Photography at the Conservatory and Sunken Garden

We have modified our booking options and procedures in light of COVID-19. Photo permits are available in the Sunken Garden only. The Conservatory is not available for booking at this time. Please read the document below for details.



A Photography Permit is required for the following types of photography in the Conservatory and/or Sunken Garden:

  • Non-commercial portrait photography, such as:

    • Engagement and Wedding photos

    • Maternity and Family Photos

    • Senior and Prom photos

  •  Commercial photography, such as:

    • Advertising

    • Catalog photos

    • Publications

  • Any filming and/or videography


  • Permits can be purchased from Conservatory front desk, by calling 317-327-7183, subject to availability.

  • Advance booking required. Same day photo permits will not be issued.


  • Permits will not be issued more than 90 days before photo shoot date and should be obtained at least 2 weeks in advance.