When you know, you know, and now you want to make it official. You found “The One” and want to pop the question. But how? And where? Planning a marriage proposal perfectly tailored to your partner and your relationship comes with a lot of pressure. Take a deep breath — this helpful guide has you covered.

Everyone knows that Las Vegas has been dubbed the Wedding Capital of the World, but it’s also a town that makes for an unexpected and memorable proposal. Vegas offers endless proposal ideas — they can be private and intimate, eccentric and over-the-top, or somewhere in between. There really is a proposal here for every type of personality. Remember that the most important part of a marriage proposal is that it’s personalized to your partner, as well as the two of you as a couple. No matter the type of proposal you decide on, you can’t go wrong with hiring a photographer to capture the moment!

Private Proposal Ideas

So, your partner is a little reserved and doesn’t love being the center of attention. Totally understandable. Below are three Las Vegas proposal ideas for those who shy away from the spotlight.

El Dorado Dry Lake Bed: It’s breathtaking. It’s otherworldly. It’s huge. A short drive from Vegas, El Dorado Dry Lake Bed offers 20 square miles of secluded nature, just begging you to get down on one knee — if that’s your thing — and propose to the love of your life. You’ll both be in awe of the spectacular beauty, including a natural color scheme and endless landscape. And when the day comes, if a case of the nerves comes too, the solid earth beneath your feet will ground you.

After you get your “yes,” the two of you can hit the Strip to celebrate and then stay at one of the many hotels around. Or, if you prefer to stay on theme with a more peaceful stay, choose from one of the few resorts off the Strip, such as Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, M Resort Spa & Casino and The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Valley of Fire State Park: When you met your partner, sparks flew. How appropriate, then, to propose at the Valley of Fire, along the Fire Wave hike. The vast 40,000 acres — one hour outside of Vegas — will ensure an intimate and picturesque proposal. The Valley of Fire was named for its majestic red sandstone shapes and structures that formed from shifting sand dunes more than 150 million years ago. This location represents longevity and the beauty that comes with it, even when weathering difficult times. What could be more symbolic of marriage and your commitment?

Enjoy an afternoon hike along the Fire Wave trail, ending with a sunset proposal and a gorgeous backdrop. Take a few selfies and capture the surreal scenery. Then, pop some bubbly, bask in the stunning views and go back to the Strip to keep the celebration going.

High Roller Observation Wheel: Right in the center of the Strip, the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade will elevate any proposal! The private cabins offer an intimate experience, with the 30-minute rides — 550 feet off the ground — offering a panoramic view of Vegas. The cabins can accommodate up to 40 people, so if you’d like to invite a friend, or 30, go for it! Otherwise, you and your partner can take full advantage of the space. What better way to take your relationship to new heights!

After that elevated proposal, celebrate the big moment with something equally sweet from Sweet Sin at The LINQ Promenade. Celebrate your love with a selection of macarons, donuts, authentic Italian gelato, and plenty of other tasty options! 

Public Proposal Ideas

Have a partner who is a social butterfly? Do they love a crowd, attention and a PDA sprinkled here and there? We have a proposal for you! Keep reading to find the perfect proposal for someone who shines in the limelight.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Let your love bloom. Home to more than 11,000 plants and flowers, the beloved attraction offers a fairytale setting for an unforgettable proposal. Each season, the 14,000-square-foot gardens are transformed into a wonderland of floral displays that emulate the sights, sounds and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter. The seasonal floral displays are illuminated in the evenings, so we recommend proposing at nighttime.

Consider booking a table at Picasso to take in priceless works of art by the legendary artist Pablo Picasso while dining on prix fixe menus of French- and Spanish-inspired cuisine.

Illuminarium: Go exotic with a proposal at Illuminarium at AREA15, an arts and entertainment complex just west of the Las Vegas Strip. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, you and your partner will be transported to places you’ve only dreamed of. Choose from one of two experiences: a safari tour of South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania or a journey to the moon. Whether your love is wild or out of this world, you can’t go wrong.

A show: See a show to put on a show! Purchase seats next to the stage at a Vegas show your partner has dreamed of seeing and prepare to pop the question! Arrive at the venue a bit early so you can propose during the preshow, as some actors in select shows will even roam through the audience prior to starting. All eyes will be on the two of you as the cast and crowd cheer you on for an epic proposal — and memory.

Popular options to check out: Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Awakening at Wynn Las Vegas, The Sphere Experience at Sphere, and The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Now that your proposal is planned, relax and read about more things to do on the Strip. Or get a jump-start on planning your Vegas wedding!