10 Best Places to Propose in North Carolina (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



North Carolina is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for beautiful beaches, mountains, parkways, gardens, lakes, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in North Carolina to ask that special woman or man to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in North Carolina
  • Biltmore Estate - Asheville
  • Outer Banks
  • Chimney Rock State Park
  • Beautiful Lakes
  • Lake Lure
  • Lake Norman
  • Outdoor Locations to Propose in North Carolina
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Dupont State Forest
  • Tyron Palace - New Bern
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Durham
  • North Carolina Arboretum - Asheville
  • Best Places to Propose in North Carolina


Romantic Locations in North Carolina

1. Biltmore Estate - Asheville

The Biltmore Estate is one of the most romantic and iconic places in North Carolina. With its grand mansion, beautifully landscaped gardens, and stunning mountain views, it provides a perfect backdrop for a proposal. The Italian Garden, the Walled Garden, or the terrace overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains are all idyllic spots.


2. Outer Banks

The Outer Banks offer a serene and picturesque coastal setting. Consider proposing at sunset on the beach or near one of the iconic lighthouses, such as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or Bodie Island Lighthouse.


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3. Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock offers breathtaking views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure from its iconic rock formation. The top of Chimney Rock provides a dramatic and unforgettable backdrop for a proposal.

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Beautiful Lakes

3. Lake Lure

Lake Lure, known for its role in the movie "Dirty Dancing," is a picturesque spot with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake itself. Consider proposing on a boat ride or during a romantic picnic by the lake.


4. Lake Norman

Located near Charlotte, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. It offers beautiful shoreline views, boat rides, and numerous parks and marinas where you can find a secluded spot for your proposal.


Outdoor Locations to Propose in North Carolina

North Carolina is full of romantic mountains, gardens, and forests. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing mountains or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

5. Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is famous for its scenic beauty, with numerous overlooks offering stunning views of the mountains. Choose a quiet overlook at sunrise or sunset for a truly romantic proposal.



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6. Grandfather Mountain

For nature lovers, Grandfather Mountain provides a dramatic and awe-inspiring location. The Mile High Swinging Bridge offers stunning panoramic views, making it a unique and adventurous spot for a proposal.


7. Dupont State Forest

With its beautiful waterfalls, such as High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls, Dupont State Forest is a romantic and natural setting for a proposal. The sound of cascading water and the lush greenery create a magical atmosphere.


8. Tryon Palace - New Bern

Tryon Palace is a historic site with beautiful gardens and a stunning waterfront location. The grandeur of the palace and the elegance of the gardens create a timeless and romantic atmosphere.



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9. Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Durham

Located on the Duke University campus, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens are renowned for their beauty and tranquility. The gardens feature various themed sections, such as the Terrace Gardens and the Asiatic Arboretum, offering multiple romantic spots for a proposal.


10. North Carolina Arboretum - Asheville

The North Carolina Arboretum features beautiful gardens, including the Quilt Garden and the Bonsai Exhibition Garden. The peaceful and meticulously maintained grounds provide a lovely setting for a proposal.


Best Places to Propose in North Carolina

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, North Carolina 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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