Our Favorite Philly Spots for Holiday-Cheer-Filled Engagement Photos
Now all we need is some snow.
Winter may not be the most popular season for weddings, but we think it’s a pretty spectacular time of year for engagement photos. Between ice-skating, Christmas tree decorating, hot chocolate sipping, and so much more, there’s plenty of ways to bring the holiday spirit to your winter engagement photos. Here are our favorite places to do just that around Philly.
Terrain at Styers
Though the new Terrain at Devon Yard is totally photo-worthy, you’ll never go wrong with cozying up around an outdoor fire at the original Styers location.
Dilworth Park Ice Skating Rink
Officially called the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park (good to know if you’re Googling for hours), Center City’s main ice rink is the perfect place to nab some action spots before cozying up over decadent cups of hot chocolate.
A Christmas Tree Farm
This particular — and particularly adorable — pic was snapped at Stone Crop Farm in Lawsville, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you’re not keen to travel quite that far, consult our roundup of 20 Christmas tree farms closer to Philly for an alternative locale.
The trees on the 1700 block of Addison Street are technically strung in white all year long, but they feel especially festive come winter. Updated with a new set of LED lights in 2017, they’re shining brighter than ever.
Consider this charming New Hope destination the closest thing in the Philly area to the North Pole. With plenty of festive light displays and cheery holiday decor, there’s a new backdrop around every corner.
Washington Square Park
There’s something about the combination of brick walls, black shutters, and snow-covered bushes that feels quintessentially winter in Philadelphia.
Your Alma Mater
Katie and Jason are pictured here at Haverford College, but any campus is going to take on a new look when it’s sprinkled with snowflakes.
Red leather booths, plaid tartan barstools, and a crackling fireplace make this Rittenhouse restaurant the perfect place to cozy up for an e-sesh. (For more even more indoor options, consult our list of festive restaurants in Philly or our roundup of local bars and restaurants with fireplaces.)
Yes, it’s obvious. But it’s obvious for a reason, amirite?
Looking for a winter wonderland backdrop? Look no further than the wooded forests of upstate PA.
McGillin’s Old Ale House
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It’s extremely Philly, and it’s extremely tricked out around the holidays. If it also happens to be the site of some of your pre-engagement shenanigans, well, we think it’s worth overlooking that bit.
The Steps of The Union League
Gotta love those garlands.
Anywhere You Can Bring Your Own Props
Marina and Michael visited a New Jersey Christmas tree farm armed with garland, ornaments, and perfectly coordinating red outfits. There’s no reason you can’t do the same.
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