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Top 8 Scenic Spots in the South to Propose

Every man feels nervous when it’s time to pop the question. Planning a wedding proposal can be nerve-wracking, and there are difficult decisions to make. If you have your engagement ring ready, the next thing that you have to deal with is where to make the big ask. Organizing a special surprise should leave a lasting memory for both of you.

McFarland Park in Florence (Alabama)

If you want a simple, but romantic, location for your proposal, McFarland Park in Florence will be a great choice. The park has 60 campsites throughout the Tennessee River’s length with several shaded nooks that you can use for a picnic and celebratory toast.

The River Bottom Grille is an exceptional park feature, with a floating restaurant and bar that offers some of the best made-from-scratch peanut butter pie.

Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs (Arkansas)

The Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is one of the most romantic spots in Arkansas where you can create unforgettable memories with your future spouse. This attraction has a 210-acre botanical garden that rests on the shores of Lake Hamilton. You will see the majestic view of the Ouachita Mountains as you stroll the garden’s waterfalls, seasonal flowers and bridges that are all perfect for photo ops.

Garvan Woodlands Garden

Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend (Texas)

The three-mile hike through Colorado Bend State Park is more than worth it once you find yourself looking at the beautiful Gorman Falls. Mossy green stones, small woodland life moving through the trees and the sound of rushing water into the creek below make this a perfect spot for popping the question.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Oneida (Tennessee)

Tennessee has plenty of beautiful places to explore, but Big South Fork is one of the most breathtaking spots. Covering 125,000 acres, Big South Fork River has tributaries in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Within these acres are beautiful gorges, sandstone bluffs and old coal mines to explore and experience.

Ca’ d’Zan in Sarasota (Florida)

Take the opportunity to have your wedding proposal on the terrace of this waterfront 21-gallery museum Inspired by Italy’s Florentine Uffizi Gallery, this romantic spot has panoramic views of Sarasota Bay.

Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City (Georgia)

Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia, where you can witness a romantic sunrise, best for your wedding proposal. The ADA Hi Falls Trail offers many mossy rocks, ferns and wildflowers to reach the mountaintop cottage’s camping site.

Castle & Key in Frankfort (Kentucky)

Built-in the 19th century, the Old Taylor Distillery renamed itself Castle & Key. Managed by the first woman master distiller in Kentucky, Marianne Barnes added some of her distillery ideas, along with a Koi pond that has hydrangeas, Southern magnolias, and a garden path. There are also sunken gardens, airy pavilions and turrets beneath the limestone castle, which can help you craft an enchanting experience for your proposal.

Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville (Louisiana)

Built-in the 1830s, Rosedown Plantation has 374 acres of land that features an oak alley, a nice setup for a romantic wedding proposal. It would be best if you consider vintage engagement rings to complement the ornamental gardens full of flowers, plants and trees.


Getting married is a big decision that you have to make in life. It would mean that you are sure to spend the rest of your life with your partner. Wedding proposals should be one of your happiest moments in life, which you will forever treasure. Consider some of these Southern scenic spots when planning your own.

Courtyard at Ca’ d’Zan photo at top by Glenn Marsch from Flickr Creative Commons. 

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