Wedding Photography Locations

Center City Philadelphia and surrounding area


Center City Philadelphia - CENTRAL LOCATIONS

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Philadelphia City Hall and Dilworth Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Classic Philadelphia photo opportunity. The South Broad street shot is taken at Broad & Walnut. There are also photo opportunities underneath the building (a good location when it rains) and in Dillworth Park and surrounding areas.

 


Convention Center / Washington Square / Old City / Historic Waterfront District (East of Broad Street)

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Race Street Pier

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes
Epic view across the Delaware river of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Can be very windy.

Independence National Historical Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes
Almost unmatched in variety and beauty. If you call in you can request multiple locations to be added to 1 permit. My favorite locations: Merchant Exchange, the First Bank and Washington Square.

Parkway Museums / Rittenhouse Square District / University City District (West of Broad Street)

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Rittenhouse Square

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Philadelphia's most photogenic square. Keep in mind it can get very crowded during the warmer months.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes*
*Wedding Photography is not permitted on the main steps but I have been shooting there for years with no problems. 

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Azalea Garden

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes

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Rodin Museum

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes

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Fairmount Water Works

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes

Center City Rain Locations

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New Market and Head House

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Great location to take Bridal Party photos when it is raining. Check the schedule online to see if there will be a Farmers Market or other conflicting event.

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Philadelphia City Hall

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
There are photo opportunities underneath the building.


Philadelphia locations outside center city

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Curtis Hall Arboretum

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Lots of natural beauty with the classical architecture of Curtis estate. 

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Wissahickon Valley Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Great natural location, with many areas to choose from.


Montgomery County (NW Philadelphia Suburbs)

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Norristown Farm Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: No

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes


Bucks County (NE Philadelphia Suburbs)

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Bucks County Community College - Tyler Gardens

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes
Very nice manicured garden. Often combined with a trip to Tyler state Park and the Schofield Covered Bridge.

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Tyler state Park - Schofield Covered Bridge

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Permit/Permission Needed: No
Classic covered bridge.


Chester County (SW of Piladelphia)

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes

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Longwood Gardens

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes
Beautiful location but unfortunately they have many restrictions on wedding photography. Please visit their website for more information.


Delaware County (SW Philadelphia Suburbs)

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Tyler Arboretum

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Permit/Permission Needed: Yes