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OUR TOP FOUR EDMONTON WEDDING LOCATIONS; Winter weddings are on my mind, but spring is just around the corner!  We are featuring our favorite Edmonton & Area photoshoot locations (created for Blush Magazine) with the direct links here for you.  Most of the article can be seen below, but if you send us a quick note on the bottom of this page, we'll send you a published copy.  Have a great New Year!

So you have decided to “tie the knot”!  Where on earth do you start? Dress, guests, invitations, but it's tough to start without.... location, location, location!

Regardless of the direction you take, if you want beautiful and memorable images for your wedding and your theme is leaning towards a unique feel, we have provided for you from a photographer’s viewpoint, our top five favourite venues for your wedding day consideration.

The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Art Gallery of Alberta
Art Gallery of Alberta

The Art Gallery of Alberta is one of our favourite wedding locations in Edmonton!  The architecture is modern, open and spacious. The AGA is beyond elegant and your guests will definitely be in awe.

Packages are flexible and are available for parties of 10 to 500 and Zinc Catering (an in-house service) is very unique in its menu and presentation, including incorporating the couple’s colour and theme right into the menu!

The staff is helpful and management is very thorough in planning and co-ordination of events. Pricing is comparable to other venues and even if you are not holding an event at AGA, you may still have beautiful images as the photography fees are around $200/hour.

We are very experienced in working with and around the Art Gallery of Alberta; it takes unique lighting for weddings and deservedly, professionals that know what they are doing when it comes to all of the windows and partial dark areas.

For more information about our Wedding Photography, please contact us via www.photographybybenamoz.com

The Alberta Legislative Grounds, Edmonton

Evening Light
Evening Light

One of the most beautiful and popular locations for public use is the Legislature. Photographs are allowed outside on the steps of the Legislature Building and on the grounds year round.  Fountains, gardens, mature trees and some of the most beautiful architecture in the city are here.  This is a wedding favorite to photograph throughout the entire year, holding winter scenery with spectacular holiday lighting, splendid garden greenery the entire summer or rich autumnal colors.   We have captured Romanesque images from the front of the Legislature, peach sunsets on the dome from the west, flame-throwers performing onstage before sunset to the south and garden paths to the east.  Photography sessions are free to the public.

Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton

This wedding venue is one of the most elegant in Edmonton.  It has wonderful potential for unique and historic images.  Whether you choose a Ballroom or the beautiful glass Gazebo overlooking the River Valley, each is gorgeous!   The gourmet food is unsurpassed and attention to detail and thoughtful customer service are prevalent here.

Bridal Portraits are welcome in the magnificent gardens, staircase, Mezzanine floor and cozy fireplace in the Lounge.  Soft lighting and beauty is everywhere - a wonderful local choice for weddings!

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff

Banff
Banff

The impression this hotel gave us upon first approach, was in a word – dramatic.  We will not soon forget the towering castle walls nestled in the heart of the mountains! Numerous weddings are held here because of the history and that ultimate WOW factor.  It has a “King Arthur” feel, flattered by thrones, fireplaces, rich color and knight’s armour standing at attention. Piano-shaped chocolates, gourmet food, robes and the couture toiletries are just some of the impressive details. This venue will be pricey, but well worth it if you wish for a true Castle Wedding.  Your guests will love the award-winning spa, 15 restaurants and shopping right in the hotel.  I can tell you candidly from a photographer’s viewpoint, there is no such thing as a bad photo at this location!

If you would like to see more in-depth details and information regarding these venues and others, visit our blog via our website at www.photographybybenamoz.com.

We trust your wedding day will shine in beautiful images everlasting!