FROM PHOTOS ON THE WATER TO STUNNING VIEWS FOR your walk down the aisle, choosing Livingston County for your celebrations of love makes for a truly unforgettable day. There are many reasons why couples choose to hold destination weddings in LivCo. We’re close enough to Rochester and Buffalo to be convenient and easily accessible for most. We offer a blend of venues and settings, whether you’d prefer to hold your wedding in a historic estate, picturesque park, or whimsical vineyard. Livingston County enjoys all four seasons in a distinct style, so whether you’re picturing a spring meadow in bloom, a summer lakeside setting, a wintery wonderland wedding, or fall foliage-backdropped nuptials, we can deliver. 

On top of this, we’re an affordable destination for couples planning their wedding. And we can’t overlook the fact that there are many, many picture-perfect spots throughout the county where you can easily snap engagement and wedding party photos, regardless of your chosen event venue. One of the most fun aspects of being engaged is planning your engagement photo shoot, and Livingston County is the perfect destination for those coveted prenuptial pics. When it comes to capturing your love story on camera, we have a few suggestions. These are some of the top picture-perfect engagement and wedding photo shoot spots that you’ll find in LivCo.

Letchworth State Park

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As far as gorgeous outdoor scenery goes, Letchworth State Park easily takes the crown in LivCo. With waterfalls and gorges, rolling hillsides, and scenic bridges, there’s a little bit of everything here. Engagement photos taken at Letchworth are sure to provide visual drama, no matter what the season. Looking for a particularly unique photo idea? Balloons Over Letchworth offers hot air balloon rides into the skies above Letchworth State Park, floating above the river and waterfalls. Arrange for your photos to be taken from the basket of one of these beautiful balloons.


Couple at Letchworth

Hemlock Lake

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Hate the thought of a random stranger wandering through the background of your engagement photos? Go to a more secluded spot, like Hemlock Lake. The waterside trails offer breathtaking views of the valley, and the lake’s mirror-like surface makes for a jaw-dropping background, reflecting the ridges around it, whether they’re the deep green of summer, the fiery colors of fall or the stark white of winter.

The Murals of LivCo

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If you’d prefer your engagement or wedding photos to have more of an artistic feel, consider taking a trip around the county to snap some photos in front of the murals scattered throughout our towns and villages. There are multiple to choose from, so pick your favorites and get ready for photos with a unique-to-LivCo twist. Explore all the murals at


Couple in Front of Geneseo Mural

SUNY Geneseo Campus

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You might not think about getting photos taken on a college campus, especially if you don’t have personal ties or aren’t an alumnus. However, consider arranging your photo shoot at SUNY Geneseo because the campus is known for being particularly picturesque. The architecture is exquisite. The landscape is filled with centuries-old trees and bright flower beds. Plus, the on-campus gazebo steps from Sturges Quad is known as a scenic, sweet spot perfect for watching the sunset or snapping a few photos with your beau.


Couple at SUNY Geneseo

LivCo Libation Loop

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For the couple who never turns down a drink, LivCo’s charming breweries deliver perfect spots to snap casual photos. Ask your photographer to grab “candid” shots of you sharing a brew at a patio or bar.

Conesus Lake

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LivCo is absolutely a lake destination, with multiple options to choose from while you’re here if you want to get out on the water. However, when it comes to taking photos, we think Conesus Lake is pretty photogenic. The westernmost Finger Lake, Conesus Lake boasts a varied and beautiful shoreline, with sandy beaches, grassy fields and rocky outcroppings all making an appearance. Scope out the lake before your scheduled photo shoot to find the perfect setting for your pics (or, ask your photographer for recommendations). Whatever spot you choose on this eight-mile-long lake, any choice is a good one.


Couple on Conesus Lake


Of course, if you’re trying to decide where to get your wedding photos taken, you’ll probably want to choose a picture-perfect wedding venue right from the start, so there’s little need to travel off-site between your ceremony and reception for photos. Luckily, LivCo’s wedding venues are just as photogenic as they are varied.

For historic appeal, lots of character, and timeless charm, choose one of LivCo’s historic estates. Options include the Wadsworth Homestead, Hillcrest Estate, the Avon Inn, Willow Creek Venue, and the Hartford House.

For those who want something a little more rustic-chic, with a barn vibe, check out one of the many wedding venues scattered across our rural landscape, such as Twin Silos Barn, West Winds Barn, Avon Century Barn, The Barns at Conesus Golf Club, Double M. Shuster Barn, Jerris Wadsworth Wedding Barn, or Oak Knolls Manor.

Couples who want a nature-centric venue have options, too. Nunda Ranch, Kindred Ground Farm, and Camp Stella Maris all offer pristine backdrops that show off some of the region’s best views. And if your wedding hardly fits into a standard box, you can find something unique in the Genesee River Valley, too. From Deer Run Winery to Whistling Farmer Pub and beyond, we have a space for you.


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