When a lot of couples in Pune start planning for pre wedding ( or post wedding ) shoot, they are somewhat clueless on where they should have their shoot. I am a firm believer that location has very limited role on the outcome of the shoot. An experienced photographer’s job is to bring the chemistry of the couple in the pictures. The chemistry is not much dependent on the location. Location for pre wedding shoot is a just backdrop and a way to enhance the look and feel of shoot. The main criterion for choosing the location depends upon the overal budget for the shoot and the style of shoot. Most of the places require permission and subsequent charges to use the location. It could vary anywhere from Rs.500 to Rs.50,000 ( and even 1 Lac+ ). Hence budget is an important factor in choosing a location. For a casual shoot, a public place can work but if you are looking for a stylized shoot or a romantic pre wedding shoot, a private location such as resorts are more comfortable. All these private places have a limited crowd which makes it easy for couples to get into the groove. All the location charges in private resorts are highly negotiable.

Here are few locations near Pune for pre wedding shoot with approx location cost.

  1. Empress Garden : It is a botanical garden in camp area of Pune. Many pre wedding shoots happen in the garden specially in the morning.
    Permission Cost : Around Rs.500
  2. Phule Deshpande Garden : Also known as Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden. This is another famous garden in Pune near Sinhagad road. The permission is available at Sambhaji garden ( JM Road ).
    Permission Cost : Rs.500 as DD ( demand draft )
  3. Oxford Golf Resort : This a resort cum golf course. It is situated in Bavdhan, Pune. Although many weddings happen every in this resort but they are not fully open to the idea of pre wedding shoot. You can use the resort area or chalets but they wont allow you to use golf course.
    Permission Cost : Around Rs.15,000
    Stylized Pre Wedding Couple Shoot - Oxford Golf Club Resort Pune
  4. Agha Khan Palace : It is a famous tourist place in Pune. They use to allow pre wedding shoot but latest what we have heard is that they have stopped it now. No harm in checking once again.
    Permission Cost : Info not available
  5. Lavasa : Lavasa is around 50kms from Pune. It is very famous and go to location for many couples when it comes to pre wedding shoot.
    Permission Cost : Rs.5000 – Rs.8000
  6. Lohagad Boat Club, Lonavala : It is boat and restaurant at pawna lake. It is around 60-70kms from Pune. This can be a good option for a pre wedding shoot. It has a lake surrounded by hills with facility of motor boats. Accomodation is also available for overnight stay.
    Permission Cost : Info not available
  7. Tiger Point, Lonavala : If you are looking to shoot on the hills that would remind you a bit of bollywood than tiger point or areas near tiger point
    Permission Cost : Nil
  8. Mulshi : It is a famous weekend drive for many Puneites. Hence very famous for pre wedding shoot around the Mulshi lake.
    Permission Cost : Nil
  9. Koyana Dam Back Waters : This is again a beautiful place if you are looking to shoot in nature and back waters. Only caveat could be 4 hours drive from Pune. But it will all be worth it. Flying drone for aerial shots won’t be an issue. You also get a view of windmills too.
    Permission Cost :Nil
  10. Arai Tekdi : Also called Vetal Hill which off Paud Road, Kothrud. Good for early morning shoot as you walk upto the hill.You can find many joggers on the track. It gives a nice view to Pune city.
    Permission Cost :Nil
  11. Khanapur, Panshet Road : The area around Khanapur can be used for pre wedding location for beautfil sunset shots around the lake.
    Permission Cost :Nil
  12. Sangameshwar Temple, Saswad : It is a quiet temple away from city. It is around 35Kms from Pune. If you are looking for a shoot with nice old feel temple backdrop. This could be your location. The added advantage is almost zero crowd.
    Permission Cost :Nil but you might have to donate Rs.100 to priest.

    Pre Wedding Locations In Pune