The Historic Third Ward embodies Milwaukee’s downtown appeal. From parks, historic buildings, raw and industrial spaces, you’ll find the perfect place for your wedding and engagement pictures within the Third Ward and surrounding areas.
Special thanks to Champagne Studios for sponsoring this article and supplying all the awesome photos. Located on the edge of the Third Ward, they are definitely experts of the area and its amazing photo opportunities.
1. Catalano Square Bus Shelter
Possibly one of the coolest bus shelters in Milwaukee lies just on the east side of Catalano Square. Photo by Champagne Studios.
2. Winter on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk
Milwaukee’s Riverwalk in the Third Ward is perfect for cold weather wedding and engagement photos. Photo by Champagne Studios.
3. Inside the Milwaukee Public Market
There are few spots more Milwaukee than the Milwaukee Public Market. We love this moment captured a midst the hustle and bustle of this tourist and local destination. Photo by Champagne Studios.
4. Catalano Square – Third Ward
There is always something going on in Catalano Square in the Third Ward making for perfect candid shots for your engagement pictures! Photo by Champagne Studios.
5. Historic Buildings in the Third Ward
Everywhere you walk, you are bound to find a unique space in the Historic Third Ward. This photo is taken on Broadway in historic Commission Row. Photo by Champagne Studios.
6. Outside the Milwaukee Public Market
When taking wedding photos in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, be sure to capture a few showcasing one of the largest and most known “Milwaukee” signs atop the Public Market. Photo by Champagne Studios.
7. Stratiformis Sculpture in Catalano Square
Designed of disassembled knitting machines culled from a local apparel manufacturer, this metal structure has an array of awesome photography angles. Photo by Champagne Studios.
8. The St. Paul Avenue Third Ward Bridge
After finishing construction in summer of 2014, this iconic bridge and Third Ward welcome arch is a perfect photo op for couples who love Milwaukee. Photo by Champagne Studios.
9. The Roof of a Third Ward Parking Structure
The Third Ward’s proximity to downtown Milwaukee makes for perfect photos featuring neighboring city buildings. This location was shot at the structure on Milwaukee and Buffalo. Photo by Champagne Studios.
10. Or Inside the Parking Structure
Use the concrete jungle of Milwaukee as your urban wedding photo backdrop. Photo by Champagne Studios.
11. Summer on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk
Summer on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk is perfect for your engagement and wedding photos. Photo by Champagne Studios.
12. The Outdoor Market at Milwaukee’s Public Market
The Public Market has an outdoor market Saturday mornings during summer. Throw in the many other markets, events and festivals held in the streets of the Third Ward and you’ll have some awesome engagement or wedding photos showcasing our City of Festivals. Photo by Champagne Studios.
13. Watershed Building
Located just off the Riverwalk on the northwest corner of St. Paul Avenue and Water Street, this quaint building can provide a great backdrop for some great photos like this one. Photo by Champagne Studios.
14. Milwaukee’s Skyline
While not technically in the Third Ward, this photo is taken just across the river at 106 W Seeboth Street (outside of Screaming Tuna Sushi restaurant). This is a great spot to capture your love with Milwaukee’s skyline in the background. Props to the groom’s Milwaukee hat!
While these are a sample of some great Third Ward photo spots, there are plenty more to explore. For more info on Champagne Studios, who shot all the photos featured in this article, contact them via their website and be sure to follow their social media for more prettiness.