The architectural design of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory makes the perfect backdrop to propose. It’s a stunning location, surrounded by tropical plants and flowering blooms. The glass structure is separated into five distinct areas and includes a fernery, a palm house, desert room, tropical room and a Showhouse. Unique features such as a fountain and an ornate bench in the fernery could be just what you are looking for as a special spot to get down on one knee. The outdoor garden is landscaped and features a koi pond. Guess what – there’s also a bench – the perfect spot to sit on and get up the nerve to pop the question.
Sweep her off her feet by planning a proposal at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. The DIA is a world renowned cultural gem, and makes for a glorious setting to pop the question. The steps leading up to the museum itself are spectacular, and have the potential to make her feel like Cinderella finding her Prince Charming. Show her your attention to detail by dropping down on one knee in front of her favorite piece in the gallery. The museum cafe features a piano player on most Sundays – coordinate with the pianist before the big day and work out a plan to play her favorite song when the time is right. Rivera Court is home to the sun-drenched mural painted by Diego Rivera, and a magnificent setting fit for the grand occasion.
Formal gardens, trees and flowers – what setting could be more ideal for a proposal than Cranbrook Gardens! Walk down a winding path, past manicured flowerbeds and underneath the towering trees, until you find the perfect spot to ask the question of a lifetime. Choose a special decorative element that will become a cherished memory – such as one of the many water fountains, the reflecting pool, a maple with its leaves blazing in autumn colors or a babbling brook that passes underneath the charming bridge. With the clear blue sky above, it seriously can’t get better than this.
The Rattlesnake Club is perfect for those thinking about a more traditional proposal experience. The restaurant overlooks the Detroit River, and dining by candlelight adds a touch of romance to the evening. Reserve your table in advance and let the staff in on your secret mission – they can perhaps give you some tried-and-true techniques to ensure the occasion comes off without a hitch.
The Wayne State Planetarium is the ultimate location in the city to propose to your potential life partner. This setting is a truly unique location that will set your love’s heart aflutter. Most Fridays, Wayne State University hosts a special planetarium show held on campus. Planetarium shows are comprised of three parts: an interactive demonstration, a lesson about navigating the night sky and a full-dome film that deals with an aspect of astronomy. The titles vary depending upon the date you are in attendance. Check the schedule for specifics. Please keep in mind when planning your proposal that the shows are open to the public and attendees are seated in the order of arrival – so arrive early to guarantee you are seated.