The Best Places in North Carolina for Proposals: Sweep Them Off Their Feet

You’ve found the perfect partner and a beautiful ring. Now all you need is a picturesque spot to pop the question. Luckily, Western North Carolina offers no shortage of gorgeous marriage proposal locations! Whether you prefer an intimate spot or a popular place in the mountains, you’ll fall in love with the best places in North Carolina for proposals. To make your day extra special, request access to our free Vacation Guide, and start planning a proposal for the love of your life. Inside, you’ll find all the best restaurants for a celebratory meal with family and friends, beautiful spots for romantic strolls, and much more. 

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The Best Places in North Carolina for Proposals with Picture Perfect Backdrops 

Biltmore Estate 

Completed in 1895, Asheville’s iconic Biltmore Estate is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is often regarded as one of the best places in North Carolina for proposals. The beautiful mansion boasts extraordinary features that make for stunning proposal pictures. From the immaculate front lawn to the gorgeous gardens, the property’s captivating design will make you swoon. 

Chimney Rock State Park  

For the ultimate proposal featuring breathtaking views, ask them to marry you at the top of Chimney Rock State Park during sunset. This stunning location offers remarkable mountain vistas, and it is just a few minutes from The Esmeralda Inn.  

Craggy Gardens  

Full of gorgeous greenery, Craggy Gardens features an oasis of natural beauty. The luscious plant life creates an idyllic backdrop for marriage proposals, and the serene setting is perfect for the intimate moment you’re dreaming of. A Craggy Gardens proposal is something you’ll never forget. 

Grandfather Mountain 

If you’ve ever envisioned proposing on a swinging bridge, the country’s highest swinging bridge is the place to do it! The Mile-High Swinging Bridge sits atop Grandfather Mountain and swings one mile above sea level. When you pair this unique structure with extraordinary, panoramic views you’ll get a one-of-a-kind proposal perfect for the one you love. 

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Pop the Question at The Esmeralda Inn The Esmeralda Inn Exterior Front

If you’re planning a proposal like no other, The Esmeralda is the perfect proposal spot for your romantic engagement. Whether you get down on one knee by the river or in the mountains, this moment will remain in your heart forever.  

After they’ve said yes, there’s no better way to end the night than with a romantic stay at The Esmeralda Inn. Our mountainside bed & breakfast is ideal for newly engaged couples. We offer remarkable accommodations, relaxing amenities, and special add-ons to make your stay unforgettable. In addition to everything our Chimney Rock inn provides, you and your sweetheart can get a feel for the remarkable magic of an Esmeralda Inn wedding. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate your love or the ideal wedding location, you’ve come to the right place.  

If you’re ready to take the next step with your better half, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!