WEDDINGS AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Wedding Ceremonies & Wedding Photography
Locations, Group size and Costs
Wedding Cermonies and Wedding Photography are not permitted at the
Wedding parties of up to 30 people (including photographer and clergy) will be allowed in the Beatrix Farrand Garden located at the Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The application charge for this activity is $150.00. Those wanting only wedding photography may bring up to 20 people (including photographer). The application charge is $50.00. All permits must be signed and all permit conditions agreed to by both the applicant and the superintendent before a permit is valid and use of the site is authorized.
Groups are not given exclusive use of the garden, and no receptions, tents, chairs, props or amplified musical instruments are allowed. The application charges cover all administration and monitoring costs, but do not cover damages incurred as a result of the group's activities. Charges are only refundable at the superintendent's discretion, and only if an event is cancelled by the site.
Dates and Times
We begin accepting applications in April for the coming season. Only one event is allowed at a time. Dates may be blocked out due to high visitation, holidays or other special events. Weddings and wedding photography may be held during the months of May through September in the following time periods:
Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Applications and Information
A completed application and payment for the application charge is required in order to process your request for an event. All applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call before applying for more information at 845-486-1966.
The following documents which you can read online or download include details and applications for both wedding ceremonies and wedding photography. Each document is available in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Reader (.pdf) format.
Please mail all applications to:
National Park Service
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
ATTN: Kevin Thomas
Did You Know?
In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the enabling legislation for the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY to become part of the National Park Service.