Photography

Man kissing a woman's forehead in the wintertime. Photography at Holden Arboretum.
Bride and groom by trees at Holden Arboretum
Willow Tree in the sunset at Holden Arboretum
Group of groomsmen. Photography at Holden Arboretum

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.

The Holden Arboretum welcomes members and the general public to our beautiful grounds.  As we welcome back visitors to the arboretum, we will closely adhere to the public health guidelines provided by federal, state, and local authorities. Click here to learn more.

Photography permits are required. Download permit application.

Wedding
One and a half hour Garden Rental for up to 10 guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$250
Engagement photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $10/per person – max of 10 total guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$125
Senior photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 4 guests
Additional guests $10/per person – max of 10 total guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$85
Prom photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 10 guests
Additional guests $10/per person – max of 10 total guests
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$175
Family photos
One hour Garden Rental for up to 12 guests
Additional guests $10/per person
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$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.

If interested in adjusting the time frame for photography sessions, please contact Allison Ingle at  216.707.2846 or at aingle@holdenfg.org.

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 Holden Police Officer Tony Piotrowski 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 Facility Rental Manager,  Holden’s Facility Rental Manager Allison Ingle at  216-707-2846 or at aingle@holdenarb.org.