5 Great Places to Propose on the Grand Strand

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Love is always in the air in the Myrtle Beach area, which is one of the reasons our lovely stretch of the Carolina coast is such a big hit with vacationing couples. Of course, the same romance-raising qualities that attract vacationing couples to the Grand Strand also bring many lovebirds to the area for one of life’s biggest moments — the marriage proposal.

If you’re ready to take the next step with your special someone and are still seeking the perfect place to pop the big question, consider one of these area attractions/activities that area sure to set the mood for love and leave you both with lasting memories of the big event:

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel: Your love story can reach new heights with a proposal on the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Hop aboard one of the 187-foot-tall Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas to get a bird’s-eye view of the coastline, the Boardwalk, the ocean and downtown Myrtle Beach. While the gondolas have room for up to six, you can rest assured that your romantic moment won’t be spoiled by strangers — a private flight is assured for all boarding parties. The ride will take you for three revolutions, which amounts to about 10 minutes of enjoying Myrtle Beach’s beauty from your romantic elevated viewpoint — and the attraction’s apex would be a prime spot for popping the question.

The Beach at Sunrise: The Grand Strand boasts 60-plus miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, so there are plenty of picturesque and serene stretches of beach in the Myrtle Beach area — many of them seemingly made for a barefoot, hand-in-hand lover’s stroll through the sands. Further, at North Beach Plantation, a particularly peaceful stretch of shoreline can be found just a short walk south of the resort property. You get where we’re going with this — are there many better settings for a marriage proposal than taking a knee on the beach as the sun rises over the water-filled horizon?

A Chartered Boat Ride: For those who’d like to pop the big question on the water, the Grand Strand offers numerous boat charters that can deliver romantic couple’s voyages on the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. One example found within easy driving distance of North Beach Plantation, Little River’s Enchanted Sailing Charters, even offers an Engagement Cruise complete with a private romantic dinner and your own music of choice while popping the question. 

Dinner at 21 Main: Propose over a romantic meal in an elegant setting that’s within easy walking distance at of your North Beach Plantation accommodations — at the resort’s on-site 21 Main Prime Steakhouse. The fine-dining restaurant’s menu is filled with USDA Prime and specialty cuts of meat and the freshest of seafood, all served in a romantic environment. Start your dinner with the Carolina Crab Cakes or Oysters Rockefeller, then move on to entrees such as the 21 Main Scallops, 
Certified Angus Filet Mignon or the 
USDA Prime NY Strip. A long list of grilled, surf & turf, and raw bar options is also available, and the extensive wine list features a range of reds, whites and more from the world’s top winemaking regions.

Brookgreen Gardens: Found a short drive south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 9,100-acre sculpture garden and wildlife preserve Brookgreen Gardens features several lush and expansive botanical gardens, each with its own distinct theme. The grounds also showcase the nation’s most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture. Especially fitting for nature and art lovers, the attraction serves up plenty of picturesque spots for popping the big question.

Are you ready to pop the question Grand Strand-style at one of these dreamy destinations? Book your couple's beach retreat at North Beach Plantation today — and start looking forward to making some unforgettable memories with your true love on the Carolina coast!

Was the answer to the big question “yes,” and are you now looking for the perfect wedding venue? With all the facilities, amenities and expertise needed to make your destination wedding a success, North Beach Plantation is ready to host you and your all your loved ones for one of life’s biggest events. Explore our wedding-related offerings today — we’re eager to help make your dream wedding on the Grand Strand a reality.