Whether you live in Florida or are just visiting, you probably already know that Miami has a unique vibe. With scenic water views, a dynamic nightlife, and a Latin influence with awesome music and great food, it’s one of our favorite places in Florida.
So if you’re planning to propose, look no further than the great city of Miami!
With a variety of things to see and do, we narrowed down the twelve best proposal places in Miami. And if you’re looking for a photographer to capture the moment, we’ve got you covered.
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If you both love the party scene, there are many unique locations where you can create an exciting proposal moment---Miami comes alive at night!
Do keep in mind that each club will have its own admission fees and specific dress codes, and many of these guidelines continue to change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, so do your research before planning your night out.
Propose under the stars at The SkyClub at The Shore Club. An outdoor lounge and casual bar with great scenery provides a more laidback environment than some of the other hyped up nightclubs that Miami has to offer. Sit under the stars from the garden or lounge area while enjoying Mexican tapas and signature cocktails. Want to keep celebrating? Stay the night after dinner by booking a room at The Shore Club for the epitome of a South Beach experience. Their décor is modern and sleek with a classy Floridian vibe. Learn more.
Have a VIP experience at LIV nightclub, located at Fontainebleau Resort. With over 18,000 square feet, world-renowned music and mixologists, LIV nightclub will deliver nothing short of a dreamy Floridian nightlife proposal moment. If you want to dance all night and shout the big question in the middle of the dance floor, this is one of the best proposal places in Miami. They are only open Thursday-Sunday and do close for special events so check out their calendar of events in advance. Want to take this moment over the top? LIV offers fifty banquette areas and six private skyboxes with table service. Learn more.
Go bowling at The Basement. Looking for something a little different that still has the energy of a night out on the town? Stay right in the middle of the Miami scene with neon lights and alcoholic drinks but swap out the dance floor for another unique activity: bowling or ice skating! If you want to propose in a quirky and unique way with a night filled with diverse memories, this is one of the best places to propose in Miami. Bowling does allow for alcohol for those 21+ and will cost $60 plus tax and service charge per lane per hour for up to 4 guests. Ice skating is $35 per tax per guest per half hour. Reservations required. (It is currently closed due to the pandemic, but The Basement also features a club with a Studio 54 disco vibe with a lot of energy and one-of-a-king lighting. This could be an option for you in the future.) Learn more.
Propose over drool-worthy steak at the EDGE Steak & Bar, Four Seasons. If you’d rather propose over a special dinner and then celebrate afterwards at more of a party scene, consider the EDGE restaurant for a memorable meal. It’s an energetic modern steakhouse that also offers cigars. Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Miami near downtown, you’ll be close to the nightlife to continue making memories. Learn more.
Get engaged over sushi at Katsuya South Beach. If sushi is on the top of the list for favorite cuisines that you often enjoy together then you be able to easily surprise your beloved by taking them to Katsuya. Propose over sushi or sashimi from a menu hand-created by the world-renowned sushi chef, Katsuya Uechi. Did someone say Salmon sashimi and caviar? (Yum.) Add an engagement ring? Even better. And if you want to enjoy specialty cocktails, they also offer the Dragon Lounge Social Hour. Learn more.
With sunshine year-round, there are plenty of ways that you can propose while enjoying the outdoors.
Draw the big question in the sand at Sunny Isles Beach. Miami is known for their beaches and there are options for you depending on the type of environment you’re looking for. Sunny Isles beach is a two-mile section of Miami Beach and much quieter than the other well-known hot spots. It’s the perfect spot for a low-key beach proposal while walking together in the sand. If you’d like to propose here and are looking for somewhere to stay nearby, the Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach, offers an exclusive beach club. Learn more.
Go on an adventure in the clouds with a private helicopter tour. Miami has a ton of options for private tours so you’re likely to find something that suits your personality! If you and your spouse-to-be are the adventurous type, take them on a private helicopter tour. The unique views and adrenaline will make for the perfect setting to pop the question. Prices will vary depending on the tour company, and make sure you find one that is top-rated with good reviews. Learn more.
Walk around the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. If you’re looking to propose in an outdoor setting with European flair, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offers one of the best proposal places in Miami. First you can tour the Spanish architectural decadence at the main house and then enjoy the rare orchids and Cuban limestone in tropical surroundings. The formal gardens, modeled after Versailles in France, would be a great place to propose. You can even host your wedding here, too! Adult ticket prices are currently on sale for $18 and need to be purchased in advance online. Learn more.
Pack a picnic and the engagement ring to spend the day at Bayfront Park. If your future spouse enjoys getting vitamin D while making low-key memories on the backdrop of Mother Nature, Bayfront Park is one of the best proposal places in Miami. The park is very well known in Miami because it spreads across 32 acres and overlooks Biscayne Bay and is lined with palm trees which can be INCREDIBLE at sunset. The park also hosts events throughout the year ranging from music festivals to dance lessons, so check their schedule in advance. Learn more.
For a unique engagement moment that creates a historic moment, Miami has great options with a variety of history, art, and sports.
Take in historic and religious architecture at the Ancient Spanish Monastery. If you and your significant other are history buffs or committed to a catholic or Christian faith, you may consider this church to be one of the best proposal places in Miami. The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux was originally built in the 12th century in Segovia, Spain. It was then demolished and put back apart in Miami. Walk around and enjoy the history, and then get down on one knee. You could get married here, too. Learn more.
Create an artsy proposal moment at the Perez Art Museum. Art aficionados? Not only does the Perez Art Museum, also known as PAMM, host unique art exhibits year-round, you can also see the ocean and skyline from here. The museum features modern and contemporary art from international artists around the world. Get in front of a featured piece of art that feels right and then create your own engagement moment. Adult ticket prices are currently $16 and need to be purchased in advance online. Learn more.
Pop the question courtside at a sports event like a Miami Heat game. If you are proposing to a sports-lover, there’s nothing more exciting than a courtside proposal at your favorite sports game! Plan to go to a Miami Heat game at the American Airlines Arena and ask the big question when the moment feels right. It’s guaranteed that the crowd around you will cheer and make you both feel like the center of attention. (If this is a semi-often date night activity then it will also catch them off guard!)
We hope that this list with the best proposal places in Miami was helpful for you.
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