If you're looking for the perfect place to get engaged in Raleigh, North Carolina, look no further! From beautiful parks to unique museums, this list has something for everyone. So whether you're a native Raleighite or just visiting for the weekend, be sure to check out these 20 amazing places to get engaged.

Pullen Park

Address: 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

First on this list is for a classic romantic proposal, head to Pullen Park. This beautiful park has been a Raleigh staple since 1887 and boasts a carousel, aquarium, train, and more. There's even a gazebo where you can pop the question!

Park is free

Parking is free with a ton of space

Dog Friendly

Open from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

It’s close to the city and can be easily driven to in 15 minutes.

The NC Museum of Art

Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Our second location is very special.

If you're looking for a more unique setting, the NC Museum of Art is the perfect place for you. With its stunning architecture and world-renowned art collection, this museum is sure to make your proposal unforgettable.

The park outside of the museum is free, otherwise, you can pay for admission for art inside the buildings

Parking is free and there's a ton of parking

Service Dogs only

Open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You'll need a permit to photograph your engagement session there.

Sawmill Creek Trail

Google street view: Link

For the offbeat, nature, and hiking couple, why not get engaged at the Sawmill Creek Trail? Our third location has a scenic course through downtown Raleigh, this trail is the perfect place to start your lives together.

Street Parking is available a few walks down

Pet Friendly

Open from Sunrise - Sundown

Centennial Campus

Address: 830 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

If you're a fan of all things Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), our fourth location Centennial Campus is the ideal place to get engaged. This 1,000-acre campus is home to NC State University and dozens of high-tech businesses—talk about a modern love story!

Photography is free

Parking is free and there's a ton of parking

Pet Friendly

Grounds are open anytime

William B Umstead State Park

Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

If you're looking for a nature-filled engagement, look no further than William B Umstead State Park. The fifth location has over 5,500 acres of forest & Creek habitats to explore, this park is perfect for any outdoor lovers.

The state park is free

Parking is free and there's a ton of parking

Pet Friendly, but please see signs of rules when entering the park

Open from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

There are two entrances, so be sure to coordinate with us before you arrive. The are about 5.6 miles of trail. We're most likely photographing within a mile of the trail. Please bring water and sunscreen for the session.

Dorothea Dix Park

With its picturesque views of downtown Raleigh and manicured gardens, Dorothea Dix Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus on what truly matters—your relationship!

The state park is free

Parking is free and there's a ton of parking people are allowed to park in all lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all-day on weekends

Pet Friendly, but please see signs of rules when entering the park, there are water stations for people and pets.

Open from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM/Closed on Mondays

According to the sunflowers are peak bloom in mid-July. They are likely stay in bloom for approximately two to three weeks.

The North Carolina Zoo

Ready to take your relationship to new heights? Then consider getting engaged at The North Carolina Zoo! Home to over 500 animals from around the world, this zoo offers plenty of opportunities for animal lovers to get up close and personal with their favorite creatures. Plus, what's more romantic than saying "I do" surrounded by lions and tigers and bears? (Oh my!)

Arlington Street mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn

For couples who prefer a more relaxed setting, Arlington Street mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn offers charming guest rooms and Southern hospitality galore—the perfect recipe for a romantic weekend getaway! And who knows? You may just find yourselves getting engaged amidst all that charm! 

Duke Gardens

Duke Gardens is a must-see for any couple looking to get engaged in Raleigh. With 55 acres of stunning landscapes and gardens, Duke Gardens is the perfect place to say "I love you."

The Mayton Inn

The Mayton Inn is a beautifully restored historic hotel in downtown Cary. With its luxurious accommodations and gorgeous setting, The Mayton Inn is the perfect place to propose.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

For couples who love nature, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is a great place to get engaged. With miles of hiking trails and stunning views, Hemlock Bluffs is the perfect place to begin your life together.

JC Raulston Arboretum

JC Raulston Arboretum is a 10-acre public garden on the campus of NC State University. With over 6,000 different species of plants, JC Raulston Arboretum is a botanical paradise for couples looking for an engagement location with a difference.

Belltower Chapel & Gardens

For a fairytale proposal, Belltower Chapel & Gardens is the place to go. Nestled in historic Oakwood Cemetery, this chapel features beautiful stained glass windows and lovely gardens—talk about romance!

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