Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences—and finding the place you think is perfect to pop the question can be a tad overwhelming. To help you plan your moment, we've listed some of the best spots in and around Nashville to propose, from historic landmarks to the great outdoors.
A beautiful winery located about half an hour outside of Nashville, Arrington Vineyards offers a uniquely elegant setting. They host wine tours, live music, and are set atop a hill with beautiful scenery, making 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!
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Cheekwood’s grounds and botanical gardens are one of Nashville’s most scenic spots. The reflection pool is one of the 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.
This proposal spot is one for the outdoorsy couples. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, this breathtaking waterfall looks like it came right out of a fairytale. The largest of the four falls cascades more than 130 ft down into a gorge!
If you haven’t been to Nashville, you may not know that the Parthenon is an exact replica of the 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, and with its grand and iconic architecture, the Parthenon would be a very unique and memorable place for any proposal.
The Parthenon in Centennial Park. Stock photo by Joshua Woods.
Ravenswood Mansion, located in Brentwood, is another one of the area’s historic mansions. It sits on 400 acres of land with Families and couples flock here for photos to take advantage of the home’s grounds. In addition to being a wedding venue, this site is also a popular spot for hiking!
The Bridge Building Event Spaces
The Bridge Building offers a stunning view of downtown Nashville. Located on the east banks of the Cumberland River, it has a rooftop patio that overlooks the water, which is a sight to see at night as it reflects the city lights. Renting the venue for a few hours is a perfect way to pop the question and even host a surprise engagement party! Plus, it's surrounded by the lush green walkways of Cumberland Park, giving you several different photo ops with the city in view.
Radnor Lake State Park
Radnor Lake is full of gorgeous trails that make for the perfect day spent outdoors, from beautiful lakeside walks to more strenuous hikes. 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.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
One of the most well-known buildings in Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame would be a great spot to propose for any fan of music. Our favorite part is the stunning rotunda where the lyrics to “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” are written across the walls.
John Siegenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
If you want the Nashville city skyline as a backdrop for your engagement photos, then the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will give you the ultimate view! This historic bridge is set over the Cumberland River, and the city lights reflect on the river at night, creating a unique vibe for any proposal.
The John Siegenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Stock photo by Ashley Ross.
The Double Arch Bridge on Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway stretches over 400 miles from Tennessee to Mississippi— and it starts right here in Nashville. The historic roadway is known for being one of the most beautiful drives in the country, making it an ideal backdrop for any proposal. The iconic Double Arch Bridge just outside of the city limits is one of the most popular spots, and for good reason! The views are amazing.
Lynwood Way Lookout
Located in Franklin, this spot is another gorgeous backdrop for a proposal. After navigating through windy roads, 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.
Gaylord Opryland Resort
The Gaylord Opryland Resort is one of the most well-known places in Nashville. It has many picture-perfect spots for a proposal, including 9 acres of indoor garden atriums. Plus, you can turn your proposal into a weekend getaway to take advantage of the resort's amenities, like their spa and myriad of indoor restaurants!
Gaylor Opryland Resort. Stock photo.
The Frist Art Museum
The Frist, located near downtown Nashville, is another amazing spot to propose. In addition to hosting different art exhibitions year-round, the building’s architecture itself makes for an incredible backdrop. The Art Deco style of this former U.S. Post Office building is sure to add some glamour to your special moment.
Manicured paths and beautiful space with downtown Nashville in view— what could be more perfect for your proposal? Nashville's Riverfront Park is not only picturesque, but its proximity to the city's famed entertainment district gives you plenty of options for date night before or after your proposal.
These are just some of the many beautiful spots around Nashville to ask your significant other to be your forever, but we hope these suggestions give you some ideas! And once you're engaged, schedule a tour with us to start planning the wedding of your dreams.
Featured image by Janelle Elise Photography.