Photography

Capture lasting images of your perfect day in a setting as treasured as the memories you’ll be creating. Our naturalistic gardens offer a serene and magical location for your photography. Each setting has its own distinct style that will add a unique personality to your special day.

Photography is available within Holden’s gardens. Holden will provide access to the gardens for the party. We do not provide transportation within the gardens. Alcohol is not permitted.

Photography permits are required. Download permit application.

Members
Nonmembers
Wedding
One and a half hour Garden Rental for up to 25 guests
Daily, 9am to 5pm
$225
$250
Engagement photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $10/per person
Daily, 9am – 6pm
$100
$125
Senior photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $10/per person
Daily, 9am to 5pm
$65
$85
Prom photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 12 guests
Additional guests $10/per person
Daily, 9am – 6pm
$150
$175
Family photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 12 guests
Additional guests $10/per person
Daily, 9am – 6pm
$90
$125
Fees for photography are non-refundable unless The Holden Arboretum closes the property due to an emergency.

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

Drone Use at The Holden Arboretum

In an effort to maintain an environment where visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world without the intrusion of technology, 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 Dave Frank, Chief of Police at least 14 days in advance.

The use of drones by Holden staff for research, monitoring of forest health, or as a tool for project management may occur on occasion and will be done making every effort to minimize the impact on the guest experience. Any unauthorized use of drones within or above The Holden Arboretum property will result in the operator being asked to leave the grounds.

To arrange for a site tour or meet with Holden’s Private Event Coordinator, please contact Shannon Bradick at 440.602.3835 or at sbradick@holdenarb.org.