Looking to pop the question in Music City? You’re in luck! There are so many places to propose in Nashville where you can not only celebrate your relationship, but also the city’s Southern charm and vibrant culture. From lush gardens fully of natural beauty to music hubs, museums, and much more, there are so many beautiful places and romantic things to do in Nashville that you’ll have no shortage of options when looking for a spot to get down on bended knee.
Here are our top places to propose in Nashville.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
One of our favorite places to propose in Nashville, this stunning estate is surrounded by many perfectly-manicured gardens. From the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden with its views of the Tennessee hills to the whimsical and beloved Howe Garden to the serene and peaceful Shomu-en Japanese Garden, there are so many romantic spots here where you can pop the question. Simply take your beloved on a stroll through the garden and see where inspiration takes you. If you are planning on hiring a professional photographer to capture your proposal on film, you’ll need to pay a sitting fee ($200 for members, $300 for non-members) in advance.
Frist Art Museum
Formerly known as the Frist Center, this downtown Nashville art museum features works from all over the world. Whether you choose to pop the question on the front steps with the gorgeous building’s architecture as your backdrop or in front of a favorite piece of art, the Frist Art Museum is an ideal place for art lovers to solidify their relationship.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
If you’re looking for a place to propose in Nashville that celebrates music and culture, look no further than the city’s symphony hall. Opened in 2006, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center hosts concerts from classical to jazz, pop, and everything in between. Aside from being wowed by the building’s neoclassical architecture, the music will certainly put you in the mood for love.
Cummins Falls State Park
Couples who love being surrounded by nature will adore this natural wonder, located about 90 minutes east of the city. Truly, what could be more romantic than popping the question with a 75-foot waterfall as your backdrop—talk about an incredible engagement selfie! Whether you’re into picnicking, hiking, or simply kicking back and enjoying the view, this spot is an ideal place to propose in the Nashville area.
Known as “Mother Church” to locals in the know, this concert venue features some of the top acts in the world—and it’s the very place where Johnny Cash met June Carter (hello, Walk the Line fans!). Legends such as Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and the Kings of Leon have performed here, and it’s certainly worth catching a show whether you’re a local or from out of town. If you’re looking to propose here, you might consider proposing during a tour of the venue when things are a bit quieter. But if you and your partner are true music fans, popping the question during a show might be a fun option.
Wine lovers, rejoice! Located about 25 minutes south of Nashville you’ll find a scenic hillside winery where you can enjoy a fabulous tasting and amazing views. Whether you’d prefer an outdoor picnic or the “premier experience” tasting inside the private wine loft, this vineyard is the ultimate day trip. Definitely one of our favorite places to propose in the Nashville area, Arrington Vineyards is also a popular wedding venue.
If you’re looking for a spur-of-the-moment proposal spot, one of the most romantic things to do in Nashville is head to this residential area in the West End, which offers amazing views of the city in a secluded spot. Known as one of the city hidden gems, this area is aptly named as lovers enjoy viewing the sunrise or sunset here or enjoying a picnic on the grassy area.
Belle Meade Plantation
Nashville is a city full of history, and this plantation is a beautiful reminder of yesteryear. Enjoy a tour (and wine tasting!) here and then pop the question on the beautiful grounds. And yes, you can absolutely host your wedding here, if desired.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
This bridge connects downtown Nashville to East Nashville, and provides amazing views of the Cumberland River and downtown. It’s a popular place to propose in Nashville, and offers a fantastic backdrop if you’re hiring a professional photographer to capture the moment, particularly at sunset. You can even have family members and friends waiting on the other side of the bridge to surprise your beloved post-proposal.
Another spot with killer views, this park overlooks the Cumberland River and provides you with ample romantic locations to pop the question. If you’re music fans, you’re sure to enjoy one of the outdoor concerts here, which take place on a floating stage. Nature lovers can enjoy strolling along the Betty Brown Tree Trail, and if you want to involve your furry friend in your proposal (what’s cuter than a ring attached to a collar?), head over to the dog park.
Parthenon at Centennial Park
One of Nashville’s most famous landmarks, this replica of ancient Greece’s Parthenon is also one of the top places to propose in Nashville. From the stunning classical architecture to the works of art housed inside, the Parthenon makes a scenic spot for a memorable proposal.