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5 Places to Propose in Charleston, SC

If you’ve found this page, you’re probably planning a proposal in Charleston soon. Congratulations on the decision to ask the love of your life to marry you! This is such an important moment and I want to help make the planning of it a little bit easier. Whether you’re a local or you’re planning to pop the question while you’re visiting, I hope this post helps you pick the best place to propose in and around Charleston. Here are my 5 favorite places to propose in Charleston, SC!

1. Chalmers Street

Looking to pop the question surrounded by historic downtown Charleston charm? Chalmers street is the longest cobblestone street in Charleston and runs right through the middle of (in my opinion) one of the most beautiful areas in the city. Imagine taking a walk through town and pausing in front of the charming row homes or St. Philips Church to ask your person to marry you. 

Meagan and Christian’s engagement photos were taken here!

engagement photos in downtown Charleston, SC on Chalmers Street cobblestone - Charleston Wedding Photographer

2. Cypress Gardens

Ok, so Cypress Gardens is about 45 minutes outside of Charleston but still so worth the visit – especially for your proposal. The park boasts a romantic black water swamp that was also the filming site of the lake scene in the notebook. Imagine rowing amongst the cypress trees and then popping the question in this fairytale setting. 

Check out Chris’s proposal to Keyvi at Cypress Gardens!

Cypress Gardens proposal on row boats - Charleston Wedding Photographer

3. Colonial Lake

Colonial Lake is a park in the heart of downtown Charleston surrounded by beautiful homes and beautiful flowers year round. This park provides a more intimate setting for a proposal without sacrificing that Charleston charm. A great place for an afternoon stroll and becoming fiancés!

Eva and Josh made a stop at Colonial Lake during their engagement session!

engagement photos at Colonial Lake in Charleston, SC - Charleston Wedding Photographer

4. Folly Beach County Park

Dreaming of a proposal on the beach at sunset? Folly Beach County Park is the best place to catch the sunset on the beach in Charleston. Nothing complements a sunset on the beach better than a sparkly new ring on the hand of your beloved!

Take a look at Michelle and Austin’s sunset session at Folly Beach!

engagement photos on Folly Beach at sunset

5. Hampton Park

If you’re dreaming of proposing in a more natural setting, Hampton Park is a great option. This park is huge and has a ton of different location options. The beautiful paths lined with large oak trees and colorful flowers (especially during the  create a secluded space, perfect for an intimate proposal. 

Kaitlin and Ethan’s engagement photos were taken at Hampton Park!

hampton park engagement photos in Charleston, SC

I hope this post has given you ideas for places to propose in Charleston! To round out your plan, I would love to chat with you about photographing your proposal

Wishing you all the best for this exciting moment!

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cameron, owner of Photography By Cameron, wedding photographer in Charleston, SC



Hey there! I’m Cameron, a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. Here on the blog you can see my latest weddings and portrait sessions, read the sweetest wedding day stories, and get all of my best tips for the wedding day and beyond. Grab a coffee and enjoy!   

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