By: Ashley Daniels
So you’re ready to settle down, you have the ring and the blessing, and now you’re looking for the perfect place for your sweetheart to say “yes” to forever after? We get it, a marriage proposal is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so you want to go big for the love of your life! Which is why we’ve gathered the top 5 places with a romantic, wow factor backdrop to propose in the Myrtle Beach area for picture-perfect engagement memories.
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
The landmark SkyWheel is a beautiful beacon of light that towers 200 feet above sea level along the Myrtle Beach coastline. The first observation of its kind in the United States when it opened here in 2011, the SkyWheel could also double as your sky-high engagement location in one of their fabulous 42 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. The team at SkyWheel offers an intimate Proposal Package that countless other happily engaged couples have taken advantage of, complete with special wheel lighting, photos, champagne toast, and more. You’ll both be floating on Cloud Nine!
Known as one of the most sought-after wedding destinations for area brides, Brookgreen Gardens exudes romance throughout the mystical fountains, flora, and sculptures. A showstopping proposal spot to get down on one knee would be along Brookgreen’s Live Oak Alee, lined with centuries-old lovely live oaks draped in Spanish moss (and a perfect photo op), but anywhere in this timeless slice of heaven will be memorable.
The gorgeous white sands and brilliant blue waters of the Atlantic as the sun rises or sets combine as a naturally stunning locale for a proposal – and we have 60 miles of beachfront to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area! For a more private option, we suggest one of our two state parks: Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park, which also gives you an exclusive opportunity of popping the question in an actual castle. Known as Atalaya, the Spanish-style castle was once the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington in the 1930s and today serves as a unique photo backdrop for many special events.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
On the south end of the Myrtle Beach area is Murrells Inlet, a charming fishing village that overlooks the Murrells Inlet marsh. The MarshWalk boardwalk and marina area is another pretty proposal setting – especially at the end of the long pier that juts out beyond Wicked Tuna Grille, where you’re surrounded by the inlet water and the setting sun. After the engagement is official, family and friends can await at any of the popular seafood restaurants on the MarshWalk to celebrate the night away.
Venture even farther south and sweep her off her feet in historic Georgetown, where you almost feel like you’ve booked a getaway. The quaint waterfront community is the third oldest city in the state and may become part of your memory book, too. Propose anywhere along the HarborWalk, on the lawn of the Kaminski House that dates back to 1769, or charter a boat to pop the question at sea. Afterward, make a toast at any of Georgetown’s award-winning restaurants and make it a true getaway by staying the night at any of the charming bed and breakfasts in town.