9 of the Best Picture-Perfect Proposal Spots in Greenville, SC

Got your perfect ring? IT'S TIME TO POP THE QUESTION! Blow your fiancée-to-be's mind with one of these proposal spots around downtown Greenville. Whether you're a nature-loving or city-life couple, we got ya covered in Greenville, SC! 






Furman Rose Garden
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Less than 20 minutes from Downtown Greenville | Nature Lover | Quiet

Just minutes from downtown Greenville, the campus of Furman University features loads of beautiful and picture-perfect places to plan the perfect proposal. This beautiful campus is open to the public, and during the summer is the place to stroll, picnic, and propose. The campus has loads of stunning locations, including the Rose Garden, Bell Tower & Place of Peace.

  • Rose Garden

    • The Janie Earle Rose Garden is the perfect proposal spot for the romantic & classic! Featuring beautiful roses, an idyllic gazebo, and a picture-perfect fountain, the Rose Garden will be the proposal spot straight out of a fairytale. Maybe take a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day under the gazebo! Or picnic in the rose garden and wander over to Furman’s Historic Clock Tower.

  • Clock Tower

    • The Historic Florentine Bell Tower sits along the tree-lined peninsula on Furman’s lake. This beloved landmark is a picturesque location with sweeping views of the lake, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Place of Peace. Known as the Power of the Tower, the little known legend is that if a man and woman kiss inside it, they will get married. Perfect, right!

  • Asian Garden

    • Want a peaceful proposal? On the weekends during the summer months Furman’s Place of Peace Japanese temple is open to the public and has breathtaking views of the adjoining Asian garden, lake & bell tower, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Whether you plan a short proposal or a day-long adventure, Furman’s campus would be the perfect place to stop and enjoy a few hours!




Paris Mountain State Park
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Less than 20 minutes from Downtown Greenville | Lake Day | Nature Lover | Weekend Retreat

With over 17 miles of hiking & biking trails and access to 4 lakes, Paris Mountain State Park is one of the perfect proposal spots for the outdoorsy couple. Just minutes from downtown Greenville, the state park is the perfect day trip or weekend retreat for your proposal. Whether you spend your time along the lake or hiking the trails, you & your fiancé-to-be will make memories and have a beautiful backdrop for your proposal!




Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
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30 to 45 Minutes from Downtown Greenville | Short Walk | Nature Lover

On the way to Cesar’s Head, you might notice crowds of people parked along the road. Less than an hour outside downtown Greenville, Bald Rock Heritage Preserve features a large granite rock face just a short walk from the road. From this rock face, you can see beautiful panoramic views of Pickens & Greenville Counties and Upstate South Carolina’s staple hiking spot, Table Rock. Whether you enjoy the vibrant warm foliage of the fall or the lush greens of the summer, Bald Rock Heritage Preserve is the must-see spot for proposals. Stop by on the way back from hiking up around Cesar’s Head & Table Rock, or head straight out for this panoramic beauty!




Jones Gap State Park
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30 to 45 minutes from Downtown Greenville | Waterfalls | Nature Lover

Jones Gap State Park is another perfect proposal destination for the outdoorsy couple. With over 60+ miles of hiking trails—of varying difficulties—and two picturesque waterfalls, this park offers tons of end-of-the-trail sights. Hike the Rainbow Falls trail and propose with the waterfall behind you, or, following your hike, make the short trip to Bald Rock Heritage Preserve or Symmes Chapel, aka Pretty Place, for sweeping sunset views to silhouette your proposal.

*Must make Day-use parking reservations on Weekends or Holidays for times before 1 pm. If coming on weekdays, parking is first-come-first-serve




Campbell's Covered Bridge
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30 to 45 minutes from Downtown Greenville | Unique | Nature Lover

Less than 45 minutes from downtown Greenville, nestled in the woods is the only authentic covered bridge in South Carolina. Campbell's Covered Bridge is a fun way to propose and offers a unique day-trip adventure. Plan a picnic, explore the old foundations of the mill near the bridge & enjoy the picturesque covered bridge when you pop the question!





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Downtown | Indoor or Outdoor | Rooftop Views | Ambience
Juniper is a new, stylish rooftop bar & restaurant located right in the heart of downtown Greenville and is a great proposal spot for city & nightlife lovers. Just steps from Falls Park and the rest of downtown, this unique bar a unique and trendy must-see location just eight floors up from Main Street.




Medusa Tree- Falls Park on the Reedy
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Downtown | Close to Bars & Restaurants | Outdoors
  • Wyche Pavilion

    • This open-air pavilion sits along the Reedy River in the middle of downtown. Just across the street from Falls Park and within walking distance to local bars & restaurants, this historic building provides a beautiful backdrop for proposals, with exposed brick and the Reedy River right outside the door. 
  • Liberty Bridge
    • As one of the most recognizable Greenville landmarks, Liberty Bridge is a tried and true proposal spot and gives you quick access to the rest of Falls Park. This 355-foot-long suspension bridge has beautiful views of Falls Park and is an option for couples who want a classic Greenville proposal.
  • Medusa Tree
    • Located along the Falls Park stretch of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, this extraordinary tree has tangled exposed roots that give a unique background to your proposal. Enjoy biking or walking? Start your day at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery in Greenville (approximately a 15 minute bike ride) or the TRee House Cafe & Studio in Traveler's Rest (approximately a 50 minute bike ride), and journey towards the Medusa Tree.
Cancer Survivors Park
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Downtown | Close to Bars & Restaurants | Outdoors 
Another great outdoor option close to downtown is Cancer Survivors Park. While it is a little further from the heart of downtown, it's a quieter park that still in close walking distance to bar & restaurants and has a stunning open pavilion-- which lights up at night.




Ice on Main
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Downtown | Ice Skating | Winter Fun
Are you planning on proposing around the holiday season? Open November through January, Ice on Main is the perfect proposal destination for winter & holiday lovers. The open-air ice skating rink promises to bring holiday cheer and happiness to your proposal plans.