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Traverse City is the perfect place to propose in Michigan. The team at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa wants to ensure this special day is perfect, so we’ve compiled a list of great places to propose in the Traverse City area, as well as how you can celebrate your engagement at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.


This might be one of the most important days of your life, so let’s make sure you’ve picked the perfect spot. We’ve handpicked incredible spots to get engaged in northern Michigan at and nearby Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.


Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of northern Michigan from a candlelit window seat at our fine-dining restaurant and scratch cocktail lounge 16 floors high in the Resort’s Tower. Many couples have made a forever memory at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, riding the elevator up as a couple and riding back down engaged. Pop the question during a one-of-a-kind dining experience with local ingredients and an excellent wine selection.

Mission Point Lighthouse

Located on the tip of the nearby Old Mission Peninsula, this historic lighthouse is a great spot to propose in Traverse City. Enjoy a winding, scenic drive past vineyards and cherry orchards as you make your way up the peninsula surrounded by the Grand Traverse bays on either side. When you run out of road, you’re there. The lighthouse is a beautiful setting, but if you’d like more privacy, it’s easy to escape the crowd and find a secluded spot along the water.

Pyramid Point Scenic Overlook

This is arguably the crown jewel of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This breathtaking overlook a mile off M-22 is a short 0.6-mile climb on a well-marked trail from the parking lot. You also have the option to loop the trail for a 2.6-mile hike. Once you arrive at the stunning Lake Michigan lookout, there are several “social trails” that weave there along the bluff if you want to separate yourself from the crowd before you pop the question. Don’t lose the engagement ring in the sand!

Look Out Number Nine

This overlook is off the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Since this road is only open from spring to fall, this isn’t a great winter option, unless you’re willing to ski or snowshoe on the road. The observation deck that cantilevers over the dunes is a beautiful spot to take a knee with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.


No matter where you decide to pop the question, when you book a room with us, you have a romantic setting and the charm of northern Michigan just outside the door. We can sprinkle rose petals in the room, have a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for you, or even help you book a couples massage in our Spa.

Plan Your Wedding at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Take your Grand Traverse Resort and Spa engagement celebration one step further and celebrate your marriage on our beautiful grounds. Weddings at our Resort leave brides and grooms with happy memories to last a lifetime. Explore our unique indoor and outdoor wedding venues that will accommodate your special day year-round. Plus, take the stress off of planning with help from our team, who can coordinate services from catering to accommodations.

Start the process of booking your wedding at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa by requesting more information so we can learn how to make your special day unforgettable.