- 1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
- 2. Vasai Fort, Palghar
- 3. Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai
- 4. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai ( Library Stairs )
- 5. Bandra Worli Sealink
- 6. Palava City, Dombivli
- 7. Alibaug & Dahanu Beach
- 8. Adlabs Imagica, Khopoli
- 9. Ballard Estate
- 10. Juhu Beach / Girgaum Chowpatty
- 11. Gateway Of India
- 12. Theme based Pre-Wedding Location
Located between the suburb of Mumbai and Thane. It is one of the goto places for a pre-wedding shoot in Mumbai if you want a lot of greenery and foresty feel with water bodies. In addition to that, you can shoot on the narrow gauge railway track and two lakes ( Vihar and Tulsi Lake ). The park is quite big and doesn’t expect to cover the entire park as it can be quite tiring.
Plan your shoot and go prepared.
Permission Charges: Rs.3,300
2. Vasai Fort, Palghar
Vasai Fort is another popular place for pre-wedding shoots. It is a seaside fort located in Vasai village of Palghar. It is in ruins so expect to exploit that feel in your shoot. The architecture is in the old Portuguese style.
One of the distractions could be the couples hanging out. So that can affect your shoot as you will have to find your spots where your frames are clean. You will find a church, graveyard, old big gateways, towers, etc.
Did you know Coldplay shot one of their videos in Vasai fort?
3. Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai
It is a 10km long stretch of road connecting Belapur CBD to Vashi. The attraction for couples is a clean road with new building towers around, giving your shoot a modern feel.
4. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai ( Library Stairs )
If you have grown on Bollywood movies of 90’s then you must have seen many scenes where these stairs have featured. The greek roman architecture attracts many couples for using it as their backdrop for a pre-wedding shoot.
It is used as a backdrop for early morning or sunset shoots. If you can get permission, then you can shoot on the link. Don’t make the mistake of stopping on the sea link as it is not allowed. Go to the seashore and shoot around the rocks and sea.
6. Palava City, Dombivli
This can be an interesting option with lush green surroundings. It is a smart city with golf courses, sports courts, modern clubhouses, and office buildings. So you know what the look will be for your pre-wedding.
7. Alibaug & Dahanu Beach
If you are willing to leave Mumbai for the shoot and looking for beach options than you can consider either of them. Yes, Alibaug is more famous than Dahanu beach.
But at Dahanu beach you can get a lesser crowd and some interesting Zoroastrian feel. Also, the town of Udvada is nearby that can be used as a very nice and different backdrop. It is called a mecca of Zoroastrians.
8. Adlabs Imagica, Khopoli
It is a theme park with a variety of different themes to choose from. You need permission to use the theme park for pre-wedding shoots. You need to reach early and wind up your shoot before 11 AM when the park opens for the general public.
Permission Charges : Rs.30,000
It’s a business center of Mumbai with all those beautiful old European style buildings in the south of Mumbai. This is one of my personal favorites if you want European style feel, go for it and blend it with the right kind of attire.
If you are with the right photographer, I am sure you will fall in love with the results.
10. Juhu Beach / Girgaum Chowpatty
If you love chaos and want to bring that “Mumbai” feel, this is the place you can look forward to. Bring the element of street photography and photojournalism into your pre-wedding shoot.
Pick your photographer, carefully because it is not that easy to shoot in a place where there is a lot of crowds. And yes this place does require prior permission to shoot.
11. Gateway Of India
Last but not least, the iconic Gateway Of India, well we all know about this. It is a very Bollywoodish place to shoot. This seems an obvious choice but strangely many couples are not keen on shooting here.
12. Theme based Pre-Wedding Location
This is a new pre-wedding location we found in Bhiwandi. If you are looking for a theme-based pre-wedding shoot. This is the location for you. They have around 30 cinematic sets, especially for pre-wedding shoots. Be it Santorini set, colorful beach houses or royal Mughal like a set. They have it all.
I will be updating this post this or next weekend. Comment below if you want it earlier!
Must Read: How We Plan Our Pre-Wedding Shoots?
Pre-wedding shoots shot by Navdeep Soni!
Some FAQs Related To Mumbai Pre-Wedding Shoots
All famous locations in Mumbai are always crowded so we recommend casual, fun shoots rather than our popular stylized shoots.
Yes, we have found an outdoor studio that has theme-based outdoor setups. Check our 12th option.
Yes, we do have few tie-ups with labels to help you in renting out attire for the couples.