Top Places to Propose Marriage

So you're ready to pop the question but want to make the moment special? Here are a few of the most romantic proposal spots in Memphis. Good luck!

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The Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre
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How would you like to see your proposal in lights? The marquee at the Orpheum Theatre can be rented to display your big question (or any other special message). Pricing starts at $250 to have your message displayed for 10 minutes at a mutually agreed upon time and goes all the way up to $1,000 to have your message displayed exclusively for 2 hours. Your loved one will be delighted to see the message on such a historic sign.

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The Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis Botanic Garden
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The Botanic Garden is undeniably one of the most beautiful and serene spots in the Memphis area. The Japanese Garden of Tranquility with its Half Moon Bridge or the sensual Rose Garden would make the perfect backdrops for your romantic proposal. The garden is vast and has many private spots for you and your loved one to have a moment of solitude.

03 of 05

On a Carriage Ride

Horse-Drawn Carriage and Dog in Memphis Tennessee USA
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What could possibly be more romantic than a ride in a horse-drawn carriage? Why, a marriage proposal in a horse-drawn carriage, of course! Carriage Tours of Memphis offers carriage rides day or night in the downtown area. For an extra touch of romance, you can take your ride in the pumpkin-shaped Cinderella Carriage! Pass by some of the city's best sights and pick the one most suited for you to get down on one knee.

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The Mississippi River

Mississippi River and Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis, TN
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While Memphis doesn't offer any seaside beaches for moonlit strolls, we do boast a mighty and romantic river. At sunset, the magnificent colors of the sunset are reflected in the Mississipi's waters, providing a breathtaking backdrop for a proposal. Or wait until after dark when the moon and the stars twinkle on the water's surface. If you want to overlook the Mississippi River consider heading to one of the city's many rooftops. The top of Old Dominick Distillery or the Terrace at River Inn are perfect.

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05 of 05

In the Sky

Low Angle View Of Marry Me Text By Vapor Trails In Clear Blue Sky
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If you really want to go all out, you can have your marriage proposal fly across the sky on a banner being towed by a small plane. This service starts at $395.00 and includes up to 35 characters, plus a heart or two, if you want. Skywriting is also available, though generally only 12 characters can be used. However, if your fiancee-to-be has a short name, it just might work (e.g. "Marry me Lisa?")!

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