BRIDES Houston: These 5 Outdoor Spots in Houston are Ideal for Popping the Question

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Choosing to propose to your partner is a big decision — let alone where to do it! For our Houston brides and grooms wanting to officially take your love off the market, these one-of-a-kind proposal spots are sure to be a totally gorgeous proposal backdrop. From gardens to reflection pools, you're sure to find the ideal outdoor spot to ask the biggest question of your life.

Houston Arboretum
What better place to ask your love to marry you than by some of Houston's most breathtaking blooms? With a flock of ornate gardens including "The Wildlife Garden" — featuring intimate benches for watching the unique setting's wild birds, animals, and butterflies, there's no limit to the amount of creativity allotted to your proposal moment. Wedding rentals infused with the arboretum's lush greens and natural foliage also makes this spot the perfect place to later tie the knot! Read real brides' reviews here!

Memorial Park
The natural elements of one of Houston's most popular parks create a magical wooded escape from the city's bustling metropolitan streets. Memorial Park is an ideal spot for a picturesque proposal, located next to Houston's thriving arboretum, and the botanical scents of this park will waft their way to wherever you are — creating a romantic aroma for the big moment. For anyone wanting to make an extra-special proposition, this Houston staple is the spot for a post-picnic proposal!

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Discovery Green
Noted for providing Texans with some of the best panoramic views of the Houston skyline, this popular destination has been uniting couples in the heart of downtown Houston since 2008. Meant to completely redefine the natural landscape of its surrounding urban environment, the location is a beautiful site to kick-off a lifetime of memories with your partner. Covering 12-acres of extensive green landscape, there are an endless amount of hidden locations to get down on one knee.

The Reflection Pool at the Houston Zoo
Ranking as one of Houston's most whimsical and magical spots for an engagement, the serene setting of the reflection pool at the Houston Zoo provides romance and curiosity. Thanks to the cascading arch effect provided by its overgrown trees, the reflection pool is a serene and very unexpected location to pop the question to your sweetheart. Some of the zoo's most popular areas are also available to rent for wedding ceremonies, giving you and your other half a magical start to "happily ever after" at the spot of your proposal.

McGovern Centennial Gardens
What better way to get engaged to your fiancée than in the middle of one of Houston's most coveted proposal spots. Located in Hermann Park, the McGovern Centennial Gardens' ornate collection of flowers and plants is a stunning locale for this life-changing event. Whether your partner loves to stop and smell the roses in the rose garden or prefers more of a forest vibe in the one-of-a-kind woodland garden, this unique celebration of nature will provide the perfect backdrop to your special occasion. Read real brides' reviews here!

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