Reaching your perfect happily-ever-after in the Cinderella City doesn’t have to begin with a complicated or highly expensive proposal. For some, it is as simple as bending a knee on the illuminated Skydance Bridge one evening, although you might want to consider popping the question in a romantic setting. Here are our five picks for the best places to propose in Oklahoma City:
A favorite with couples seeking fine dining immersed in Old World ambiance, the award-winning Castle Falls lands on the shortlist of anyone seeking intimacy in a romantic venue. The restaurant is open to the public Thursday through Saturday, but with less than a dozen tables available during business hours, private dining on other days of the week can be arranged here with advance notice. Like many fine dining establishments, the menu rotates, although German cuisine remains the specialty.
When calling for reservations, your obvious choice will be the Castle Falls Proposal Package. For a fee, you get The Primrose Library to yourself and a personal chef to handle your needs. Although this room fee doesn’t include food service and gratuity, dining here is not as expensive as other establishments with similar amenities. When you consider the memories to be made here, the price is a bargain.
Sweeping your partner off their feet with a proposal downtown is incredibly romantic, but waiting for the right moment when you can be alone requires patience, especially on a crowded weekend evening. Consider the European style of a horse-drawn carriage. Clippity Clop Carriage is not just a tourist ride service; the company also specializes in proposals. While the carriage usually only provides service in Bricktown or Oklahoma City in the immediate downtown areas, they’re open to special requests at other locations. However, the exact pricing may depend on transporting the equipment and horses to a different place.
While other cities have larger botanical gardens, Oklahoma City’s 17-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens is one of the most accessible places to propose in Oklahoma City if you are trying to stay close to downtown. Not to mention, it is frequently secluded enough to pop the question. Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory offers protection from the elements throughout the winter months, and the $8 admission fee encourages less-focused visitors to stick to the garden options that are free of charge outdoors. The conservatory houses waterfalls, palm trees, and some wood benches for taking in the flora. The Crystal Bridge suspended walkway spans the conservatory interior and provides treetop perspectives with private proposal possibilities, especially during slower weekday afternoons. Bide your time and you should have the bridge to yourself long enough to present your partner with a diamond engagement ring.
Chicago, Seattle and New York City offer elevated public spaces with big city views that work wonderfully for proposals. While Oklahoma City doesn’t have a skyscraper or Space Needle observation deck, paying for a dining experience on the 50th Floor of the Devon Tower at Vast OKC makes these other high spaces seem crowded and mundane. Unlike many fine dining establishments, Vast is informal and not hung up on traditions. While guests are encouraged to adhere to business casual styling, even denim is okay if it isn’t ripped. The menu is contemporary American consisting of locally-sourced ingredients, but everything is made from scratch, so it’s easy for the kitchen staff to accommodate dietary restrictions.
Dinner is served until 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturdays, and if you mention your planned proposal while placing reservations, there is a chance that the staff can find a table adjacent to a window and away from the bar. The views of Oklahoma City from the top of the Devon Tower are exceptional at sunset, but the evening lights sparkle almost as brightly as the diamonds in your beloved’s new engagement ring.
From April through October proposals and wedding ceremonies bloom with the roses at the two-acre Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden inside Will Rogers Gardens. Gravel paths wind past a pair of ponds with shoreline shade that offers romantic seclusion. According to Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation, the ‘Mother and Daughter’ statue in the middle of the garden depicts a mother’s struggle to prevent her daughter from crossing adulthood’s threshold. However, you may not want to mention this to your future mother-in-law. While park staff and volunteers maintain these grounds throughout the year, intense summer heat can overcome the best gardening and keep roses from blooming. If you are considering a summertime proposal here, do a quick scouting trip to determine conditions.
Are you still on the lookout for the perfect ring to accompany your Oklahoma City proposal? In Oklahoma City, engagement rings with a classic look are the most popular. Classic engagement rings span a range of styles, including those with timeless round cut diamonds, solitaire settings, single diamond bands, and more. These ring styles are also beloved for being incredibly versatile and customizable.