And finally, that moment has come! The day that you have been waiting for all your life and more so, ever since your soulmate came into your life and you realized that ‘he is the one!’ Now that you have a token of your love on your finger, it’s time to decide on the happiest day of your life, beautiful! Don’t stress over it, we’ve got your back! Abuzz with a lively past and forward-thinking future, Sacramento has no shortage of sites for memorable engagement photography and wedding photography.
Sacramento is a city that is home to boundless photo ops for your wedding photography. From parks, museums, and mansions to country clubs, gardens, rustic farms, and lavish hotels, Sacramento has evolved into a great city for personalized weddings and gorgeous wedding photography! You could have your love for Sacramento featured in your wedding photography by capturing your favorite local experiences, frame by frame. Coast along the American River Bike Trail, pose at the marquis of the Golden 1 Center or explore Sacramento wine country. Then there are the clay Mohegan Bluffs, that give rise to an epic formation of nature that makes for stunning backdrops. For a rustic Sacramento engagement photo session, we suggest you explore more than 80 acres of picturesque hills and rolling meadows at Chase Farm. It’s down-to-earth engaging.
Another hidden gem of this city is the Old Sacramento area. This historic district harkens back to the city’s Gold Rush era, with wooden sidewalks and wagon rides. Connect with the city’s urban energy by strolling past its farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers markets, home-grown breweries, or colorful street murals. You could very well incorporate all of this in your pre-wedding and post-wedding photography, as well as Sacramento engagement photography.
Similar to these, there are countless other places where you can have impactful engagement photography and wedding venues which offer spectacular services and sights for your wedding photography. So much that it might leave you confused! That’s when we step in!
We have also handpicked five of the most sought after wedding venues in Sacramento which can make your wedding dreams come true! Our Sacramento wedding photographers love capturing the happiest day of couples at these locations due to the countless photo ops offered. Whether you wish to have a classic black-tie wedding or an urban chic one, Sacramento has all that you need! Plus, Sacramento proudly houses various engagement locations where couples can have intense engagement photography. Both indoors and outdoors.
So, read on to explore more about our most preferred wedding venues and engagement locations in Sacramento.
For a classic Sacramento-inspired engagement session, hit the Downtown! Its sixty-six blocks of vibrant and classic restaurants and theaters make for a stylish ‘Sacramento-ey’ engagement photo session. The best part here is that all photo-worthy spots are located within proximity. So, it not only gives you plenty of options to shoot but saves the effort of traveling to other photogenic spots as well!
This gorgeous Sacramento engagement location is sheer bliss when it comes to romantic engagement photography. The cherry blossoms tell a story of love like none other. Located in the heart of downtown, the Capitol Park is home to lush walkways, vibrant blooms, and beautiful architecture. This Victorian-style garden is adorned with a gorgeous fountain, another perfect spot to take your engagement photos. The benches are ideal spots to relax and capture your moods. Our Sacramento engagement photographers love the raw and real emotions that come out naturally as two people in love just sit in the comfort of each other. Walk hand-in-hand, along the flowery pathways, and let the vintage architecture and quaint vibes form the perfect props for your romantic Capitol Park engagement photo session.
Imagine a shot - a night with darkness all around, you and your sweetheart kiss as the beautiful vibrance of a distant bridge shines behind you in all its glory, but subtly. As the light emanating from the tower reflects on the water below, your backdrop gets deeper, perfectly complimenting your romance in the foreground. Is this the shot that has always been an epitome of romantic engagement photography for you? If you’re nodding a yes. Congratulations, you have found your engagement location! Look no further as the Tower Bridge is the answer to all your engagement session dreams. You could be on the bridge and have our engagement photographers capture your love against the vibrant backdrop of the classic bridge or have a photoshoot at a distance from the bridge. Either way, the showstopper - the bridge - adds the perfect element to your Tower Bridge engagement photo session.
Keeping it up with our favorites, how can we not include a water feature? Folsom Lake is a dreamy engagement location with the right mix of scenic beauty and depth. Located in the northern part of California, Folsom Lake is home to a plethora of elements that enhance an engagement photo session. The nature trails, lush greenery, rocky terrain, and sparkling water are ideal to snag some awesome engagement photos! The open fields are great to have a little picnicky feel during your Folsom Lake engagement photoshoot. You know what’s the cherry on the cake - a breathtaking sunset! How about having our Sacramento engagement photographers capture the glory of it as a backdrop to your eternal love?
Apple Hill is home to various ranches and for couples looking for some rusticity-inspired engagement photoshoot, this is an ideal place. The hill houses ranches, farms, orchards, vineyards, and wise tall trees. All the elements are basically food for our engagement photographers’ soul! And they for sure know how to serve it in the most creative ways! Stand in the comforting embrace of each other and let our photographers weave their magic, soaking in the surrounding views.
Black Oak Mountain Vineyards
Located in Cool, a suburb of Sacramento towards the countryside, Black Oak Mountain Vineyards, is one of the most scenic wedding venues in Sacramento. Spanning a whopping 150 acres of lush landscape, this gorgeous wedding venue offers some of the best things that spectacular wedding photography is made of - mountains views and dreamy sunsets! Black Oak Mountain Vineyards is home to two beautiful event spaces - the Barn and the Mountain Modern Estate. The Barn is luxury personified with a touch of rustic. It can accommodate from a minimum of 80 to a maximum of 200 people. The industrial beams lend a perfect sense of rusticity to wedding photography. The ceiling is adorned with chandeliers in black, which make for a great backdrop for your classy Sacramento wedding photography. One of the favorites of our Sacramento wedding photographers is - the spiral staircase. You could have the perfect walk to the aisle if you decide to come down the staircase. You could also use the adjoining outdoors for your wedding celebrations. The barn houses a huge dance floor, ensuring everyone gets ample space to have a gala time shaking a leg at your wedding reception! You could be a trendsetter by considering dark and dramatic colors to include in your wedding, keeping in mind the ambiance of the wedding venue, both outdoors and indoors! The Mountain Estate, on the other hand, offers a lavish wedding experience with high ceilings and walls-of-windows! Accompanied by an infinity pool, our wedding photographers feel it a perfect location for dreamy wedding photography. You could get a romantic post-wedding photo session done by the pool. You know how much we adore the sight of water! And coupled with a lush landscape behind, it makes for a breathtaking prop for an iconic Sacramento wedding photography! Post your wedding, you could sneak out with your husband (ahem!) towards the gorgeous lawns and vineyards for cozy romantic portraits. We recommend exploring the lush lawns around the golden hour. You’ll learn soon, how our Sacramento wedding photographers love to bring their magical powers of creativity to life at this time, at this location!
The Atrium at Woodlake Tavern
This beautiful Sacramento wedding venue is a 3,700 square feet wonder, housing a fully enclosed courtyard that can accommodate up to 250 guests. The showstopper is its poly-carbonate retractable roof which can have your wedding celebrations going on without any interruption due to bad weather. The neutral color palette of the wedding venue encourages you to style your wedding as per your taste. The exposed-beams ceilings give the venue a rustic industrial touch while the contrasting elegance plays with the look! The colors all around can either tempt you to keep it simple or glam it up! The Atrium at the Woodlake Tavern promises a great blend of classy and sassy! It calls for a classic black tie wedding that stays timeless and elegant forever.
The Citizen Hotel
Redefining luxury weddings, The Citizen Hotel is ideal for couples who wish to celebrate their wedding in style! With space to accommodate up to 250 guests, this elegant wedding venue is home to three event spaces which you can choose from, for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Park Plaza Ballroom is adorned with 25-foot high ceilings and sparkling crystal chandeliers and spells royalty all through! The huge windows ensure that the natural light is abundant throughout and our Sacramento wedding photographers ensure that it is captured in their frames properly! The drapes wrapping the ceiling make the entire ambiance royal and set a moody tone for the wedding! It’s a sight to capture and a setting ideal for a black-tie wedding! This event space can accommodate up to 120 guests and is sure to leave everyone besotted! Next up is the Scandal Lounge, located on the mezzanine floor and ideal for guests up to a count of 120. Finally, we arrive at the Metropolitan Terrace, located on the 7th floor. The event space boasts a gorgeous blend of industrial, rustic, and elegant with exposed brick walls, glittering chandelier, and elegantly draped ceiling. Our Sacramento wedding photographers simply love capturing the diverse look of the Metropolitan Terrace as a backdrop to your Citizen Hotel wedding photography. And the terrace is a beautiful spot to capture some romantic portraits with your husband after your wedding. The golden hour is the perfect time to have a memorable photoshoot with your partner, against the breathtaking backdrop of the cityscape. The spectacular views of the State Capitol and the Downtown skyline are absolutely worth capturing in a frame that has the two of you. And if you are planning to have your first look, we totally recommend the Terrace! The dreamy panoramic views are made for such memorable moments! Click here for more inspiration if you wish to go for a first look.
The Ridge Golf Club & Events Center
Located in Auburn, in the suburbs of Sacramento, The Ridge Golf Club & Events Center is perfect for couples who wish to have a nature-inspired wedding. How about saying your wedding vows in the lap of nature, surrounded by awe-inspiring history? The natural canopy formed by a blue oak tree lets you do exactly that. Have you thought about your first kiss? The spot under the tree makes for an ideal location, with a sense of history and belongingness to the roots. The wise tree is more than 100 years old and the site is known as The Blue Oak Ceremony Site. You could also have your wedding ceremony in the Overlook Ceremony Site, offering gorgeous views of a pond and a brick patio. While the former spells timelessness and accommodates up to 350 guests, the latter is synonymous with a natural elegance and accommodates up to 220 guests. Your wedding reception can be held in one of the many ballrooms, adorned with classy lighting and elegant decor. For your post-wedding photography, you could explore the lush lawns. The golf course is also perfect for your family wedding portraits and photo session with bridesmaids and groomsmen. You could move towards the pond for some dreamy wedding photography as the water becomes a great backdrop lending depth and glorious reflection to the photos. The golf cart also makes for a great prop to your classic Sacramento wedding photography! As the sun goes down, you could have our Sacramento wedding photographers capture the rawness of the moment, accompanied by unique colors of the sky.
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
If you have envisioned your wedding as an uber chic and elegant affair, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel is worth exploring. Located in Downtown Sacramento, this gorgeous Sacramento wedding venue is everything glam! The stylish decor adds a unique chic factor to your glamorous Sacramento wedding photography. The 4,300 square foot Magnolia Ballroom spells grandeur like none other and forms a stylish backdrop for your indoor wedding celebrations. The ballrooms are adorned with huge floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the downtown. The whole wedding venue spans 20,000 square feet and houses a 5,000 square foot terrace that overlooks the city. You could have your wedding ceremony against the contemporary-styled wall and be a trendsetter! Check out the various ways to make your wedding arbor standing out! The terrace is also a great place for your post-wedding photography. Let the Tower Bridge shine on from behind as our Sacramento wedding photographer captures your raw moments, basking in the happiness of your big day!
Sacramento has some of the most amazing options when it comes to wedding venues and engagement locations, especially from our wedding and engagement photographers’ perspective. Wedding photography is equally important, as after your big day flies by (which will be hurried, before you even realize it) your wedding photography shall remain with you all your life, for generations to come. Our Sacramento wedding photographers love capturing all the details of a wedding. Even the smallest detail, contains a big thought and we at George Street Photo and Video completely understand that!
We provide an exceptionally talented wedding photography team and highly competitive packages. Click to know more about our wide range of wedding photography and video packages by scheduling an appointment with us!