Professional Photographers:

  • All professional photographers must sign a permission form indicating that any photographs or video/film footage taken at Hershey Gardens will not be used for promoting commercial products or services.
  • Photography sessions must not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests and special events. 
  • All photographers/videographers and those being photographed must purchase general admission or be active members.
  • Balloons are not permitted inside Hershey Gardens or any of its buildings.
  • Product Photography is not permitted.
  • Portfolio photography for aspiring photographers and models is not permitted.
  • Clothing changes and any temporary structures, i.e. pop-up tents, used for this purpose are not allowed.
  • Monopods and tripods are allowed outside with the exception of special events and at the discretion of the Manager on Duty. They are not permitted in the Butterfly Atrium at any time.
  • All photography is at the discretion of Hershey Gardens.

Amateur Photographers:

  • Hershey Gardens encourages its guests to take casual photographs and videos of their visit for their own personal use. However, personal photographs and videos may not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Monopods and tripods are allowed outside with the exception of special events and at the discretion of the Manager on Duty. They are not permitted in the Butterfly Atrium at any time.

Additional Requirement for Wedding Photographers:

  • Wedding parties that are not having a wedding ceremony and/or reception at Hershey Gardens but would like to come for photos must make a reservation by calling 717-580-5970 or emailing velkolstrom@hersheygardens.org, so that photography does not overlap with a scheduled wedding. 

General:

  • Commercial filming and photography are permitted by appointment at the discretion of the Gardens. Location fees and insurance are required, and certain restrictions may apply. For information about commercial photography and filming, call 717-298-2203.