All wedding and family-related professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance and paid in full at the time of booking using the form below.
Williamsburg Botanical Garden (WBG) welcomes professional photography in the garden but all photo sessions must be scheduled through WBG Private Event Rental prior to the photography session. Sessions are also permitted during Freedom Park seasonal operating hours. Non-scheduled sessions are not permitted.
Photos are permitted throughout the WBG but areas cannot be reserved.
Courtesy to WBG guests must be observed by all photographers and clients at all times. Obstruction of Garden paths, guest common areas, especially areas used to enter and exit facilities, areas being used for a private or Garden-wide event, and intrusion on exhibits, are strictly prohibited. No photographers, clients, or equipment will be allowed in plant display beds. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Garden volunteers and park staff are not available to accompany groups for photographs. Garden maps are available in the information Kiosk.
Non-Wedding Photography Session (First 1½ hours): $150.00*
Each Additional hour: $50.00
*Non-Wedding photo sessions include but are not limited to engagement, bridal, graduation and all family sessions. http://www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org Please see Private Event Rentals for scheduling form and payment information.
(Persons renting Williamsburg Botanical Garden for a wedding ceremony receive one 1½ hour complimentary photography session.)
Changing Area – Williamsburg Botanical Garden does not have any changing facilities on site. Permission for use of restrooms in the Freedom Park Interpretive Center must be made through 757-259-4022.
Inclement Weather – A photography session may be rescheduled due to inclement weather through WBG Event and Facility Rental under the terms above. There are no refunds for photography sessions (to include non-rescheduled shoots or no-shows).