Munich Wedding Photographer


Wedding Photography in Munich

ALECIA PATRICK craft the most beautiful, timeless photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime. They capture not just moments, but memories, weaving stories that resonate through generations.

engaged couple walking down the steps of Bayerische Staatsoper at Max-Joesph-Platz in Munich
"The most beautiful, timeless photographs"

- Kirsten

Munich Wedding

An elevated experience

Imagine saying "I do" amidst the regal elegance of Nymphenburg Palace Gardens or within the intimate ambiance of one of Munich's charming historic venues.

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Collaborating with ALECIA PATRICK provides a calm genuine, joyful experience.

“Their energy and care was exactly what was needed on our wedding day to help us feel calm, cool, and collected. They helped us to look our absolute best in our photos that we'll enjoy for a lifetime”

- Alex

Get Married in Munich

Capture the romance of Munich for your wedding. Incorporate German culture and traditions, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Munich's central location makes it easily accessible for you and your guests. Enjoy straightforward legal requirements for getting married as expats. Extend your celebration with a honeymoon adventure exploring nearby European destinations.

couple posing for photo at the residenz in munich
wedding couple at residenz munich

"Oh. My. Gosh. We’re speechless—these photos are incredible! We’re so impressed by how well you captured our love and the city’s architecture."


Where to get married in Munich

Munich is such a romantic city for your wedding. You can incorporate German culture and traditions, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Munich's central location makes it easily accessible for you and your guests. Here are some of our favorite venues for your Munich wedding. 

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace, located in Munich, is steeped in history and renowned for its majestic architecture and opulent interiors. The palace is surrounded by sprawling gardens, elegant fountains, and picturesque landscapes, providing a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. Getting married at Nymphenburg Palace offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Bavarian culture and history. From the ornate Baroque architecture to the rich artistic heritage displayed within the palace walls, you and your guests can experience the essence of Bavarian tradition and elegance.The palace offers a variety of event spaces, including grand ballrooms, intimate salons, and sprawling gardens, allowing you to customize your wedding celebration according to your preferences and guest count. Whether you’re hosting a lavish indoor reception or a romantic outdoor ceremony, the palace provides options to suit different styles and needs. Renting out a section of Nymphenburg Palace for a wedding offers you a sense of exclusivity and privacy. The palace provides a private and secluded setting for you to celebrate your special day, away from the crowds and distractions of public venues.

Nymphenburg Palace

Alte Gärtnerei Munich

Alte Gärtnerei Munich

Alte Gärtnerei Munich is renowned for its beautiful garden setting, providing a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The lush greenery, colorful flowers, and tranquil atmosphere create a romantic ambiance, perfect for exchanging vows and celebrating with loved ones. The venue's name, "Alte Gärtnerei," hints at its historical significance as a former nursery, adding a touch of charm and character to the wedding experience. Whether you envision an outdoor garden ceremony or an indoor reception in a charming greenhouse or banquet hall, the venue provides options to suit different preferences and guest capacities (15 - 120 people).

Alte Gärtnerei Munich

Schloss Dachau

Schloss Dachau

Schloss Dachau, or Dachau Castle is a historic castle with roots dating back to the 16th century. Its rich history and architectural grandeur provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding ceremony, imbuing the event with a sense of timeless elegance and significance. The castle is set amidst lush greenery and scenic landscapes, offering picturesque views that enhance the romantic atmosphere of your wedding celebration. The castle's surroundings provide ample opportunities for stunning wedding portraits. Schloss Dachau offers versatile event spaces, including grand halls, courtyards, and gardens, that can accommodate weddings of various sizes and styles. Whether you envision an intimate indoor ceremony or a lavish outdoor celebration, the castle provides options to suit your preferences. Renting out Schloss Dachau for a wedding offers you and your guests a sense of exclusivity and privacy. Located in the town of Dachau, just a short distance from Munich, Schloss Dachau offers a convenient location for both local and out-of-town guests.

Schloss Dachau

La Villa Starnberger See

La Villa Starnberger See

La Villa Starnberger See is an idyllic wedding venue located on the shores of Lake Starnberg near Munich, Germany. The venue offers breathtaking views of Lake Starnberg and the surrounding Bavarian Alps. La Villa Starnberger See features luxurious accommodations for you and your guests. You will enjoy upscale amenities and comfortable rooms, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay during the wedding festivities. Getting married at La Villa Starnberger See allows you to experience Bavarian culture and hospitality firsthand. From the traditional architecture of the villa to the local cuisine served at the wedding reception, you and your guests can immerse yourselves in the unique charm of the region. The venue offers privacy and exclusivity for wedding events, making it an ideal choice if you want an intimate celebration with only your chosen guests. Whether hosting a small ceremony or a grand reception, you can enjoy the seclusion and personalized attention provided by the venue's staff. Situated just a short drive from Munich, La Villa Starnberger See offers a convenient location for you and your guests.

La Villa Starnberger See

Das Bamburger Haus

Das Bamburger Haus

Das Bamburger Haus was built in the 19th century and boasts traditional Bavarian architecture providing a unique backdrop for couples seeking a memorable Munich wedding venue. Situated in the heart of Munich, it is located close to iconic landmarks such as the Englischer Garten which provides another option for your wedding portraits. For those looking for a bright, baroque hall with a glamorous ambience choose Zum Ferdinand/Luitpoldsaal, and for a cozier more intimate vaulted hall, choose Ciao Francesco. From intimate ceremonies in the garden to grand receptions in the ballroom, you can rely on the expertise of the venue's event planners to create a seamless and unforgettable wedding experience. Das Bamberger Haus is renowned for its catering services, offering delectable cuisine that showcases Bavarian flavors and culinary expertise.

Das Bamburger Haus

Strandhaus Starnberg

Strandhaus Starnberg

Strandhaus Starnberg is a charming lakeside venue located in Starnberg, Germany. The lakeside location provides a breathtaking backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You can exchange vows with panoramic views of the tranquil lake and surrounding natural beauty, creating a romantic and picturesque atmosphere for your special day. The venue exudes a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere, perfect if you’re looking to host a casual yet elegant wedding celebration. Strandhaus Starnberg offers versatile event spaces, including indoor dining areas, outdoor terraces, and beachfront lounges, accommodating weddings of various sizes and styles. Whether you prefer an intimate indoor gathering or a lively outdoor party by the lake, the venue provides options to suit your preferences. Strandhaus Starnberg offers a relaxed planning process with dedicated event coordinators who assist you with every detail. From initial consultations to on-the-day coordination, you can enjoy a stress-free planning experience, knowing that your wedding is in capable hands.

Strandhaus Starnberg

The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum, or German Hunting and Fishing Museum, located in Munich, Germany, could be a unique and memorable venue for your Munich wedding. The museum offers a distinctive atmosphere with its exhibits dedicated to hunting and fishing traditions in Germany. If you’re looking for a Munich wedding venue with character and charm, the museum provides a unique backdrop that can add an interesting and memorable touch to your special day.

The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

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Engagement Session locations in Munich

As a local photographer in Munich, we can share our knowledge of the city's hidden gems and picturesque spots, ensuring an unforgettable engagement session experience. With our intimate understanding of Munich's architecture, parks, and vibrant streets, we can guide you to the most stunning backdrops, capturing the essence and beauty of your love in Munich.
couple standing between the pillars at Konigsplatz in Munich


Königsplatz is a captivating square steeped in history and architectural grandeur, nestled in the heart of Munich. The square is surrounded by old buildings that make you feel like you're in ancient Greece or Rome. It's a mix of elegance and history that makes you want to explore and soak up the atmosphere. It offers a unique and picturesque backdrop that adds a touch of timeless elegance to your photos.

Englischer Garten

This expansive park is one of Munich's most iconic locations, featuring lush greenery, serene lakes, and picturesque landscapes. Highlights include the Monopteros temple, Japanese teahouse, and the Eisbach river with its famous surfers. The Englischer Garten offers a beautiful natural setting for romantic and candid engagement photos.

Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz, a breathtaking architectural masterpiece, serves as an exquisite backdrop for capturing timeless wedding photographs. Steeped in history, this former royal palace boasts opulent chambers, grand halls, and meticulously manicured gardens that provide a regal and romantic ambiance.

couple walking through the courtyard at munich residenz

Nymphenburg Palace

This Baroque palace and its extensive gardens provide a regal backdrop for engagement photos. The palace's ornate architecture, grand avenues, and scenic water features offer a romantic and elegant setting for capturing timeless images.

Marienplatz and Old Town

The historic heart of Munich, Marienplatz, is surrounded by beautiful architecture, including the iconic Rathaus (Town Hall) with its Glockenspiel. The narrow streets and colorful buildings of the Old Town provide a charming and picturesque backdrop for engagement photos, especially in the early morning or evening when the light is soft.

marienplatz buildings in munich


This bustling open-air market in the city center offers a lively and vibrant atmosphere for engagement photos. With its colorful stalls, flower displays, and local vendors, Viktualienmarkt provides a dynamic backdrop that captures the essence of Munich's culinary and cultural scene.

Isar Riverbanks

The banks of the Isar River offer scenic spots for engagement photos with a natural and relaxed vibe. Whether it's capturing candid moments by the water, strolling along the riverbanks, or enjoying a picnic in the meadows, the Isar River provides a tranquil and picturesque backdrop for romantic photos.

Schlosspark Schleißheim

Located just outside Munich, Schlosspark Schleißheim is home to three beautiful Baroque palaces surrounded by extensive gardens and water features. The park's vast landscapes, manicured lawns, and historical buildings offer a romantic and elegant setting for engagement photos away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Why have your Engagement Session in Munich?

In Munich, you'll discover a diverse array of stunning backdrops, from iconic landmarks like Marienplatz to hidden gems like the Englischer Garten. The city's rich cultural heritage and architectural beauty add an elegant touch to your engagement photoshoot, with historic districts and Baroque palaces providing captivating settings. Throughout the changing seasons, Munich offers a range of seasonal backdrops, from vibrant spring blooms to golden autumn foliage and the magical atmosphere of winter markets. You can explore the city's romantic streets and cozy cafes, creating heartfelt moments captured against Munich's picturesque backdrop, ensuring a memorable and authentic engagement photoshoot that perfectly encapsulates your love story in this beautiful and romantic city.


How to Get Married in Munich

To get married in Munich, Germany, there are certain steps and requirements you need to follow. Firstly, both partners must visit the Standesamt (Registry Office) together to submit a marriage application. Make sure to bring valid passports and proof of residency. Each partner may also need to provide a certificate of no impediment (Ledigkeitsbescheinigung) from their respective home countries.

A civil ceremony (Standesamtliche Trauung)

A Civil Ceremony is a legal requirement if you wish to get married in Germany. It is a formal ceremony conducted by a registrar (Standesbeamter) at the local registry office (Standesamt). This ceremony is secular and legally binding, meaning it does not have any religious components.

During the civil ceremony, you typically exchange vows and rings, and the registrar officiates the marriage by declaring you legally married according to German law. After the civil ceremony, you can have a separate religious or non-religious ceremony to celebrate your marriage according to your beliefs and traditions, but the civil ceremony is necessary to legalize the marriage in Germany.

Where to host your civil wedding in Munich

To get married at a registry office in Munich, you or your partner must have an address in Munich. 

While civil ceremonies in Germany follow a standardized format, couples may have some flexibility in customizing certain elements of the ceremony, such as readings or music. The extent to which customization is allowed may vary between registry offices. Be sure to check with the registry offices to see if you are allowed to customize your ceremony. 

In Munich there is a a high demand for ceremonies at Neues Rathaus and Nymphenburg Palace so they hold a lottery to decide who has the opportunity to get married in these gorgeous locations. You must submit your request for the lottery by a specific date (see here for all the details). 

Where to host your civil wedding in Munich

Neues Rathaus
Marianplatz 8
Max 90 ppl
You can register in the room lottery for a small boardroom for a fee of 690 euros.

Nymphemburg Palace
Max 90 ppl
You can register in the room lottery for the Johannissaal for a fee of 615 euros.

Standesamt Mandlstrasse
There is a charge of 60 euro for weekday ceremonies and 160 euro for Saturday ceremonies.
Max 30 ppl 

Standesamt München Mitte (Registry Office Munich Center)
Ruppertstraße 11, 80337 München
Two modern rooms for civil ceremonies, max of 30 ppl. 

Standesamt München Nord (Registry Office Munich North)
Pelkovenstraße 142, 80992 München

Standesamt München Ost (Registry Office Munich East)
Orleansplatz 3, 81667 MünchenStandesamt

München West (Registry Office Munich West)
Forstenrieder Allee 102, 81476 München

Beautiful places for your civil wedding outside of Munich

Standesamt Tegernsee
Rathausplatz 1, 83684 Tegernsee

Situated on the lake in Tegernsee, the Standesamt Tegernsee is the perfect place to host your civil ceremony outside of Munich. The ceremony room is bright with large windows and the lakeside location is perfect for your couples and family portraits. There are some lovely restaurants nearby to host a post-ceremony meal including the Leeberghof, Das Tegernsee, Clubhaus Bachmair Weissach, or Bräustüberl Tegernsee .

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