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Top 5 Places to Propose Marriage

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So you're ready to pop the question but want to make the moment special? Here are a few of the city's most romantic proposal spots. Good luck!

1. The Orpheum Theatre

How would you like to see your proposal in lights? The marquee at the Orpheum Theatre can be rented to display your big question (or any other special message). Pricing starts at $250 to have your message displayed for 30 minutes at a mutually agreed upon time and goes all the way up to $1,000 to have your message displayed exclusively for 2 hours.

2. The Memphis Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is undeniably one of the most beautiful and serene spots in the Memphis area. The Japanese Garden of Tranquility with its Half Moon Bridge or the sensual Rose Garden would make the perfect backdrops for your romantic proposal.

3. On a Carriage Ride

What could possibly be more romantic than a ride in a horse-drawn carriage? Why, a marriage proposal in a horse-drawn carriage, of course! Carriage Tours of Memphis offers carriage rides day or night in the downtown area. For an extra touch of romance, you can take your ride in the pumpkin-shaped Cinderella Carriage!

4. The Mississippi River

While Memphis doesn't offer any seaside beaches for moonlit strolls, we do boast a mighty and romantic river. At sunset, the magnificent colors of the sunset are reflected in the Mississipi's waters, providing a breathtaking backdrop for a proposal. Or wait until after dark when the moon and the stars twinkle on the water's surface.

5. In the Sky

If you really want to go all out, you can have your marriage proposal fly across the sky on a banner being towed by a small plane. This service starts at $395.00 and includes up to 35 characters, plus a heart or two, if you want. Skywriting is also available, though generally only 12 characters can be used. However, if your fiancee-to-be has a short name, it just might work (e.g. "Marry me Lisa?")!
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