Best Engagement Spots Around Minneapolis | Samantha Kleven Photography

Best Engagement Spots Around Minneapolis

January 25, 2023

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The CUTEST photo spots to propose in the Minnesota-Twin Cities area!

Have you decided it’s time to marry the love of your life but need to find the PERFECT spot? I’ve got you covered!! Check out my top eight places to propose around Minneapolis! Feel free to reach out to learn how I can help you capture the perfect proposal!!! <3


1. Saint Anthony Main

This hidden gem is located right on the Mississippi River, featuring stunning views of the downtown skyline, cobblestone roads, a historic theater, bustling restaurants, and wonderful patios. It’s the oldest portion of the city, but it has so much CHARACTER! You can even stroll down the road, where you’ll find a gorgeous view of the river, St. Anthony Falls, and the skyline. It’s a one-of-a-kind spot with an upbeat atmosphere! Learn more here!

2. Hewing Hotel

Welcome to a perfect historic hotel in Downtown Minneapolis, situated in the North Loop neighborhood. Hewing Hotel combines its rustic Minnesota history with modern amenities for an authentic and unforgettable stay in the Twin Cities. Check out the rooftop, ballroom area, and rustic-style rooms, and enjoy the perfect panoramic views of the city ~ The perfect rustic-modern spin on an engagement!

3. Boom Island Park

Boom Island Park is located on the historic Mississippi riverfront with beautiful views of the landscape that makes Minneapolis so special! Boom is a large park that offers endless spots for an engagement! Enjoy the walking path, hang out in the grass area, venture on the dock, spend time on the bridge, or take a stroll in front of the water, all while taking in the city landscape!

4. Hennepin Parking Ramp

This parking ramp is located on the south side of Hennepin Avenue and is the ideal ~parking garage spot~ for a proposal! Venture to the top level to overlook the skyline, watch the sunset, and have a special moment with your partner as you take in the beauty of the city! Find directions here!

5. Mill City Museum & Sculpture Park

The Mill City Museum is a history museum where you can learn about the flour industry, the city of Minneapolis, and the Mississippi River that is right outside the museum’s doors. The museum is built in the ruins of a flour mill and offers unique views where you can explore the beach waterfront, ballroom, loft, museum, and more! This modern charmer has the perfect combination of the mill’s past and contemporary, industrial spaces!

6. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 1,200-acre public garden in Chaska, Minnesota that is best known for its beautiful display gardens, tree collections, and protected natural areas. The Arboretum is easy to explore the miles of wooded trails and stone pathways. The flowers, greenery, trees, and gardens make for the perfect outdoor feel. Enjoy the healing power of nature in any season at one of the top botanical gardens!

7. Wayzata Yacht Club

Located on Lake Minnetonka and in the Apostle Islands is the Wayzata Yacht Club. The yacht club is situated in a classy area filled with boats, docks, restaurants, the lake, and a special downtown feel in the city of Wayzata! It’s nothing short of luxurious and elegant!! You can even walk around the city, grab food, and watch the sunset on beautiful Lake Minnetonka!

8. Hansen Tree Farm

Hansen Tree Farm is located in Ramsey, MN, and includes fields of Christmas trees mixed among groves of large pine trees that create the perfect, up-north environment! It’s the closest tree farm to the Twin Cities metro area (30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis) that offers a memorable experience perfect for an outdoor engagement!


What’s Next???

Now that you have ideas for where to propose to your forever person, what’s next in the proposal plan? An engagement is a beautiful, emotional, life-changing experience and I would love to help you capture every special, candid moment!

Get in touch with me here! <3


Review from past fiancés!!

“Sam is an amazing photographer! Not only does she care about how your photos turn out but she cares about YOU. Sam made us feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She made sure that our photos were what we wanted and that we got the shots we wanted. I would highly recommend Sam for anyone!” – Julia Egly

“Sam is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. She is so much fun to be around & truly became our friend throughout our photography experience. She took our engagement photos & I cannot WAIT for her to capture our wedding day. She made my fiancé feel so comfortable and he honestly loved taking the photos, it just felt like we were out adventuring with a friend. YOU NEED HER IN YOUR LIFEEEEEE!” – Emma Loewen

“Sam is THE BEST. She will become your best friend. She will hype you up from the beginning of your session to the end. She cares. She loves what she does and it absolutely shows. If you’re thinking about hiring Sam for a special event/engagement/wedding…do it! You will not regret it.”- Paige Evans

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