Facility Use

Filming & Photography

Personal Photography and Videography

Visitors to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are welcome to take photographs and/or videos in our gardens during normal operating hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General admission rates apply for each individual, including photographers.  Please click below for rules and regulations.

Rules & Regulations


Private Photography Sessions

Private photography sessions during non-operating hours may be scheduled for an exclusive experience in our gardens.  These sessions are recommended for, but are not limited to the following types of events:

  • Engagement or couples photos
  • Group or family portraits
  • Quinceañera photos
  • Marriage proposals
  • Wedding party photos
  • Personal portfolio photos
  • School projects

Rates:  $195.00 plus 6.0 % tax for up to 6 guests for up to a two hour time period. Additional guests are $15.00 plus tax for each individual.  The photographer must be included in the guest count.  Alternative rates may be arranged for longer or shorter sessions.

Timing:  Private photography sessions may take place from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Arrangements must be made through the Facility Rental Department.

Commercial Photography and Filming

The following includes, but is not limited to categories that are considered to be commercial projects and must meet specific requirements:

  • Photos that appear in advertisements, calendars, catalogs, guidebooks, magazines or other published print, and news articles.

  • Filming for educational, instructional, or documentary videos, television advertisements and commercials, television programs, infomercials, and movies.


Groups or individuals interested in scheduling a commercial photography or film shoot at the Morikami should contact the Facility Rental Department to discuss availability.  Once availability is established, a Certificate of Liability demonstrating the proper insurance requirements must be submitted to the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission by the group or individual requesting the activity.  After the appropriate documents are filed, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will have the final decision to approve or decline the activity.  The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission may be reached at 561-233-1000.

Donation Requests- The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens may request a donation of $500.00 or greater for any commercial photography or film shoot.  Donations are arranged through the Facility Rental Department and should be remitted prior to commencement of any activity at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.  All donations are tax deductible and will be reported as such.  Location credit must be given for all photos or filming conducted at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Please click below for rules and regulations. 

Rules & Regulations

Please contact the Facility Rental Department for additional information or to schedule your event.

Alanna R. Keating 
561-495-0233 x227
akeating@pbcgov.org 

Melissa Sadowsky
561-495-0233 x232
msadowsky@pbcgov.org