Charlotte’s only rooftop restaurant is a perfect place to pop the question. Up on the 21st floor of the Skye Condos complex, amidst the fire pits, this is the place to show your love that together, you can make the Queen City your own. Start the night with one of the craft cocktails like the Carolina Thyme Lemonade, graced with Covington Yam Vodka – it’s smooth and tart and absolutely delicious. Then move on the Chef Rocco Whalen’s delectable dishes, perhaps the Kobe short ribs, King Crab ramen or the smoky, grilled lamb loin. End the meal with milk and warm cookies to represent your future and you are certain to get a yes.
On the first Friday of each month, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers a jazz concert inside the Mario Botta-designed building. Inside the Museum’s stunning glass atrium, under the vaulted skylights, you have the perfect setting for the question. If jazz isn’t your thing, take your lover to the sculpture patio on the second floor amidst the incredible sculptures, you can get down on one knee and ask her to be yours.
Take your prospective mate on a tour of the 4th Ward’s beautiful old homes in a horse-drawn Victorian carriage. As you enjoy the trip with its relaxing pace, the clip clop of the horseshoes against the street, you have the perfect backdrop for the ultimate question of love. Before you know it, you’ll be cuddling up together in the leather seat to begin your wedding plans.
Charlotte’s graced with a small, secret garden habitat, Wing Haven, in the Myers Park section of town. There, two women, both named Elizabeth, created extraordinary gardens down the block from each other. One was designed as a formal songbird habitat; the other was created as a plant laboratory to grow some of everything that grows. Visit on a Friday or Saturday and enjoy the beauty and the bird songs. Among these gorgeous gardens, you can ask your sweetheart to join you in creating your own garden together.
Beaches are always romantic spots. Lake Norman’s Jetton Park has such a spot. After a walk through the park, time it so that you arrive at the lake as the sun begins to set. As the sky changes color and the water sparkles in the last of the daylight, you can kneel in the sand and make this a moment to remember. Hand in hand, you can walk along the water’s edge and plan your future together.