Wedding photography

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh welcomes wedding parties who wish to use selected locations in its exquisite landscape as the setting for their wedding photographs.

This privilege is made available, subject to the following conditions:

Advance booking

Advance booking must be made by arrangement with the RBGE Visitor Welcome Team. Enquiries can be made in person, by telephone 0131 248 2909 during Garden opening hours, or by email

Bookings can only be confirmed and accepted on pre-payment of the service fee (see below). Telephone or email bookings must be followed by on-site fee payment (as below). No groups can be admitted until payment has been received.


The service fee payable for a group to visit and record wedding photographs is £120 incl VAT. 

The fee is payable by cash or card at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Photography fees are waived for wedding parties who are holding their wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Terms & conditions

  • No vehicles are allowed into the Garden.

  • All parties and their accompanying photographers must proceed to the approved location on foot.

  • Vehicles must be safely and legally parked outside the entrance.

  • Groups exceeding 20 persons cannot be accommodated.

  • Wedding photo shoots are only permitted in designated locations, and must be conducted without inconveniencing other visitors, nor in any way damaging the plants, landscape or fabric.

  • Wedding photographs are not permitted inside the Glasshouses or Exhibition Spaces.

  • All wedding parties will be supervised by a member of the Visitor Welcome Team.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)