The Perfect Place to Pop the Question

The Gardens is the most beautiful setting to propose marriage to your loved one. A unique combination of beauty and romanticism with a range of options and special extras will help ensure your proposal will become a cherished lifetime memory. Reserve a time and location anywhere in the Gardens during or after hours and we will make sure it is the perfect surprise.

Included with your reservation:

  • Admission to the Gardens for you and your future fiancé
  • Consultation with the Rental Coordinator to identify the perfect location to pop the question
  • Placement (hiding) of ring – if desired
  • One hour exclusive use of that perfect location


  • During hours for current Iowa State students – $0
  • After hours for current Iowa State students – $50
  • During hours for general public – $20
  • After hours for general public – $70