Top 3 Scenic Engagement Picture Spots in Wilmington

Top 3 Scenic Engagement Picture Spots in Wilmington

We’ve rounded up the Top 3 Scenic Engagement Picture Spots in Wilmington! When you get engaged it can be easy to overlook getting engagement photos. Remember that your engagement photos will be enjoyed for years to come and they can also be used on Save the Date cards, your wedding shower, and even as decor on wedding day!

Wilmington Riverwalk

Top 3 Scenic Engagement Picture Spots in Wilmington by Wedding Planner High Cotton Events by Design -- Photo: Wilmington Riverwalk

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The scenic Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk is one of the most popular places for photos in Wilmington. It offers several amazing backdrops for photos including:

  • Cape Fear River
  • USS North Carolina Battleship
  • The Cotton Exchange
  • 1914 Murchison Building
  • Scenic Wooden Walkway
  • Pastel Colored Shops
  • Historic Buildings
  • Cobblestone Streets

The Riverwalk is also dog-friendly (provided your furry friend is leashed at all times), so it’s the perfect opportunity to get some photos with your best furry friend! There are multiple public restrooms along the journey, so it makes outfit changes a breeze! Keep in mind it does get crowded on nice weekends and during the day, so your best bet for pictures will be in the morning, or you can catch some amazing pictures during the sunset!

 

Airlie Gardens

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Airlie Gardens offers some of the most gorgeous backdrops in all of Wilmington. Located just beside Wrightsville Beach, this picturesque garden offers beautiful surroundings year-round. Some of the favorite picture locations include:

  • Spring Garden
  • Lebanon Chapel
  • Pergola Garden
  • Bradley Creek Overlook + Pier
  • Tranquility Garden + Butterfly House
  • Bottle Chapel
  • Airlie Oak

Be sure to contact Airlie prior to scheduling a photo session – they do have rules and guidelines to be followed by photographers. Professional photographers also must be pre-approved by the staff. An additional fee is required for this style of photography, but the fee goes towards maintaining the beautiful gardens that you will see in pictures for years to come! A small price to pay for a lifetime of memories!

 

New Hanover County Arboretum

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If you’re looking for a unique backdrop for your engagement photos, the New Hanover County Arboretum may be just what you’re looking for! This Arboretum features many North American plants, but there is also a Japanese Garden where you can find:

  • Tea House
  • Winding Stream
  • Children’s Garden + Miniature Cottage
  • Perennial Border
  • Rose Garden
  • Herb Garden

In addition to these already desirable features, you can find a beautiful picnic area and a tropical garden complete with palm trees. There is no charge for admission so you can stay as long or as short as you want and take all the pictures you need for the perfect engagement shoot!


I hope you enjoyed our Top 3 Scenic Engagement Picture Spots in Wilmington as you get ready to plan your wedding! As you start planning your wedding – give us a call! We offer several packages that can be customized to your unique needs for your wedding – we would love to send you our package guide!

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