You've met The One. You're head over heels in love with someone you cherish, respect, and honor. You've already got the important stuff down pat - now comes the hard part: the proposal! You want it to be perfect, but where oh where do you pop the question? Here are a few "lovely" ideas for the most romantic and creative places to propose in Chicago.

Most Romantic Places to Propose in Chicago

Chicago Helicopter Experience

Your heart is soaring with love! For a proposal that goes "above" and beyond, take a helicopter tour. Chicago Helicopter Experience is offering a special romance package. A private tour for two is $456, and for an additional $50 your romantic evening will include a framed picture, a rose, two champagne flutes to keep, and two complimentary glasses of champagne. CHE is conveniently located in Bridgeport at 2420 S Halsted, right on the river and a block from an orange line stop.

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Skydeck Chicago

You'd step out on a ledge for your loved one. Prove it 103 stories above Chicago streets with a proposal on the Ledge! This glass-encased balcony will give you and your betrothed a view for miles - once you're done gazing into each other's eyes, that is. You can even get married there. Skydeck is located in the Willis Tower at 233 S Wacker Dr.

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Geja's Cafe

There's a reason Geja's has been named the most romantic restaurant in the country. For over fifty years they've celebrated fondue and created fond memories. If you don't know where to propose in Chicago, you can't go wrong with this intimate lighting, live flamenco, and classical guitarists. Geja's Cafe is located at 340 W Armitage. Dress up some for this restaurant - it's fairly fancy.

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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Circling this downtown Chicago rink hand in hand is the stuff of which greeting cards are made. You'll glide into her (or his) heart with the greatest of ease with a Chicago proposal in this romantic location. If you're a little wobbly on the ice get to the rink an hour before it opens on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a free lesson. After you're officially engaged you can celebrate at Park Grill with some vanilla bean cheesecake and a nice bottle of Veuve. The ice skating rink is open from mid-November through mid-March every year, weather permitting. McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, 11 N Michigan Ave

Chicago Odyssey Dinner Cruise

One of the best places to get engaged in Chicago is aboard a luxury yacht. Take a sunset cruise with Odyssey Chicago and pop the question with the skyline as your backdrop. You and your love will be treated to a gourmet three-course dinner, and during the summer months the city will celebrate with you with a rousing display of fireworks on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

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