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 Magnolia and Azalea 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.
  • Drones are not permitted to fly.

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