When you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship, you need a location that will make for a picture-perfect proposal. Here are 20+ spots near Springfield that are perfect places to pop the big question.
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
A classic beautiful location, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is full of themed gardens and an arboretum that are the perfect places to get down on one knee. A few notable spots include the redbud garden in the spring, Lake Drummond, the rose garden, the iris garden, the dogwood garden and the butterfly house.
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Just a short walk from Nathanael Greene Park, the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden bursts into bloom from April-October with gorgeous flowering trees and Japanese flowers. In the winter, the trees are full of twinkling Christmas lights decorating the entire garden. Some notable spots include the moon bridge, the tea house, the zig-zag bridge, the gazebo, and wisteria island.
Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory
If your significant other loves exquisite cocktails and a gorgeous view of the city, Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory is a picturesque location. Anywhere on the rooftop balcony is a great location to pop the question with the city’s rooftops and skylines as a backdrop.
Park Central Square
For a more urban setting and proposal location, the fountain at Park Central Square is in the heart of downtown and perfect for a late afternoon stroll. With the splash of the water and the occasional live music played in the square, it’s a great place to set the mood.
Lake Springfield is a notable proposal spot as it’s home to a plethora of stunning views and spots. From the Lake Springfield Boat House to the bluffs and trails, there are many scenic locations to choose from that’ll help seal the deal.
Jordan Valley Park
Home to a brilliant fountain and flowering dogwoods, Jordan Valley Park is just on the outskirts of downtown, making it a unique and private spot for a proposal. Propose down the path of flowering dogwoods or near the center fountain for an engagement to remember.
Fellows Lake offers a stunning view of the water and is surrounded by beautiful grasslands. This is a perfect spot for a lakeside proposal with an enchanting wonderland backdrop.
For a proposal with a little history, the Ozark Mill at Finley Farms makes a lovely setting for an outdoor proposal. Celebrate with coffee and pastries inside the Workshop at Finley Farms the love of your life says “yes.”
Address: 802 Finley Farms Ln, Ozark, MO 65721
North of Springfield in Bolivar, Dunnegan Park offers the perfect serene backdrop including roaming peacocks and swans. From late September to early November, the park bursts into color making it a unique and one-of-a-kind proposal location.
Address: 601 MO-83, Bolivar, MO 65613
Lavender Falls Farm
Surrounded by fields of lavender, Lavender Falls Farm is an enchanting setting complete with open fields, a babbling brook and waterfall next to this noteworthy restaurant. Celebrate the night with reservations at this gorgeous venue.
Address: 3016 State Hwy. M., Clever, MO 65631
Black and Blueberry Farms
Fields of lavender surround this peaceful farm just west of Springfield. A one-of-a-kind setting complete with acres of lavender plants, blueberry bushes, and isolated farmland, you won’t find many places to propose in the Ozarks quite like this.
Top of the Rock
The south’s rich beauty and uninterrupted views of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake at Top of the Rock make this a stunning proposal location. Almost anywhere on the grounds you’ll find the perfect proposal setting, one of the most notable being the Chapel of the Ozarks.
Just an hour south of Springfield, Dogwood Canyon is located in Lampe, Missouri. If you’re not sure where to pop the question, the park boasts 10,000 acres of Ozarks paradise, giving you plenty of spots to choose from. Consider presenting the ring in front of the Dogwood Canyon Mill, Indian Cliff Falls, the treehouse, or the waterfall near the Trapper’s Cabin.
Address: 2038 State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681
For baseball fans and couples looking to share their proposal with a crowd, you can get your ask on the big screen at Hammons Field during a Springfield Cardinals Game.
If you’re feeling particularly confident and love the thrill of a live studio audience, you can propose at one of the Landers Theatre performances if you give the cast enough of a heads up. The theatre was designed by architect Carl Boller of the Boller Brothers architectural firm. The front facade is done in brick and terra cotta and the interior is decorated in a Baroque/French Renaissance style.
The Ferris Wheel In Branson
For gorgeous views and a proposal you won’t forget, the Ferris Wheel in Branson is a beautiful spot. Ride up to the top of the wheel for a stunning view and a special place to say “yes.”
Hotel Vandivort is one of Springfield’s boutique hotels and has plenty of remarkable proposal spots to choose from. The open floor plan with exposed cast iron pillars and brick walls make almost any room in the hotel a gorgeous proposal spot, from the hotel rooms to the lobby to the restaurant inside called The Order.
Walnut Street Inn
Perfect for a weekend away, the Walnut Street Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast stop perfect for couples. Proposing in one of the rooms or out on the property will make for a lovely proposal spot.
You would never know The Culture Boutique Hotel on historic Commercial Street was there unless you were looking for it. Right next to Eurasia Coffee & Tea, the hotel boasts six different rooms all inspired by a city in Eurasia. Propose in one of the intricately styled rooms or even in the Eurasia cafe downstairs.
For the history buffs or just those who appreciate beautiful architecture, proposing outside Pythian Castle in Springfield will make for a memorable spot. The castle was built in the early 1900s and features a grand foyer, meeting room, ballroom, dining hall, and sitting parlors on the first floor. Over the years the castle was owned by the Knights of Pythias, The U.S Military and is currently owned by Tamara Finocchiaro.
Mansion at Elfindale
For an enchanting proposal with Victorian charm, The Mansion at Elfindale offers many beautiful locations on the grounds along with the wedding chapel next to this bed and breakfast.