(Closed) Engagement Pictures Location Ideas in New England? Help!

posted 5 years ago in New England
Post # 2
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge

Hi!  There are tons of places! I wouldn’t look so much for benches because you’ll find beautiful fences and benches anywhere! I just got engaged in Newport, RI. They have this amazing lighthouse and beautiful Castle Hill Inn. It’s picture perfect right on the water. It was voted #2 most romantic place in New England! 

Hope it helps!

Post # 3
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that is a pretty broad area, as there are probably hundreds of places like that in Southern New England. 

Have you hired your photographer yet?  I think this might limit your area down and they should be able to give you ideas based on places they shot at before.

Post # 6
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I second the idea of Rhode Island. We got married there,,,just gorgeous!!  

Newport is stunning, Narragansett has gorgeous beaches, both rocky and sandy.  There are lots of places with bridges, fences, cute old homes, big old homes, character character character.

Also, if you are up for a trip, do a day trip out to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantcuket. MV has so much charm all over the island, lots of different “looks” and “scenes” to work with.  

Post # 7
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FutureMrsDM:  I know the perfect place!!! Lake Chocorua! There’s a bridge with a lake and Mount Chocorua in the background! Probably my favorite view in the world. There are also fences around there, a cute barn with a little field, paths along the lake. It’s amazing. It’s about 2 hours north of the NH/MA border, but I think it may be worth it for you. 

Post # 9
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureMrsDM:  downtown Portsmouth would be perfect! 

Post # 10
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The best spot for benches would definitely be the Boston Common and the Public Garden. The willow trees in the Public Garden are gorgeously yellow in the fall, and they’re right over the pond with the swans. For foliage with a view of the Boston skyline, try the Blue Hills Reservation (south of the city).

For lakes and rivers, I would head to Lincoln, New Husband. There are a some gorgeous lakes (Echo Lake/Profile Lake) and the Pemigewasset River is a pretty, very clear, fast-flowing one. These photos don’t do it justice at all (rainy day), but google “The Basin.”

Covered bridge: Quechee, VT. 

Post # 11
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Quabbin Reservoir has some really gorgeous foliage along with old bridges and a cool old stone building/tower that you can climb.

Harkness Memorial State Park has a beautiful mansion, a really cool garden with stone walls and an arbor, foliage and a perfect view out over the ocean. I don’t know if there are bridges there but the place is so gorgeous.

Shelburne Falls in Mass has the bridge of flowers but I’m not sure what really goes on in the fall. But it’s a very New England-y town and I think down the road is a lookout which would have beautiful foliage views.

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