Denny & Danielle had the perfect Philadelphia Magic Gardens engagement session in the middle of winter! Danielle was a bridesmaid in Tia & Brian’s wedding at Windows on the Water in Sea Bright, NJ. I loved Tia’s bridal party and family. When I met Danielle & Denny in the studio, we absolutely clicked. (I found out Denny’s major weakness is oversized chocolate chunk cookies!)
Philadelphia Magic Gardens Parking
Philadelphia Magic Gardens Parking is quite easy. We found street parking during the day during the week and were able to use the fantastic Park Mobile. Get that app if you don’t already have it! There is also a parking garage across the street for even more convenience.
Philadelphia Magic Gardens Cost
The Philadelphia Magic Gardens cost $5, 8, or 10 depending on if you are a kid, senior, or an adult. It is very reasonably priced for an attraction in Philly. I think they even have student & education discounts.
Photography is permitted as long as you don’t rock a tripod or light stands. There is a lot of foot traffic through the space, so you definitely should be respectful of other visitors. It’s great for engagement sessions of 2 people and wedding couples but would not recommend this location if you want a bridal party or for family sessions.
From the moment you enter the front desk and pay for tickets, you notice that the staff there is charming and friendly. Several staff members keep an eye out to make sure you don’t touch anything or set up a tripod to shoot. However, they are very laid back and courteous and answered all my questions I had about the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.
The Philadelphia Magic Gardens Photo Locations
The inside space is relatively small and has some unique pieces in it. I wouldn’t suggest shooting in here unless you are using additional lighting, and they probably won’t love you flashing everything with people around.
The outside front door top level at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens is incredible. It is like you are entering a new world made of unique shapes, reflections, and art pieces.
When you take the stairwell down to the lower level its a bit darker and colder there, you will love the unique seating down there, and the staircase going down is pretty incredible!
There are mazes of smaller spaces and a smaller cavern-like entryway on the lower level. I would think you would not have fun here if you were over 6’5″. Please don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉
The outside of the Philadelphia Magic Gardens are gorgeous. They have a white wrought iron gate and metal twisted into the word Philadelphia. The way the sun hits the gate, it lights up the bottles and mirrors and made a perfect shot for Danielle & Denny. They even picked it as one of their wall art pieces.
On the side of the building, there is another beautiful mural wall of recycled glass. The best wall is the one on the corner of South Street and South Clifton Street. It is warm, bold, and colorful! Danielle & Denny have one of their canvas wall art pieces in front of this space.
This post was mostly a review of the venue, but I wanted to share with you more information about the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. I can’t wait to hang again with Danielle & Denny at their LOEWS Hotel wedding this New Year’s Eve! Check out this link to see more photographs from the LOEWS Hotel.