Personal photography and videography are permitted at the Villa Terrace Art Museum. A general photography permit is required for all wedding, engagement, family and school pictures or any other posed photography session that used the museum as a backdrop and/or requires special attire.

Personal photography permits are $75/hr. and must be obtained in advance of your visit via this form.

We recommend requesting a permit 30 days in advance. Permits requested with less notice may not be processed.

We do not allow impromptu or day-of photography appointments. You will be turned away without a permit and appointment.

A permit and certificate of insurance are required for all commercial and advertising photography. Commercial photography permits start at $200/hr. and can be obtained via the same form found here.

With the Renaissance Garden, historic Italian Renaissance-style architecture, and lakefront terrace, dramatic settings are limitless at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Photographers and videographers are not provided by the museum for events.

Stand-Alone Wedding Photography
May through October $200/hour
November through April $150/hour
Two-hour minimum. (Photography rates are waived for those hosting their wedding at the museum).

Commercial Photography / Filming
May through October $300/hour
November through April $200/hour

Please note: the Google Form linked above is the ONLY way to request a photo permit for the Villa Terrace. Permits can no longer be requested via email or phone. If there is an issue with the link or you have questions about the permit please call 414-271-3656 or contact

For more information on renting Villa Terrace or to make an appointment to view the museum, please contact the Rentals Manager, Megan Maikowski