The Most Romantic and Unique Places to Propose in Utah

Pop the question at one of these epic spots in Utah.
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Updated Mar 04, 2024

Lovingly nicknamed the Beehive State, Utah's natural scenery is some of the best and most beautiful. Beloved by nature enthusiasts, geologists and adventure seekers, there are a plethora of places to propose in Utah. So if you need some help brainstorming proposal ideas in Utah, we've got you covered. (You can also enlist the help of a proposal planner and/or photographer—check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find options near you.)

"Utah is an amazing place to propose. We have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country," Maddie Job of Pro Proposal Co. in Park City, Utah says. "From red rocks, mountains and lakes, we truly have it all. This naturally draws people from all around the world to Utah for their engagement! The most common thing we hear from couples is that they chose Utah for their engagement to get the best view for their proposal experience and make a trip out of it."

Here, check out 15 of the best places to propose in Utah.

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The Best Time of The Year to Propose in Utah

Considering that Utah's weather is a dry, semi-arid and desert climate, you might want to propose during cooler months when the heat isn't as intense.

"I would recommend fall or winter," says Job. "The fall is stunning as the leaves are changing and the weather is perfect. Winter is ideal for an all-white proposal and our clients love enjoying world class skiing while on their trip."

But if weather isn't the most important factor for you, the next thing to take into account is your partner's preferences.

"My best piece of advice is to consider what your partner would like the most. An engagement is all about solidifying your commitment to each other and celebrating your love," explains Job. "I always recommend sitting down with your partner to find out their 'non-negotiables' for their proposal experience. Do they want the proposal indoor or outdoor? Public or private? Something simple or a grand gesture? These kinds of questions really help narrow down our clients' location options and help them feel confident in selecting the perfect proposal spot."

And if you want to travel to Utah specifically to propose, be sure to start the planning process well in advance.

"One of my best pieces of advice for destination planning is to give yourself enough time to plan," says Job. "After you have ordered and received the ring, give yourself at least one to three months to plan and book your proposal."

She notes that the fastest way to an unpleasant planning experience is to rush.

"Everyone wants a successful proposal and needs to keep in mind that when done thoughtfully and with enough time, it can be a very enjoyable and exciting experience!" adds Job. "This is a once in a lifetime event where both the proposer and proposee deserve to enjoy the moment together."

The Best Places to Propose in Utah

With so many places to propose in Utah, we've narrowed down some of the best places to propose in Salt Lake City and beyond. Here are some of the best places to propose in Utah.

Snow Canyon State Park

Searching for an ideal spot for an engagement surrounded by Utah's iconic red rocks? Job recommends proposing at Snow Canyon State Park. "Unlike some of the state parks in southern Utah, Snow Canyon is super easily accessible so you can have the incredible backdrop without all the hiking," she says.

The Grand America Hotel

One of the best places to pop the question with a gorgeous view of the city's skyline is The Grand America Hotel. "The Grand America is a five-star luxury hotel located in Salt Lake City. This is a staple for clients looking for a super romantic and luxurious moment," says Job. "We love combining the event with an overnight stay for our couples to continue the celebration."

Snowbird Ski Resort

If you and your partner love to ski (or snowboard), Snowbird Ski Resort is an amazing place for a winter proposal in Utah. It boasts 500+ inches of annual snowfall, 3,000 vertical feet and 2,500 acres of terrain to explore before (or after) you pop the question.

Springville Museum of Art

The art exhibits at the Springville Museum of Art will serve as a true 'masterpiece' for your proposal–especially if your partner loves art or art history. The museum features works from local, national and international artists, so you both can discover new (and beloved) artists alike.

Whispering Oaks Ranch

Escape to the La Sal mountains with a stay in a cabin at Whispering Oaks Ranch. Located just 20 miles from Moab, it's a private 50-acre property with wide open spaces and stunning views for a private and meaningful proposal.

The Ledges Golf Club

Are the links a part of your love story? Book a round together at The Ledges Golf Club in St. George. Before you tee off on your final hole, get down on one knee.

Romantic Places to Propose in Utah

Let your love shine with a proposal that puts a spotlight on romance. Keep reading to learn our picks for the most romantic places to propose in Utah.

Log Haven Restaurant

If you and your partner are foodies, Log Haven Restaurant is a place you will both love to grab a delicious meal. The restaurant touts that it was named "Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." by USA Today, as well as one of "America's Most Scenic Restaurants" according to Forbes.

Zion Red Rock

Take a getaway together near Zion National Park (which is only a 15-minute drive) and stay at Zion Red Rock's Red Rock Inn in a cozy bed & breakfast (B&B) cottage. Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 ranked B&B in Zion for couples, it's an ideal place to pop the question.

Mt. Naomi Vineyards

Yes, Utah has some amazing vineyards–and the Mt. Naomi Vineyards, located in the Cache Valley, is also a family farm that grows blackberries, raspberries and of course–grapes. Plan a day to eat, sip and pop the question with the Wellsville Mountains in the background (a perfect photo op!).

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

A trip to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium to see as many of the 5,600 animals it housesis a super fun way to propose. And how could you not with a name like Loveland?!

Unique Places to Propose in Utah

If you want your proposal to stand apart, these are the most unique places to Propose in Utah.

Antelope Island State Park or Utah Lake State Park

Really want to wow your partner? Plan a proposal that includes an epic helicopter ride over Antelope Island State Park or Utah Lake State Park. "We are partnered with a local helicopter company who fly our clients to these locations. It is so unique because some of these locations can only be accessed by helicopter," says Job. "It's perfect for clients wanting a totally private moment, a one-of-a-kind backdrop and an engagement experience versus a quick proposal moment."

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

If skiing is one of your favorite hobbies to do with your partner, book a room at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley so you can take full advantage of the slopes in Park City. It was voted the United States' Best Ski Hotel 2023 by the World Ski Awards–which means it is *chef's kiss*.

Provo Canyon Scenic Drive

Take this scenic drive through the Provo Canyon for breathtaking views to pop the question. Stop at Deer Creek Reservoir State Park or Soldier Hollow State Park to do some fishing, hiking or snowshoeing together.

Union Station

Take in the trains and rich history of Union Station in Ogden, Utah, before you propose. It's super special and unique–after all, it's on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jupiter Bowl

Bowling is old-school, and a throwback date at Jupiter Bowl in Park City is sure to bring a smile to your partner's face. You're sure to earn a strike if you propose during a fun day at the lanes.

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