A wedding couple outside Hempstead House

The magnificent mansions and grounds on the Sands Point Preserve offer majestic settings for professional photographers.Photo of bride in Hempstead House

A permit is required for all professional photography.

Portrait Photography

Includes wedding photos, family photos, engagement photos, quinceanera photos, bar/bat mitzvahs photos, and sweet 16 photos.

Permit Fees:

Outdoor photography: $350 for a two-hour period, limited parking included.
Outdoor locations on the Preserve’s grounds approved in advance

Indoor photography inside historic Hempstead House: $450 for a two-hour period, limited parking included. The interior permit includes a third hour for outdoor photography on the grounds.

Please call 516.570.2156 or email for more information.  Reservations can be made up to three weeks in advance.

Commercial product shoots and personal branding

The former Guggenheim Estate offers a stately backdrop for commercial photography for fashion, home furnishings, publishing, and entertainment, among other industries.

Permit Fees:

Contact our Film and Television Production Manager, Jeremiah Bosgang at for pricing.