Looking for pretty photoshoot locations in Toronto for your engagement? Or spots for portrait sessions during the wedding?

[Updated 2019]

We’ve meticulously put together this location guide as a valuable reference to find the perfect spot for your shoot. There’ll be some familiar names, but I promise you’ll also find a few hidden gems that might not have come across your search before.

In fact, use the guide to plan dates around the city! We truly believe in making effort to celebrate every day’s small joy, not just the one monumental day that is your wedding~

Discovering new places or new charms in old places is one of our favorite things to do. If you saw a location that caught your eye, or want to explore with us, let’s chat

Royal Conservatory of Music

Style: Modern, classy, bright & airy
Elements: Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows, luxurious staircases, traditional houses outside
Region: Downtown

Allan Gardens

Style:  nature-inspired garden in an urban jungle.
Elements: Beautiful tropical plants make up the backdrop for this intimate ceremony, including banana leaves the size of a boat. Quiet little jungle within a bustling city. The glass ceilings provided the softest, most dreamy of lights.
Region: Downtown

Allan Gardens is a historical greenhouse located at the heart of Downtown Toronto. It’s quite perfect for a nature-inspired, garden-style wedding or intimate elopement.

Thompson’s Park Room (Colette)

Style: French country chic, European, bright & airy, classy, elegant
Elements: Beautiful outdoor pavilion for a wedding ceremony, impeccable decor, bar, dusty blue leather seats, marble tables…
Region: Downtown

The Park Room at the Thompson Hotel Toronto, formerly known as Colette Grand Cafe, boasts elegant French charms and comes complete with a beautiful water-lined outdoor Pavillion for the ceremony and of course a French restaurant for the reception.

Check out this airy intimate wedding at The Thompson Hotel Park Room on the blog.

Distillery District

Style: Hipster, rustic, contemporary
Elements: Red brick walls, charming small shops and restaurants, pedestrian streets
Region: Downtown

If you have a thing for exposed bricks and industrial greens, you’d love what Distillery District has to offer for your wedding planning. Find out moreabout this Rustic Glamor Wedding at The Loft in Toronto’s Distillery District

Liberty Village

Style: Rustic, industrial, urban city chic
Elements: Red brick walls, charming restaurants and cafes, graffitis
Region: Downtown West

Toronto Liberty Village Caffino Wedding

Steam Whistle Brewery

Toronto Steam Whistle Wedding Reception room

Casa Loma

Style: Classy, traditional, opulent
Elements: Castle, terrace, formal garden, fountains
Region: Toronto Downtown

Marbles, wood, greenery, and fountains – elements that create a magnificent backdrop for either a wedding or engagement shoots. Check out this Grand Castle Fairytale Engagement at Casa Loma here.

University of Toronto

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, classic
Elements: Gardens, arches, traditional architecture
Region: Downtown

University of Toronto Wedding Photo taken at the UC College

Hart House

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, gothic, classic, luxurious
Elements: Traditional stone architecture, formal garden, rich wood-paneled rooms
Region: Downtown

The Hart House at the University of Toronto is a unique treasure situated in downtown Toronto, Hart House is full of elegant rooms and beautiful architectural details. Both the bridal suite and the groom suite (Bickersteth Room) were filled with oak-paneled bookshelves, stone fireplace, and leaded glass windows.

Find your inspiration at this Classic and Elegant Wedding.

Trinity College

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, classic, luxurious
Elements: Gardens, stone walls, gorgeous folliage
Region: Downtown

Knox College

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, gothic, classic, luxurious
Elements: Garden, arches, grand staircases, dramatic lighting
Region: Downtown

Polson Pier

Style: Urban chic, industrial, hipster, city view
Elements: Waterfront view, boats, skyline
Region: Downtown

Graffiti Valley

Style: Rustic, rrebellious, urban city chic
Elements: Graffitis, narrow alleyways
Region: Downtown West

Toronto Graffiti Valley Wedding Photo with the wedding party

St. Lawrence Market

Style: Old city charm, hipster, urban city chic
Elements: Red brick walls, European-style lime stone arches
Region: Downtown

Toronto engagement photos near Esplanade street and Novotel

Cherry Beach

Style: Country chic, cottage vacation, warm and natural
Elements: Cute little house by the beach
Region: Downtown

Central Island – Ward Island

Style: Beach, free, bright, Un-obstructed view of Toronto Skyline
Elements: Waterfront with Toronto skyline, the beach, yachts
Region: Downtown

Canoe Restaurant

Style: Contemporary, sleek, upscale
Elements: Open concept restaurant, wood-theme decor
Region: Downtown

Graydon Hall

Style: Classy, elegant, country-side
Elements: Georgeon manor house, formal garden, fountains, terrace
Region: North York

Lavender Farm

Style: Romantic, whimsical, natural, free
Elements: Lavender field, luscious forest, greenhouses
Region: Milton, Hamilton, Prince Edwards County

Alpaca Farm

Style: Farm, nature, carefree, whimsical
Elements: Alpacas!!!
Region: Barrie

Glendon Campus – York University

Style: Elegant, whimsical, floral, natural, classic
Elements: Garden, French windows, ivy climbed walls
Region: Mid-town, Lawrence & Bayview

Glendon College began life in the 1920s and still kept its Italianate charm to this day, as you can find at this Whimsical Spring Garden Themed Pre-Wedding Session.

Eglinton Grand

Style: Vintage, glamorous, theatre
Elements: Large traditional theatre sign outside
Region: Midtown

We love the Eglinton Grand! Everything from the vintage old-film ticket booth, the fluorescent mini lights, the film plaque with customized names, and the gold and red palette was absolutely divine and tastefully put together in this Vintage Hollywood Glamour Wedding

Scarborough Bluff

Style: Natural, grand, carefree, whimsical
Elements: Rocky cliff, the lake, skyline view, great for picnic
Region: Scarborough

Scarborough Bluffer’s Park is the perfect place to soak up the sun and for A picnic themed engagement session.

Guildwood Park

Style: Earthy, architectural, elegant, whimsical
Region: Scarborough

Jack Darling

Style: vibrant, natural, carefree
Elements: Lake, sandy and rocky beach, rustic boardwoalks
Region: Mississauga

High Park

Style: Whimsical, floral, natural, mystical, earthy
Elements: Cherry blossoms in late April and early May
Region: Downtown West

Toronto High Park Cherry Blossom Engagement photo

Old Mills

Style: Victorian, country-chic, classy, elegant
Elements: Charming houses, ivory covered stone walls
Region: Downtown West

Sitting parallel with Humber River, Old Mill Inn is a victorian style wedding venue full of British country charm. The ivy covered stone wall offers a romantic backdrop for any bridal portraits, and the beautiful wedding garden was only a stone path away.

You will love this intimate and charming wedding at Old Mill Toronto

Doctor’s House

Style: Contemprary, traditional, charming, vintage
Elements: Small charming church, bright french windows, gardens
Region: Northwest of Toronto

The Doctor’s House is a delightfully intimate venue, nestled in the charming small town of Kleinburg Village Northwest of Toronto. This dreamy wedding exudes a delicate and exquisite sense of class

Estate of Sunnybrook Vaughan

Style: Classy, elegant, country-side
Elements: Generous manor house, garden, bright french windows
Region: North York

The Estates of Sunnybrook embodies a grand castle-like exterior and an interior with an abundance of french windows and high ceilings. This cheerful and glowing Estates of Sunnybrook wedding at the Vaughan Estate pulls my heartstrings every time.

Credit Valley Golf and Country Club

Style: Nature, elegant, classy
Elements: Wide open field, indoor reception hall with a great view
Region: Mississauga

Kortright Center for Conservation

Madsen’s Greenhouse

Style: Whimsical, natural, romantic, lush greens
Elements: A greenhouse/tent like space, romantic with string lights
Region: Newmarket, GTA

Summer and botanical theme seem to go hand in hand. For those attracted to an out-of-city escape for their big day, this Fairytale Madsen’s Greenhouse Wedding at Newmarket is an easy consideration.

Adamson Estate

Style: Country-chic, rustic, farm-like
Elements: Rustic barn, serene waters, charming houses
Region: Mississauga

Piper’s Heath Golf Club

Style: Nature, elegant, classy
Elements: Wide open field, indoor reception hall with a great view
Region: Milton

Private outdoor wedding gardens, romantic stone clubhouse and the expansive vista of the golf course makes a rustic & ethereal wedding at the Piper’s Heath Golf Club

The Good Earth Food and Wine

Style: Country chic, European, Earthy
Elements: Grape vines, wide open fields, charming barn with vegetation
Region: Niagara On The Lake

Osgoode Hall

Style: Architectural, modern, classic
Region: Downtown Toronto

Toronto Osgoode Hall Wedding Photo

Royal Botanical Gardens

Style: Romantic, whimsical, natural
Elements: Gardens, florals, greenhouses
Region: Burlington

The Royal Botanical Garden at Burlington is a short 1 hour drive from Toronto and is simply an otherworldly space for engagement photos if you want to be adorned with beautiful nature and gardens, as you can see in this engagement session at the Royal Botanical Garden.


Style: Old town charm, vintage, warm and cozy, European
Region: Markham Ontario

Mainstreet Unionville Engagement Photo

Richmond Green

Style: Nature, earthy, whimsical
Elements: Wood arches, a mall waterfall
Region: Richmond Hill

Humber Bay Park West

Style: Modern, skylines, lake view, urban city chic
Region: Downtown West

Humber Bay River West Engagement



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