Columbia University in New York City is more than just a school. It’s an institution that embodies a huge and meaningful part New York city. When you add that significance together with the beautiful architecture and sweeping lawns, it’s no wonder that so many newly engaged choose to take their wedding and engagement photos here.
Columbia University was founded in 1794 by Royal Charter and known as King’s College. It is the oldest university in New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. It is made up of twenty schools and dozens of buildings around the city. The most popular photography spots are on the main campus right in the heart of Manhattan.
Here, the elegant sweep of the South Lawn is a bright spot of green in the crowded city, stretching between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Ahead of you rises the iconic dome of the Library of Columbia University, its steps the perfect place to capture a perfect moment. If we wander past the library, the rest of the campus is equally lovely, including the smaller dome of Earl Hall and the landmark Saint Paul’s Chapel. Everywhere you turn, Columbia University is full of history, giving your wedding photos a weight and meaning that connect you to both the past and future.
116th St & Broadway
New York, New York 10027