Film & Photography
Commercial Film & Photography
Filmmakers, videographers and commercial photographers have long realized the creative possibilities of the 66-acre Ringling estate, its classical courtyard, magnificent Bayfront, and many gardens, using them to realize their unique vision. We welcome proposals for commercial filming and photography and are happy to help location scouts pick the best outdoor venue for their needs and assist in making necessary arrangements.
- Prices start at $2000 per day for print and $4000 per day for video & print.
- For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Photography using a Professional Photographer
The Ringling is a popular location for a variety of personal portraiture types including family, engagement, high school senior, sweet sixteen, and others. If you are interested in using The Ringling as a portrait location, please review the fees and policies below.
For more information and scheduling availability call Advance Sales at 941-358-3180.
- A two-hour photography session fee is $175.00 plus 7% Florida sales tax, total of $187.25. All payments are final.
- To make a reservation, return the completed Application with payment information. Reservations must be made and fees paid in full at least one week in advance.
- The Ringling has the right to refuse entry to those who have not made advance arrangements.
- Permission may be granted for access to The Ringling grounds for non-commercial personal use only, for up to two hours. Photo sessions over the two-hour limit are considered a commercial photo shoot and will result in additional fees.
- The two-hour session must start and conclude between 10:00am. and 5:00pm, based on availability.
- Twenty people maximum are allowed in the photo shoot, excluding the photographer and assistant.
- Photography is permitted only outside on the The Ringling Grounds and/or in Museum of Art Courtyard. No interior photos are allowed.
- The Ringling has no changing facilities on property ~ please plan accordingly.
- Inappropriate attire, such as lingerie and/or bathing suits, is prohibited. Wearing such attire will result in immediate cancellation of photo shoot, with no refund of fee.
- Any subsequent publication or commercial usage of the photographs must be requested in writing.
- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. retain the right to the image(s) noted above, as far as The Ringling or the Foundation retains copyright.
- Responsibility for researching outside copyright falls to the applicant. Applicant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., their officers, staff, and agents from all claims resulting from use of this image.
- The applicant will adhere to all rules whether they are posted signage or verbal instructions given by The Ringling Security and Event staff members. The applicant and their party may not obstruct walkways and/or accessibility ramps.
- The applicant assumes full responsibility for any disturbances and/or damages incurred by all persons in their party. The Ringling reserves the right to ask for a Damage Deposit in advance of granting permission for access to the grounds. In any such case, any damage incurred during the course of this project shall be deducted from the Damage Deposit.
- This two hour session is for photography and videography only. Wedding ceremonies are not allowed unless separately contracted with The Ringling. Performing a ceremony without a contract will result in the immediate termination of the photo shoot, with no refund of fees.