The Stone Arch Bridge is the second oldest bridge on the Mississippi River. This 19th century bridge is now a pedestrian trail and a grand place to capture a rugged set of pictures with stone background, raw nature, and more. The place is filled with many lush trees, so shade would be a hindrance if you visit late in the day. If you choose a rainy day, the place will be pleasantly romantic for some awe-pictures.

Address: 100 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Contact : Stone Arch Bridge Team

Located on the southeastern part of the city, along the Mississippi banks, the Minnehaha Park is a pristine natural location for refreshing pictures. If you are looking for a raw and rugged background, you can choose the Minnehaha Falls with the Minnehaha and Hiawatha statues. You can choose the Pergola garden or the Minnehaha Bandstand during a live show for a more classical look.

Style: Park

Address: 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, MN

Facebook: Minnehaha Regional Park

Contact : Minnehaha Regional Park

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a 19-acre garden filled with unique sculptures. Beyond the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry, Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor, and the flower garden, the place holds Cowles Pavilion, Regis Promenade, and a large landscape of natural beauties. You can find exciting backdrops for your pictures, and if you want to keep it simple, the entire place is covered with a green carpet of grass for some minimalistic pictures. The garden is a part of Walker Art Center, which holds several galleries, cinema theaters, and artwork collections.

Style: Garden

Address: 726 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN

Facebook: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Contact : Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The West River Parkway Trail is an 8.9 miles of walkway from Plymouth Avenue to Minnehaha Park. The region is famous for the quiet and simplistic nature. You can also enjoy other activities like biking, fishing, inline skating, skiing, and more. The route is along the Mississippi River, and thus, your photos will have a lush river backdrop. If you are preferring urban style pictures, stick with Dinkytown Greenway, Anthony Falls Heritage trail, or Midtown Greenway. For the picnic area, choose Rice Park on Plymouth Avenue.

Style: Nature

Address: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Contact : West River Parkway Trail

The Chain of Lakes Regional Park has five shorelines joined with pedestrian trails, making it a perfect spot for honeymoon-styled wedding pictures. If you are looking for more romantic themes, try boating, biking, or strolling through the Lyndale Park Rose Garden. If you are fortunate, you can find a live music event at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The place is filled with water bodies, natural spaces, and parks, and thus, you can be assured about the variety it can offer for your pictures.

Style: Park

Address: 2000 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Contact : Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Address: Minneapolis, MN

Contact : Saint Anthony Main Team

Address: 102 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Contact : Mill Ruins Park Team

Address: 724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Contact : Boom Island Park Team

Address: Minneapolis, MN

Contact : Nicollet Island Park Team

Back to Top


Minneapolis is the mirage of a modern American city alongside natural beauties, green spaces, and diverse culture. It is easy to find numerous spots for your wedding album. However, if you wish to highlight the contrasts and urban-nature blend, it is important to pick a professional wedding photographer and cover the city to find secluded and unique spots.

Back to Top