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Cescaphe Water Works Wedding

If you are a bride looking for a one-of-a-kind view of Philadelphia as the setting for your wedding day, the Water Works by Cescaphe and its architecture offers one of the best and most recognizable wedding locations found in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Water Works by Cescaphe, also known as the Fairmount Water Works, is situated on the east bank of the Schuylkill River between Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This wedding venue is conveniently accessible from Kelly Drive, Route 76, Interstate 95, and Center City. The view of Boat House Row provides a breathtaking backdrop for weddings, particularly at dusk. The entire venue — popular among residents and tourists — boasts views of the Schuylkill River along with eye-catching, mountainous rock formations that are a rare sight in Philadelphia proper.

The sun sets very late at this wedding venue because it faces west; the river offers sunset wedding photographs unlike any other area in the city. This photo, taken at dusk, shows Boathouse Row all lit up in the background, our newlyweds softly silhouetted against the river.

Location: 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

1/80; f/4.0; ISO 1250; 135.0 mm.