The Alberta Legislative grounds is THE most popular and populated park in the city of Edmonton. With mature trees, beautiful architecture, and plentiful flowers, there are abundant photo opportunities here. Sometimes, there are many weddings happening at the same time! Makes for a great wedding photo location in Edmonton.
Alexander Circle, Old Glenora
Behind the Hardware Grille
The alley behind the Hardware Grille offers an edgy, urban feel to wedding photography.
Edmonton Art Gallery
The Citadel Theatre has a large inoor garden featuring a waterfall wall (when it’s turned on). An atrium upstairs maybe rented for indoor ceremonies. The facility maybe double booked, resulting in a harder time to get good photography. Daytime sessions are the best as most of the interior light comes from their large windows.
Fort Edmonton Park
For a stunning historical look to your portraits or wedding photographs, Fort Edmonton offers a variety of locations. The river valley setting and the many different faces of this facility add a unique character to your portrait or wedding photography. Some churches and buildings on the grounds can be booked to add character to your ceremony or reception.
Edmonton City Hall
Edmonton City Hall is an incredibly designed building with a selection of railings, pillars, staircases, and smaller features which keep portrait and wedding backgrounds interesting. A high-key (light) color scheme dominates most of the interior. The building is fairly quiet on most days. The outside fountain is a great place for summer photography as well. Even in cloudy or rainy weather, the pyramid allows a lot of natural light to enter the building – resulting in great photographs!. City Hall is a great location for wedding photos in Edmonton
Neil Crawford Centre
The Alberta Infrastructure Buildings offer well landscaped indoor gardens perfect for smaller wedding parties.
Rice Howard Way Parkade
The top level of the parkade at Rice Howard Way offers a spectacular view of Scotia Place.
Wedding photography at River Cree
University of Alberta Arts Building
The Arts Building on the University of Alberta grounds is probably the best location on campus to photograph. The stairs leading to the front door and the grounds in front of the building feature large trees, climbing vines, and stone archways. The main lobby inside is magnificient, with incredible soft window light and stonework to frame large or small groups.
West Edmonton Mall
For a little something different, our city’s best-known landmark provides some unique photographic portrait or wedding locations. The Santa Maria ship may be booked for your wedding or portrait session as well. Other corners of the Mall, such as Europa Boulevard and Bourbon Street can also create unique images! While we’re there, let’s go on a carousel ride at Galaxy Land and create some truly memorable photographs.
The Bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River by the River Queen Landing
Muttart Conservatory pyramids in Edmonton
Beautiful at any time of the year, the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton contains four indoor gardens of differing styles. Lots of flowers, indoor waterways, bridges, and paths through the greenery make for excellent photographs – although the “Show Pavilion” is usually the best location as photography time is limited. You may book this location for your portraits or for your entire ceremony. Call early as this is a very popular spot and it books up fast!.
Telus Field, home of the Edmonton Capitals baseball team
More Edmonton and Area wedding and portrait photography locations.
Devon Botanical Gardens
Devon Botanical Gardens are located just 9 miles south of Devon Overpass on Highway 16. This is an outdoor location with Japanese Gardens featuring a bridge, lake, walkways, and varied foliage for a variety of photography locations.
Royal Alberta Museum/Government House
The Museum grounds and the Government House is a very popular location for wedding and portrait photography. An excellent blend of landscaping and architecture provide lots a visual variety within a relatively small area. As this is a public park, there is no charge to use the grounds or the exteriors of buildings for portraits. This is also a beautiful location to rent for an outdoor wedding ceremony, especially with the museum available for backup in case of inclement weather.
McKay Avenue School
Located at 10425-99 Ave, this Edmonton “secret location” is a provincial heritage site located in downtown Edmonton. The McKay Avenue School hosts the Edmonton Public Schools archives and is also a museum. A gazebo and well-kept grounds around the building, as well as the arched doorways and stone steps of the building provide interesting wedding photo locations. The inside of the school can be booked for photographs as well as for receptions.
Rutherford House is a historical landmark in the University of Alberta area of Edmonton located at 11153-Sask Drive. This location offers variety, both indoor and outdoor, and is best suited for smaller wedding parties (less than 10).
Timms Centre for the Arts
The Timms Centre is a modern theatre built on the University of Alberta grounds. This indoor shooting location has a sweeping staircase, painted pillars, and long railings. It is a short walk from here to the Arts Building.
Located in downtown Edmonton at 10065-100 St, this beautiful historical landmark offers turn-of-the-century architecture and furniture as well as an immaculate landscape yard. The best way to use this facility is to book your suite or ceremony here.
John Janzen Nature Centre
Located next door to Fort Edmonton Park, the Nature Centre offers a natural parkland with a bridge leading over a small pond into a system of nature trails that are great for exploring – and taking pictures!.
Festival Place, Sherwood Park
Festival Place is located on beautiful grounds with pathways, a covered bridge, and a fountain. The main theatre is a unique location to hold your ceremony.
The exterior of this house has been renovated to enhance its Victorian splendor. Landscaping includes a fountain and mature trees that compliment the turn-of-the-century style of this mansion.
Ramada Inn (the old Edmonton Inn)
The Ramada Inn has an indoor garden which photographs quite well. It is recommended for smaller groups of 10 or less people due to the lack of space to photograph. It is a very dark place to photograph in due to the low natural light levels.
Le Marchand Mansion
Situated at 116 St – south of Jasper Ave, the interior of the building is very small, however, outside offers a nice gazebo with a view of the Edmonton River Valley.
Mill Creek Ravine
Overlooks downtown Edmonton.
Although Hawrelak Park is extremely busy during the summer, a few choice locations are always available for your wedding or portrait requirements. One of these locations is the bridge that crosses the North Saskatchewan River. Besides photography on the bridge, there are a few nice trails on either side for that “forest” look.
Emily Murphy Park
Bridge at Stony Plain Road – Groat Road
Under the bridge usually offers a nice walking path, and lots of painted graffiti.
Any park or location of your choice
Alberta Aviation Musuem
Ukrainian Cultural Village
Edmonton Queen Riverboat
While these are a few of the best outdoor wedding photo locations in Edmonton, they could also be used as outdoor portrait locations in Edmonton as well.