Photography at the Conservatory and Sunken Garden

As of today, we are taking bookings for photoshoots that will occur after July 5th, 2020, for the Sunken Garden only. We have modified our booking options and procedures in light of COVID-19. Please read the document below for details. The Conservatory is not available for booking at this time.

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.