Here Are the 4 Most Breathtaking Places to Propose in Virginia

If you’re planning on popping the question, you are likely trying to come up with the best marriage proposal possible! Don’t stress yourself out, we’re here to give you some amazing places to do it. Virginia is for lovers afterall, and the Old Dominion State creates some stunning backdrops for you to ask the love of your life to spend the rest of your lives together. Keep ready for our favorite places to propose in Virginia!

After your sweetheart says yes, spend the rest of your trip celebrating and experiencing all the best that Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. Access our FREE Natural Bridge Vacation Guide for the best things to do, see, eat, and more!


Our Favorite Places to Propose in Virginia

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For decades, couples have flocked to Natural Bridge State Park for their life’s most romantic moments. People don’t just use the bridge’s natural beauty as a stunning backdrop for a proposal. They also get married, host their engagement pictures, and more! The spectacular 215-foot high natural bridge is a truly unique and beautiful location that you just can’t get anywhere else.

James River

Create a full day of fun before your proposal! The Upper James River Water Trail goes right through Natural Bridge providing adventures on the water. Rent a tandem kayak or canoe and immerse yourself in the amazing Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, find a beautiful place to rest, enjoy the view, and of course, pop the question! This is the perfect proposal for outdoorsy couples that want to ensure a private place to ask.

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McAfee Knob is the perfect proposal spot for someone looking to pop the question on the Appalachian Trail. This breathtaking location is known as one of the most photographed spots along the more than 2,000-mile trail. You will have to work a bit for it though. The hike is about eight miles in total and gains just over 1,800 feet in elevation. However, it all comes with a great reward. The knob boasts panoramic views of the Catawba Valley and is sure to take your loved one’s breath away!

Blue Ridge Parkway

Do you want to pop the question with a great view but don’t want to do all the work of a hike? There are countless of stunning views to make your proposal backdrop completely breathtaking along the Blue Ridge Parkway! Some of our favorite lookouts and spots include the Upper Goose Creek Valley Overlook, Porter Mountain View, Mills Gap, and Peaks of Otter Viewpoint. Each one of these locations provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains either right from the road or with just a short walk.

Celebrate With a Stay at Natural Bridge Hotel

couple wine fireCome back to the Natural Bridge Hotel after your big proposal. Our hotel is nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, right across the street from the Natural Bridge State Park. Although we are completely immersed in nature, our small town is less than an hour from Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Lexington! We offer four room types including Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. To make the celebration extra special, we recommend adding one of our packages to your reservation! We offer A Night by the Fire Package, our Natural Bridge Romance Package, our ​Bed & Breakfast Package, a Picnic at Natural Bridge Package, and more!

Check our availability to start planning your big proposal today!