Your Guide to the Best Places to Propose in Texas

Plan your Lone Star State proposal right here.
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Updated Mar 05, 2024

If you call the Lone Star state home, you may be searching for the best places to propose in Texas. Even if you don't reside in Texas, it's a state that offers endless places to plan an epic proposal. And if you're starting your search for proposal photographers, proposal planners or proposal packages, there are plenty of vendors to choose from. Check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find the perfect pro for you.

"The state of Texas offers a beautiful variety of landscapes and backdrops. Whether you want to propose on a cliff at a state park, at a rustic winery with hill country views or a rooftop in the heart of downtown, Texas has it all," says Tessa Bertamini, founder of Amore Austin. "Additionally, every city in Texas has a different vibe, which is great for couples coming into Texas specifically to propose or for couples who live in Texas but want to propose in a different city."

Since Texas is a huge state, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the best place to propose in Texas. "Small towns like Fredericksburg and Wimberley offer more quaint and historic scenery, whereas cities like Austin and Dallas have more modern venue options," says Bertamini.

The time of year you plan to propose may also impact your choice of proposal location. "If you plan to propose in the winter, it's best to choose bigger cities with more visually appealing indoor locations," adds Bertamini. "Whereas if you plan to propose in the spring or summer, almost every city in Texas has beautiful outdoor locations."

Bertamini suggests that the best time of year to plan your proposal in Texas is spring and fall, when she notes the weather is *usually* close to 70 and sunny, which is ideal for an outdoor proposal. Summer may be best to avoid.

"Texas is incredibly hot during the summer, which can make an outdoor proposal not as enjoyable," says Bertamini. "Our winters have become increasingly unpredictable, so we encourage couples to consider indoor locations during this time."

Check out some of our favorite places to propose in the Lone Star State, and get ready to pop the question.

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The Best Places to Propose in Texas

Texas is the second-largest state in the United States, meaning there are tons of spots to pop the question. Looking for the best places to propose in Texas? We've got you covered.

Lakeway Resort and Spa

Escape urban Austin and head out to Hill Country for a stay at Lakeway Resort and Spa for your proposal. "This is a scenic hideaway resort in the beautiful Texas Hill Country," says Bertamini. "They have a private dock right on Lake Austin which offers breathtaking views of both lake and land."

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Does your partner love all things Texas history? Spend an afternoon soaking up all the knowledge before proposing at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, which tells the "Story of Texas".

Fort Worth Zoo

With over 7,000 native and exotic animals, the Fort Worth Zoo is an incredible place to plan a proposal for any animal lover. Plan a picnic or get down on one knee in front of big cats for a proposal your fiance will always remember.

Heritage Park Museum of East Texas

East Texas is home to the Heritage Park Museum, which honors the cultural and architectural heritage of rural East Texas. If you call East Texas home, or it's a place near and dear to your or your partner's heart, it's a special place to propose.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Culture yourselves and soak up all the incredible art in Houston with a visit to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Plan your proposal at the Rienzi, a house museum for European decorative arts on the property for a gorgeous backdrop.

Romantic Places to Propose in Texas

Whether your idea of romance is a museum or wide open spaces, Texas has so many great locations for a romantic proposal. Here are some of the most romantic places to propose in Texas.

Crow Museum of Asian Art

The Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas is home to a stunning amount of Asian artwork and architecture. It's a unique place to celebrate Asian culture together before you propose.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

The sprawling 38 acres of the San Antonio Botanical Garden is home to thousands of plant and flower species, as well as sanctuary for Monarch butterflies. It's a divine setting for a romantic Texas proposal.

Oak Valley Vineyards

Texas Hill Country is home to the stunning Oak Valley Vineyards. Known for its fine dining and excellent wine, plan a romantic afternoon or evening proposal here while taking in the beautiful scenery.

Fort Worth Stockyards

There are few places more "Texas" than the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Check out a livestock show or rodeo with your future spouse here.

Japanese Tea Garden

Planning to take a trip to San Antonio? Plan to propose at the Japanese Tea Garden, where you will be surrounded by the gorgeous flora complete with a waterfall and koi pond.

Creative Places to Propose in Texas

Want your proposal to be more unique and memorable than most? These are some of the most creative places to propose in Texas.

Sekrit Theater

One of the most unique places you can plan your proposal is at Sekrit Theater in Austin. "This is a hidden gem and unexpected wonderland in East Austin. We love the plush greenery surrounding the glass greenhouse as well as the many creative art installations throughout the property. Photo opportunities are endless."

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

If you and your partner love to learn about all things nature and science, weave your way through the incredible Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas before getting down on one knee. The museum features everything from "dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds".

Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum allows you to explore all things aviation. Planning to propose to a pilot? It's the perfect place to pop the question.

Aldredge House Museum

Built in the early 1900s, the Aldredge House Museum boasts incredible Texas history thanks to a slew of owners who instilled their design and architecture styles into it. Learn about the love stories of previous owners as you get down on one knee to begin your own.

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

The exhibits at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Fort Worth are all about the powerful women who helped shape the West. We can't think of a better place for girl power and the start of your love story.

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