Photographs

Whether you are having your wedding ceremony at the Garden, or just want to have your wedding photos taken here, the Devonian Botanic Garden provides a backdrop like no other for your once-in-a-lifetime photographs. 

The Garden is also an ideal setting for engagement photos, family and individual portraits and group photos.

Included with Wedding Ceremonies:

A two hour photo session is included with all wedding ceremony package bookings, with access to all areas of the Garden, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. If the weather is unfavorable, photos can be taken in our indoor show houses (available only for wedding ceremony package bookings).

A one hour complimentary engagement photo session is also included in wedding packages (must be booked in advance, subject to availability).

For Wedding Photos Only (no ceremony)

If your ceremony is elsewhere but you would like to take your wedding pictures at the Devonian Botanic Garden, you can book a photograph session from 1.5 to 3 hours in length in various areas of the Garden. Bookings are subject to availability, so book early to avoid disappointment. When booking photographs, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required. There are no indoor facilities available for photo-only sessions; we recommend that you arrange in advance for an alternate indoor location. There is no golf cart service available for photo-only groups. Please be prepared to walk.

The Kurimoto Japanese Garden is our most popular location for wedding photos. It is a very special five-acre garden that features a beautiful curved bridge, pond, waterfalls, pagodas and stone lanterns, and an elegant, manicured background.

Because the Kurimoto Japanese Garden is a small, intimate garden, care is taken not to overbook it; photo sessions are staggered and the number of groups in the Garden at any one time is limited. However, there is some overlap and there may be several groups taking photos at the same time.

The Main Garden is a large area containing many gardens, including our Primula Dell, Calla Pond and Alpine Garden, as well as several wooden bridges and the charming John's Folly. It provides a less manicured, more natural background for photos.

 Wedding Photo Pricing

Prices do not include GST or photographer. Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.

Kurimoto Japanese Garden

1.5 hours

$325

Includes admission for up to 25 people

Main Garden

2 hours

$250

Includes admission for up to 25 people

Access to all Gardens

3 hours

$450

Includes admission for up to 25 people

Engagement Photos (Any Garden)

2 hours

$75 peak season weekends

$50 off-peak & weekdays

Includes admission for couple & photographer

General Photography Pricing

Prices do not include GST or photographer. Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.
Peak season: Victoria Day to end of September
Off-peak season: May 1 to Victoria Day and October 1 to Thanksgiving.

Portrait & Family Photos     2 hours

$75 peak season weekends

$50 off-peak & weekdays

Any Garden. Includes admission for up to 6 people. Limited availability Saturdays during peak season.

Group photos    

Call for rates

(780) 987-3054 ext. 2223

Eg. team, grad, reunion, extended or large family.
Commercial Photography or Film Production Call for rates

 

Photo Booking Information & Guidelines

  • All photos must be booked in advance; subject to availability.
  • Photo bookings can be made with the Wedding & Special Event Department by telephone at 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 during regular office hours, or in-person by appointment.
  • Wedding photo prices include admission for up to 25 people, including photographer. Additional guests will be charged regular admission. Groups exceeding 30 people must make advance arrangements with Wedding & Event Coordinator.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Deposits are non-transferable.
  • Balance is payable at the entrance gate when you arrive for your photos.
  • Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, cash or debit. No personal cheques.
  • Prices do not include GST or photographer. Prices are subject to change.

Additional Photo Information

  • Golf carts are not available for rent - please be prepared for walking.
  • The gardens are not closed off to the public during photographs.
  • Though care is taken to limit and stagger photo bookings, there may be more than one wedding party taking photos in the Garden at any given time.
  • There is no indoor facility available for photo-only groups. In case of inclement weather, we recommend that you have an indoor alternate arranged in advance.
  • Devonian Botanic Garden guidelines and policies must be observed by all visitors to the Garden.

To book your wedding photographs, please contact the Wedding & Special Event Department at 780-987-3054 ext. 2223.