Photography in Parks
Oakville has many beautiful parks and gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for your special occasion, including the Oakville Municipal Greenhouse and Conservatory.
Open the Wedding Photography Park Permit Request Form (pdf, 65 kB)
Visit the Facility Rentals page for additional information and requirements.
How do I apply for a photography permit?
All requests received will be permitted on a first come first serve basis subject to availability.
Completed requests should be forwarded to:
Town of Oakville Department of Recreation and Culture
ATTN: Booking Clerk
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
What else do I need to know?
Parking is limited and not guaranteed, parking if available is restricted to designated areas only. Vehicles parking on streets in the vicinity of the permitted park are required to comply with all town parking regulations. Vehicles are not permitted on any grassed area.
Locations that require a permit:
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park - 2340 Ontario Street
A picturesque waterfront park located on Ontario Street below Lakeshore Road. The Bronte Butterfly Gazebo is an ideal spot for a wedding ceremony or photography. Visit the facility rentals page for permit information.
The Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park is in the final phases of redevelopment. Visit the Park Development webpage for construction details.
Erchless Estate - 8 Navy Street
Historic gardens that overlook Oakville Harbour and feature a rock garden and 10,000 annuals on display between June and September. Perennials reflect the 1920s period.
Please note that beginning in April 2013 and throughout the summer, there will be ongoing exterior restoration work at Erchless Estate. Work includes exterior masonry repointing, wooden trim restoration and repainting at both the main Museum building and the Coach House. In addition, the stone wall/iron fence and adjacent gardens that run from the south side of the estate down towards TOWARF will be partially dismantled and rebuilt. This work will be weather dependent so the actual schedule and timelines will not be available.
Gairloch Gardens - 1306 Lakeshore Road East
Extensive rose gardens and 15,000 annuals that bloom between June and September. Gairloch Gardens will be undergoing some upgrades from late September through to October. Visit the Gairloch Gardens page for more details.
Locations that do not require a permit
Nottinghill Park - 1150 Nottinghill Gate
Four perennial flower beds in bloom from April to October including an ornamental grass collection and 7,500 annuals.
Shell Park - 3307 Lakeshore Road West
More than 500 blooming roses between June and September and 10,000 annuals in flower from May to September.
Rates & Fees (per 90 minute booking)
Council approves rental fees annually based on current market trends, base rates and fees, and current budget requirements. The rates are subject to change pending council approval. All fees include applicable taxes and insurance fees.
In effect for 2014 season
Oakville Resident - $250
Non-Resident - $284
Questions: Call facility bookings at 905-815-5989 or email email@example.com.