Photography

Photo by: Vanessa Smith Photography

Garey House and the grounds are gorgeous settings for professional and amateur photographers alike.
Please review our Guidelines for Photography before planning a photo shoot.

Photography at Garey Park for personal use is welcome, provided the activity does not restrict public use of the park and all Garey Park rules are followed. Photography at Garey House may not occur during confirmed rental events (weddings, social functions, meetings, etc.). This includes the exterior of Garey House, the grounds, along with the adjacent upper pond.

Use of Garey House and its grounds for photography purposes (both professional and amateur) require the booking of a photography session.

SESSION PRICING

All photo sessions must be reserved and paid for 14 days in advance. Session dates and times are subject to availability. Along with the hourly session fees listed below, all participants must pay the applicable Garey Park entry fees upon arrival to the park, unless you have a contracted wedding with Garey House.

  • $75/hour – Private session on the Garey House grounds with access to interior of the venue
    • This fee includes an onsite supervisor to allow you access to Garey House and to close off the grounds to the public.
    • Sessions are only offered Monday-Thursday, subject to availability.
    • Garey Park entry fees apply for all participants.
  • $30/hour – Session on the Garey House grounds
    • Includes the exterior of Garey House, along with the lawn, ponds, etc.
    • This area will remain open to the public.  Access to the Garey House interior is not included.
    • Garey Park entry fees apply for all participants.
  • No reservation required – Session within Garey Park.
    • A photography session is not required to take photos within the following park spaces: Play Ranch, trails, San Gabriel River, equestrian arena, and other park land.
    • Garey Park entry fees apply for all participants.

RESERVING A SESSION

  • Submit the online Photography Session Request.
  • Payment is due in full at the time of reservation.
  • Sessions must be booked a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Walk-in sessions for Garey House are not permitted.  Walk-in sessions for other park areas will be accommodated.

RULES

  • Photographers and guests must adhere to all Garey Park rules.
  • All activities must be coordinated during Garey Park’s regular hours of operation. Guests must exit the park prior to the posted closing time.
  • Photographers and guests may not interfere with other park guests.
  • Park features must not be modified in any way. Everything is to be enjoyed and used as a background.
  • Park only in designated parking lots.  Parking in grass and along roadways is prohibited.
  • Stay out of the flowerbeds. This includes equipment.
  • Dogs must remain on leash at all times.
  • The land across the San Gabriel River is private property. No trespassing is allowed.
  • For photos published online or in print, the location(s) should be listed as follows: “Garey Park, Georgetown, Texas” or “Garey House, Georgetown, Texas”

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Sessions must be cancelled at least two days prior to the reservation date to receive a refund. Rentals cancelled within two days of the session date will not receive a refund.
  • Inclement Weather or Department Cancellation. In the event of inclement weather or department cancellation, a full refund will be given. Rescheduling may also be considered.
  • Refunds will be processed in the form of a check from the City of Georgetown. Allow two weeks for processing.