Mark’s American Cuisine — An upscale, candlelit restaurant uniquely located in an old church. Its setting provides an ideal place to propose marriage.
Zula — The website for the New American restaurant Zula states that their goal is to “mix the comfort of fine dining with the thrill of Las Vegas”. If you want to capture the spirit of Vegas without having to worry about gambling away your money in the process; or if you simply want to propose marriage at an upscale restaurant with a little more exciting atmosphere, Zula may be the place for you.
Spindletop — Located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Spindletop is the only restaurant in Houston that rotates allowing its diners to enjoy stunning views of the whole city. The twinkling lights of the Houston is a beautiful backdrop for a marriage proposal.
River Oaks Movie Theater — If you plan on marrying a film lover, consider proposing marriage at Houston’s most enchanting movie theater. You might propose outside with the historic theater as the backdrop, or somewhere inside such as in the bar area. Or you could see if the management would allow you to pop the question on their marquee, in place of a movie poster, or onscreen before the movie.
Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, or Toyota Center — If your partner is a football, baseball, or basketball fan, proposing marriage in their respective sports venue with thousands of fans to cheer you on can be exciting. Although, keep in mind, with any public marriage proposal, if she or he says no, it can also be embarrassing for both.
Galveston Beach — Proposing marriage on the beach can be very romantic; especially during sunset.
Moody Gardens — Located in Galveston, Moody Gardens offers some interesting scenery for a marriage proposal. Propose marriage in their Rainforest Pyramid among lush plants, animals, and waterfalls; their Aquarium Pyramid surrounded by tropical fish; their Palm Beach near a lagoon; or on their Colonel Paddlewheel Boat cruise.
Horse-Drawn Carriage — Pop the question during a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride downtown or arrange for the ride to take place at another location of your choosing. I think the best time of year for a proposal in a horse-drawn carriage is around the Christmas holidays; cuddling up together to keep warm while enjoying the holiday lights just adds to the romance factor. Another idea would be to find a gorgeous tree lined street and see if you can arrange them to light it up with tons of sparkling lights as they would during the Christmas season. You might even have someone standing by who could flip them on right as you are about to propose marriage for a more magical effect.
Downtown Aquarium — Propose marriage at their restaurant surrounded by gorgeous fish. If you want a little help, try to arrange for a scuba diver to swim over next to your table and hold up a sign with your marriage proposal. Or you might propose the question on a little train surrounded by sharks during their Shark Voyage Ride; see if management would be willing to give you a private ride. Or even better, propose 100 feet in the air atop their Diving Bell Ferris Wheel.
Hot Air Balloon Ride — Propose marriage during a romantic hot air balloon ride overlooking the gorgeous landscape of Houston.
Exotic Car — Rent a stretch limo and propose shouting your love from the rooftop window a la Richard Gere in the movie Pretty Woman. Or track down an old Chevy Malibu and boom box; blare your song and marriage proposal a la John Cusack in the 80’s film Say Anything. Rent a Ferrari convertible; go for a joy drive away from town and propose underneath a sky full of stars.
Hermann Park — Take advantage of the many sights and scenes located around Hermann Park. Propose among the beauty of flowers at The Houston Garden Center; among the tranquility of the Japanese Gardens, among the butterflies at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, near the reflection pool or favorite animal exhibit at The Houston Zoo, after a night of entertainment at The Miller Outdoor Theater, or any other choice picnic spot around the park.