Planning to ask your significant other that big question? From panoramic views to sports-themed engagements, we’ve rounded up the very best proposal places in Atlanta to help inspire some new ideas.
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As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta can serve as the backdrop of an unforgettable engagement experience. The city and surrounding areas offer breathtaking views and there are many diverse locations to choose from!
Propose in the sky on the SkyView Ferris wheel. There isn’t anything more romantic than a Ferris wheel engagement, so this tops the list of best proposal places in Atlanta! And this isn’t a typical Ferris wheel at your local carnival. Towering at 20 stories high, you can see the view of Centennial Olympic Park and all of downtown from a private air-conditioned gondola. Tickets are ~$15 and VIP gondolas are available for $50/person. Learn more.
Create a memorable engagement over drinks at the SkyLounge. Looking for a swankier proposal experience steeped in southern charm? The SkyLounge is a rooftop lounge at the Glenn Hotel which features signature hand-crafted cocktails and live music. The lounge also hosts private events so you can come back for a small engagement party or rehearsal dinner or rent out the event space at the hotel for your wedding! Reservations recommended. Learn more.
Say cheers at the 9 Mile Station. If you enjoy drinking beer or wine with one another, the 9 Mile Station provides a taste of rich local history and views of the Atlanta skyline. Enjoy brunch or dinner with drinks on the rooftop of Ponce City Market, pop the question, and then say ‘cheers!’ Reservations recommended. Learn more.
Get down on one knee at Stone Mountain. If you want another engagement idea that includes panoramic views, the Summit Skyride can create a special experience. Guests are transported over 800 feet high in a Swiss cable-car, called the Summit Skyride, to the top of Stone Mountain. From here, you can see the Atlanta skyline, Kennesaw Mountain, and even the Appalachian Mountains. And it isn’t just for views. Once you get to the top, you can experience diverse attractions and exhibits, from a 4D movie theater to a historic tour. Tickets are $31.95 and membership discounts are available. Learn more.
Become a part of history at the Arabia Mountain Natural Heritage Area. From a variety of guided hiking and biking paths to a 60-foot rope tree climbing experience at Panola Mountain State Park, this protected natural landmark area will not disappoint. While you’re busy making your own history by getting down on one knee, you will be surrounded by land that has been in the making for 400 million years! Tip: if your significant other is a fan of daisies, there are plenty of yellow daisies that spring up during the transition from summer to autumn. Propose here and then incorporate daises into the bridal shower or engagement party! Many of the tour and special activity offerings are guided so make sure to check their calendar to book these in advance. Learn more.
Have a romantic moment on the Clara Meer dock at Piedmont Park Conservancy. Looking for an outdoor scenic engagement that won’t trigger a fear of heights? Piedmont Park is one of the best proposal places in Atlanta. Propose while walking around Lake Clara Meer and stop at the dock to have an intimate moment. If you’re looking to create a more relaxed vibe, bring your dog to their three acre off-leash dog area or have a picnic together. Check their calendar in advance for timely events and more activity options. Learn more.
Propose in front of the fountain at the Swan House Gardens. The Swan House, designed back in 1928 by famous architect Philip Trammel Shutze, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This one-of-a-kind home offers historic southern architecture, artifacts from around the world, and beautiful grounds. We think the cascading fountain featured in the lush Italian garden is one of the best places to propose in Atlanta. Enjoy an exhibit, get engaged, and then plan to have a brunch reservation afterwards to celebrate. (You can come back and get married here, too!) Check their calendar in advance for special programs and events. Learn more.
Get engaged with whale sharks as your witnesses at the Georgia Aquarium. If your significant other loves all things under the deep blue sea, the aquarium would be a fun place to propose. The Georgia aquarium is one of the largest in the world and serves as home to over 120,000 animals (including a 6.3-million-gallon tank for whale sharks!) If you want something that’s planned then call ahead and see if the aquarium can help incorporate your engagement into a dolphin experience. Another perk of an engagement here? The aquarium is in a prime location, right next door to Centennial Olympic Park, so you will have plenty of options for how you can celebrate together. Tickets are $36.95 and membership discounts are available. Learn more.
Put on your own performance at the Fox Theatre. If you and your significant other enjoy getting dolled up and attending performances, the Fox Theatre is a great place to propose. From live orchestras, to comedy shows, and musicals, pairing an engagement ring with a show will help seal this in as a memory of a lifetime. Depending on the type of performance, be nimble and find the best time to propose once you’re there. This could be before the show, during the intermission, or even during! Check their calendar in advance to find an event that feels right. Learn more.
Propose at an Atlanta team sports event. Is your significant other a sports lover? Catch them off guard with a sports-themed engagement! In addition to college sports being taken very seriously here, there are six professional sports teams in Atlanta which gives you plenty of options throughout the year. Carve out a proposal moment at the Mercedes-Benz stadium at the pre-game tailgate for an Atlanta Falcons game, or go on a tour at Truist Park to see all the Atlanta Braves behind the scenes action before you get engaged. Learn more.
We hope that you enjoyed our recommendations of the best proposal places in Atlanta. We love Atlanta and all that this beautiful city has to offer, including its sweet couples!
[Photoshoot in the spotlight: Crystal and Steven in Dallas, Texas.]
The Joy Team