Romance Photography picked one of the finest places for bridal party and family photos after the ceremony and before reception the greater Toronto area.

Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto

Features: Probably half of my engagement sessions happen here. Comprised of distinctive industrial buildings, a quarry garden, surrounded by parkland. If you have the dough, enquire about getting a permit to photograph in the buildings (old brick, arches, graffiti – really cool!) Location: Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road Permit: Permission required (no permission needed for gardens) Phone: 416-392-8188

High Park

Features: Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond. Nearly all of my family portrait sessions in Toronto happen here. It has that classic park feel and reminds me a lot of Central park in New York City. Location: Bloor and Parkside (west, just north of the QEW) Permit: Permission may be required, as events may be planned. Phone: 416-392-8188

Distillery District

Features: historic distillery built in 1832. Cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old brick buildings make a unique background for interesting photos. My wife and I got married here partially because of the photographic opportunities. Location: Mill St. (Between Parliament St. and Cherry St.) Permit: $150.00 Phone: 416-364-4793

Edwards Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

Features: This is the classic wedding park in Toronto, with a large fountain, a staircase, walking trails, gardens, bridges, and botanical gardens. That said, your photographs here don’t have to end up looking traditional. There is probably a reason photographers have been coming here for 50+ years. Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E., Toronto Permit: The main section is free. For botanical gardens, it is $50-$100 per hour. Phone: 416-392-8188

Edwards Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

Features: This is the classic wedding park in Toronto, with a large fountain, a staircase, walking trails, gardens, bridges, and botanical gardens. That said, your photographs here don’t have to end up looking traditional. There is probably a reason photographers have been coming here for 50+ years. Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E., Toronto Permit: The main section is free. For botanical gardens, it is $50-$100 per hour. Phone: 416-392-8188

Osgoode Hall

Features: A stunning 1800’s historic building, with colorful manicured gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing. Location: Queen and University Streets Permit: No permit required, however, be sure there are no events or filming scheduled. P.S. you are not allowed to take any photographs inside the building.

University of Toronto

Features: Charming old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus. Use is limited to certain areas, but those areas are great. Location: College and University Permit: $120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni Phone: 416-978-2187

Hart House, University of Toronto

Features: Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture Location: 7 Hart House Circle (U of T Campus) Permit: No permit required if wedding is held at Hart House. Phone: 416-978-2187

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Features: Fully restored rural Ontario 19th century village Location: Steeles Ave. & Jane St. Permit: $150 for engagements, $300 for weddings Phone: 416-736-1740 ext. 5444

R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, Toronto

One of the Jewels of Toronto. Cool, nice and very open space water treatment facility for large bridal party. By the lake Ontario, it is huge. Call to inquire about it more at 416-392-8280 or visit the site when you are at Queen Street East/Victoria Park area 2701 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 1H4.

Casa Loma

Features: This famous castle provides a spectacular setting. Access to the conservatory, terrace and gardens are all available. Location: 1 Austin Terrace (near Bathurst and Dupont) Permit: $200 to $300 depending on time of day Phone: 416-923-1171

Yorkville / Museum Row, Toronto

Features: One of Toronto’s poshest neighbourhoods. The Michael Lee Chin crystal is one of my favourite backgrounds in the city. Yorkville has some great texture and little nooks. Location: University and Bloor Permit: None required

Unionville Maine St, Markham

Features: Quaint little street with some great texture Location: Unionville Main St Permit: Permits required for wedding photos

Alexander Muir Gardens, Toronto

Features: Very well maintained park in North Toronto, situated next to a ravine. Beautiful sunken gardens, walkways, benches, stone wall & stairs. This is another classic wedding park. I like it for family photos, but find it a bit traditional for e-sessions. Location: Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave. Permit: $80.00 Phone: 416-392-8188

James Gardens

Features: Traditional park; lots of trees, flowers, bridges, some water. Location: Edenbridge Drive (east off Royal York Road) Permit: $50 to$100 per hour Phone: 416-392-8188

Centennial Park Conservatory, Etobicoke

Features: Three glass houses with interesting plant collections. Location: 15 Elmcrest Road (west off Renforth Road, just north of Rathburn Avenue) Phone: 416-394-8543

The Old Mill Inn, Toronto

Features: Historic building with a beautiful waterfall and landscaped gardens. Location: 21 Old Mill Road Permit: Permission normally required. Phone: 416-236-2641

Union Station (Toronto)

Features: One of the largest and most opulent train stations in Canada, with fascinating old architecture, both inside and out. Location: 65 Front Street West (at Bay Street) Permit: $500 Phone: 416-392-8188

Glendon College, York University, Toronto

Features: Beautiful Rose gardens, pathways lined with trees, an old manor, and stone walkways. Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave. Permit: permit required Phone:416-487-6798

Sunnyside Park & Pavillion, Toronto

Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, late 1800’s architecture, iron gates, courtyard with fountain, treed areas and a boardwalk. Location: Lakeshore Blvd. and Colborne Lodge Drive Permit: $40 per hour (for up to 20 people) Phone: 416-392-8188

Parkwood Manor, Oshawa

If Toronto has Casa Loma then Durham Region has Parkwood Manor. Beautiful site to film wedding. Limited parking so please plan a head. Better to take the bus with everyone in there. Located in Oshawa at 270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4T6, it is a great place to take wedding photos.