The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
About a mile outside of Downtown Asheville, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville is a beautiful way to get away from the busyness of the city while still making it to your dinner reservation or show on time. From its picturesque bridges to enchanting gazebo, there are numerous locations to make your proposal picture-perfect!
The Biltmore Estate
One of the most iconic destinations in the Asheville area, the Biltmore Estate is the perfect fairytale setting for the start of your happily ever after. Whether you want to pop the question while strolling through the Biltmore Gardens, lazing along the edge of Bass Pond, or dining at any one of the lovely restaurants on the Biltmore Estate grounds.
Chimney Rock State Park
If you are looking for an outdoorsy, yet accessible engagement destination, look no further! At Chimney Rock State Park you can take the day to enjoy the trails and even rock-climb or climb straight to the top of Chimney Rock to enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The North Carolina Arboretum
Any nature-lover’s dream, the NC Arboretum has 65-acres of cultivated gardens, indoor and outdoor art exhibits, as well as hiking and biking trails.
Dupont State Forest, Triple Falls
Nestled between Hendersonville and Brevard, the Dupont State Forest holds several of the most charming mountain trails in WNC. The trails around Triple Falls border are particularly stunning, running along a stretch of the river with three distinct cascades that make up Triple. Here you could get down on one knee in the mist rising off the foot of a waterfall–it doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
The Blue Ridge Parkway
When seeking a beautiful mountainous backdrop for your special moment, you can’t do better than the Blue Ridge Parkway. Any one of the overlooks along the road would be a lovely spot and the Parkway also contains hiking trails to for higher heights and sights. The Craggy Pinnacle Trail is one example of a hike to stunning panoramic views of the mountains that, depending on the time of year, are colored by bright fall colors or the stark pink of rhododendron flowers.
Hot Air Balloon
If you want a truly heavenly experience, consider a hot air balloon ride over the city.