Milwaukee has a huge number of landmarks that make for AMAZING wedding photos! We’ve featured a few of our favorites via this article — some obvious choices, others hidden gems — and all photographed by the super talented team over at Front Room Photography.
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1. Discovery World
The Discovery World Museum has graced our beloved lakefront since 2006. It is a Milwaukee landmark perfect for photos showcasing views of downtown Milwaukee or as an architectural backdrop in and of itself. Awesome photos by Front Room Photography.
2. Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park
Yes, this arch exists in Milwaukee and is such a hidden gem spot for photos! Located at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, this landmark is located across from the UEC within the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum on Milwaukee’s East Side.
3. Pabst Sign
So much amazing growth has happened in Milwaukee on the Historic Pabst Brewery site, but boy are we happy the iconic PABST sign is here to stay!
4. Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee is so lucky to have the Harley-Davidson Museum in our city. The museum celebrates the birthplace of one of the most iconic international brands and definitely has landmark status. Their 33 acre Campus, built on a peninsula on the edge of downtown is full of photo spots, like these beauties captured by Front Room Photography.
5. The Third Ward
The Third Ward is another must stop spot for amazing photos. Arguably one of the hottest neighborhoods in town, its ample cream city brick, alley ways, historic buildings and creative places make for unique photos like these from Front Room.
6. Marsupial Bridge / Swing Park
After questions regarding the longevity of Milwaukee’s Swing Park, it looks like it is here to stay! Located just over the pedestrian Marsupial Bridge, both have spots have become Milwaukee landmarks perfect for fun loving couples.
7. Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is one of the most iconic spots to have photos taken for your wedding and engagement photos! It is available for couples even if you don’t get married there, as long as you work with the museum regarding schedules, times and payment. Photos by Front Room Photography.
8. Milwaukee City Hall
Milwaukee City Hall will always be an iconic building in Milwaukee’s downtown. We love these unique shots from the building’s street level entrance!
9. The Milwaukee Skyline
Throughout the city there are many favorite spots that capture Milwaukee’s skyline in different and unique ways! From top to bottom: Kilbourn Ave. Bridge / Kadish Park / 6th Street Bridge.
10. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
11. Lake Park
Milwaukee’s Lake Park, designed by the same architect as NYC’s Central Park, has ample spots for photos including areas overlooking Lake Michigan.
12. Lake Michigan
Speaking of Lake Michigan — many visitors are surprised to learn how accessible our lakefront is. This photo is only a sliver of the awesome photo opportunities it offers.
13. Milwaukee Art Museum Bridge
So many amazing angles to capture on the Milwaukee Art Museum Bridge and Front Room Photography doesn’t disappoint with these shots!
14. Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum truly has some of the most unique architecture in our city, making it one of the most popular and common spots to get wedding photos taken.
15. Lakeshore State Park
Located just off the Summerfest grounds along Lake Michigan, Lakeshore State Park is a great photo location for shots of the lake, downtown Milwaukee, Discovery World and various other Milwaukee landmarks.
16. Milwaukee Public Museum
Seriously, we’ve never seen so many unique and creative wedding photos taken at the Milwaukee Public Museum! Photos by Front Room Photography.
17. St. Joan of Arc Chapel – Marquette University Campus
If you’re a Marquette University alum, especially if you met your love there, taking pictures on the campus is a must! The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, as pictured here, feels like a transportation back into time — how beautiful!
18. Third Ward Riverwalk
Milwaukee’s Riverwalk has become a place of pride for locals and visitors alike. This 20+ block stretch of riverwalk is perfect for amazing photos. These particular beauties from Front Room were taken on the riverwalk as it makes its way along the western side of Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood.
19. Turner Hall Ballroom
When you have a historic building built in 1882 that has survived 2 fires, has hosted thousands of musical performances and hundreds of weddings over its lifetime, it becomes a Milwaukee landmark that any couple is lucky to get married in. Creative on-location photos of Turner Hall Ballroom by Front Room Photography.
20. Milwaukee Skyline from the Pritzlaff Rooftop
Another all-time a favorite is the historic and iconic Pritzlaff Building. While you can only go on the Pritzlaff rooftop if you have a wedding there, with views like this we just had to include it on this list! Amazing angle shots by Front Room.
21. St. Francis Seminary
A hidden gem, the St. Francis de Sales Seminary, is a beautiful spot for photos. Located on acres of amazing landscape, it includes historical markers, woods, trails and historical buildings dating back to the mid-1800s. It is private property so you need to be sure you have a permit to be there!
22. Milwaukee Federal Building
The Milwaukee Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is one of the last bastions of Romanesque Revival architecture in the Midwest and is a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos! Located downtown Milwaukee, it’s walking distance from many other amazing photo spots! Photo by Front Room Photography.
For amazing photos of your wedding worthy to be hung on your “front room” wall, be sure to check out Front Room Photography’s website for more info! Fun fact, Front Room also do some amazing wedding films — check out one of our favorites here as well as Front Room’s YouTube channel for more awesomeness:
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