you’re an artsy couple in need of a proposal spot that is far from the ordinary, consider an art museum. Rainbow Vomit provides a unique immersive art experience with multiple Instagram-worthy proposal spots. General admission varies from $23-$28 per person. Learn more.
Make a memorable piece at Texas Wine and Wood. A twist on wine and paint nights, Texas Wine and Wood provides multiple options for a wood-making experience. You can create a piece of art for your future home. If you prefer something more private, they also offer a mobile party option (where they come to you) or a ‘DIY Take and Make Kit’! General admission varies from $25-$75 per person depending on the board of wood selected. Learn more.
Propose above the city at the Reunion Tower. Could we have a list with the best proposal places in Dallas and not include the Reunion Tower? Nope! You can create your desired experience: from visiting the tower to see surrounding views on the GeO-Deck, to purchasing a robust romantic package called ‘Love is in the Air’, or attending a special after hours event.
One of our favorite things about proposing at the Reunion Tower?
Every time you drive past the Dallas skyline, you will be reminded of this special milestone in your relationship. General admission is $18 per person and additional packages would be extra. Learn more.
Once you’ve planned what you want to do, we recommend that you make a reservation (where possible) and then keep a close eye on any COVID-related rules since some experiences will vary throughout the pandemic!
The Joy Team