Clemens Photo Sessions

General Information


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

Reserve the Gardens

To make a reservation for a photography session 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

Session Regulations

Photography is not allowed in the Virginia Clemens Rose Garden area. The remainder of the gardens, in designated areas, is open to photography sessions by permit. Groups may not exceed 12 people. Session 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 session 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 session 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.