Top locations for an engagement session in Chattanooga

Top locations for an engagement session in Chattanooga

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement session in Chattanooga, picking a place can depend on so many things. What do you want your photos to look like? Do you love nature, hiking, do you like to dress up? Do you love Downtown? The River?

Here is a list of top places couples love for engagement photos around Chattanooga.

Walnut Street Bridge

If you want an iconic Chattanooga location for engagement photos, definitely consider the Walnut street walking bridge! this location is perfect for the couple who loves the blue of the Walnut street bridge, is ok with being around lots of other people out enjoying the city during their engagement session. It’s a busy place! On any given evening there can be the most beautiful sunset views from the Walnut street bridge. There’s paid parking available at Coolidge park on the Northshore side.

150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 | No fee

Chattanooga Choo Choo

The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a historic part of Chattanooga since before the civil war. The building and grounds still stand today with lots of improvements. Plus, if you love ice skating, go in the winter when they have an outdoor ice rink! Plus next door is Station Street with numerous bistro lights strung between buildings.

92 Choo Choo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37408 |

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Point Park

Point Park features stunning views overlooking Chattanooga and surrounding area. Pont park is perfect for the couples who want to go out of the city but not too far, want a scenic adventure and want beautiful photographs of the Chattanooga area worthy to be hung on the walls. There are historical monuments commemorating the battle of Lookout mountain, walking paths and open lawns.

110 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 | Entry fee

Hunter Museum of Art

The Hunter Museum of Art is right on  Bluff View Ave.

Hunter museum viewed from the west side.

Coolidge Park

Coolidge Park has so much variety, including open lawns, shaded walking paths, docks with iconic riverfront views of Chattanooga. Inside the blue roofed building in the park is the famous carousel with 52 hand carved antique animals. If you time it right, in the spring you can catch the cherry and peach blossoms.

It is also part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 13-mile long public greenway that runs along the Tennessee River – from the Southern Belle Riverboat to Chickamauga Dam.

150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 | No fee


Sunset Rock

The best kept secret in Chattanooga. At sunset thirty you can catch some of the best sunset views in Chattanooga. It’s a great place to go if you want to dress up, don’t want to hike but want a beautiful view of Chattanooga and a lot of nature. The parking lot is small so car pooling in highly recommended.

  • easy access
  • short trail
  • spectacular view
  • amazing morning or evening


Craven’s House

The Cravens House

Is located  partway up Lookout mountain in Chattanooga and  is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park

There are hiking trails and a little parking lot near the entrance to the house.

  • Hiking
  • View
  • rock outcroppings
  • shaded trails
  • historic building

Edwards Point

This is a bit of a hike, as in be prepared to hike for an hour. Yes, this is a commitment. And then you have to hike back too. You’ll probably arrive all sweaty, need to bring pretty clothes to wear for photos. And be ok with changing out in the woods. but if you like a little bit of adventure, trees, a little water and a beautiful view when you get to the top! Consider an engagement session at Edwards Point!

Where to park: The parking lot at the Rainbow lake trailhead.

Rainbow Lake Wilderness Trailhead 304 Ohio Ave, Signal Mountain, TN 37377 | No entry fee


Stringer’s Ridge

Has a nice view of Chattanooga skyline and is only 2 miles from downtown!

  • hiking
  • skyline view
  • forest trails
  • overlook

Bonus location, a bit of a drive but pretty. …So if you’re up for a bit of an adventure here’s one more.

Chilhowee Gazebo

This is in the Ocoee area off Ozwald road in Polk County.

  • sunset views
  • easy access
  • hiking trails and Benton falls nearby

Now that you’ve chosen a place for your engagement session, what are you going to wear? Need help? Check out these tips on What to wear to an engagement session

What are some of your favorite locations in the Chattanooga area? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

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