Photo Shoots

The Victorian-styled Menke House, Edythe Bates Old Chapel and the grounds of Festival Hill offer innumerable settings and beautiful backdrops for photographs of weddings and other events. A Steinway piano, antique furniture, including full-length mirrors, exquisitely upholstered sofas and high-back chairs, and a variety of period ornaments and wall-hangings fill the parlors of the Menke House. The Herzstein Plaza, winding gravel walks and verdant arbors of the sprawling flower and herb gardens of Festival Hill are dotted with graceful fountains and charming Old World stone work.

Professional outdoor two-hour photo sessions around the stone bridges, herb gardens and in front of the Chapel are $75, while indoor two-hour photo sessions inside the Menke House are $150. Four-hour photo sessions which include indoor access to the Menke House and outdoor settings are $200. Indoor shoots in the Menke House are available Monday through Friday only. All reservations include a complimentary dressing room with private bathroom.

Call 979-249-3129 or email vickieh@festivalhill.org to reserve your next professional photo shoot.