Planning to have wedding portraits on location or a first look, but wondering where to go? If you are a Falls Manor Catering & Events couple, don’t worry, we created a list of our top seven favorite spots. Make sure to pay attention to the distance from the venue and for permit requirements. Each location has its charm and brings something special, it’s only a matter of your taste and wedding theme.
Check out the options below:
1. Delaware Canal State Park
DE Canal state park is one of the closest parks to Falls Manor, a short 10-minute drive away from the venue. It is a smaller park, but has a lot to offer – creek/pond with a fountain, gazebo, bridge, and greenery. Across the street, there is an old clock tower which is quite picturesque as well. There is a field with beautiful sunset views, which is perfect! At the time of this post, we are not aware of any permit fees for this location.
2. Tyler Gardens
Tyler Gardens is on the premises of the Bucks County Community College. It features gorgeous stairs leading up to the garden, filled with flowers and shrubs, well-maintained landscaping, an elegant gazebo, fountain, and a historic mansion in the background. There is a photography permit in place (LINK). Currently, we have a membership that covers the entrance fee (so you don’t have to pay any). However, an advance reservation to block the date and time is still required. Tyler Gardens is about 25 minutes away from Falls Manor.
3. Core Creek State Park
It’s a gorgeous park with a beautiful lake, open fields, and lots of fresh air. In warmer months we usually get a chance to get some incredible sky photos. There is a gazebo, boat docks, cute pathways, and lots of greenery. There is a photography permit to be obtained with a fee (please check the state park info for most current pricing, in 2020 it was $50). Core Creek is approximately a 15-minute drive from Falls Manor Catering.
4. Historic Fallsington
Historic Fallsington is a Nationally Registered Historic District preserving six buildings including, a hand-hewn log house, federal-style townhouse, tavern, and general store. It is very close to Falls Manor (only 10 minutes away), and would be a perfect location if you are looking for some architectural elements with a rustic charm. No permit fees requirement, as far as we know.
5. Bristol Warf
Bristol Warf is another picturesque park situated on the Delaware River. It offers lots of greenery and water views, along a quaint path. It’s approximately 15 minutes away from Falls Manor, and as far as we know there are no photography fees associated with that spot.
6. Playwicki Farm Park
Playwicki Farm Park is a very charming location in Feasterville, PA, and would be perfect if you are getting ready somewhere in that area (but wish to skip the larger, possibly more crowded parks like Core Creek.) Playwicki has a beautiful alley of tall pine trees, open fields, lots of greenery, and a cute rustic Farmhouse. About 20 minutes away from the venue. No permit fees required.
7. Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park is one of the iconic Bucks County Parks, and is a very popular location for wedding photography. It is beautiful any time of the year, but especially in the fall. There are plenty of fields and greenery, access to the creek, and one small boat dock. A photography permit is required and must be obtained ahead of time. Contact the park’s management for current fee information and application – LINK. Tyler State Park is approximately 25 minutes away from Falls Manor.
8. Glencairn Museum
Glencairn is the perfect, elegant backdrop for a first look and wedding portraits in Bryn Athyn, PA. It’s a 30 minute drive to Falls Manor so we’ll factor in travel time from your getting ready location as well. There is a permit fee for photography at this location. The manicured lawns, mature trees, and historic cream brick is incredible.
We hope this guide helps you choose the perfect spot for your wedding day portraits. Please keep in mind, it is the responsibility of the client to secure any permits ahead of time. Can’t wait to capture your memories!!