By Betsy Natter

Bella Vista (Photo by John Kellar Photography, 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer)

Wedding Day photographs and engagement announcements are special moments you want to capture in a way that communicates the uniqueness of your relationship. Choosing the perfect spot is important, so we’ve selected some of Montgomery County’s most stunning backdrops for your romantic photos. Now all you have to do is smile!

For History Buffs

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473
www.montcopa.org

The beautiful meadows and grounds surrounding the mansion of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker are available for engagement and wedding photographs. The mansion, barn and grounds are accessible for a small prepaid rental fee.

Graeme Park
859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044
www.graemepark.org

Graeme Park historic site offers a gorgeous brownstone home, summer kitchen and barn as a country setting for your photos. A small stream runs through the property and the property is dotted with gardens and stately trees.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 North Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.nps.gov/vafo

Valley Forge Park offers rustic cabins, sweeping meadows, cannons and historic homes as a photographic backdrop.

Valley Forge (Photo by John Kellar Photography, 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer)

For Nature Lovers

Ambler Arboretum
580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler, PA 19002
ambler.temple.edu/arboretum

This garden gems features tree-lined allees, sculptures, fountains, perennial gardens a green house and so much more. Reservations must be made in advance to reserve a three-hour window.

Wissahickon Valley Park
www.fow.org

Wissahickon Valley Park covers 1,800 acres of scenic vistas, rock formations, trails, meadows, historic structures, creeks and bridges. Stage your photos on Forbidden Drive, Climber’s Rock, Andorra Meadow or one of the park’s many historic sites. Check in advance with each building site for any necessary permits.

Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054
www.montcopa.org

Green Lane Park offers gorgeous vistas and lakeside photo opportunities for wedding or engagement photos. Find your favorite spot on one of the many trails, rent a canoe or kayak, bring your horses or try out the gazebo by the reservoir.

Green Lane Park (Photo by John Kellar Photography, 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer)

For Lovers of Scenic Vistas

Belle Vista Golf Club
2901 Fagleysville Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
www.lamassaria.com

Belle Vista and La Massaria offer sweeping vistas, a grand barn, stone buildings and dozens of intimate spots for gorgeous photos. Full wedding and event services are available.

Bella Vista (Photo by John Kellar Photography, 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer)

Loft at Landis Creek
765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick, PA 19468
www.loftatlandiscreek.com

The Loft at Landis Creek is the 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Venue. Historical grounds, with picturesque trees and lovely green spanning across the countryside are the perfect backdrop.

The Train Station at Valley Forge Park
1400 North Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Valley Forge Train Station

The Train Station is part of Valley Forge NHP and open to the public. The station no longer operates for passenger service but offers a columned platform in a secluded wooded setting.

The Train Station at Valley Forge (Photo by John Kellar Photography, 2019 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer)

For Lovers of Cultural Grandeur

Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
glencairnmuseum.org

The unique architectural features of the Glencairn Estate and the pristine grounds offer spectacular and romantic opportunities for wedding photography. Stone walls, garden pools and medieval archways await. Reservations and a pre-paid fee are required.

Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
www.arcadia.edu

The stately backdrop of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle will add grandeur to your wedding or engagement photos. Also a favorite spot for weddings, be sure to contact the Conference Services offices and reserve your shoot day. Alumni are welcome at no charge, but you must reserve your spot.

Normandy Farm
1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
www.normandyfarm.com

Normandy Farm combines historic rustic charm with sophisticated elegance. The white walls surrounding the property provide a clean backdrop. And with the oldest restored barn in America, waterfront gazebo and manicured gardens, there are plenty of photo opps. Full wedding and event services are available.

Normandy Farm (Photo by Deana Clement Photography, 2019 Happening List Finalist for Wedding Photographer)

 

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