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Top 10 Places to Propose in Greater Cleveland

You’ve spent months searching for the perfect ring and have practiced your proposal speech hundreds of times in front of a mirror. The only item left on your list is to decide on a romantic location to pop the question. With so many beautiful locations in Cleveland, it’s hard to decide on a backdrop for this memorable occasion. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 proposal destinations in the greater Cleveland area to help inspire you.

1Solstice Steps, Lakewood Park

Lakewood, OH

The Solstice Steps, located at the edge of Lakewood Park, offer a stunning view of both Lake Erie and Downtown Cleveland. Have a seat on the steps or go for a romantic stroll as you take in the glow of the setting sun over the lake.

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2. Brandywine Falls, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Sagamore Hills, Township, OH

This 65-foot waterfall, located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is a gorgeous location to propose to any nature-lover. Admire the falls from the boardwalk or venture down to the creek for a memorable view.

Photo by: momentsinature.com (Joshua Clark)

3. Squire's Castle, Cleveland Metroparks

Willoughby Hills, OH

A castle proposal is a creative way to start the next chapter in your fairy tale. Located in the Cleveland Metroparks, Squire’s Castle combines nature and fantasy at this historic location.

Photo by: fineartamerica.com (Jeff Burcher)

4. Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead, OH

The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on all of the Great Lakes. Explore the many attractions of the Marblehead Peninsula and end your day climbing the lighthouse steps for a proposal with a view.

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5. Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland, OH

Home to over 11 gardens, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is filled with lush greenery and sweet aromas. Tour the many attractions or spend the day relaxing in the garden with your loved one. 

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6. Mapleside Farms

Brunswick, OH

Take in the surrounding beauty while picking apples in the orchards; getting lost in the corn mazes; or listening to live music in the Mapleside Barn. No matter the time of year, Mapleside Farms offers plenty of activities and romantic backdrops for when the moment strikes.

Photo by: flickr.com (Jeff Burcher)

7. Gervasi Vineyard

Canton, OH

For a romantic weekend getaway filled with fine-dining, beer tastings, and wine tours, head to Gervasi Vineyard in Canton. The rustic feel of their boutique inn and the beautiful lakeside views will make you feel as if you are hundreds of miles from home. 

Photo by: tomforrestphotography.com

8. Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH

Since its founding in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been home to thousands of pieces in both permanent and traveling exhibitions. After undergoing renovations, the 100-year old museum has gained innovative and interactive learning exhibits; a fine-dining restaurant; and open atrium with three-story-high ceilings.  

Photo by: clevelandphotos.net

9. Stan Hywet Hall & Garden

Akron, OH

After touring the Seiberling Manor House, The Gate Lodge, and the Corbin Conservatory, sneak off to the magical gardens. With over 70 acres of beauty and color, The Gardens at Stan Hywet provide many intimate hideaways for that special moment. 

Photo by: k12academics.com

10. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH

Geneva-on-the-Lake, often referred to as “Ohio’s first summer resort,” is a romantic little town with lots to do. Home to two lakefront wineries, multiple nightclubs, boutique lodging options, “The Strip,” and much more, Geneva-on-the-Lake is sure to provide a memorable weekend getaway.  

Photo by: tripadvisor.com


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