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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.

woman looking at frames in art museum

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.

Engagement ring suggestions for your art-loving partner:

A Noam Carver Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold with 48 Round Diamonds

A Noam Carver Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold with 12 Round Diamonds

14K White Gold Antique Engagement Ring

waterfalls at Cummins Falls State Park

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.

Simple engagement ring suggestions for your outdoor enthusiast partner:

14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Accented Ring

A Noam Carver Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold

tulips growing in a garden

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.

Engagement ring suggestions for your floral-loving partner:

Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring

A Noam Carver Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold with 34 Round Diamonds

14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Nashville riverfront at sunset

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.

Engagement ring suggestions for your city-loving partner:

14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Princess Center Vintage Two Tone Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Engagement Ring

outside of the ryman auditorium

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.

Engagement ring suggestions for your music-loving partner:

Rose Gold Vintage Style Engagement Ring

Three Stone 14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Hidden Halo Oval Cut Engagement Ring

nashville's love circle

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.

Breathtaking engagement ring suggestions for your partner:ryn

14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Contemporary Bypass 14K White Gold Engagement Ring

Diamond Halo 14K White Gold Engagement Ring

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.

Check The Weather

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!

Hire A Professional Photographer

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.

Consider Timing

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!

Consider Your Surroundings

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 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!