Most Beautiful Spots to Get Engaged in the South
Lewisburg, West Virginia
West Virginia’s New River Gorge shows off the best of Appalachia’s color in October. Head here for an engagement surrounded by the area’s painterly fall foliage.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Pop the question in one of the South’s favorite towns for a good time. Classic New Orleans architecture makes for a timeless romantic setting.
For an unmistakably ‘spring’ engagement, head to the nation’s capital during its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Just go early in the season to avoid sharing your engagement photos with more than a few strangers.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Pack your bags and hop on the ferry to a place so romantic, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and his wife Carolyn, were married here. The island is home to both an upscale inn and rustic wildlife—perfect for a secluded engagement getaway.
The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia
Make the trek to this beloved, iconic resort (since 1778!) for an idyllic sleigh ride through the countryside. The remote resort (known for its unrivaled hospitality) makes for a serene setting to ask the big question.
Lovers Key State Park, Florida
An appropriately named park for such an occasion! Lovers Key is home to pristine beaches and bright blue waters, and is perfectly secluded for a private moment.
Big Bend National Park, Texas
What could be more romantic than seeing every star in the night sky over west Texas? Big Bend National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park with the darkest skies in the lower 48 states. Talk about unforgettable.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Such an occasion calls for breathtaking surroundings—like the 81-foot-tall Lewis Spring Falls, near Stanley, Virginia.