Permits, violations & licenses

Apply for a wedding photo permit

You need a permit to take wedding, engagement, or other professional photos on Philadelphia Parks & Recreation property.

Popular locations include:

  • Fairmount Water Works, including the gazebo.
  • FDR Park Boathouse.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • The Rodin Museum.
  • The Azalea Garden.

Who

Couples, groups, or individuals who want to take professional photographs on Parks & Rec land need a permit.

Where and when

You must apply for a permit by mail.

Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted.

Allow at least 14 days for approval.

How

Follow these steps to get your permit:

1
Download and fill out the photo permit application for wedding and engagement photos.
2
Include permit payment.

Applications will not be processed without payment. The name and address on the check or money order must match the name and address on the application.

3
Return application by mail to:
Special Events Office, CASE Bldg.
4300 S. Concourse Dr.
Philadelphia , PA 19130

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