The Best Places to Propose in Oklahoma

You've picked out the ring—now you just need the place.
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Updated Apr 18, 2024

Discover the romance of the Sooner State by choosing one of the best places to propose in Oklahoma, where the serene beauty of the landscape will create a captivating backdrop for your special moment—no matter where you pick. Whether you want the tranquil charm of sailing on Lake Hefner, the lush greenery of the Myriad Botanical Gardens or prefer an indoor spot, Oklahoma's diversity will add a touch of enchantment to your special moment.

For expert guidance in bringing you the best spots, we spoke to Casey Williamson from Casey Williamson Photography. She has lots of experience shooting and planning proposals in Oklahoma and was kind enough to not only share some tips for lovebirds in the state but also give us the inside scoop about the area's best places to pop the question. Don't forget to gather your team from The Knot Vendor Marketplace beforehand for help designing the perfect moment.

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The Best Time of the Year to Propose in Oklahoma

When thinking about the best time of year to propose in the beautiful state, Williamson immediately leaned toward the fall. She said the season is unlike the weather you might think of when you picture autumn. The photographer said the flowers are in full bloom at that time of year, specifically October. Meanwhile, fall colors are also on full display. If you want to propose on one of the many lakes around the state, you might prefer spring or summer, while winter offers the opportunity to propose while skating under the stars. Either way, be sure your beloved is picture-ready!

The Best Places to Propose in Oklahoma

No matter what type of place you have in mind to pop the question, we have you covered. Get ready to tick "find proposal spot" off your wedding to-do list because these Oklahoma sites are among the best.

Skydance Scissortail Bridge

One of the first places Williamson mentioned as the best place to propose in Oklahoma was the Skydance Bridge, inspired by the state's official bird. The 380-foot pedestrian bridge in Oklahoma City is especially beautiful at night and can be lit up at your request. Imagine the pictures! But if you want to propose earlier, that's not a problem either. This modern architectural marvel spans the Oklahoma River, giving you a stunning backdrop day or night.

Wheeler District Ferris Wheel

The Wheeler District Ferris Wheel in downtown Oklahoma City offers a playful and nostalgic setting to pop the question. This iconic landmark, which used to live on the Santa Monica Pier, gives stunning views of the Oklahoma River. Williamson mentioned setting up a Marry Me sign at the foot of the wheel to surprise your love. Or nestle in a gondola with your intended, take a ride and propose on top of the world.

Black Mesa State Park

Located in the northwest corner of the state, Black Mesa State Park offers breathtaking views from its highest peak in Oklahoma. If you and your loved one don't mind a little hike, finding the right spot in the serene space within the secluded atmosphere isn't hard at all. Just be sure to pick the place ahead of time. The interesting landscape and geological features are sure to elevate the pictures of your proposal and the moment itself.

Eight Ten Ranch & Cattle Co

Nestled in the beautiful Oklahoma countryside, the Eight Ten Ranch & Cattle Co is perfect for couples looking for that rustic feel. This family-owned ranch offers an idyllic and rustic setting for you to bend your knee and ask for your love's hand in marriage, with rolling pastures and a serene atmosphere as a backdrop. The quiet space surrounded by natural beauty will make your moment unforgettable.

Slate at The Founders Tower

For those looking for a sophisticated experience, consider proposing at the Slate at The Founders Tower. This elegant setting has stunning views of Oklahoma City from high above through its sprawling windows overlooking the Cinderella City skyline. Check with the staff for help in preparing the space for your moment. The upscale atmosphere and panoramic views offer a luxurious backdrop to toast your future together and dance the night away.

The Yale Theater

Step back in time with the historic charm of The Yale Theater. Originally built in 1910, the open-arts performing venue turned movie screening spot was beautifully restored with an Art Deco design. Find a secluded space either inside or outside the theater to declare your love. Whichever you choose, this historic landmark will add character and unique elegance to your moment with a bit of nostalgia baked right in.

Tulsa Zoo

Calling all animal enthusiasts! While the Tulsa Zoo might not be the first place you think of when planning your proposal, it just might be the perfect spot for you. The venue offers a whimsical and adventurous setting surrounded by exotic animals and lush gardens. Wander through the various exhibits until you find the perfect spot to ask your love to journey by your side through life.

Romantic Places to Propose in Oklahoma

Choosing the most romantic place to propose in lovely Oklahoma isn't hard to do, but we've gathered some top picks to make your decision a breeze. Pro tip: Williamson suggested making a day out of your proposal by planning a date afterward. Perhaps a horse-drawn carriage ride to your favorite restaurant? Your proposal planner or photographer can help with the details.

Turner Falls

Turner Falls is a breathtaking natural wonder with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear swimming holes and rugged cliffs, making it an amazing backdrop for a proposal. The falls are located within a city-owned park featuring caves, castles and a spring-fed creek. The location has even been compared to the Grand Canyon and the Black Hills—a truly magical place to start your life together.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Botanical Gardens offers a lush, green oasis in the heart of Oklahoma City, and it was one of the first places Williamson mentioned when we spoke. She said the tranquil and intimate spot is especially lovely when it's all lit up at night. If you're proposing in the winter, consider popping the question to your intended while ice skating there. Or meander past the landscaped gardens and tranquil water features to ask that all-important question.

The Cove at Shell Lake Venue

Escape to the serene lakeside setting of The Cove at Shell Lake Venue for a romantic proposal in Osage Hills just outside Tulsa. With peaceful waters and lush scenery at this location, you'll find a perfect spot at every turn. Start your marital journey with the love of your life under decades-old Oak trees under twinkle lights or right on the lake's shores. The natural beauty and tranquility will add unmatched romantic vibes to your proposal.

The Springs in Tulsa

The Springs in Tulsa, nestled in the picturesque town of Sperry, Oklahoma, is a beautiful spot to ask for your love's hand in marriage. Take a walk through the lush gardens and past enchanting waterfalls with your partner, and stop at the dainty bridge on the way to Lake Skiatook to ask them to be yours forever. The stunning gazebo is also an excellent spot, both sites offering a magical experience you'll treasure.

Love Lock Fountain

Lovers far and wide travel to the Lake Eufaula State Park to declare their love at the Love Lock Fountain. The park offers diverse foliage, water features and wildlife, but the fountain adds a special twist. After your love says yes, pull out a padlock already carved with both of your initials and attach it to the fountain as a symbol of your enduring love and commitment for all time. What could be more romantic than that?

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