Above Photo by: Janelle Elise Photography
Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences to go through. The moment, location, and mood need to be absolutely perfect and finding a place to do this can be a tad overwhelming at times.
If you find yourself asking yourself, “Where is the perfect place to propose in Nashville?” Then you’re in the right place!
In this article, you will find 15 of the best spots to propose in Nashville. Nashville is a city full of history and natural beauty that give you countless possibilities to propose to your partner.
Of course, The Estate at Cherokee Dock would be an amazing place (and we’ve had some gorgeous proposals here), but we don’t want to be biased! Here are 15 other amazing places for a wedding proposal in and around Nashville:
A beautiful winery located about a half hour outside of Nashville, Arrington Vineyards offers a uniquely elegant setting. The winery tours, live music, and beautiful scenery make it the perfect place for any romantic occasion. Because of how picturesque this venue is, it’s definitely one of our top places to propose in Nashville!
Pro Tip: The sunsets here are dazzling, so if you time it right, your proposal would be picture perfect.
If you haven’t been to Nashville before, you may not know that the Parthenon is an exact replica of the same ancient structure in Greece. The building itself is breathtaking, but even more so is the giant statue of the goddess Athena that sits inside. It’s located in the picturesque Centennial Park, which you may recognize as the one Taylor Swift writes about. With its grand and iconic setting, the Parthenon would be a very unique and memorable place for any proposal.
Botanical Gardens at Cheekwood
Cheekwood’s grounds and botanical gardens are one of Nashville’s most scenic spots. The reflection pool at the botanical gardens is one of their most enchanting places to propose! The gardens are beautiful year-round, but the holiday season is especially magical. Every year, Cheekwood has an abundance of beautiful lights that set the gardens aglow, giving you the opportunity to propose in a truly ethereal setting.
The Pedestrian Bridge
If you want to have the Nashville city skyline as a backdrop for your engagement photos, then the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will give you the ultimate view with plenty of spots to pop the question. At night, the city lights reflect on the river, creating a unique vibe for any proposal.
This proposal spot is definitely for the more outdoorsy couple. Located in Sparta, this breathtaking waterfall looks like it came right out of a fairytale. The largest of the four falls cascades more than 130 feet down into the gorge. Just be careful not to drop the ring!
Natchez Trace Bridge
Natchez Trace’s location among a heavily wooded valley would make it an ideal backdrop for any proposal, but especially one during the fall. A very popular spot for photography, the iconic bridge can be seen all over social media for a good reason! It makes for a great drive and an even better spot to propose to your significant other.
Lynnwood Way Lookout
Located in Brentwood, this spot is another gorgeous backdrop for any photo, especially a proposal pic. After navigating through windy roads that are reminiscent of the Smoky Mountains, you will come across this hidden gem! Not many people come here, so it’s a great place for an intimate engagement. The panoramic views are breathtaking at sunset.
Randor Lake State Park
Radnor Lake is full of gorgeous trails that make for a pleasant day outdoors. Some are strenuous hikes, but others are just simple strolls around the beautiful lake. If you and your significant other love being in and around nature and local wildlife, this is one of the best places to pop the question.
Gaylord Opryland Resort
The Gaylord Opryland Resort is arguably one of the most well-known places in Nashville. It has many picture-perfect spots for a proposal! This is especially true if you want to make a weekend trip out of the occasion. There are a number of beautiful hotel rooms and luxury dining experiences, plus the Opry Mills shopping outlets are just next door.
Pro tip: the Christmas decorations inside and outside of the hotel are over the top, so it would be the perfect spot for a holiday proposal!
On Stage at a Live Music Venue
This one may require pulling a few strings, but a proposal on stage at one of the many live event venues in Nashville would be an unforgettable engagement. If you’re one for grand, romantic displays, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime idea. If you’d rather it be more intimate, the Ryman actually offers proposal packages!
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
One of the most well-known buildings in Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum would be a great spot to propose to any music fan. Our favorite part is the stunning rotunda, where the lyrics to “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” are written across the walls.
The Belmont Mansion
You might know Nashville as Music City, but did you also know that we’ve been nicknamed the Athens of the South? Nashville is a city home to many institutions of higher education, including Belmont University, located in Nashville’s historic Music Row neighborhood. The old Belmont Mansion still stands on campus grounds, and the surrounding landscaping makes for a romantic site to propose.
Ravenswood Mansion, located in Brentwood, is just another one of the area’s historic mansions. Families and couples flock here for photos to take advantage of the home’s picturesque grounds. In addition to being a wedding venue, this site is also a popular spot for hiking!
The Frist Art Museum would be the perfect spot to propose for the artsy couple. In addition to hosting different art exhibitions year-round, the building’s architecture itself makes for an incredible backdrop for any proposal. The Art Deco style of this former U.S. Post Office building will be sure to add an artsy glamour to your special moment.
There’s no need to elaborate on this one. Nashville’s Riverfront Park, located just off First Avenue, gives a nod to the city’s longstanding history as a river city. With its proximity to the city’s main downtown area, you can plan a date at one of the many delicious restaurants before going on a sweet stroll by to pop the question.
We hope these suggestions give you some great ideas for proposing in Nashville! These are only 15 of the many beautiful spots around Nashville, but you really can’t go wrong with any location in our pretty Music City!
Once you pop the question, schedule a tour with us and start planning the wedding of your dreams! The Estate At Cherokee Dock.