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Photography in the Parks
"Photography" applies to both still photography AND video/filming
Note: A Wedding Ceremony Permit 
includes a photography permit for the wedding site.
 

While informal, candid photography in the parks is free, a photography permit applies to each of the following:

  • Wedding Photography 
  • Formal School and Graduation Photography
  • Any other photography session that uses The Domes or the Boerner Botanical Gardens as a backdrop for pictures requiring special attire
  • Photography used in the stream of commerce requires a Commercial Photography Permit.
      
Boerner Gardens Photography Permit
Wedding Photography Permit 
2014 Rates 
(prices listed include sales tax)
 
Package Rate: $132 for up to 1 hour with admission for up to 20 adults included
Additional Half-Hour: $68.64 per additional 30 minutes beyond package
Request a Photography Permit Application:
For more information or to reserve a time,
call the Boerner Gardens at (414) 525-5600 or email Boerner Botanical Gardens
 
Photography Permit for All Other Formal Photography
2014 Rates 
(prices listed include sales tax)
 
Package Rate: $26.40 per hour + admission
Request a Photography Permit Application:
For more information or to reserve a time,
call the Boerner Gardens at (414) 525-5600 or email Boerner Botanical Gardens
 
Conservatory (The Domes) Photography Permit
Personal Events, Weddings, etc. 
2014 Rates 
(prices listed include sales tax)
  
Hourly Rate: $61.25 per hour + admission fees per person (Group admission rates available)
Additional Half-Hour: $30.62 per 30 minutes
Please note: your group cannot consist of more than 50 people.
Request a Photography Permit Application:
For more information or to reserve a time,
call the Conservatory at (414) 257-5611 or email The Domes
 
Other Reserved Locations for Personal Event/Wedding Photography
Other Reserved Locations Photography Permit
2014 Rates
(prices listed include sales tax)

 
General $61.25 for up to 1 hour
Additionl Half-Hour: $30.62 per 30 minutes
For more information or to reserve a time,
call (414) 257-4503 or
email Special Events
 
Advertising & Commercial Photography Permits
Scenic locations are plentiful throughout the parks. A permit is required for all commercial and advertising photography.

2014 Rates
(prices listed include sales tax)

  • Lakefront and Wilson Recreation Center
    $823.68 for 8 hours
    $316.80 for up to 3 hours
    $132 per additional hour
    For more information or to reserve a time,
    call (414) 257-4503 or email Special Events
     
  • Mitchell Park Domes
    $823.68 for 8 hours, plus admission fees
    or $396 for up to a 3-hour rental, plus admission fees
    $132 per additional hour
    Request a Commercial Photography Permit Application:
    For more information or to reserve a time,
    call (414) 257-5611 or email The Domes
     
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens
    $823.68 for 8 hours, plus admission fees 
    $316.80 for up to 3 hours, plus admission fees
    $132 per additional hour
    For more information or to reserve a time,
    call (414) 525-5601 or email Boerner Botanical Gardens
     
  • All other Parks & Park Facilities
    $528 for 8 hours
    $110.88 per additional hour
    For more information or to reserve a time,
    call (414) 257-4503 or email Special Events

 



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