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Getting Engaged in Charleston, SC

With its palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, seaside sunset views, and horse-drawn carriages around every corner, it comes as no surprise that Charleston is considered one of the most romantic cities in the country. Charleston has the quintessential Southern charm and antebellum mansions that draw in almost 10,000 weddings each year. This city has romantic spots around every corner- perfect for popping the question to your beloved. Whether you’re a local or you’re planning a romantic getaway to Charleston, here’s our roundup of the most romantic places to pop the question in Charleston:

couple-downtown-charlestonOn the Pier of Waterfront Park

No matter the type of proposal you are planning, Waterfront Park is one of the best places to pop the question. If you are looking for a more private proposal, the shaded benches located under the palmettos just a few yards from the water’s edge will provide a shady, intimate spot to get down on one knee. Walking down the pier at Waterfront Park provides an oceanfront location with fantastic sunset views that are perfect for an evening engagement backdrop. One of the most iconic views in the city, the pineapple fountain, is located within Waterfront Park. Proposing in front of the fountain will transform one of the city’s most famous symbols into a symbol of your love. What’s more romantic than that?

During a Private Carriage Ride

On most Charleston streets, you will find horse-drawn carriages waiting to take people for a spin around the city. Carriages provide a private and romantic spot for you to express your love while watching the historic buildings and waterfront views pass by you. It will make your significant other feel like they are starring in their own fairytale by the time you pop the question!

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At the Angel Oak, A Natural Wonder

The Angel Oak tree is one of Charleston’s hidden gems, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The Southern Live Oak tree is between 500-600 years old and makes a breathtaking backdrop, especially close to sunset, when the crowds thin out. Proposing here would be a natural fit for couples that values experiencing nature and the outdoors together. The canopy of the tree spans 187ft and creates a gorgeous view that stuns every nature lover who visits. After hundreds of years, the tree itself now represents the deeply rooted strength to weather all the storms that have come its way. The Angel Oak is just a quick turn off of Bohicket Road on the way to Seabrook Island. Pop the question, then take a short drive home to Seabrook to watch the stars come out over one of our beaches.

seabrook-island-beach-engagementOn One of Seabrook’s Pristine Beaches

Charleston has no shortage of beaches to choose from, but a private beach provides a more secluded setting for your special moment when it comes to the perfect proposal location. Located just 30 minutes outside of Charleston, Seabrook Island has two beautiful beaches that would be perfect for popping the question. Views of the Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil marsh provide the perfect waterscape surroundings as you get down on one knee. One of the best things about this coastal barrier island is the possibility of planning a beachfront wedding and celebrating your marriage in the same place you first said yes. Seabrook Island is one of the most romantic locations for both the proposal and wedding so that you can celebrate your love story all in one place while surrounded by soft sand and serene oceanfront views.

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In an Affluent Local Restaurant

Are you dreaming of a glamorous proposal? Popping the question over a glass of classy champagne while enjoying the fine dining of some of Charleston’s most luxurious restaurants might be for you. Husk is one of the most famous high-end restaurants in the city, with its elegant garden and double-decker porch providing the perfect ambiance for an engagement. This beautiful restaurant is an intimate place to share a meal and your special moment in the Holy City’s heart.

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Under the Bridge of Cypress Garden

Cypress Gardens is one of the most romantic places in Charleston, SC. Remember that iconic boat scene in The Notebook? It was filmed at the Cypress Gardens. This secluded spot provides a beautiful backdrop to propose, as you and your love take a boat ride through the pond. The scenery will make you and your soon-to-be fiance feel like royals as you travel under the bridges surrounded by majestic bald cypress trees. The park, famous for its natural beauty, offers an idyllic place to celebrate your love story’s future.

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No matter where you decide to pop the question in this charming, Southern city, you can’t go wrong. The moment is truly about celebrating your love, and as one of America’s most romantic cities, Charleston is the perfect place to do so. If you want to learn more about getting engaged or married at one of South Carolina’s best oceanfront wedding venues, call us at 843-768-7849 to set up a consultation or arrange a visit.