Are you in the process of planning the ultimate marriage proposal? Congratulations! We know that planning something so special can be overwhelming—it doesn’t have to be, though! We’ll help take some of the pressure off of you and provide you with a list of the best places to propose in Gainesville, FL.
Sweetwater Branch Inn is located in the heart of Alachua County near downtown Gainesville. Our area is filled with beautiful sights and lots of fun-filled things to do with your significant other. Check out our free Vacation Guide and plan the perfect vacation in Gainesville, Florida, with your sweetheart.
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Magical Places To Propose in Gainesville, FL
Paynes Prairie State Preserve
When you visit Paynes Prairie State Preserve, you’ll enjoy vast open spaces with unbelievable Floridian views. This diverse preserve is home to wild-roaming bison and horses, as well as alligators, deer, and over 300 species of birds. Some of the best places to propose in this state park are on a canoe on Lake Wauberg and the 50-foot-high observation tower that features breathtaking panoramic views.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Do you and your future fiancé enjoy spending time connecting with nature? Consider popping the question at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens! The gardens span over 68-acres and feature beautiful garden exhibits, including the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a premier Gainesville wedding venue with both indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, so you know it’s a gorgeous spot to propose.
Bluefield Estate Winery
Bluefield Estate Winery is a family-owned winery and vineyard specializing in blueberry and muscadine wines, each handcrafted and bottled on their grounds. Take your significant other by the hand and take them for an intimate stroll through the stunning grapevine fields. After they say “yes,” head back to the tasting room and celebrate with a glass of delicious wine!
Note: This is a small, locally-owned business. We recommend calling ahead before planning an event at the location.
University of Florida Campus
Gainesville is a charming college town home to the University of Florida. Whether the university is your alma mater or it’s your first time visiting the area, the campus is picturesque and offers plenty of romantic spots to propose. Some magical locations on campus include Lake Alice, University Gardens, and The Baughman Center.
Local Restaurants in Gainesville
Do you want to propose at a romantic, high-quality restaurant? Gainesville is a one-of-a-kind small town home to a vibrant dining scene. Some of the best restaurants to propose at are Alpin Bistro, Paramount Grill, and Mark’s Prime Steakhouse.
The Gardens at Sweetwater Branch Inn
Are you staying with us at Sweetwater Branch Inn? Why don’t you ask the special question here?! We take pride in offering beautifully-manicured inn grounds, featuring winding brick pathways, lush gardens, seven bubbling fountains, a scenic pond with a bridge, and a large courtyard that’s perfect for gatherings. You won’t find a more enchanting spot to get engaged.
Stay In a Romantic Cottage at Sweetwater Branch Inn
After you get engaged in Gainesville, you’ll want a special place to unwind, relax, and celebrate. A private cottage at Sweetwater Branch Inn is perfect for you! Each cottage features a cozy bedroom, separate bathroom, spacious living areas, convenient kitchen, and peaceful outdoor area. They’re ideal for celebrating special occasions!