The Top 10 Places to Propose in Beloit
Start your Forever Story in Beloit
Beloit is the perfect place to pop the question to your sweetie! Whether you are looking for a spectacular proposal with fanfare, a quietly sincere setting for two, or an experience you can only find in Beloit, we’ve got you covered with our list of the top places to start your forever story!
Are you already engaged but inspired by what you see? Beloit offers endless options to host your dream wedding and reception – and don’t forget your pre-wedding parties and bridal shower! Check out our beautiful Beloit Wedding Guide for all the inspo!
The Top 10 Places to Propose in Beloit
1. Pull a showstopper at The Rooftop at Hotel Goodwin
Ready for a view? Head up to The Rooftop, the cozy open-air bar at Hotel Goodwin. The centrally located rock glam hotel gives you and your sweetie a chance to relax and unwind as you overlook historic downtown Beloit.
Proposal idea: Deck out the lounge area with your own glamorous Insta-worthy backdrop – marquee lettering, um yes, please! After your spectacular proposal, continue your evening at The Velvet Buffalo inside Hotel Goodwin for your first dinner as an engaged couple!
Added bonus: Plan the timing of your proposal and dinner so you can watch the fireworks from ABC Supply Stadium, which takes place after each Saturday home game of the Beloit Sky Carp. You can see the fireworks from The Rooftop!
Who to contact: Rachel at Geronimo Hospitality Group can help you with all the deets to make your proposal a truly once-in-a-lifetime memory to cherish forever! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Katie Rose Photography / Décor: BW Event Décor / The Rooftop at Hotel Goodwin
2. Personalize a Soundtrack for a Romantic Stroll in Historic Downtown Beloit
Downtown Beloit radiates historic romantic glam. In fact, Beloit was named as one of the Top 5 Romantic Main Streets in the U.S. in 2019! With historical preservation in the forefront of the elegant downtown revitalization, your proposal here will become a special part of Beloit history.
Proposal idea: Play a special song you and your loved one dance to, or that reminds you of them as you stroll downtown, through the speakers placed throughout the downtown blocks! Looking for an evening photo op? Check out the year-round lights covering Spine Road, for a romantic backdrop against the Rock River.
Who to contact: Shauna at the Downtown Beloit Association can assist you with your special proposal, and you can contact her at email@example.com.
Photo: Peer Canvas / Spine Road
3. Hit a Homerun Yes!, at a Beloit Sky Carp Game at ABC Supply Stadium
The brand-new ABC Supply Stadium gives all the classic vibes, in a modern ballpark setting. As a High-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, the affectionately named Beloit Sky Carp are a community staple. Weekly games give ample opportunities for you and your sweetheart to make an American pastime your favorite Beloit ritual.
Proposal idea: Make game day yours and have WILL YOU MARRY ME written on a baseball and thrown out for the first pitch (talk about a keepsake!), or have your proposal displayed on the video board on game day! You can also propose on non-game days too, giving you a variety of options for your perfect proposal.
Added bonus: Saturday night home games there are fireworks at the stadium after the game that you can enjoy!
Who to contact: Event Sales Manager Gracey is ready to get you set up at the ballpark! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Brighter Focus Photography / A couple holding baseball with heart-shaped stitching at ABC Supply Stadium
4. Ring in your proposal with a Weekend in Beloit
Who says a proposal can’t be a multi-day event? Build your own customized proposal weekend in Beloit, where you’ll find endless options to explore this charming and historic Midwest destination with your love as there is truly something for everyone here all year long.
Proposal idea: Hiring a secret photographer to capture you both enjoying your weekend in Beloit is the perfect way to capture this life-changing moment!
Added Bonus: Visit Beloit offers a chance to win a monthly getaway package to Beloit! The package features overnight accommodation in one of Beloit’s beautiful hotels, and gift certificates towards great places to shop, dine, and play. Check out the details at Win a Getaway to Beloit and you may win the perfect weekend to plan your proposal around.
Who to contact: The team at Visit Beloit can help you plan your Beloit weekend! We are expert insiders with connections! Email email@example.com to get started.
Photo: Anno Photography / Old-Fashioned Confections store, Northwoods Premium
5. Experience Mediterranean Elegance at DC Estate Winery
Step into the Tuscan sun just east of downtown Beloit! This family-owned winery features manicured grounds, Mediterranean-style architecture, and an ample selection of wines on a sprawling estate. The winery also offers classes and other events throughout the year, making each time you visit special all over again.
Proposal idea: Wander through the vineyards with your sweetie to a special spot nestled in the grapes or stage a photo op with the vintage truck tucked in the vineyard! After you hear your “yes!” grab a bottle of wine to take home to celebrate with your family and friends when you share the news!
Added Bonus: Keep the memories growing after your proposal by hosting your special day here! You can lavish your guest with exclusive use of the facilities and rent out the entire estate. This is one of the top wedding venues in the area, so make sure to inquire early so you don’t miss out.
Who to contact: You can contact the team at DC Estate Winery to help you select the best location for your proposal.
Photo Courtesy of Visit Beloit Archives / Aerial photo of DC Estate Winery
6. Be a Guest at a Culinary Icon in Beloit
The Top 10 Places to Propose in Beloit wouldn’t be complete without one of our iconic supper clubs or must-stop-at restaurants. Patrons have consistently come from afar to frequent supper clubs like The Butterfly Club (they will be celebrating 100 years in business in 2024!), The Liberty House, Benedetti’s Supper Club or the 615 Club, quickly making each one a multi-generational tradition.
Restaurants in Beloit are plentiful and satisfy every palette, giving you ample options for a small-town feel – most are family or locally owned! – with big city flavors.
Proposal idea: Organize a special surprise with the help of the restaurant management, to have your ring presented with dessert! Want a little music to accompany your proposal? Many of our supper clubs and restaurants offer weekly live entertainment. Ask the restaurant management to coordinate with the musician to play a special tune when you present the ring!
Who to contact: You can check out our list of supper clubs and restaurants here at Visit Beloit Supper Clubs and Restaurants and if you need help selecting the right vibe for your proposal, we can help! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Peer Canvas / Supper Club, Liberty House
7. Immerse Yourself in Beloit’s Natural Elements
If you and your to-be love the outdoors, then head over to one of Beloit’s serene outdoor landscapes, Nature at the Confluence or Welty Environmental Center which are teaming with flowing waters, expansive hiking trail and peaceful walking paths. With plentiful options for beautiful backdrops to capture your special moment, the great outdoors in Beloit offers natural beauty spanning multitude of acres.
Proposal idea: Time your proposal to catch sunset over the Rock River or take a walking path to a private staircase that leads to a landing by the water at Nature at the Confluence! Love hiking? Welty Environmental Center can help guide you in the right direction on one of their hiking trails.
Who to contact: Email staff NATC at email@example.com or contact the Welty Environmental Center to fill out a contact form.
Photo: Peer Canvas / Walking path at Nature at the Confluence
8. Get Digital When You Taste & Tour the Beloit Trails
Take a scavenger hunt through the city as you follow the trails – but these fun trails aren’t what you may be thinking of!! Beloit is known for its culinary and arts scenes and the Visit Beloit Trails lead you through these as you sample craft beer at local breweries, a variety of coffee and one-of-a-kind art from local artists. Download your passport and move through the selected locations at your own pace.
Proposal idea: With the help of Visit Beloit staff, have a special QR code hidden on the trail that proposes “will you marry me” when scanned. We can even coordinate with the staff for a special toast after your proposal!
Who to contact: You can download your digital passport for the trails at Visit Beloit Trails and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you start planning.
Photo: Mark Preuschl / Sunset over the Rock River and Wood Family Fishing Bridge
9. Plan a Surprise Masterpiece at a Beloit Art Gallery
Enjoying the arts in Beloit at one of our impressive galleries makes for an unforgettable afternoon. Take in the work of some of the most iconic artists known the world over *ahem, does Andy Warhol sound familiar* as you move through the meticulously curated galleries. The Beloit Art Center and the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College are conveniently situated in Downtown Beloit, making access a breeze as you enjoy your day.
Proposal idea: Put your ring on display as a gallery piece (seriously – how regal!). The ring takes center stage as it is displayed on a pedestal or sculptural piece, or even displayed with a special item or photo of your loved one.
Who to contact: To make your proposal in Beloit a masterpiece, email Dawn at the Beloit Art Center at email@example.com and for the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, email Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Peer Canvas / A couple enjoys the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College
10. Step Back in Time at Beckman Mill
Step back into history at this 50-acre county park, featuring restored buildings from the mid-1800s. A local favorite for engagement photos and wedding ceremonies, this special setting gives any couple multiple way to make lasting memories.
Proposal idea: Have your proposal captured with the help of a photographer at one of the picturesque locations at the mill, like the iconic wooden bridge overlooking the waterfall which beautifully cascades over the dam.
Who to contact: Coordinate with the staff at Beckman Mill to make your proposal as special as your sweetheart. Use the Beckman Mill contact form to start your proposal planning today.
Photo Courtesy of Visit Beloit Archives / Beckman Mill