First things first, congratulations on becoming newly engaged and beginning the next chapter of your lives. It truly is a special moment and something that you will always cherish as a couple. We wanted to find a way to bring these memories to life, so we decided to survey former brides, grooms, and a few Orlando locals as to what they believed to be the prettiest areas in all of Orlando.
Whether your keen eye desires a beautiful secluded garden or maybe a busy urban street, Orlando offers extraordinary engagement locations to choose from. Check out the top locations that former brides & grooms fell in love with.
8. Parking Garages
Parking garages are often overlooked as a top photoshoot destination. Not only can you get a beautiful vantage point of the city, but you can also control the amount of lighting that comes in allowing for “killer shots”. Orlando offers a plethora of parking garages throughout the city, see the list here.
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Have you had the opportunity to see the college campus of the University of Central Florida? It’s a must-see. With 60,000+ students attending the college, you can only imagine the number of opportunities for capturing the perfect shot. From the brick buildings, gorgeous landscaping, to the lovely reflection pond, UCF is a photographers haven.
6. Mead Gardens
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If you like lush and tranquil type environments, look no further. Mead Gardens offers 48 acres of stunning towering oak trees and even allows “well behaved” dogs in most areas of the garden, just in case you wanted to include your furry friend. You’ll find much to discover and learn. It’s worth checking out.
5. Lake Eola
One of the prettiest and most popular areas is in the center of Downtown Orlando. A beautiful and unique area offers a small lake with tall buildings for dramatic shots. Park visitors can rent swan-shaped paddle boats as well as feed the live swans, making for awesome shots during golden hour.
4. Park Avenue
There’s so much to see and do on Park Ave. The lovely street offers shopping, dining, bars, and is truly a cultural gem. The energy of the street will give your photos a great lifestyle aesthetic, which is one of the many reasons so many couples adore this location.
3. Rollins College
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Rollins College offers a beautiful 80-acre campus that The Princeton Review recently named, “most beautiful college campus in the country”. The inviting campus offers Spanish-Mediterranean architecture that gives it a southern charm. Be sure to check out the gorgeous boathouse and white sanded beaches of Lake Virginia, everyone's favorite photo spot. Want to see the campus beforehand? See the visual campus tour and scout out your desired shots now.
2. Harry Leu Gardens
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Experience the gardens and the Leu House Museum, a national historic home that offers stunning greenery, winding trees, and beautiful flowers make this place a sight to see. Harry P. Leu Gardens is the perfect spot for intimate engagement shots. Check out the visual tour to see what this garden has to offer you and your special someone.
1. Wekiwa Springs
An amazing park located just minutes from Downtown Orlando. Wekiwa Springs offers lush tropical hammocks that offer stellar backdrops. The spring bottom is sandy and flat and gives the appearance of a remote location. The park is rift with diverse photo opportunities and offers something for everyone.