You may want to take all of your wedding photos at your venue and that is absolutely fine, but if you want some photos that tie you to the city you’re marrying in and some generally cool backdrops, pick a venue close to some of these spots…
Preston is home to an incredible 770 listed buildings so it’s no surprise that there is an abundance of beautiful spots that make ideal wedding photo backdrops. We’ve selected a handful in this article for you to use on your wedding day.
1. Sessions House
Built between 1900 and 1903, Sessions House is still used as a courthouse today, and its tower makes it one of the tallest buildings in Preston.
2. The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office turned boutique hotel was built in 1903 to support the continued demand for a bigger postal operation in Preston. Today it is a stunning place that makes for an ideal backdrop.
3. Avenham and Miller Parks
These are parks are quite simply beautiful, and you can get married in them too! They’re filled with interest like a a natural amphitheatre and Sebastopol cannon.
4. Avenham Park
You can find grand statues and staircases throughout the parks that make for ideal wedding photo backdrops.
5. Miller Park
There is also an entire area that is dedicated to a peaceful and relaxing Japanese water garden. Just imagine walking over this bridge with your partner hand in hand. Perfect wedding photos!
6. The Harris Library
Probably our favourite on this list, Harris Library looks almost like the Pantheon but also has a distinct Renaissance feel to it. It was built in 1893 and is still used to this day. It’s certainly a jewel in Preston’s crown.
7. Preston Cenotaph
The Cenotaph stands proudly in Market Square, dedicated to solders from both World Wars. This is certainly something to remember and what better way to do so than eternalising it in your wedding photos?
8. Miller Arcade
And last but not least, there is Miller Arcade. This was Preston’s first ever indoor shopping centre, designed on the Burlington Arcade of London. It even housed Turkish Baths! It’s a very interesting building and a great setting for some fascinating wedding photos.
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