Photography Guidelines

ALL photographers must obtain a permit if they wish to use Hawthorn Hollow’s setting as the background for formal or posed photography and/or video.
This category includes weddings, family, portraits, graduations, engagements, or similar.

Daily Permit Fee: If you wish to obtain a permit, the photographer/ videographer must contact Hawthorn Hollow to make a reservation for the date and time. The permit fee for two hours is $75.00 ($25.00 additional to access before and after seasonal business hours) and will be due at the time of your arrival, and can be paid at the Nature Center with cash or a check.

Yearly Permit Fee: Access to everything included in the daily permit fee, but also includes access in the Winter season and after or before seasonal business hours. The permit fee for this pass is $300.00 and your yearly pass will start on the day of purchase.

General Photography and Video Guidelines; To ensure a positive experience for you, while maintaining a pleasant experience for our many visitors, please be aware of our Nature Sanctuary Etiquette and the following guidelines.

Please be courteous and do not block pathways or other access areas in any way. Remember that Hawthorn Hollow is a public place where visitors are welcome in all public areas and that regular business continues during normal operating hours.

  • Please do not enter flowerbeds, plant displays, or mulched areas. Remain on the pathways and grassy turf at all times.
  • No alcoholic beverages or food may be brought into Hawthorn Hollow.
  • Do not disturb or remove plants, plant labels, or containers
  • Please use the designated parking lot for all vehicles.

We encourage you to visit Hawthorn Hollow in advance at your leisure to scout locations for your photography or video session.

Please Note;

  • Those celebrating wedding ceremonies at Hawthorn Hollow are welcome to take photographs or videos during their rental time with no additional fee.
  • Media photography, commercial photography, video and film shoots must be arranged at least one week in advance of the shoot. Please contact us for further information on policies and fees.

Hawthorn Hollow reserves the right to refuse admittance for photography and/or video and/or to change its photo policy without advance notice.

Download a copy of the Photography Guidelines 

Contact us to obtain a photography permit.