Photo Reservations

Portrait & Special Occasion Photography


We are happy to offer a unique backdrop for both amateur and professional photography. Our photography fee provides ongoing fundraising to help maintain the beauty of the gardens and its services.

Portrait photography includes, but is not limited to: bridal, family, engagement, maternity, quinceañera, graduation, prom; as well as, formal or event-specific attire, the use of props, an arranged photographer (amateur or professional), a change of clothing, or other situations determined by staff.

Photo by Treebird Photography

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Photography Policy


  • While visitors are welcome to take informal cellphone and in-the-moment photographs of the Gardens, all portrait photography and commercial shoots require a reservation and fee. 
  • Airlie Members must make a reservation (fee waived one time for Camellia and Magnolia Members).
  • The photography fee does not include a photographer. You are responsible for coordinating with a photographer of your choosing.
  • Pets are not allowed on the grounds, though service animals are permitted.
  • A signed release is required for any images specific to Airlie Gardens that are placed on exhibit, sold for profit, or used for advertising. An additional fee may be charged for use of images.
  • Do not climb trees, enter water areas, or step into plant beds.
  • Do not put backpacks, equipment, or props on trees or in plant beds.
  • A public restroom is available for changing. Do not change clothing in the garden.
  • All photo subjects must be fully and appropriately clothed. Swimsuit, underwear and boudoir photo shoots are not permitted.
  • Drones are not permitted to fly.
  • Balloons, open flames (candles, lanterns, sparklers, etc.), smoke bombs and confetti are not allowed.
  • If your session is scheduled during normal garden hours, Airlie Gardens will remain open to the public and will not section off any part of the gardens. You must allow access when others wish to pass.

Photo by Leanne Haskins

 

Portrait Photography

$100/hour

  • Must be scheduled prior to arrival
  • Must be held during regular Garden hours (9am-5pm)
  • No transportation will be provided, unless arranged prior for an additional fee

Commercial Shoot

$300/hour

  • Must be scheduled prior to arrival
  • Must be held during weekday Garden hours (9am-5pm)
  • No transportation will be provided, unless arranged prior for an additional fee

After-Hours Reservation

$250/hour

  • Must be scheduled prior to arrival
  • Limited availability (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm-7pm)
  • Includes golf cart assistance
  • Private access to all 67 acres