If a midwest proposal is part of your love story, consider the city Vogue called the Midwest's coolest and most underrated: Milwaukee. There are a ton of picturesque spots to get down on one knee, including Lake Park, Boerner Botanical Gardens Arboretum, Seven Bridges Trail at Grant Park and the ice rink in Red Arrow Park. Not only is Milwaukee affordable, but there are stunning views of Lake Michigan, some fantastic restaurants for foodies and craft breweries — all of which lead to a fun, laidback experience.
Theresa Nemetz, the founder of Milwaukee Food & City Tours, told us how she's helped couples celebrate engagements in unique ways. Take the example of one couple, Mike and Kristin, who loved trying new craft beers during their courtship. (We've excluded their last names for privacy purposes). Nemetz and Michael organized a surprise proposal, and when Kristin said yes, her friends and family were already there to celebrate.
And while the city’s Harley-Davidson Museum won't be the right option for everyone, die-hard motorcycle fans would disagree. For true devotees, the venue is extraordinary. Plus, they have a whole team that loves to organize special events like engagements and weddings. "Now, I realize that you might have a vision in mind when I mention the Harley-Davidson Museum, but I assure you we can create a stunning ceremony no matter your affinity for the Bar & Shield," says Tim McCormick of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
There are several spots to ask the big question here: inside the museum, outside where they have a beautiful field and sculptures throughout the property, or in one of the places on the ground where there are views of downtown, Walker’s Point and the Menomonee River.