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Location is one of the most important things for photography. When it comes to weddings, it is even more important, because you have only a few hours and you need to capture everything within your schedule. There are just way too many locations, but in this blog post, we will show you our favorite locations to shoot some amazing images. Feel free to suggest more and we would be happy to visit there.

The Alberta Legislature 

Accessibility: Outdoor is available to the public; Indoor photography not permitted

Alberta Legislature is an amazing place for both summer and winter. It is available for outdoor photography only. The legislature stairs are always busy every weekend for wedding photography. Feel free to check it out. There are water fountains too, that can give an amazing look to your wedding or engagement photos.


Edmonton alberta legislature wedding photography location

Muttart Conservatory:

Accessibility: Outdoors open to the public, Indoors Admission Charged.

Muttart Conservatory is a great place for wedding photography. It is beautiful any time of year, the Muttart Conservatory is made of four glass pyramids with indoor gardens of differing styles. Lots of flowers, indoor bridges, and paths through the greenery make for excellent photographs. You may book this location for portraits, weddings, and events – but call early as it is popular and books up pretty fast.

Muttart conservatory wedding photography

Muttart Conservatory is a great place for outdoor wedding photography as well.

Hotel McDonald:

Accessibility: Outdoors and Indoors. You need to book it.
Another beautiful historical landmark, the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald is most flexible when you are booked into one of their suites. Amazing architecture, elegant furniture, and carefully landscaped yard make this an elegant choice for weddings.

University of Alberta – Arts Building
Accessibility: Outdoors and Indoors.
Contact University of Alberta Facilities.
Arts Building is one of best places to photograph wedding around University of Alberta. The front door is framed by an arched entrance and climbing vines; the grounds in front of the building feature beautiful trees and flowers to compliment the classic building.
Definitely, call the facilities before planning on shooting a wedding inside the building.

Arts Building at the University of Alberta – wedding photography location

Edmonton Downtown: 

There are no restrictions on shooting at the downtown, Edmonton as long as you are not blocking traffic. There are lots of really nice concrete walls and enough locations to create a rich urban look to your wedding photos.

Wedding Photography at Downtown, Edmonton

Wedding Photography at Downtown, Edmonton

Accessibility: Outdoors open to the public, Indoors should be booked.
Just across from Churchill Square and Edmonton City Hall, the Art Gallery of Alberta is a beautiful building for shooting weddings. AGA is a unique addition to Downtown Edmonton.  The outside of the building is an amazing backdrop. The interior includes amazingly curved architecture, staircases which is a great place for photography opportunities.

Alberta Art Gallery – Edmonton Wedding Photography Location


Devonian Botanic Garden: 
Accessibility: Outdoors, limited indoors; Admission charged.
This is primarily an outdoor photography location. The Japanese Garden is the most popular section for photos with running water and amazing pretty backdrops.  You can book the place for the special ceremony too. Definitely, contact them before planning shoot.
Edmonton Ice-Castle:
Accessibility: It is outdoor only; Admission charged.
Ice-Castle is an amazing place to photograph winter weddings. Do call them before you plan to have your wedding shoot done there.
edmonton ice castle wedding


Rutherford House

Accessibility: It is outdoor only; Admission charged.

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford.  Now a museum, it is also a great backdrop for portraits and wedding shoots.

Fort Heritage Precinct (Ft Saskatchewan)
Accessibility: Outdoors and Indoors, Admission Charged.
Fort Saskatchewan’s historic district includes a mix of restored buildings from the early 1900’s.  An old schoolhouse, church, and the NWMP fort are just part of the grounds which offers a variety of great photo opportunities with a historical theme.  You can book both events and photo sessions indoors and around the grounds.


Whyte Avenue

Whyte Avenue is a great place to find a wide mixture of backdrops. You can find some amazing architecture as well some amazing murals. Of course there are no fees involved as everything is a pretty much public place, still be kind and ask business owners if you are shooting on back allies of different restaurants.

edmonton whyte ave wedding photography location


St. Albert Sturgeon River valley has so much variety in terms of photographic opportunity. There are lots of trees, railroad tracks, old wooden trestle bridge for trains to cross, walking paths.

STURGEON RIVER VALLEY DOWNTOWN ST. ALBERT wedding photography location STURGEON RIVER VALLEY DOWNTOWN ST. ALBERT wedding photography location

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