The Illinois State University Foundation owns and operates Ewing Cultural Center and the Genevieve Green Gardens. It reserves the right to control the types of photographs take on the property.
Purchasing a photo permit:
Reserving a photo session:
A photo permit is required for professional photography.
Photographers or subjects may purchase a photo permit for non-exclusive use of the Gardens at $50 for an hour for non-wedding photos.
A permit is required for each photographic session.
A wedding photo permit for non-exclusive use may be purchased for $100, there is limited availability for wedding photography. Most Saturdays in warm weather are reserved for wedding ceremonies and reception. These events supersede wedding photography.
Reservations are required for all professional photo sessions and are subject to prior rentals of the facilities.
Reservations are accepted at any time if the property is available.
All photographs must be taken within regular hours of operation weather permitting.
Photo sessions are for the use of the grounds only, there is no access to the inside of the manor.
Visitors are encouraged to take non-posed photographs of the gardens and building for personal use.
At no time is any area of Ewing Cultural Center to be used as a setting or backdrop for commercial photographs for the purpose of selling or advertising services.