Filoli is available for corporate and social events, meetings, commercial film and photography, and other private events. Reservations can be made any time based on availability.
Commercial Photography and Film at Filoli
The Filoli House and Garden are available for commercial film and photography by appointment only. Specific guidelines and variable rates apply. Please contact Filoli’s Events Office at (650) 364–8300, extension 221, or email email@example.com for more information and to discuss available dates.
A non–refundable 50% deposit, and signed contract is needed to reserve a specific date or dates. A Certificate of Insurance is also required at least 2 weeks prior to the shoot. Checks should be made payable to: Filoli Center.
Sketching in the Garden
Filoli invites artists to sketch in the Garden. In doing so, please be respectful of other visitors and mindful of the Garden pathways, steps and plant beds. Use only handheld sketchpads and pencil, charcoal, pastels, and small, portable, self–contained watercolor sets. Please do not dispose of used water or any other artist materials while at Filoli. If you are interested in creating artwork for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.
Personal Photography in the House and Garden
Filoli also invites visitors to use cameras and smart phones to take personal photos of the landscape, friends and family while visiting the House and Garden. Camera tripods and mono–pods are not permitted in the House but may be used in the Garden. Mono–pod selfie sticks are not allowed in the House or Garden. We encourage visitors to take selfies and share their experiences without using a selfie stick. Please be respectful of other visitors and note that our pathways are narrow. Do not obstruct any pathways or damage hedges and plantings when using camera equipment. Additional photographic equipment is only permitted during portrait sessions (lights, reflectors, props, costumes, models). If you are interested in taking landscape photos (no models) for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.