Wedding Photographs

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden provides a backdrop like no other for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding or engagement photographs.

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The Garden has many popular locations for wedding photos. Including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden which is a very special five-acre garden that features a beautiful curved bridge, pond, waterfalls, a pagoda, stone lanterns and an elegant, manicured setting. The spectacular Aga Khan Garden, an 11-acre feature with elegant stonework, ponds, waterfall and beautiful vistas, the Alpine Garden, wooden bridges, the charming John's Folly, natural areas and water features.

Care is taken not to overbook the Garden; photo sessions are staggered and the number of groups in the Garden at any one time is limited. However, there is some overlap in scheduling and there may be several groups taking photos at the same time.

For Wedding Photos Only (no ceremony)

If your wedding is elsewhere, but you would like to take your photos at the Garden, you can book a session of two hours in length, for most areas of the Garden.

Included with Wedding Bookings

  • A two hour photo session is included with all wedding ceremony and/or reception package bookings, with access to most areas of the Garden. If the weather is unfavourable, photos can be taken in our indoor showhouses.
  • A one-hour complimentary engagement photo session is also included in wedding packages.

Contact Us

For information or to book, contact us at 780-492-3138 or

Bookings are subject to availability, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.