The Best Places to Propose in Gainesville, FL
Gainesville is full of beautiful, unique, and sentimental spots to ask one of life’s most important questions, “Will you marry me?”
While we recommend asking this question in a special spot for you and your significant other, we’ve outlined some of the most beautiful places that our wonderful city has to offer. So if you’re in need of inspiration, we’ve got you covered!
University of Florida
Many of you call the University of Florida your alma mater and may have even met your significant others during time spent at the school. Or, you may just be an avid fan of the Florida Gators. Either way, UF has some of the most beautiful and unique spots on campus for your proposal.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
One of the most recognizable landmarks on campus is Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, lovingly nicknamed “The Swamp.” During Saturdays in the fall, this stadium is teeming with fans and excitement. While you don’t have to have your big moment on the day of the big game, this spot on campus makes a wonderful place for avid Florida fans to say “Yes!” to a proposal. You can choose to pop the question in the stadium itself or outside on the beautiful palm tree-lined pathways.
A hidden gem on campus is the Baughman Center, a gorgeous chapel located near Lake Alice, just as pretty inside as it is outside. You can choose to get down on one knee in front of the beautiful glass windows that surround the interior or rather, at sunset near with a beautiful view of Lake Alice. You may even catch a glimpse of an alligator too!
One of the tallest landmarks in Gainesville, Century Tower is a university focal point and represents a huge milestone in UF’s existence. Create your own special milestone by choosing to plan your proposal at Century Tower. And, each hour, hear the wonderful and enchanting notes of the bells playing overhead, reminiscent of the wedding bells that will soon be playing at your wedding!
If you are looking for a more natural and beautiful setting, Paynes Prairie State Park is a local favorite, especially at sunset. Ask that special someone in a picture-perfect setting surrounded by natural beauty.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Another beautiful spot in Gainesville is the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Choose from dozens of mesmerizing locations for the perfect backdrop to your proposal. The moment will be set against beautiful flora and the pictures will turn out stunning!
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Similar to Paynes Prairie, Sweetwater Wetlands Park captures the natural beauty that we in Gainesville get to call our home. You won’t be pressed to find the perfect spot because you’ll have so many places to choose from in this park. Daylight or sunset, this expanse of natural wetlands will be the perfect place to ask any time of day!
For surprises involving your family members, Depot Park may be just the place to ask the age-old question. Not only is it a great way to hide awaiting loved ones until they join in on the celebration, it’s also a wonderful spot to capture the perfect moment. Between the fountains and intimate spots in the park, you can find a unique place for you to ask your soon-to-be fiance.
The Thomas Center is a beautiful and historic site for your special proposal. What was once a private estate, now serves as the hub for culture and art in Gainesville. There are so many spots around this property to stage your proposal and capture the beauty of the moment as well.
Finally, for entirely local and unique spots in Gainesville, you can find the perfect place downtown. You can choose a private and intimate spot or in front of one of the dozens of beautifully unique murals that adorn the streets of downtown. The Hippodrome also serves as a beautiful backdrop for your moment. Plus, there are so many amazing restaurants to choose from to celebrate afterward with those you love, including your newly minted betrothed.
Brittany’s Is Here for Your “Will You’s” & “I Do’s”
Wherever you decide to host your moment, let Brittany’s Fine Jewelry help you find the perfect engagement ring for your proposal. We have a wide selection of dazzling diamonds or unique rings to match your significant other’s tastes, and we’ve been helping our customers get that “Yes!” for over 35 years.
Visit our showroom in Gainesville, and we’re happy to help you locate the perfect ring.