26 Beautiful Philadelphia Engagement Locations
We’ve done the top 20 before, so without further adieu, let’s list off the top 26 beautiful Philadelphia engagement locations. These places all have their particular merits for Philadelphia engagement sessions, so they’re in no particular order.
1. Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Address: Address: 1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia Magic Gardens is a beautiful, colorful area to take engagement pictures. They do allow professional pictures, but you must buy timed tickets so it must be done in advance. Tickets are $10 for adults.
2. Wissahickon Creek
Address: Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Wissahickon Valley Park is a huge 1800 acre gorge with forest, meadows and the beautiful waters of Wissahickon Creek. It’s free and open to the public daily.
2. Philadelphia City Hall
Address: 1400 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public, Philadelphia City Hall is the iconic, Philly Classic for engagement photography. Notable spots include the wrought iron gates, broad street line glass enclosure, and the infamous “Broad Street Bride” shot.
3. Longwood Gardens
Address: 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Larger than life, this huge area includes outdoor gardens, grand fountains, a lake, a greenhouse, meadows and wooded areas. The ultimate nature lovers spot. Tickets are $25 per person.
4. Rittenhouse Square
Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Another iconic Philly classic, Rittenhouse Square is free to the public and looks good whether during the day or night.
5. Core Creek Park
Address: 901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA 19047
A beautiful community area featuring fishing, boating, lawns, dog park, woods, and the lovely Lake Luxembourg.
6. The Academy of Music
Address: 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Do you know all the words to the Phantom of the Opera? Sing along during Les Miserables? Break into spontaneous Lion King Classics? This might be the spot for you. Plus, its right next to City Hall so we could easily hop over there for some additional pictures.
7. Fairmount Water Works
Address: 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130
This area is leased by the Cescaphe Event Group to provide a gorgeous venue for large Philadelphia weddings overlooking the Schuylkill River.
8. Addison Street
Address: 1700- block of Addison St
If holiday-themed sparkling thousands of Christmas tree lights is your thing, this is the spot.
9. Valley Creek Trail
Address: 1700 Wilson Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
This is part of the Valley Forge National Park system, but is a particularly nice spot because it contains a waterfall. If woods, water and nature is your thing, this is it. It is located just 20 minutes from the convenient Yellow Springs Trail Parking Lot.
10. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Of course, an iconic Philly staple such as the PMOA definitely makes the list. The grounds are just as nice as the museum itself, which makes it a treasure trove for engagement sessions.
11. Carriage House at Rockland Park
Address: 4671 Washington street extension Wilmington DE 19809
Rockland Park features a 19th century mansion, with gorgeous stone walls, home of Greenery Caterers. The grounds are well maintained with walled gardens, and verdant open areas. Able to hose on site weddings.
12. LOVE Park
Address: 15th/Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hosts the iconic LOVE statue and fountains during the summer. Looks particularly beautiful at night.
13. South Street Bridge
Address: S St Bridge, Philadelphia, PA (Intersection of I76 and South St)
If your iconic proposal deserves the iconic Philly skyline, this is the spot. Also convenient to the Schuylkill River Trail which makes for some additional beautiful engagement photos.
14. Fort Washington State Park
Address: 449 Militia Hill Rd, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Lots of grass, woods, picnic area and a tall observation tower for bird watching.
15. University of Pennsylvania
Address: 34th / Walnut St Philadelphia, PA
The sprawling campus covers an approximate 10 block area in University City with picturesque gothic-style buildings, the Pearlman Quadrangle, a LOVE statue and Locust walk.
16. Downtown Phoenixville
Address: Various places along Bridge Street in Downtown Phoenixville
17. Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Address: 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131
A gorgeous landmark in Fairmount Park containing a greenhouse, fountains, landscaped grounds, and a reflecting pool.
18. Please Touch Museum (Memorial Hall)
Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Gorgeous grounds, beautiful ballroom, a carousel, amazing building (formerly the National Academy of Sciences).
19. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Address: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
Gorgeous nature preserve with huge Tinicum Marsh; great for bird watchers.
20. Hunting Hill Mansion (Ridley Creek State Park)
Address: 1 Ridley Creek Sd, Ridley Creek Sp Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Beautiful 2600 acre state park with gardens, the mansion, grand stair, and the reflecting pond.
21. Kelly Drive
Address: All along the Schuylkill River near the Art Museum
Picturesque areas adjacent to the Schuykill River, various garden areas, bridges.
22. Cira Green
Address: 80 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sweeping skyline, gorgeous views, green spaces.
23. Free Library of Philadelphia
Address: 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Epic, historic building, also directly adjacent to Logan Square, a perfect one, two combination for engagement photos.
24. The United States Hot Air Balloon Team
Address: 2400 Street Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
Ok, we know, this is not technically Philadelphia, but a stone’s throw away in New Hope, PA. Such a unique engagement idea, we had to include it.
25. Race Street Pier
Address: Race St &, N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Another Philly classic that overlooks the Delaware River and Camden Waterfront. The big draw is, of course, the Ben Franklin Bridge which looms in the background.
26. XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant
Address: 200 S Broad St 19th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Located inside the Bellevue Hotel, XIX has sweeping views of the city via a grand balcony. The large pearl chandelier in the main dining area is particularly nice for pictures.
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