Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Photography, & Engagement Photography

Wedding Ceremonies

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 $80.00.

Tents, chairs, props, or amplified musical instruments are NOT permitted.

We do not permit wedding receptions.

Wedding and Engagement Photography

Those wanting only wedding photography may bring up to 20 people (including photographer), to the Beatrix Farrand Garden, located at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The application charge is $80.00

We begin accepting applications for the Beatrix Farrand Garden in March for the upcoming season. Only one event is allowed at a time. Some dates may be unavailable due to high visitation, holidays, or other special events.


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. 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 the event is cancelled by the site.

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 Mike Autenrieth before applying for more information at (845) 229-7770.

Please submit applications so that they are received at least 14 days prior to the date of your event.

The following links include details for both wedding ceremonies and wedding photography:

Wedding Information

Wedding Photography Information

Wedding and Wedding Photography Applications - Please email or call for application

Please mail all applications to:

National Park Service
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
ATTN: Mike Autenrieth
Special Park Use Coordinator

Phone: 845-229-7770 (Mike Autenrieth)

Last updated: April 11, 2019

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Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538


845 229-5320

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