15 Ways to Propose in Charlotte
When you’ve found your forever person, you want your life together to begin in a special way that speaks to who you both are. From the top of a mountain to the middle of a lake, from a public rooftop to a secluded garden, when you're ready to drop to one knee, these are some of the most romantic places to propose in Charlotte.
by Rosa Sprinkle Oct 23, 2022
Freedom Park has 98 acres and is considered the “Central Park” of Charlotte. Lead your loved one across the stone bridge to the island, where you can propose inside the bandshell for family and friends to witness, or to a more secluded spot under the willow tree with a view of the gli stening 7-acre lake.
If skyline views are your true love’s thing, head over to one of Charlotte’s swankiest rooftop bars. Fahrenheit has a 360-degree city view, linear fire pits and comfy chairs atop the 21st floor of Hyatt Place. Delicious cocktails are readily available when it comes time to celebrate your sweetie’s yes.
If you and your MVP (most valuable person) bond over cheering for your favorite sports team, then consider proposing at a game. Bank of America Stadium will feature your proposal message on the 360-degree ribbon board and Spectrum Center will share your ultimate Kiss Cam moment on their massive scoreboard.
Music moves the soul, so propose to your soulmate while they are moving to their favorite music. Check event listings at music venues such as Knight Theater or The Fillmore, then propose during a romantic ballad or one of your love’s favorite songs.
For theater lovers, going to a live show is already exciting. Build on that excitement by planning a proposal during a special event at Blumenthal Performing Arts, such as a backstage tour or cast meet-and-greet. Or pop the question in front of the second-story wall of windows at Ovens Auditorium during intermission of your life partner’s favorite show.
Book a luxurious and romantic private room at historic The Morehead Inn bed and breakfast. While surrounded by antiques and tradition, indulge in the amenities and time with your treasured person while you choose the perfect spot to drop to one knee.
As you enter Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, you and your love will be transported into a land of natural and structured beauty. Wander the pathways of perennials, explore the observatory of orchids, then pause to propose by one of the glittering fountains.
If your significant other is a modern art lover, make an appointment for a guided tour through the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Be sure to give your docent a heads up that you’ll need to stop the tour to ask the big question. A perfect photo opportunity presents itself in front of the Firebird to enhance the gleam of the engagement ring.
Take your sweetheart to Romare Bearden Park in the heart of Uptown. Known for its stretch of grass perfect for picnicking, and luminous waterfall with skyline backdrop, this is a spot to spend a day relaxing and ending it with a picture-perfect proposal.
Neighborhood: Optimist Park
As McGill Rose Garden states, there’s “lots of love and joy growing here.” You can feel that love and joy amongst the many rose bushes and blooming vines of this sweet hidden gem. Buy your darling a glass of wine or cup of tea at Rosie’s, the onsite coffee and wine bar, then find a secluded spot to ask for their hand and watch your own love and joy continue to grow.
Neighborhood: North End
If your beloved enjoys visiting contemporary artists and galleries, eclectic shops, local craft breweries and delicious food vendors – all housed in rejuvenated industrial buildings decorated with hundreds of gorgeous murals – Camp North End will be their happy place. Spend the day treating your favorite person to their favorite things, then propose in front of their favorite mural for a photo op to remember.
Area: West Charlotte
For lovers who thrive on adventure and adrenaline, the USNWC offers lots of proposal hotspots. Consider popping the question from the top of the 100-foot jump tower, shout your proposal while zipping over the rapids, or have the ring waiting at the top of the 46-foot climbing tower.
Area: Gaston County
If you and your beloved enjoy the great outdoors, hike the trails of Crowders to shout your love from the mountaintop. After proposing at The Pinnacle, you can take in the 25-mile views and maybe even see as far as your beautiful future together.
If your dear one is a wine lover, treat them to a tour of Treehouse Vineyards and a romantic overnight stay in a treehouse cabin. After time spent wine tasting and relaxing by the vineyard pond, your special person will be ripe for your special proposal.
Prepare your proposal to be a magical event by booking a romantic sunset cruise on Lake Norman. Many charters offer leisurely charters to all the most colorful sunset viewing spots, so all you need to do is pack the ideal charcuterie and drinks to treat your soon-to-be fiance.