A common question I get asked is “Where should we have our photos done on our wedding day?”. It's pretty common for couples to have their portraits taken at the same spot as where their ceremony or reception happens. Sometimes both events happen at the same place!
With that said, maybe you want to get away for a little bit, or maybe you want more diversity in your photos. If that’s the case, then there's a lot of spots in and around Toronto for you to choose from!
Casa Loma is a castle that is in the middle of Toronto. It was built over 100 years ago for a prominent figure in the city but today it is now a museum. The entire place can be rented out for a wedding, or used just for photos.
Spadina Museum is a mansion that’s located right across the street from Casa Loma. Like Casa Loma, it too was built over 100 years ago and functions as a museum today. It can also be rented out for weddings and portraits however unlike Casa Loma, Spadina Museum has to be rented through the City of Toronto.
The Distillery District
The Distillery District is a former distillery from the 19th century that has turned into an area filled with restaurants, bars and attracts art lovers and the likes. With its brick buildings and cobblestone streets its a popular spot for both weddings and wedding portraits.
Evergreen Brick Works
Following in the theme of 100-year-old places, we have Evergreen Brick Works! As the name suggests, Evergreen Brick Works used to be a brick factory. The former brick factory is now a community centre and events space and is actually a great spot for larger weddings. The former quarry is now a green space which is great for wedding portraits.
Kensington Market is full of vintage shops, speciality grocers and hipster restaurants. It would be a cool spot to have a wedding or even just for wedding portraits but it definitely caters to a very niche crowd.
Osgoode Hall is a great spot to stop by for some portraits if your wedding is in the downtown area. Like many of the other spots listed here, Osgoode Hall is also 100+ years old and is actually made with the bricks from Evergreen Brickworks!
Royal Ontario Museum
You can actually have your wedding inside the Royal Ontario Museum! The geek in me thinks that its super cool to get pictures with and eat amongst all of the dinosaur skeletons. The architecture of the building is pretty unique as well and can make for some cool photos outside.
You’re probably not gonna be doing your portraits here unless your actual wedding is happening on Toronto Island as you have to take the ferry over. With that said once you’re over its a nice quaint spot with a real naturey feel. You also have the best view of the Toronto skyline from here.
These are just some of the spots that Toronto has to offer. There are many more spots, especially around the GTA, however, I hope that this post has helped give you some inspiration on where you could have your wedding portraits done.