7 Top Spots to Propose on Florida’s Historic Coast

It’s been called one of the most romantic places in the world. And with good reason it’s become one of the best spots to pop the question.

August 9, 2021
Engagement & Weddings | St. Augustine

Is it possible to fall head over heels for a city? We say “yes!” Everywhere you look, St. Augustine inspires romantic feelings. And once you’ve met the person who makes you feel like you’re on top of the world, there’s no better place to propose marriage than the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. The panoramic views will take your breath away. And each of the 219 steps to the top brings you one step closer to that moment you’ve been preparing for. Bring along some champagne to toast the stunning sunset as you pop the question. As she says “yes”, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice.

With 42 miles of pristine beaches, you’ll have no trouble finding a private spot to call your own. Mickler’s Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach is one of our favorites. The pink, coquina-sand stretches of beach are the perfect spot for an early morning breakfast. As the run rises over the gentle waves, roll out the beach blanket for a little breakfast of coffee, croissants and a carat or two. (We’re talking the diamond kind, of course.) How could anyone resist?

Is your love as strong as a fort? Will it endure the test of time? If so, there’s no better place to prove it than at the Castillo de San Marcos. Built of local coquina in the 1700’s by the Spanish, the Castillo stands today as a symbol of resilience, having withstood numerous attacks and canon fire over centuries. Show your beloved your love is as solid as a rock and will endure the slings and arrows that may come. Just bring the rock and let the fort say the rest.

Engagements & Weddings | Saint Augustine

What’s more romantic than a love tree? That’s when two trees of different species, like an oak and a palm tree, grow together and intertwine as one. You’ll find one on Cordova and Orange Street and another one on Bridge Street. Perhaps you’ll just stumble upon it and be inspired to ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage. Legend has it, couples who kiss under a love tree will seal their love for eternity. Can’t argue with those odds.

If you want a little more dazzle and drama around your proposal, you’ve come to the right place. St. Augustine sure knows how to put on a sparkling show. Can you imagine proposing on the Bridge of Lions when suddenly the skies light up with fireworks? The July 4th Fireworks over the Matanzas is one of the best displays on the East Coast. Let’s just say, it would be an unforgettable moment.

Just as spectacular and magical would be proposing at the gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion during Nights of Lights. This is when the entire city is lit up with millions of tiny white lights from the ground to the rooftops, casting a spell of absolute wonder and joy over all who see it. The perfect setting for a sparkling diamond, indeed.

At the end of the day, there’s always a beautiful sunset over the ancient city skyline that inspires romance. A sunset cruise on the Schooner Freedom is a wonderful experience on any night, but made more special when you share it with one you love. Cozy up with a blanket, a glass of wine and declare your love as the wind whips through your hair. When she says “yes”, be like Jack and declare “I’m the king of the world!” After all, you’re not just proposing marriage, you’re proposing an adventure of a lifetime.

Be sure to check out our “Celebrate” wedding guide with information on venues, services and accommodations to help make your special day a perfect occasion. You can access it here.

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