Epic engagement: 10 of the most memorable places to propose in Georgia

The Roof Top at Ponce City Market offers marriage proposal packages for the ultimate rooftop proposal. (Jenni Girtman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Ready to pop the big question? You’ve finally found “the one,” and you’re prepared to ask them the most important question of your life. Now, you have to decide where to do it and make sure it’s in just the right spot. For some, asking the right question at the right time and in the right place is almost as important as the wedding itself.

While there are countless incredible places to propose in Georgia, whether it’s a romantic weekend, a short day trip or conveniently located in the Atlanta area, we’ve selected 10 of the most memorable and picturesque places for that special, life-changing moment. Take some notes and explore some of Georgia’s top spots to get engaged below.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Escape for a romantic weekend trip to Chateau Elan in the lovely North Georgia mountains, just about 45 minutes from Atlanta. The expansive, French-inspired resort is ideal for a weekend packed with activities, including its excellent 18-hole golf course, fitness and wellness programs, winery tours and tastings, culinary workshops and rejuvenating spa. The exquisite on-property restaurants and bars will take you on a culinary journey around the world, led by a team of chefs and sommeliers. Check out some of their signature packages to help plan your elegant engagement weekend.

Location: Braselton, GA - 100 Rue Charlemagne Dr.; Website: chateauelan.com; Contact: 678-425-0900

The Roof at Ponce City Market

How about a magical rooftop proposal? The Roof at Ponce City Market offers a variety of possibilities for that unforgettable moment, whether it’s after a round of mini golf at Skyline Park, dinner at Nine Mile Station or a rose-petal-shaped heart with you in the middle within the Rooftop Terrace. With their marriage proposal packages, you can begin planning your ultimate rooftop proposal.

Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE; Website: poncecityroof.com/proposal-packages; Contact: 770-999-1530

Callaway Resort & Gardens

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gorgeous Callaway Gardens with your significant other while seeing the wildlife, azaleas, butterfly center, discovery center or hiking their winding nature trails. As an extra touch to your special day, take in an organ concert within their chapel, which is modeled after the Gothic architecture of the 16th century and has impressive stained-glass windows. If you want to make the most of your time at Callaway and would like to include an overnight stay, take a look at their vacation packages.

Location: Pine Mountain, GA - 17617 US-27; Website: callawaygardens.com; Contact: 855-894-0420

Truist Park

Calling all Braves fans! Proposing inside Truist Park is as close to Braves Country as it gets. Put on your favorite Braves jersey and head out to the field for the biggest play of your life, as though you were ready to take the mound in a World Series game. If this sounds like the best spot for you to propose, contact Truist Park’s Special Events Department at the number below.

Location: Cumberland - 755 Battery Ave. SE; Website: mlb.com/braves/ballpark; Contact: 404-614-2364

Driftwood Beach (Jekyll Island)

Love long walks on the beach? This serene and picturesque beach on Jekyll Island will astound you with its beautiful, gnarled driftwood and offer an abundance of photo opportunities. Whether you go for an early morning walk to see the sunrise or later in the evening to watch the sunset, Driftwood Beach will make for some truly wonderful engagement photos.

Location: Jekyll Island, GA; Website: goldenisles.com/driftwood-beach; Contact: 800-933-2627

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Experience luxurious lake life at the waterfront Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee resort, surrounded by lush scenery and stunning natural beauty. Relax and indulge with the resort’s five-star amenities, like their signature golf courses, soothing spa and other lakeside activities, for a tranquil escape from the city. Plan ahead for your perfect proposal weekend getaway where you’ll create lasting memories for years to come.

Location: Greensboro, GA - 1 Lake Oconee Trail; Website: ritzcarlton.com/georgia/reynolds; Contact: 706-467-0600

Fountain at Forsyth Park

There is a lot to see and discover in the historic Southern city of Savannah. The magnificent Forsyth Park fountain is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and a popular proposal spot. The majestic fountain is situated at the northern end of the park, surrounded by enchanting Spanish moss-draped live oak trees and park benches for admiring the park’s beauty. As you enjoy a nice walk through the charming park hand-in-hand with your partner, make sure to stop at the fountain for your special moment.

Location: Savannah, GA - 1 W Gaston St.; Website: savannah.com/forsyth-park

Panther Creek Falls

If you both enjoy hiking, Panther Creek Falls in Turnerville is just the right spot for the big question. This waterfall, one of North Georgia’s most spectacular, comes at the end of a 3.5-mile moderate hike through a series of rushing falls nestled beneath towering trees. Once you reach the waterfall, it will be the perfect backdrop to your proposal, making it much more rewarding when you hear your future spouse say “yes.” Give yourself plenty of time to do the entire hike; pack some reliable hiking shoes, snacks and water. The ring too, of course!

Location: Turnerville, GA - 3995 Old Historic 441; Contact: 404-745-9222

Piedmont Park

Located right in the heart of Atlanta with eye-catching views of the midtown skyline, Piedmont Park is an overall unbeatable spot for a proposal. Whether you choose the Skyline Picture Point, the Clara Meer Gazebo, Stone Staircase or Active Oval, there are plenty of great places around the park.

Location: Midtown - 1320 Monroe Dr. NE; Website: piedmontpark.org; Contact: 404-875-7275

Tybee Island Lighthouse

If you’re a history buff, you’ll be fascinated to discover that the Tybee Island Lighthouse is just one of seven surviving Colonial-era lighthouse towers. As Georgia’s tallest and oldest lighthouse, it was constructed in 1773 and has been used for more than 270 years to safely direct mariners into the Savannah River. Climb the 175+ steps to the top and surprise your sweetheart when you get down on one knee for one of the most unique and interesting places to pop the question. Don’t forget to grab a few photos outside on the beach afterward.

Location: Tybee Island, GA - 30 Meddin Dr.; Website: tybeelighthouse.org; Contact: 912-786-5801

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