As a wedding photographer with over 300 weddings under my belt, I get to see a lot of super popular and interesting locations for photos in the Toledo area. We have some amazing spots to travel to in Northwest Ohio and they all provide a unique and fun backdrop for weddings. Here are some of my ultimate favorite spots to go to for wedding photos in between a ceremony and reception:
Middlegrounds is a beautiful park located super close to downtown Toledo. It provides such a beautiful backdrop with a gorgeous bridge, a hill, and a lot of Toledo charm. It’s close to a lot of downtown Toledo wedding venues and a wonderful location when it comes to your photography.
A very popular location for both engagement and wedding photos. This spot is popular for venues farther outside of Toledo, such as The Stables, but is also a great spot if you have a break in between your ceremony and reception and are a fan of the outdoors. I love the tall trees in a location known as “The Spot” and everything else this stunning Metropark offers.
Toledo Botanical Garden is a beautiful location to have a wedding or to go for your wedding photos. This park is centrally located and is a great connector spot to go for portraits in between a ceremony and reception. I also photograph a lot of engagement sessions here, but I do warn people, Saturday’s afternoons and evenings in October are way too crowded due to family sessions, engagement sessions, and Prom photos. I stick to other places on these October days!
Toledo Love Wall
A cute staple in the Toledo Community, this wall is located right off of Adams Street. It’s a popular Toledo wedding location for both same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples. It’s a great wedding party shot to get and I always just keep my fingers crossed that there aren’t cars parked right in front of the wall. It’s a risk I am willing to take, though!
Beautiful indoors as well as outdoors, Toledo Museum of Art is a very classic and elegant option for your photos. I love the marble steps located outdoors as well as the Glass Pavilion for a great indoor spot. You’re always taking a risk here on a Saturday – there will be party busses lining the street and there are only a few sets of marble steps to share. My advice? Have your heart set on the Toledo Art Museum if you love it, but have a backup plan or don’t have your heart set on the steps (especially if your wedding is in May, June, September, or October). There are plenty more options at this gorgeous location!
SO MUCH LAND. SO MANY GOOD SPOTS. I never get tired of the scenery here and there are acres and acres to share. There are so many good trails, two entrances, and anything from a covered bridge to a great field. You’ll love it here for your Toledo wedding photos or engagement photos.