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6 Perfect Spots to Propose in Nashville

Posted by Grogan Jewelers By Lon on Jul 15, 2021 1:18:00 PM

In Engagement Rings

If you’re preparing to pop the question in Music City, you should know that there are countless picturesque locations available. From stately mansions to buzzing Broadway, there is no shortage of options that will make your special moment stand out from the rest. Today, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite Nashville proposal spots for your inspiration.

Frist Art Museum

If your future fiancée is an art buff, look no further than Nashville’s favorite museum. The Frist’s galleries are home to an ever-rotating calendar of exhibitions, ensuring that there will be several opportunities to suggest a fancy date night. Whether you choose to get down on one knee next to one of the sculptures flanking this art deco building or wait until you approach a meaningful piece, a proposal at the Frist will certainly be one to remember.

Cummins Falls State Park

Nashville is located in lush Middle Tennessee and boasts quick access to countless wonders of the natural world. One of the best-known is Cummins Falls. Located just an hour and a half outside of town, this waterfall backdrop is perfect for the outdoorsy couple. If your loved one is enamored with all things hiking, this is a great choice for your proposal.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Locals know Cheekwood as “Nashville’s hidden treasure” for a reason. This 55-acre botanical garden and art museum was constructed in 1929 and converted to its current state in 1960. Cheekwood’s sprawling estate means that there’s always a romantic opportunity just around the corner. They also host seasonal festivals – the holiday lights are of particular note. If you’re looking for a beautiful location not too far out of town, Cheekwood is your place.

The Riverfront

What better way to pop the question than in front of Nashville’s iconic skyline? Whether you decide to propose on the pedestrian bridge that links East Nashville and downtown or take a stroll down to Riverfront Park, your fiancée-to-be won’t be disappointed.

Ryman Auditorium

If the two of you are lovers of music and history, it’s hard to beat a proposal involving the Mother Church: Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Consider scheduling a private tour of the facility, or even asking during a performance by one of their favorite artists. When you select the Ryman as your venue, the possibilities are endless.

Love Circle

For those seeking a breathtaking view, Love Circle could be the proposal location for you. This secluded place is hidden in a residential pocket of West End. Plan to arrive around sunrise or sunset for the best light.

Tips for A Perfect Proposal

Now that you’ve got a location in mind, you’ve got the hard part out of the way! We also have a few recommendations for how to make this momentous occasion go as smoothly as possible.

First, if you’re planning to be outdoors, be sure that the weather looks nice for the day of your proposal. Keep an eye on the forecast as soon as information becomes available, and be sure you have a backup plan if a sudden storm rolls in. Of course, you can always propose in the rain – just stay safe in inclement weather!

Consider hiring a professional photographer to capture the looks of surprise and joy that will pass over your partner’s face throughout the proposal. These images will become cherished memories in the days to come, and they can be used on your wedding website or save the dates. Tip: Because everyone you know will see these photos, be sure to dress nicely on the day of! Even if you’re doing a casual activity, like a hike, check that there aren’t any holes in your shirt.

Don’t forget that timing is everything. You should have had a constructive, definitive discussion about marriage with your fiancée-to-be before deciding to get down on one knee. If you’re sure, you’re sure – don’t doubt your feelings!

If you’re planning to propose in a popular place, such as Broadway or one of Nashville’s favorite tourist spots, don’t forget that crowds will be involved. Having lots of people around may make things more complicated for your photographer (or for your loved one), so you can consider popping the question at a less crowded time. However, some people love being the center of the attention – it’s up to you. Plan accordingly!

Nashville’s Premier Custom Jeweler

When you’re planning to propose, it’s vital to choose an engagement ring that will impress. Grogan Jewelers by Lon proudly serves the Nashville area with custom jewelry design and knowledgeable service. Our extensive selection and complimentary lifetime warranties have made us the premier providers of custom engagement rings in Middle Tennessee. Stop by our Cool Springs location today for proposal ideas… and the perfect ring!