Photo & Video Guidelines
We are delighted you are considering using Cantigny Park as the backdrop for your posed or portrait photography/video.
We require all posed or portrait photographers to purchase a permit for their session(s), which is non-refundable and must be visible at all times. The permit does not include access to any buildings for the purpose of photography. Commercial photo, video and film shoots are permitted on the grounds, but must be arranged at least one week in advance of the shoot. Please contact Visitor Services for policies and fees at 630.668.5161.
Regular business continues during normal operating hours, so we ask that you please be courteous to our other guests. Some special events draw larger crowds so it is best to visit Cantigny.org for a complete list and be prepared. To ensure a positive experience for you while maintaining a pleasant experience for our many visitors, please be aware of the following rules and guidelines.
Project New Leaf
Please note, due to Cantigny Park’s revitalization effort, there may be park areas noted on this webpage that are unavailable. Please call ahead, plan accordingly, and be flexible. Visit our Project New Leaf website for more information.
Booked Bridal Parties
If you have booked your reception at Le Jardin or Red Oak Room or your ceremony at one of our ceremony sites, you are not required to purchase a permit for your photos.
Brides not hosting their ceremony or reception at Cantigny are still required to purchase a photo permit.
Active duty military brides/grooms may take pictures at no charge and receive complimentary parking for their car only. Other cars in the party are subject to fee. Proper identification is required. Thank you for your service.