Special Limitations


Our status as a public garden means there is no guarantee of privacy. Please also be aware that your photo shoot group will need to defer to any wedding ceremonies or other special events occurring at the same time, and you may not have immediate access to a garden near an ongoing ceremony. Rest assured your photo escort will help ensure different wedding parties rotate smoothly through our various gardens if booking times occasionally overlap.

However, photo shoot groups should be aware tram transport service is given first to couples whose ceremonies are being held at Sonnenberg. For that reason, we recommend comfortable walking shoes for members of your photo shoot party as your chosen photo locales may lie apart the grounds. If no other events requiring trams are occurring at the time of your photo shoot, you may inquire about reserving trams for an additional fee.

Unfortunately we cannot schedule photo shoots after 4pm in the summer as the park closes at 5:30pm and we do not allow people in the park after 5:30pm.  Up until Memorial Day and after Labor Day, the park closes at 4:30pm so the last scheduled Photo Shoot could only be at 3pm.  The same holds true for engagement photos and senior photos.  No one can be in the park after it closes.

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