5 Best Indoor Photo Locations for a Winnipeg Wedding

An essential list of indoor photo locations if you're getting married in Winnipeg


Winnipeg is great, but let’s face it – the weather here can be unpredictable and when planning a wedding 6-12 months in advance we all know it can snow in September and rain in February, so it’s critical couples book or plan an indoor location just in case the weather should turn sour.


I’ve seen and scoped out so many indoor photo options in Winnipeg and created this list of my 5 favorite locations to help aid anyone needing a place to stay dry, warm or cool during their wedding photos.


So, let’s get to it! Below is the list (in no particular order). 

Burton Cummings Theatre

The Burton Cummings Theatre is an extremely unique and also extremely difficult place to shoot, but with the right contacts and photographer, it can offer some of the most breathtaking photos for your wedding. Located downtown, the theatre provides a very vintage and dramatic setting for your photos.

Hamilton Building

One of my favourite locations to do wedding photos, this building has a beautiful marble spiral staircase and always offers excellent light. There is also a second floor with a large window and marble pillars that is great for photos. I’m at the Hamilton building more then any other location and it’s a great option as a rain backup location as well. The Hamilton building is located at 395 Main Street in Winnipeg. Designed by Winnipeg architect J. D. Atchison, this building was one of four major banks on “Bankers’ Row” along Main Street. It was the last major office building erected during the city’s early boom period, and served as the Manitoba headquarters of the Bank of Hamilton which merged with the Bank of Commerce in 1923.

Red River College

Red River College offers bookings for indoor wedding photos and is a great and cost effective location. It was built by merging two buildings with skylight and has many different large and open areas to get some grand photos of just the couple or the entire wedding party. It’s a great spot for family photos as well. 

Via Rail

As a free option that doesn’t require booking VIA rail can be a great option in a pinch should bad weather arise. There is also a train museum on the 2nd floor (payment required) that can offer some unique and dramatic shots for any couples that love trains.

Legislative Building

The Legisltative building is a very popular location for wedding and family photography here in Winnipeg. The venue is free to book and photos can be done both inside and outside on the grounds.


I hope this article helped in planning your wedding in Winnipeg. I have seen countless weddings first hand over my 13-year career as a wedding photographer and have written many more articles to help local Winnipeg couples plan their perfect wedding. 

Check out the rest of my site or contact me for more info regarding your wedding. 

 Meet Brian 

"Voted Best photographer in Winnipeg!" -2018 & 19 Consumer Choice Awards

Brian Rudolf -Owner/Photographer
Empire Photography - Winnipeg


Brian Rudolf -Owner/Photographer
Empire Photography - Winnipeg