Leading up to the ceremony on the big day, it’s equally important to choose the perfect spot for a wedding shoot! The choice of location sets the tone for a day of romance and charm, to be captured and remembered fondly for years to come.

Below, the Angel Project team has curated a list containing a few of our top favorite wedding photo spots in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, ranging all styles: from artsy to elegant, historical to modern.

Photography by Angel Project

Photography by Angel Project

Jane’s Carousel

Situated in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane’s Carousel provides a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the water. A little bit of history: built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, then restored, the carousel is a vintage antique that bestows a note of whimsical charm and childhood fun to any wedding shoot. The glass pavilion, designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, means that the carousel can be enjoyed, rain or shine. 

Photo credit via Tripadvisor

Photo credit via Tripadvisor

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

For couples with a serious sweet tooth (or who are just seriously sweet on each other!), nothing is more perfect than a shoot at this dreamy little spot. This waterfront ice cream shop sits in a converted 1922 fireboat house on the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier. The historical feel of the pier, combined with the views of the bridge and the Manhattan skyline, makes the spot a wedding shoot must. 

Photo credit via River Cafe

Photo credit via River Cafe

The River Café

Cozily tucked underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, the River Café is a top choice for couples searching for an air of classic elegance. The New American landmark eatery’s nightly piano music, sophisticated décor, and breathtakingly beautiful garden are all ingredients for a modern yet romantic wedding shoot. The spectacular view of lower Manhattan and the Hudson river is simply a bonus.

Photo credit via Brooklynbridgepark.org

Photo credit via Brooklynbridgepark.org

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pebble Beach

Located at Brookyn Bridge Park, this popular wedding spot combines the best of two worlds: the urban skyline and the laidback, peaceful nature of the beach. The expanse of the skies, whether flushed with sunset or deepened with dusk, coupled with the lit nature of Manhattan, as well as the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance, makes for an unforgettable backdrop in a nighttime wedding shoot. The waters lapping softly over the rocks and pebbles only add to the soothing ambiance.

Photography by Angel Project

Photography by Angel Project

DUMBO’s Colorful Street Art & Graffiti

For couples looking to shake up traditional styling, DUMBO’s gritty street art, cobblestones, and waterfront warehouses provide the ideal elements for a little more edge. Explosively colorful murals, industrial details, brick and metal: all these remarkable details perfectly shape the ultimate artsy wedding shoot.


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