Filming/Photography

Personal photography and videography are permitted at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts 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 by contacting our rentals manager at rentals@cavtmuseums.org. You may be turned away at the front desk without a permit. We do not allow impromptu commercial photography sessions. 

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 by contacting our rentals manager at rentals@cavtmuseums.org.

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

For more information on renting Villa Terrace or to make an appointment to view the museum, please contact the Rentals Manager, Megan Maikowski rentals@cavtmuseums.org or 414-271-3656 ext. 2.