Engagement Proposals

Looking for the ultimate romantic location for your wedding proposal? The Missouri Botanical Garden is a beautiful place all year around but turns into a winter wonderland of magical lights during our annual Garden Glow.

We welcome proposals during Garden Glow. Purchase your Glow tickets online and propose at any location along the Garden Glow path. Some of our most popular proposal locations include:

Large snow globe awaits its next photo opportunity
Snow Globe 
Ready to pop the question? Step inside our giant inflatable snow globe for a picture-perfect proposal. 

Glowing lanterns hanging in asymmetrical patterns
Victorian District  
Illuminated by warm lights and the glow from flickering lanterns, the peaceful path through the Victorian District makes an intimate and romantic proposal location. 

Tall sweet gum tree wrapped in striking blue lights
Big Blue
Affectionally known as “Big Blue” by garden staff, this fully lit sweet gum tree is adorned with thousands of blue holiday lights.

Piper Observatory glowing under an evening sky

We also offer a proposal package:

Gold Package - $300

The Garden Glow Gold Proposal Package includes:
  • Two VIP tickets
  • Two vouchers for beverage, alcoholic or nonalcoholic, at any café location
  • Private access to Piper Observatory, overlooking the spectacularly lit maze

Garden Glow is open evenings from November 13, 2022 through January 8, 2022. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance of your desired date. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins.

For more information or to schedule a proposal, please complete the form below. 


Advance reservation is required. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance of your desired date. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins for these benefits. You are welcome to purchase general Garden Glow tickets and propose during your visit. If you’d like to share your photos, we’d love to post them on our Facebook page!

Inclement Weather Policy
Event tickets are nonrefundable and valid rain or shine. Garden Glow may be cancelled due to inclement weather. As conditions are constantly in flux, we are unable to foresee cancellations or future changes to the event schedule.

During Garden Glow, weather information will be posted on our home page as well as our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/mobotgarden. You may also visit the ticket counter for on-site updates throughout the day.