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Photography & Videography Policy

Photography & Videography Policy

Get The Picture

We are delighted to offer our beautiful grounds as a backdrop for your professional photography sessions. To ensure the safety and privacy of our guests, we do require that all sessions be approved by and pre-scheduled with our team.

First hour | $200
Each additional hour | $150
Dressing room | $150

Our Photography & Videography Policy


  • Photoshoots may be booked with a Graylyn Sales Account Manager within 30 days of the shoot date.
  • Photos are only allowed in outdoor spaces regardless of weather or extenuating circumstances. No indoor photoshoots are allowed. Shooting location(s) must be pre approved and strictly followed.
  • The session is self-guided, and staff are not available to guide attendees. Graylyn will provide a digital property map.
  • Observe instructions given by Graylyn personnel restricting activity to certain places or times, depending on the estate's business volume and schedule of events.
  • Photographers and their equipment are restricted from the Manor House front entrance without pre-arranged authorization. Photographers may not block or interfere with normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  • Placing photographers or photographic subjects in danger is prohibited. Obstructing roadways, sidewalks, access points, parking lots, etc., is strictly prohibited during photography sessions without prior approval by Graylyn Marketing.
  • If you do not wish to book a private dressing space, restrooms are available at The Mews and Manor House. Please note that these are not private bathrooms.
  • All photos taken at The Graylyn Estate must adhere to the brand standards of a university-owned historic estate. All photoshoots and wardrobes must maintain a level of decorum. Content of a suggestive or intimate nature or any depiction of illegal activities is strictly prohibited. Graylyn reserves the right to dismiss a photoshoot for not following content guidelines at any time.
  • Property may only be moved, removed, or altered with prior approval from designated Graylyn staff, and large props for staging photographs are prohibited without prior authorization.
  • The policy agreement must be signed, and payment must be received on the date the Graylyn Account Manager sets before the photoshoot.

Photography and Filming Reservation Request

For questions regarding policies or commercial/styled shoots, contact John Wise at jwise@wfu.edu. For questions regarding pricing and contracts, contact Chandler Wyatt at cwyatt@graylyn.com.

Special Requests

Graylyn offers a repertoire of services ranging from catering to equipment and furniture rental. Please indicate your interests here. It will be our pleasure to then include availability and pricing option in our correspondence.

Special Requests