What could be more romantic than taking a scenic stroll through the national landmark?
Paynes Prairie has dozens of unique and beautiful spots to pop the question! One of our favorites is the observation tower that provides you with a panoramic view of the land, the perfect spot for your special someone to say YES!
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
It’s great to be a Florida Gator! Visiting the stadium with your significant other is the best way to remember why you fell in love in the first place. Whether you’re alumni’s or still currently attending, popping the question here will surely fill you both with nostalgia to last a lifetime.
What is the staple landmark of the University of Florida? You guessed it, Century Tower! This spot is a great location to propose.
At the heart of the campus, you will be surrounded by the ambiance of history. As the bells toll, you drop to one knee and pop the question!
The Thomas Center
Get a feel of the history of Gainesville while also making history with your partner at the Thomas Center. Once a private residence, it is now a cultural hotspot for art and community activities. Start by browsing the art exhibitions and restored period rooms, and end with a proposal your dear one will hold close to their heart forever.
P.S. You can also book it as your wedding venue!
Cellon Oak Park
Pack a nice picnic lunch and visit Cellon Oak Park, home to Florida’s largest natural oak tree. Relax under the shade of the branches and enjoy each others company, with this laid-back proposal spot.
Theatre at the Hippodrome
Your loved one a fan of the theatre and arts? Try taking them to the theatre at the Hippodrome.
Established in 1973, the Hippodrome was founded by six artists and built of artistic achievements. Whether your significant other likes theater or not, the theater will create that special night you need. So dress up, enjoy the show, and take in the history of the Hippodrome, creating a perfect night to pop the question.
Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Another unique spot to propose is the Butterfly Rainforest in the Florida Museum of Natural History. Enjoy learning about these fascinating creatures while they swirl all around you. This unique trip is a great way to spend a nice outing with your loved one and pop the question.
P.S. I recommend going during the warm months when the butterflies are more active.
Sweetwater Branch Inn
What better way to propose than a weekend getaway at Victorian style Bed & Breakfast, located in the heart of historic Gainesville.
Sweetwater Branch is graciously decorated and elegantly preserved, proving a unique lodging experience. While there, you can explore the McKenzie Gardens as a good place to pop the question!
Union Street Farmers Market
If you’re looking for a low-key proposal, the Union Street Farmers Market is the perfect spot to do it. Explore the different street vendors, eat some great food at a low cost, and spend time with your loved one.
Wine Tasting at Downtown Wine and Cheese Bar
What’s more perfect than wine and cheese?? Nothing!
Taking your special someone wine tasting at the Downtown Wine and Cheese Bar is a great way to spend time while enjoying the different pairings. Whether you’re an enthusiast or not, it gives a fun activity and can lead to a memorable night to pop the question.