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Best places to propose in Chicago, IL

The largest city in the Midwest, Chicago is known for its breathtaking architecture and stunning beaches. Located along Lake Michigan this city has a unique combination of a busy industrial city and a relaxed lifestyle. “Cleaner than New York and nicer than Los Angeles”, that’s how the locals would describe this city. So if you live here or planning your visit, here are our top five places to pop the question in Chicago.

1. North Avenue beach 

If you are looking for a picture-perfect location, this is absolutely one of those spots. Overlooking Lake Michigan one side and the city skyline on the other, this is an ideal location for a surprise proposal. Romantic picnic or our signature candlelight package would look absolutely stunning here. During the summer, this is a rather popular spot, so arrive early in the morning or after the sunset.

2. Navy pier’s centennial wheel 

Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of the city skyline as well as its history. Inspired by the 1893 wheel at the World’s Columbian Exposition, the new 2016 wheel is 200 feet high and has enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, which you can rent and enjoy the 360-degree views of the city.  You can also upgrade your experience and purchase the VIP ride with the clear bottom gondola and a bottle of champagne. it is a perfect proposal spot for both summer and winter months.

3. London House Cupola

If you are looking for a more upscale experience, this private cupola would be perfect for an intimate marriage proposal. One of the oldest luxury hotels in downtown Chicago, London House offers a private cupola rental with 360-degree views of the city. This spot is ideal for warm summer evenings.

4. Buckingham fountain

Another picture-perfect location, ideal for a romantic serenade proposal or a fun flash mob surprise. The Buckingham Fountain is located in the center of the Grand Park and it is designed to represent the nearby Lake Michigan. It is one of the largest fountains in the world. During the summer months, you can see a water show and in the evening the color show. During the winter it is decorated with lights and looks absolutely stunning in the pictures.

5. McCormick Tribune ice rink

Chicago is known for its harsh winters and unique ice skating rinks. One of our most favorite is this little rink in Millenium Park. With the Bean (Cloud Gate) statue on your background, this rink is a perfect spot for a fun marriage proposal. If you are looking for skyline views while you skate, the Maggie Daley Skating ribbon would be perfect for a fun engagement session. Keep in mind that winter is no joke in Chicago and you need to be dressed accordingly. Also, those rinks are pretty popular so come during the weekdays.

Chicago is also known for its marvelous architecture tours and speakeasy bars, there are lots of things to do and to see in the Wind City. We hope that our little guide gave you some ideas, but if you are not sure where to start planning your engagement, contact us now head@proposal007.comand our skilled team will help you to create the most unforgettable marriage proposal experience in Chicago.

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