By Erin McNelis

Tyler State Park. (Photo by Luria Visuals Custom Productions, 2019 Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Photographer.)

You're getting married! You're going to want to relive these memories forever. Capture the love and excitement of your engagement and wedding at one of the beautiful locations around the county. While the love between you and your partner should be the focus of your photo shoot, it doesn't hurt to have a stunning setting. Here’s a list of amazing Bucks County locations to check out.

For outdoor enthusiasts:

Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery

60 Thompson Mill Road, Wrightstown

(215) 598-0550

[email protected]

With lush green lawns, topiary, and a cherub fountain, the gardens at Hortulus Farm are the perfect backdrop for photos. The gardens, interiors, or both are available for photo shoots for a fee.

Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery. (Photo by Iris & Echo. Used with permission.)

Lake Nockamixon

1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown

(215) 529-7300

[email protected]

The sparkling water of Lake Nockamixon provides aΒ  stunning backdrop. With paths, boating areas, and docks, there are many possibilities for couples who love the out of doors.

Peace Valley Lavender Farm

802 New Galena Road, Doylestown

(215) 249-8462

www.peacevalleylavender.com

The lavender farm has more than 3,000 lavender plants that bloom on the hillside, and a picturesque barn for a backdrop as well. And when you are finished with pictures at the farm, you can head over to Lake Galena for more pictures. The lake is within sight of the farm.

Tyler State Park

Swamp Road and Route 413, Newtown

Bridges, waterfalls, and a covered bridge, Tyler State Park has everything people who love the outdoors and Bucks County could want. For even more possibilities, Bucks County Community College is nearby.

For history buffs:

Holly Hedge Estate

6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 862-3136

www.hollyhedge.com

Built in the late 1780s, Holly Hedge Estate is the epitome of rustic charm. Over the last 20 years, the owners have restored many of the architectural features. The fieldstone barn flanked with blooming purple coneflower is a particularly picturesque spot, as well as the forests and formal gardens on the property.

Photo by Taylor Cotilla Photography, a 2019 Happening List Finalist.

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

East Court Street and Route 313, Doylestown

(215) 348-9461

www.mercermuseum.org

From 1908 to 1912, Fonthill was the home of archaeologist, anthropologist, and ceramist Henry Chapman Mercer. The treelined drive is a local famous spot for wedding and engagement pictures. The building has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Photo by Joel Werline Photography, a 2019 Happening List Finalist.

Covered Bridges

There are 12 covered bridges in Bucks County, including Pine Valley Bridge in New Britain, Erwinna Covered Bridge in Tinicum Township, and Knechts Bridge in Springfield Township. Each bridge offers a beautiful backdrop in every season. Find a list of all of the bridges at www.buckscountycbs.org.

For culture lovers:

Bucks County Library

Libraries around the county are housed in historic buildings and churches or buildings with unique architectural features. Many have beautiful gardens surrounding the interesting structures. And inside, if you are a book lover, the library is a no-brainer. Find a library near you at https://buckslib.org/locations/.

The James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown

(215) 340-9800

The James A. Michener Art Museum has a tunnel archway, gardens, and sculpture to co-star in wedding and engagement photos. Right across the street is the Mercer Museum that looks like a castle.

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