10 Best Places to Propose in Charleston South Carolina (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Charleston, South Carolina is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, beaches, gardens, parks or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Charleston to ask that special woman or man.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Charleston For Outdoor Lovers
  • Magnolia Plantations and Gardens
  • The Battery
  • Middleton Place
  • Folly Beach Pier
  • The Rooftop at Venue
  • Hampton Park
  • Romantic Destinations in Charleston
  • Rainbow Row
  • Peninsula Grill
  • Circa 1886
  • Best Places to Propose in Charleston

Romantic Locations in Charleston for Outdoor Lovers


1. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Explore the stunning gardens of Magnolia Plantation, with its blooming flowers, tranquil ponds, and picturesque bridges, providing a fairy-tale setting for a proposal.


2. Waterfront Park

Enjoy the scenic Waterfront Park, where you can propose on one of the swings overlooking the Charleston Harbor or with the iconic Pineapple Fountain in the background. Waterfront Park features well-maintained gardens, walking paths, and vibrant flower beds. These provide a lush and colorful environment for your proposal.


3. The Battery

The Battery is a scenic promenade lined with historic homes and moss-draped oak trees. Its panoramic views of the harbor and Charleston skyline create a romantic ambiance for a proposal. Located at the tip of the Charleston Peninsula, The Battery offers stunning waterfront views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and the Ravenel Bridge. Proposing against this picturesque backdrop is breathtaking, especially during sunrise or sunset.


4. Middleton Place

Known for its landscaped gardens and historic plantation, Middleton Place offers a romantic escape from the city. Explore the stunning gardens, walk along the terraces, or take a boat ride on the Ashley River for a truly memorable proposal.


5. Folly Beach Pier

If you prefer a beach setting, Folly Beach Pier provides a picturesque spot for a proposal. Enjoy a romantic walk along the pier, surrounded by the beauty of the ocean and breathtaking sunsets. It's a great place to pop the question, especially during sunset.


6. The Rooftop at Vendue

This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the Charleston skyline and harbor. With its romantic ambiance, craft cocktails, and cozy seating, it's an ideal spot for a rooftop proposal.


7. Hampton Park

Hampton Park is a tranquil oasis with beautiful gardens, winding paths, and a peaceful lake. Find a quiet spot amidst the park's natural beauty and propose in a serene and romantic setting.


Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
 Chloe G verified buyer

Romantic Destinations in Charleston

Charleston is full of romantic gardens, restaurants, and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful restaurant.



8. Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row is a row of colorful historic homes along East Bay Street. The vibrant pastel-colored houses provide a charming and romantic backdrop for a proposal, especially during a quiet evening stroll.


I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

9. Peninsula Grill

Located in the historic district of Charleston, Peninsula Grill offers an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Known for its exquisite cuisine and award-winning coconut cake, this restaurant provides a romantic setting for a special proposal.


10. Circa 1886

Housed in a historic carriage house, Circa 1886 offers a refined and intimate dining experience. The restaurant's sophisticated ambiance, attentive service, and innovative menu make it an excellent choice for a memorable proposal.


Best Places to Propose in Charleston

Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Charleston has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.





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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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