Edmonton may not be known for picturesque historical districts or mountain views, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of fabulous wedding venues or locations for wedding photos in the City of Champions!
Here are some of the best locations for your photo shoot, with options to suit all seasons whether you prefer indoor or outdoor photography:
Outdoor Locations for Wedding Photos in Edmonton
If you’ll be getting married in the warmer months, be sure to consider the following outdoor sites for your wedding photos.
1. The Alberta Legislature
Indoor photos are not allowed here, however outdoor photo shoots here are permitted and absolutely free. This is a great choice of locale if you love the look of historical architecture for a backdrop, but would also like to add some variety to your wedding album by mixing in some shots in a more natural setting too. The landscaped grounds of “the ledge” are full of mature trees and plentiful flowers. Be sure to find out when and where exactly you can take photos here, given there is goverment business going on 🙂
2. Devonian Gardens
The award-winning 240-acre Devonian Botanical Gardens are stunning during the summer months. Located at the University of Alberta, it features a Kurimoto Japanese Garden, a butterfly-filled Tropical Showhouse, beautiful collections of flowers, a Native Peoples Garden, and so much more.
Here’s some great info on the locations within the park, including info on taking your wedding photos!
3. The McGrath Mansion
This victorian mansion with its Classic Revival Architecture overlooks the North Saskatchewan River and catches attention due to its pure size and grandeur. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, full of mature trees, and even include a fountain.
Indoor Locations for Wedding Photos in Edmonton
If you’re getting married during the cold winter months, these indoor locations are eye-catching and sure to make your wedding photos stand out for years to come!
1. The Citadel Theatre
The light from the large windows makes for excellent daytime photography sessions. They also have a large indoor garden featuring a lake and waterfall. Be sure to allow lots of time if you intend to have your photos taken here because they are sometimes double booked. Check them out to learn more.
2. The University of Alberta Arts Building
Built in 1915, the warm wood and stone finishings of the lobby, combined with soft lighting, can lead to magnificent photographs whether you have a large or small group to include. Additionally, as long as it’s not too cold outside, be sure to take advantage of the picturesque stairwell that leads to the front door and the gorgeous grounds that surround the building. You can even rent out their Convocation Hall for your wedding reception or ceremony!
You’re now armed with some great ideas on wedding venues in Edmonton for fabulous pictures!
Don’t Forget the Details That Will Make Your Wedding Photos in Edmonton Stand Out
You may want to include some extra decorations to jazz up whatever site you choose for your photo session. Online shopping is easy and highly recommended for everything from decorations to photo albums and frames, plus all of the other little things you’ll need to buy for your wedding. In Casa Gifts ships daily to Edmonton and carries a larger selection of favors, gifts, wedding supplies and decorations than any local store. Totally Canadian with most items shipping from Canada, including from our warehouse in Alberta!