Our Top Toronto Wedding Photography Locations – Gardens and Parks

Discover the Best Toronto Wedding Photography Locations

Spring is here, and wedding season is fast approaching! As a bride-to-be, we know the struggle of juggling multiple wedding decisions. Who has time to search for the perfect photography locations amidst all the planning chaos?

Breathe easy, lovely brides and couples! Mango Studios has got your back. We’ve taken the stress out of finding the ideal wedding photography spots in Toronto. With our carefully curated list, you can focus on what truly matters while we handle the rest.

Picture-Perfect Gems Unveiled

If you’re a nature-loving couple planning a spring or summer wedding, look no further! Prepare to be amazed by some of the most stunning gardens and parks in Toronto for your next wedding photography location. We’ve scoured the city for hidden parks and nature filled areas in Toronto that will make your wedding photos truly unforgettable. Bursting with vibrant flowers, captivating gardens, and stunning architecture, these spots are a dream come true for your nature-inspired creative session. Our guide has it all – and here are some of Mango Studios’ all time best Toronto wedding photography spots!

Top Toronto Wedding Photography Locations for Nature Lovers



Allan Gardens
  • 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto
  •  Carlton between Jarvis & Sherbourne St.
  • Features: Six indoor greenhouses, great for late fall and winter weddings. Beautiful tropical plants inside and soft natural light. Requires a Permit when shooting inside.

Alexander Muir Gardens
  • Alexander Muir Road, Yonge Street, south of Lawrence Ave, Toronto.
  • Features: An inviting Iron Gate leads off the main street through rose gardens on stone steps accompanied with beautiful architectural stone balconies overlooking the pathways and beautiful array of trees.

Ashbridges Bay
  • Lakeshore Blvd. E. & Coxwell Ave.
  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, features expansive beaches, a harbour, marina, and boardwalk cafe.
Budapest Park
  • 1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1
  • Features: Perfect spot if your reception is happening at Palais Royale. Beautiful gardens right by the lake alongside a boardwalk. Sunny side Beach area is a stunning spot to take photos with the city in the background.

Casa Loma
  • 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto.
  • Features: A magical venue and castle that has stunning views of the city and architecture that will make any wedding photo look like a fairytale wedding!

Cherry Beach
  • South end of Cherry St. Toronto.
  • Permit: None required.
  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring sandy beaches, boats in the distance, and wooded areas with a paved path.

Evergreen Brickworks
  • 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
  • Features: Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings, Evergreen Brick Works is the ideal venue for a wedding creative. Beautiful nature surrounding the venue space, historical architecture that has an urban vintage look.
Guild Inn Gardens
  • 201 Guildwood Pkwy.
  • Features: Located west of Guild Inn, a waterfront park and woodland area awaits. With its mature forest, pleasant walking trails, and historic stone sculptures and arches, it’s no wonder this spot is a crowd favorite. However, note that a photography permit is necessary to capture its allure.


Graydon Hall Manor
  • 185 Graydon Hall Dr, North York, ON M3A 3B1.
  • Features: Step into Graydon Hall Manor, where unparalleled elegance, romance, and luxury blend seamlessly. This grand Georgian manor transports you to the glitter and glamour of the 1920s. Sip Champagne, savor hors d’oeuvres, and capture stunning moments on the stone terrace, surrounded by cascading fountains and formal gardens.

High Park
  • Bloor and Parkside (west, just north of the QEW).
  • Features: Stunning endless views of forests, ponds, and city landscapes. This spot is a perfect for couples who enjoy nature, and want their photos to look like they are outside of the city! Additionally, the spring and fall seasons here are especially beautiful.

Harbourfront, Toronto
  • Queen’s Quay Blvd. West (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street), Toronto
    No permit required for outdoors.
  • Features: Lakeside views with ships in the background!

Humber Bay Park
  • 100 Humber Bay Park Road East, Toronto, ON M8V 3X7
  • Features: There are a variety of nature like mature trees, bridges and walking paths along the lake where you can see the most beautiful skyline.

James Gardens
  • 121 Edenbridge Rd
  • Features: 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 beauty of the park.

Kortright Center
  • 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge
  • With its magnificent trees, the Kortright Centre is a remarkable destination for photos. Nestled in a lush forest, the towering pines, vibrant maples, and graceful oaks create a magical ambiance.

Leslie Spit
  • Near Tommy Thompson park.
  • Features: A manmade 5-kilometre long urban wilderness, built by lakefilling, that juts into Lake Ontario close to downtown Toronto. Beautiful skyline views on the lake, great golden hour photo spot. Many couples bring a vintage car here to park on the side of the road for photos!

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg
  • Permit Required.
  • Features: Beautiful forested area with white birch trees, and paved walking areas for photos in thee woods.
Music Garden
  • 475 Queen’s Quay West.
  • Features: Paved path with tall grasses, willow trees, boardwalk along the lake, and a peek of the Toronto city skyline in the background.

Osgoode Hall
  • 130 Queen Street West
  • No Permit Required
  • Features: Historic building, with colourful manicured gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing. Wedding photographs may be taken outside the building.
Palais Royale
  • 1601 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1.
  • Features: Right on the lake with an outdoor patio area, makes for beautiful photos and sunsets. Additionally, there is a park with trees and greenery on one side of the venue, and the other side is Budapest Park with gardens and a beach.

Parkwood Estate
  • 270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4T5.
  • Requires Permit.
  • Features: Historic Estate, beautiful surrounding gardens and fountains, spiralling staircase inside, steps and pillars that give off that romantic straight out of a movie look!

Philosophers Walk 
  • Features: 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.





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.
  • Beautiful in the spring time as there are cherry blossoms blooming at that time!
Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 680 Plains Rd. W.Burlington
  • Needs Permit.
  • Features: Colourful array of blooms and plants making the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos.


Scarborough Bluffs
  • Features: An escarpment in Scarborough, Ontario. Forming much of the eastern portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it is located along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Makes your photos look like you aren’t even in the GTA, very picturesque cliffs!
Spadina House
  • Location: 285 Spadina Rd.
  • Call for permit information.
  • Features: Victorian mansion surrounded by restored victorian gardens. Beautiful flowers and elegant architecture.

St James Gardens
  • South Side of King Street East, east of Church St.
  • Features: Perfect creative location for downtown weddings! Tree cover, beautiful church to take photos in front of and colourful tulip gardens in the spring and summer blooming in the park.









  • Take a ferry to Toronto Island, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the lake views of the city, beaches, and parks filled with trees and quiet intimate spots.

The Arlington Estate
  • 8934 Huntington Rd, Vaughan, ON L4H 4X1
  • Features: Manicured event grounds and walking paths for on-site wedding photos. Private outdoor terrace that overlooks the pond and event grounds.

Overall, we hope these Toronto Wedding Photography Locations will help guide you and your partner to your perfect backdrop for your wedding photos! We can’t wait to see which locations you choose! 🙂

Additionally, here are some more blogposts that may help inspire you further:

Top Toronto Venue Ideas
Which of these Engagement Photo Locations Is Perfect For You? 
Permits and Fees for Toronto Parks