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Top 5 Places to Take Engagement Photos in Coral Gables

Top Places to Take Engagement Photos in Coral Gables

“The City Beautiful” is the perfect location for capturing unforgettable and romantic engagement photos, as it offers beautiful and stunning sites, some of which are in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

#1 The Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel has an upper courtyard with a long corridor with bright green walls. This is a famous spot for engagement photos in South Florida.

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Rightfully called the Grand Dame of Coral Gables,The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark with Mediterranean Revival architecture exuding romance and elegance, the perfect touches needed for your engagement photos.

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The Biltmore Spanish Courtyard is one of the most popular locations for engagement photos due to its romantic arches.

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Rightfully called the Grand Dame of Coral Gables,The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark with Mediterranean Revival architecture exuding romance and elegance, the perfect touches needed for your engagement photos.

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

Rightfully called the Grand Dame of Coral Gables,The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark with Mediterranean Revival architecture exuding romance and elegance, the perfect touches needed for your engagement photos. As you arrive, there is a large fountain and tall palm trees welcoming you to this impressive hotel. The center terrace, behind the lobby, features an open courtyard with fountain and potted palm trees (site of a restaurant); the upper floor offers balconies with green-painted walls, mosaic tile benches, large Moorish hanging lamps and beautiful balustrade stairs on each side take you to the scenic golf course. To the side of the hotel, there is a large Spanish-styled courtyard with fountain featuring high arches with intricate details and balustrade stairs. There is also a lovely path that leads you to the golf shop. You can either stop by the large, enticing pool, or just walk to the end where you will find a manicured garden with a small fountain and benches. From here you have a lovely view of the Biltmore tower, which is a replica of the Giralda Tower of the Seville Cathedral in Spain. The Biltmore is graced with different spots to use for that perfect photo, and yes, you deserve a nice lunch right there after your photo session is over.

#2 De Soto Plaza Fountain

Coral Gables De Soto Fountain. Adorned with colorful flowers and small shrubs, the De Soto Fountain really is a simple yet elegant backdrop to your photos.

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Coral Gables De Soto Fountain. Adorned with colorful flowers and small shrubs, the De Soto Fountain really is a simple yet elegant backdrop to your photos.

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The De Soto Plaza Fountain serves as a traffic circle plaza with an impressive fountain set on a scenic road near the Biltmore Hotel. Adorned with colorful flowers and small shrubs, the De Soto Fountain really is a simple yet elegant backdrop to your photos.

#3 Alhambra Water Tower

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The Alhambra Water Tower features eye-catching details and colors that add an almost whimsical tone to your engagement photos. Also a historic place, this tower looks like a lighthouse and there is a nice Poinciana tree next to it that offers shade and adds more color to your photos, it all depends on the angle you take the pictures from.

#4 Coral Gables Prado Entrance

The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos.

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The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos.

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos.

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos.

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos.

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is another historic site that is a favorite for photographers and couples looking for a romantic setting for their engagement photos. There are two walkways with wood trellises covered with gorgeous cherry-colored Bougainvilleas and fountains at both ends, complete with balustrades and arches, reminiscent of a Mediterranean piazza.

#5 Coral Gables Wayside Park

The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this?

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The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this?

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this?

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this?

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this?

Photo credit: Mery Tassi

The Coral Gables Wayside Park was designed in a Mediterranean Revival style and also added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a small park that has a canal in the middle and on each side you will find the castle-like towers, transporting you to a bygone era. Can it get even more romantic than this? Yes, bring your own picnic basket with fine wine and cheese (and a red rose!) and sit under any of the large shade trees.

The City of Coral Gables is rich in history and exquisite architecture, providing you with elegant and beautiful sites that are perfect for your engagement photos. Even if you are not engaged, you may want to visit these charming places and maybe you will be inspired to propose to your sweetheart…you are welcome!

All photos via Mery Tassi unless otherwise noted.

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Happy resident of Coral Gables, Venezuelan-born, with Italian and Spaniard descent and married to a Peruvian! We are indeed a melting pot with different cultures and nationalities, satisfying different tastes in art, music and food. I work part-time in real estate, am a mother of two and love photography, trying to enjoy life to the fullest...Carpe Diem!

17 Comments

  • Nhi
    April 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

    These are some really gorgeous places! The Coral Gables Prado Entrance is definitely my favorite… I could see some really stunning photos being taken there. :)

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    • Paola Mendez
      April 25, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I know! I can’t wait to take some outfit photos at these locations too :)

      Reply
  • Lucy Valdez
    April 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful! I love the historic factor to each of these locations:)

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    • Paola Mendez
      April 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Yes, Coral Gables has some really beautiful historic buildings and landmarks :)

      Reply
  • Sonya
    April 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen all of the these places in person before I move!! So pretty. Sharing on my Twitter as well :)

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    • Mery Tassi
      April 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      That is why they call it “the City Beautiful”, thank you for your comment.

      Reply
    • Paola Mendez
      April 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for sharing! And good luck in NYC :)

      Reply
  • Leydy Baltodano
    April 25, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I need to visit some of these locations

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    • Mery Tassi
      April 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you! The weather is perfect for strolling around Coral Gables

      Reply
  • hotpinkshrink
    April 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    How did I not know about Wayside park? Do you know if it’s free to take pictures there or do they make you pay like the Prado Entrance?

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  • Michelle Orchid Rodriguez
    April 26, 2016 at 12:28 am

    These photos are absolutely stunning. Great job.

    Reply
  • SCARLETT TORRES
    December 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    is the biltmore free?

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    • Jan
      March 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Of course not. But if you gonna do it and you won’t look like commercial production (ideal you and model) you probably will be ok for outside.

      Reply
  • Jan
    March 1, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Awesome post! Thank You! I have to try Wayside Park ASAP!!!

    Reply
  • Through The Trials
    May 3, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    does anyone know how much it costs to shoot inside at the biltmore?

    Reply

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