Photo Permit Information

Permits are required to shoot inside the Conservatory as well as the property immediately surrounding the Conservatory (the Conservatory’s Palm Terrace).

Rental: Groups larger than 8 or any commercial shoots require after-hour rental contract.

The Conservatory of Flowers is pleased to offer this unique venue for photo opportunities. All fees generated from your shoot support the collections, educational programs and the operations of the Conservatory of Flowers. We appreciate your support of this landmark facility.

Daytime Non-commercial

  • Still Photo, one tripod per photographer - Starts at $50 per 2-hour period up to 4 people
  • Daytime Wedding/Engagement/Group Photos- Starts at $100 per hour. Max. 8 people (excluding photographer)

For more information regarding photo permits email-

After Hours – Commercial – Film

  • Groups larger than 8 or commercial shoots require after-hour rentals.
  • These permits must be scheduled in advance with our rentals manager.

For more information, email

To obtain a photo permit for the Conservatory Valley or any other areas in Golden Gate Park please contact San Francisco Rec and Park at (415) 831-5500.