Photography Policies

  1. Photography sessions featuring a subject and a professional photographer (i.e. bridal sessions, prom sessions, engagement photography, etc.) in ticketed Tryon Palace area require proper scheduling, approval, and permitting by the Public Affairs staff per the Photography Agreement & One-time Permit form. 
  2. Photography sessions can only be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the option for a morning or afternoon time slot. The morning session is from 8 – 11 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Other times are based on availability of staff.
  3. In all instances, photography sessions will be supervised by a Public Affairs staff member, or on occasion, another member of the staff. 
  4. All clients who have been approved for a photography session will be issued a one-time permit that will state the date and time of the event, and require a signature from the Tryon Palace Staff.
  5. Anyone not in possession of a signed permit and/or escorted by a Tryon Palace staff member is conducting an unauthorized photography session and will be asked to leave the grounds. 
  6. Permit costs: $250 for Garden Portrait Permit | $350 for Palace Portrait Permit

If you would like to learn more about how to obtain a One-time Permit form, please e-mail or call (252) 639-3511. 

Media Partners may learn more about Tryon Palace Media Policies here