Toronto Wedding Photographer Guide: Best Toronto Wedding Photography Locations

Spring is in the air, which means wedding season is right around the corner! At Mango Studios, we understand that this can be a stressful time for brides – between picking the perfect venue, photographers, cake, dress, shoes, decor, flowers, etc… who has the time to find the best places for shooting wedding photos?

That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list for brides – our very own, Toronto Wedding Photographer Guide – this week we will be listing the Best Toronto Wedding Photography Locations. We scoured all of our favourite spots around Toronto to take newlyweds to shoot creative sessions on their wedding day – and here is Mango Studios’ all time best Toronto wedding photography spots!

Best Toronto Wedding Photography Locations


Allan Gardens
19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto
Carlton between Jarvis & Sherbourne St.
20 people maximum
$412.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking, min 2 hours
10am to 5pm
Features: Six indoor greenhouses ¬ great for late fall and winter weddings.

Alexander Muir Gardens
Alexander Muir Road, Yonge Street, south of Lawrence Ave, Toronto
30 people maximum
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking
An inviting Iron Gate leads off the main street of Toronto through rose gardens on stone steps accompanied with beautiful architectural stone balconies overlooking the crushed brick pathways and sunken gardens surrounded by maples, willows and oak trees

Ashbridges Bay
Lakeshore Blvd. E. & Coxwell Ave.
30 people maximum
$103 (plus tax) per 2 hour bookingFeatures: Situated on Lake Ontario, features expansive beaches, a harbour & marina, and boardwalk cafe

Centennial Park Conservatory
151 Elmcrest Rd, Toronto
West off Renforth Road, just north of Rathburn Avenue
20 people maximum
$412.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking, min 2 hours
Surround yourself with the delightful sights of breathtaking flowers and tropical plants.

Cherry Beach
South end of Cherry St. Toronto
Permit: None required
Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring Sandy beach, wooded areas and a boardwalk.

Edwards Gardens

777 Lawrence Avenue East
30 people maximum
$288.40 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking
10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm

Glendon College, York University
Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.
Permit: permit required
Phone: 416-487-6798
Beautiful Rose gardens, treed pathways, an old manor, and stone walkways

Guild Inn Gardens

201 Guildwood Pkwy
30 people maximum
$288.40 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking
A waterfront park and woodland area west of Guild Inn contains a mature forest and pleasant walking trails, historic stone sculptures and arches. The interesting attractions are popular for wedding photography.

High Park
Bloor and Parkside (west, just north of the QEW)
Permission may be required, as events may be planned.

Humber Arboretum

Hwy 27 and Humber College Blvd
Permit: $146 including HST
There are a variety of gardens, including ponds, forests, waterfalls, mature trees, wooden walkways, bridges and stone paths. Discover our mature Rhododendrons that bloom profusely in Spring, our colourful annual and perennial gardens, rose gardens, and ornamental grass gardens.

Humber Bridge, Etobicoke
This 139 meter bridge situated on Lake Onatario on Lakeshore Rd and South Kingsway featurie a sandy beach, parkland, trees, and walkways
Permit: None required

James Gardens
121 Edenbridge Rd
$137.11 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking (min booking 2 hr)
Located in the Toronto district of Etobicoke, this four hectare park is very formal. The ponds here are fed by a spring and are crossed over by rustic bridges. The colourful flower gardens add to the visual appeal of the park.

Kew Gardens
2075 Queen St. East
30 people maximum
103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking

Kortright Center
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge

Leslie Spit
The Spit is open year-round every weekend, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from April – October and 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. from November to March. Park on Unwin or Leslie.
A manmade 5-kilometre long urban wilderness, built by lakefilling, that juts into Lake Ontario close to downtown Toronto.

Millenium Gardens
Lakeshore and Coxwell Avenue, accross from the old Woodbine Racetrack
30 people maximum
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking

Music Garden
475 Queen’s Quay West
20 people maximum
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking

North York Rose Garden
Northwest corner of Yonge Street and Park Horne Avenue, Toronto
Winding pathways, mature trees and a lovely array of greenery and flowers.
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking

Queen’s Park
An urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislative Building, which houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the phrase Queen’s Park is regularly used as a metonym for the Government of Ontario.

Oakbank Park
250 Centre Street, Thornhill
Permit $
Two dedicatd parking areas on both side of Centre Street accomodating 20 cars in total. Amenities: Natural areas,porch,bridge,pond backdrop,walkways/paths One booking allowed per hour. Permitter must bring copy of contract with them.

Philosophers Walk

a scenic footpath in the main campus of the University of Toronto. The path is bounded by several Toronto landmarks, including the ROM, Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity College.

Rosetta McClain Gardens
5 Glen Everest Road, Toronto
South side of Kingston Rd, east of Birchmount Rd.
30 people maximum
$288.40 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking
Recognized for its accessible design the formal gardens feature a central water fountain.  These well-designed, leafy gardens have plenty of shade for wedding photography and free parking is available

Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W.Burlington
Permit: $200
Colourful array of blooms is a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos. Spectacular outdoor gardens are available from May until October

Scarborough Bluffs
An escarpment in Scarborough, Ontario. Forming much of the eastern portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it is located along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.

St James Gardens
South Side of King Street East, east of Church St.
30 people maximum
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking

Sunnyside Pavilion
1755 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
40 people maximum
$103.00 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking, min 2 hours
Phone: 416-392-8188
Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, Late 1800’s architecture, iron gates, founatin, courrtyard, and a boardwalk.

Toronto Islands Parks
30 people maximum
$288.40 (plus tax) per 2 hour booking, min 2 hours

Vellore Town Hall
9541 Westin Rd.
Woodbridge, ON
Permit $
Heritage building, gazebo, garden, woodlot, stone, seating/wall. One booking allowed per hour URBAN


Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Steeles Ave. & Jane St. Toronto
Permit: $300.00 – unlimited time
416-736-1740 ext. 5444

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Permit: $200-$300

Distllery District

Mill Street (Between Parliament St. and Cherry St.), Toronto
Permit: $150.00
416-203-2363 x32
Cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old brick buildings make a unique background for interesting photos.

Evergreen Brickworks

550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Permit: $200
416-596-1495 x329
Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings, Evergreen Brick Works is the ideal venue for a special event. Our spaces offer various capacities, from the 225-seat year-round BMO Atrium to a capacity of 2,000 standing reception in the Pavilions and Holcim Gallery

Harbourfront, Toronto
Queen’s Quay Blvd. West (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street), Toronto
No permit required for outdoors; please call to inquire about indoor permits.

Kensignton Market
Located just to the west of downtown Toronto, bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Bathurst Street and College Street.
A distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. The (partly) outdoor market has probably been photographed more often than any other site in Toronto.

Main Street, Kleinberg, Ontario
No Permit required
Historic village home to the McMichael Art Gallery

Kleinberg Railway Station
10391 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario
No Permit Required

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg
Permit: $125 + HST = $141.25 for two hours
905-893-1121 ext2536

Nathan Philllips Square
A lively public gathering place located immediately in front of Toronto City Hall, on the northwest corner of Queen and Bay Streets.

Osgoode Hall

130 Queen Street West
No Permit Required
Historic building, with colourful manicured gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing. Wedding photographs may be taken outside the building. Pictures are not allowed inside but the gardens are magnificent and the building provides a lovely backdrop.


Spadina House
Location: 285 Spadina Rd.
Call for permit information
Victorian mansion surrounded by restored victorian gardens.

St. Lawrence Market 
Front St. & Jarvis St., Toronto
Permit: Call for permit information
City architectural landmark, farmers’ market, indoor food market.

TD Centre
Bay St. & Wellington St. W., Toronto
Permit: None if venue is canoe restaurant
Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small greenspace.

Thoreau MacDonald House
121 Centre Street, Thornhill
Permit $
Located at Thornhill Adjacent parking lot located at the back entrance owned by adjacent church. Amenites: heritage building, arbor, woodlot. One booking allowed per hour. Permitter must bring copy of contract with them.

Todmorden Mills
Pottery Road, west of Broadview at Mortimer Ave.
Permit required
Adjacent to the old Don Valley Brick Works historic site, the Todmorden Mills Museum is a unique industrial settlement built in the 18th century.

Union Station
65 Front Street West, Toronto
Permit: $100

Main Street Unionville

Unionville, Markham
905-477-7000 ext 2300
Permit: $103.50 for 2 hours

University of Toronto
27 King’s College Circle, Toronto
Permit: $130 (includes HST) for non-alumni, alumni save 50%
Beautiful old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus.

Hart House, University of Toronto

7 Hart House Circle (U of T Campus)
No permit required if wedding is held at Hart House.
Phone: 416-978-2187
Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture

Vellore Town Hall
9541 Weston Rd.
Woodbridge, ON
Permit $
Heritage building, gazebo, garden, woodlot, stone, seating/wall. One booking allowed per hour.

Woodbridge War Memorial Tower
Permit $
Limited street parking in front of homes on one side of the street. Amenities: stone staircase,memorial tower,cannons (3), woodlot,stone wall One booking allowed per hour. Permitter must bring copy of contract with them.


Angus Glen Golf Club
10080 Kennedy Road, Markham

Copper Creek Golf Club
1191 Highway #27 Kleinburg
905-893-3370 ex202

Glen Abbey Golf Course
1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville

Greystone Golf Club
9689 Dublin Line Milton,


Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Permit: $200-$300

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario

King Edward Hotel
37 King Street East, Toronto

Park Hyatt 
4 Avenue RoadToronto

Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street W. Toronto

Sutton Place Hotel
955 Bay Street, Toronto

The Old Mill Inn & Spa
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
Beautifully landscaped gardens with waterfalls, historic Old Mill ruins, and picturesque interior rockery with cascading water.