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Where to Propose in Memphis

by Melia Dicker on Nov 06 in Proposal

Ah, Memphis, the home of Graceland, blues, and great barbecue! You'll find a lot to love about this Southern city. If you're ready to propose, think about planning your special moment in one of these settings.

An upscale restaurant

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

If your bride likes sampling different foods, she will love Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar. You may have ordered wine flights before -- several small portions of different wines -- but it's rare to have this option with food! Choose three of each item: appetizers, entrees, and desserts. You'll find yourself enchanted by the ambience, the friendly staff, and the beautifully presented food. 

Chez Philippe At the Peabody

The Peabody Memphis is a hotel famous for the resident ducks, who live on the hotel rooftop and march down to the marble fountain in the lobby twice a day. Its restaurant, Chez Phillipe, is also known as one of the finest restaurants in the South. Try the 7-course menu and pair it with wines. Your lady will adore the elegant dining room and decadent food.

An elegant hotel

The Inn at Hunt Phelan

There's good reason why weddings and receptions are popular at this antebellum mansion: it's absolutely beautiful. If you're looking for a getaway with old Southern charm, you'll admire the stately white columns on the hotel porch and the lovely patio. The comfortable rooms have four-poster beds that will make you feel as if you've stepped back in time. 

Westin Memphis Beale Street

You can't beat the location and elegance of the Westin Memphis Beale Street. Beale Street is the hub of downtown Memphis, the most popular destination for live music and nightlife. Venture out for the night, relax with a drink at the hotel bar (there's often live piano music), and surprise your lady with strawberries and champagne in your room before you ask for her hand! 

In the open air

The Memphis Botanic Garden

Take a break from seeing the sights in the city and find a moment of serenity in the Memphis Botanic Garden. The 96-acre property is full of flowers, plants, and trees that provide a picturesque background for your proposal. The Sensory Garden, which engages all five senses, is full of sculpture, fountains, and touchable plants. Consider presenting your diamond cluster ring on the red drum bridge of the Japanese Garden of Tranquility, with koi and ducks swimming peacefully in the pond below. If you're proposing in the spring, the blooms in the Rose Garden peak in mid-May, and their fragrance is intoxicating.

Carriage Tour of Memphis

Nothing says romance like an evening carriage ride! You'll see a variety of sights as the horses clip-clop through the town: charming architecture, lively nightlife, and quiet green spaces. Pop the question as you and your sweetheart savor breathtaking views of the Mississippi River!

If you're ready to propose, pick out the perfect diamond cluster ring at My Trio Rings!

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Melia Dicker

Melia Dicker is a California native turned Southern belle. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi, and is a founding partner of Creative Distillery, the design and communications studio that she runs with her husband and sister. Melia specializes in narrative nonfiction and has written for a variety of blogs and mainstream publications. She married the love of her life in February 2011 and stayed within a modest budget by using many of the tips suggested on the My Trio Rings blog. Melia writes about food and relationships (the finer things in life) at www.eatdrinkandbemarried.com.

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