Belle Isle is a great place for weddings. I enjoy photographing them there with variety of options for the backgrounds. I'm so happy that the funding has allowed the fountain to stay on longer in summers, and beautiful Conservatory grounds are kept up as well. While for professional shoots ( weddings, engagements and high school senior shoots )there is a fee, it is well worth to support this beautiful park, and get the photos with signature landmarks: The Scott Memorial Fountain looks beautiful as a backdrop and is very popular with wedding parties
Conservatory and Aquarium also add to unique photography choices.
If time is not an issue, just take a drive around and piers and various ponds. Belle Isle Conservancy has put a lot of effort in making this beautiful park enjoyable for visitors.
While I love photographing on Belle Isle, I also enjoy the park. A getaway from busy city. I hope funding continues to grow to preserve the Conservatory with beautiful orchids and tall palms, as well as Aquarium with the beautiful tile.
Multiple resources call Belle Isle the Pearl of Detroit and it truly is, tight in the middle of Detroit River.