Photo & Film Shoots
Wave Hill offers a unique and unforgettable backdrop for wedding photos, family portraits, engagement photos and other private-event photography. Photo shoots require a permit and membership at Wave Hill.
Indoor shoots, including in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, are not available. Please also note that while tripods and easels may be used on the grounds, they are not permitted in the Flower Garden, Wild Garden, Dry & Herb Gardens or Alpine House.
Wave Hill offers many picturesque areas for photographs, each with its particular ambiance and character. Focus on one area for multiple photos, or combine views. These include Wave Hill’s expansive Lower Lawn and Elliptical Garden, with breathtaking panoramas of the Palisades and the George Washington Bridge; the stately lawn in front of the main entrance of Glyndor Gallery with a copper beech forming a magnificent backdrop; and the secluded setting of the Aquatic Garden.
Reservations for private photo shoots require a permit, and we ask for two weeks advance notice. Dates and times are subject to availability. For wedding, engagement and family photo shoots, please fill out our request form.