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Event Photography


Photo: Marie Labbancz


If you are getting married or holding your reception at Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), wedding photography is included in your package. Without a reception or ceremony package, a wedding photography session is offered at a flat rate of $600.  Photography sessions must be approved in advance.

Call Lauren Shepard, Events Manager at (609) 249-0212 or email to schedule your date.

Session includes:

  • Admission for up to 12 guests (value of $18/person)
  • An Individual Plus Membership (value of $120). Information can be found at
  • A golf cart and driver can be made available for transporting equipment (or up to 3 people, if not being used for equipment) between locations with advance notice, at a rate of $75/hour. Please note, we can neither load nor unload your equipment. A hold harmless waiver must be signed with this option.

Hours of Operation:

  • GFS is open year-round, Tuesday – Sunday, from 10 AM – 6 PM. In the summer months, we are open until 9 PM on Fridays & Saturdays. Note the buildings and bathrooms close with the park. More information can be found on the Hours, Directions, and Parking page, including select days when we are closed for special events.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Commercial photography (used to promote a product or service) is strictly prohibited under this agreement and subject to legal action. If you are interested in photos for commercial use, please contact our Marketing Department at or 609.249.0210. A document outlining fees and restrictions will be provided to you upon inquiry.
  • Due to NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control, Hamilton Township statutes, regulations, rules, and GFS policies: alcohol cannot leave your car, limo or shuttle.
  • For the uninterrupted enjoyment of our dining and special event guests, photography under this agreement is strictly prohibited from the area around Rat’s Restaurant, including its terrace.
  • Vehicles are not permitted within the grounds. You may park in the designated spaces near the Welcome Center. Limousines may park on the far side of the Seward Johnson Center or behind the Domestic Arts building. Please use caution; guests of all ages as well as peacocks may be in roadways.

Additional Notes:

  • You may use the public facilities if you need to freshen up. We do not provide a dressing room.
  • If you choose to hold your photography session on a weekend, be advised that concerts, performances, weddings, or busy crowds may interfere with your shoot. We recommend scheduling a weekday if possible for the least inconvenience to your party.For the uninterrupted enjoyment of our dining and special event guests, photography under this agreement is strictly prohibited from the area around Rat’s Restaurant, including its terrace.
  • In case of inclement weather, you may choose to have your photography taken within one of our indoor galleries. Note that GFS does not refund due to inclement weather.


Download the GFS Wedding Photography Agreement PDF below and return to Lauren Shepard at

Download GFS Wedding Photography Agreement


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We have received many questions about whether the opening of state parks includes Grounds For Sculpture. Please note at this time we remain closed. 

As a nonprofit organization we are not part of the state parks system and we are not yet permitted to open. We are watching the situation closely. When we are permitted to open, we are determined to do so in way that is safe for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We know the value of being out in nature and experiencing art is all the more important and restorative during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience GFS later this season when we are permitted and able to reopen. We are tending the garden to ensure we are ready when the time comes.

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