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Special Occasion Photography

Thank you for considering The New York Botanical Garden as the background for your special day. As the Garden continues to prioritize the safety of staff and visitors as part of its phased reopening plan, we are not currently accepting applications for NYBG Special Occasion Photography permits. In the interim, please submit your contact details via the link below to be alerted when applications resume.

Please Note for Special Occasion & Wedding Photography (once permits resume): 

  • Requests will be accepted 6 weeks before your desired shoot date; approved permits will be granted 4 weeks in advance of desired shoot date.
  • Special Occasion Photography is categorized as any wedding, engagement, anniversary, quinceañera, maternity, blog, birthday, or any staged/group photoshoots.
  • All staged photo and film shoots must obtain a permit prior to entering the Garden.
  • Not all requests are guaranteed, and require NYBG approval.
  • Special occasion photography may only take place in the designated areas within the Garden. 
  • All Garden locations are subject to seasonality.

Special Occasion Photography Interest Form