10 Scenic Locations for Prom Photos in Delaware

Looking for the best places to take prom photos in Delaware? Here are some spots to check out in each county.

Prom season is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning! From dinner reservations to dress shopping to hair and nail appointments, a lot goes into crafting the perfect experience. Plenty of people see prom as a rite of passage that marks the start of the young adult experience and the transition out of high school. It makes sense that prom-goers want to commemorate the experience with the perfect photos!

If you’re searching for the best locations in Delaware to take prom photos, look no further. Here are a few options in each county.

If you choose to take photos in front of a private business or property, be sure to call ahead of time for permission and to make sure you’re complying with their policies. 

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New Castle County

Brandywine Park

From blooming trees to stunning bridges, fountains and other stone structures, Brandywine Park is a no-brainer for prom photos in Wilmington. Plus, stroll through the Jasper Crane Rose Garden for fairytale photos and a romantic start to the evening.

Old New Castle

For cobblestone walkways and riverfront views, head to Historic Old New Castle. Stop by The Amstel House Museum & Garden for the perfect old garden backdrop. Stroll the brick and cobblestone streets and find the perfect nooks and alleyways to imitate the historic London look.

Wilmington Riverfront

When it comes to prom photo backdrops, the Riverfront is a no-brainer. The Riverwalk provides a stunning city backdrop right on the water. For a modern vibe, you can’t go wrong with the gorgeous landscaping and stunning views. Plus, with plenty of city vibes and urban brick buildings, you can get a variety of looks from one location.

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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Going for a Bridgerton vibe? You can’t beat Winterthur! Take advantage of enchanting gardens, immaculate stone fixtures and a grand historic mansion all on one stunning estate. The views and the photos you’ll end up with are well worth the cost of admission.

Kent County

Old State House

For prom photos in Dover, take advantage of the greenery and historic vibes surrounding Delaware’s Old State House. With plenty of cute lamp posts, benches, stairwells and brick pathways, there are so many great opportunities for both group and couple photos.

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Woodburn Governor’s Mansion

A popular spot for prom photos in Dover, the historic Governor’s Mansion includes a stunning garden with brick pathways, stone benches, a fountain and plenty of greenery.


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Killens Pond State Park

For a more natural backdrop in Kent County, Delaware photographers often turn to Killens Pond for engagement sessions, family photos and, of course, prom photos. Find wooded trails, waterfront views, whimsical pathways and more throughout the park.


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Sussex County

Cape Henlopen State Park

When it comes to beachy backdrops, it’s hard to beat Cape Henlopen. From natural landscaping and ocean views to the iconic lighthouse and other structures, there are plenty of spots to capture the perfect photo.

Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn

The exterior of the Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn is a masterclass in quaint coastal charm. There’s a reason it’s a popular spot for coastal Delaware weddings! The stunning landscaping and seaside views make it an ideal location to grab the perfect beachy photos before prom.

Lewes Historical Society Campus

Speaking of historic coastal charm, there’s plenty in Lewes. The Historical Society campus is a great spot to go for prom photos. The surrounding area is also scenic with places to stop for photos along the way.


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