Birmingham, Alabama is full of gorgeous spots! If you’re planning on proposing soon, you may be wondering where in the city you want to do it. The great thing is, there are so many places your can choose to propose at. You can’t go wrong with any of them!
Today we’re sharing our top 20 places in Birmingham to propose at. We’ll share the inside scoop on each place, things to watch out for, and even some photos from proposals and shoots we’ve done there so you can see some of them.
Vulcan Park & Museum
There is a fee to be able to go to the top of Vulcan as well as into the museum. The bottom though is free to use and has a gorgeous view of the city!
Again, this is a popular spot because the view is insane! For this location, we recommend calling them ahead of schedule to make sure they don’t have a wedding or event happening there. They’re so kind and easy to work with. You can even reserve the space to keep it more private.
Right in the heart of the city, this is a great spot because it can seem so casual. It’s right next to Regions Field, Good People Brewing, and so many other great spots that you can use to throw your significant other off with. It’s also got a unique view of downtown.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Rose Garden
If your significant other loves flowers, this is the spot to go! From the end of March through early October it’s typically overflowing with them! We will say, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is full of people during this time of the year. You will want to make sure they don’t have a wedding happening in this spot before you plan your proposal.
This spot is a lot more unique than the rest. It’s a colorful, fun mural with the iconic Vulcan himself! It’s not far from Railroad Park and can make a very original spot to propose.
Throughout Highland Park, there are little pocket parks everywhere. This means there are plenty of beautiful green spaces you can choose from. People do use the parks, but it definitely feels more private than some of the other options.
“It’s Nice to Have You In Birmingham” Sign
Right next to John’s City Diner is this iconic mural! This is an especially fun spot if you’re visiting the city. Be prepared, it’s right next to a parking lot, but you’ll need to park in the metered street parking so you don’t get towed.
Oak Mountain State Park
This is about 40 minutes outside of downtown Birmingham. It does cost to get in there, but if you’re outdoorsy there’s nowhere better. From Peavine Falls (a decent hike to get to) to the overlook that you can drive to, it has a ton of great locations within it. There’s even the lake/boat launch that is gorgeous.
The Alabama Theater
Another iconic Birmingham spot, the Alabama Theater’s marquee is a local favorite. A lot of people propose here at Christmas time during their famous Christmas movie season.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Greenhouse
Want a totally unique feel? The Botanical Gardens greenhouse can transport you straight to the desert or a tropical rainforest. It’s broken into 3 different sections with those two being the most photogenic. The best part about this spot, it’s great as a rain plan! As a heads up, it is closed on Mondays.
Members of The Club here in Birmingham have access to the perfect spot. It really is the most gorgeous view in the entire city! You can even stick around to have dinner and drinks to celebrate after you propose!
People love the cobblestone look of Morris Avenue. It’s got an old-timey feel people can’t get over. As a heads up, it’s typically packed with photographers and people parking on the streets.
The Rainbow Wall
Right behind Morris Avenue is a new mural. Its rainbow colors stretch from the Shipt Building down for a couple of blocks. It’s colorful, fun, and cheerful in every way!
Classic, neutral, and timeless, the steps of City Hall are a great spot to propose. People do walk in-&-out during the day, but after hours it’s mostly empty!
The Lyric Theater
Right across the street from the Alabama Theater, this is another beautiful marquee that’s a part of Birmingham’s history. They have plenty of concerts, shows, and more that you can use as a reason to go there.
The Birmingham Bridges
Right about Morris Avenue, these bridges have a one-of-a-kind view of Birmingham. We suggest if you pick this spot to go about an hour or two before sunset for the prettiest light.
This park is right next to City Hall. It’s full of greenery and even has a stunning water fountain in the middle. As a warning, the fountain isn’t always on and it does house a lot of homeless people.
Home to the “Magic City” sign, the Rotary trail splits the city in half. It’s great if you want to take a romantic walk together before you get down on one knee. It’s also just down the street from Railroad Park.
Another spot for outdoorsy couples, Ruffner Mountain is right outside the city. If you’re willing to hike a couple of miles, it has an old quarry that provides the perfect lookout spot!
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Japenese Gardens
This has to be one of the most popular proposal spots in town. The red bridge along the back is a hot spot to propose. The koi ponds, bonsai trees, and rocky paths are gorgeous. If you go in April, you may even get some cherry blossoms blooming nearby! As a heads up, this does require a decent walk to get to it as it’s in the back of the Gardens.
We hope that this list of spots to propose at in Birmingham, Alabama has been helpful! As we said, you can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful locations! If you need help with photography we’re happy to help! We love getting to work with couples to celebrate and document their proposals. See more of our proposals here.
Katie & Alec