Top Spots to Pop the Question in Tallahassee
Say "Yes" to These Memorable Locations
From Labor Day to Valentine’s Day and so many holidays in between, this is the time of year most popular to pop the question “Will you marry me?” Whether under century-old live oak trees symbolizing the roots of family or the romantic reflections of meandering natural water trails, Tallahassee offers the perfect spot for any couple to commit to a future together and even to hold their ceremony.
A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens certainly has an incredible amount of quiet, vistas to choose from in the quest for the most romantic outdoor spot to propose. The options include a picturesque brick walkway that meanders around the lake, a secret garden, reflection pool, an enclosed and circular walled garden all adorned amongst century-old live oaks and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.
For couples who love college sports and Florida State Football, what better place than to propose than Florida State University’s famed Doak Campbell Stadium, surrounded by garnet and gold.
For the political minded romantic, the front steps of Florida’s Historic Capitol building offer the perfect location to bend on one knee. Surrounded by seasonal flowers, the building is restored to its 1902 grandeur with colorful red, candy-striped awnings. The Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the center of Tallahassee and Florida’s Capital Complex. The steps provide an iconic view and serve as the entrance to Florida’s political history, marking the perfect spot to make that historical move in your life.
For those who want to mark their special moment with memories of childhood and the experience of growing up in Tallahassee, the Greetings From Tallahassee mural provides the perfect artsy spot. The mural by local artist Kollet Hardemon represents a juxtaposition of the artist’s favorite memoires of growing up in Tallahassee. You’ll find everything from local college mascots to zip-lining at the Tallahassee Museum. Bonus: Your friends can hide in the trees and record the moment to share with family and friends.
The J. R. Alford Greenway entrance to Lafayette Heritage Trail is located to the right of the greenway parking area. The unpaved trail will lead you to the magnificent undulating path surrounded by enormous pine trees, palms and live oaks straight to the gorgeous, wooden styled bridge and boardwalk. The covered bridge, reminiscent of the past, is built high above the railroad tracks, shaded with gorgeous views overlooking Piney Z Lake. Don’t worry about any covered wagons needing to cross the bridge but watch out for the occasional mountain biker or dog walker before you choose your special moment.
The picturesque campus of FAMU offers many beautiful spots but perhaps the most picturesque is in the heart of FAMU at the eternal flame and its symbol of excellence representing the fire and spirit within every FAMU student.
Lichgate Cottage makes the list for the most eclectic, outdoor location. Built by FSU English professor, Laura Jepsen and named for the gates of medieval England, Lichgate Cottage is reminiscent of the fairytale cottages of childhood stories. The grounds include butterfly, perennial and daffodil gardens, a labyrinth and a magnificent Live Oak tree dating back to the days of Shakespeare. Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk and offer the perfect spot for a picnic and proposal.
Once you’ve said “yes” you can start planning your wedding in Tallahassee. We’ve made it easy for you with our Wedding Planner guide, itineraries and tips to make your special day one you’ll never forget.