Holden Arboretum

Photography

Enjoy our picture perfect grounds.

Our gardens offer an unbelievably beautiful backdrop and will help create photos you’ll treasure forever. Each setting has its own distinct style that will add a unique spin to your special occasion.

Take a look at our packages to find the best fit for your needs:
Wedding
One and a half hour Garden Rental for up to 20 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$250
Engagement photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $12/per person beyond 4 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$125
Senior photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $12/per person beyond 4 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$125
Prom photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 10 guests
Additional guests $12/per person beyond 10 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$175
Family photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 12 guests
Additional guests $12/per person beyond 12 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$125

A permit is required for all posed formal photography. Permit sales are subject to availability; the number
of permits sold for each day is limited. Permits can be purchased in advance through the Private Event
Coordinator at rhannen@holdenfg.org. Permits are booked every hour, valid for 1 hours from time of arrival. A minimum of three (3) business days is required.to process the permit; a $25 charge is added to last-minute requests of less than three business days.

Fees for photography are non-refundable unless The Holden Arboretum closes the property due to an emergency.

Here are some other points to keep in mind as you plan your big day:
  • We are happy to provide access to the gardens, but we do not provide transportation within the gardens.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Fees for photography are non-refundable unless The Holden Arboretum closes the property due to an emergency.
  • The use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited anywhere above the grounds of The Holden Arboretum. Under special circumstances, permission may be granted for scientific or artistic purposes. Inquiries should be directed to Holden Police Officer Tony Piotrowski at least 14 days in advance.
  • Any unauthorized use of drones within or above The Holden Arboretum property will result in the operator being asked to leave the grounds.
  • We closely adhere to the public health guidelines provided by federal, state, and local authorities. Click here to learn more.

Arrange for a site tour

To arrange for a site tour or meet with Rebecca Hannen, Holden’s Facility Rental Manager, call 216.707.2858 or send a message to rhannen@holdenfg.org.

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