Clemens Photography Permits

General Information

The beauty of St. Cloud's Clemens Gardens provides a unique setting for posed photography. Permits, including wedding, family, or general photography shoots, are granted for designated photography sites throughout the gardens. There is a 12 person limit for all Clemens Gardens photography.

Reserve the Gardens

To make a reservation for photography please contact the Park and Recreation Department at 320-257-5959. Please be prepared to give the following information:
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Date of photo session
  • Preferred start time
  • Payment type

Permit Regulations

Photography is not allowed in the Virginia Clemens Rose Garden area. The remainder of the gardens, in designated areas, is open to photography by permit. Groups may not exceed 12 people. Reservations are two hours in duration and are available on weekdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.. A fee of $400 per permit will be charged.

You will be the only group allowed in the Clemens Gardens for photography during your allotted time. Please remember that the gardens are open at all times to the public and your permit does not allow you exclusive rights to the park.

Please see our Photo Policies for further information on photography in the Munsinger and Clemens Gardens.