Rentals and Film & Photoshoots

Rentals and Photoshoots

Rentals and Photoshoots

Holding your event at the Alice Austen House gardens is an opportunity to participate in New York City history.

The historic site offers outdoor rentals and filming opportunities with sweeping vistas of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. With romantic period gardens, a landmarked Victorian Cottage, and an expansive waterfront view of the New York harbor the Alice Austen House offers a unique backdrop for your event or photo/film shoot. From weddings to birthday celebrations, corporate events and retreats and film and photoshoots, this historic New York location is the perfect venue for all occasions.

Prospective clients are invited to tour the facility with museum staff to assist with planning your special event. 

The capacity for events is 200 guests and indoor corporate retreats are subject to space requirements.

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Photo permits are required for any video or photoshoots on the ground, and cost $75 for up to two hours.

For more information and rates please contact our visitor services department, or call 718-816-4506, ext. 10.



“From the outside, this charming cottage looks like any other late 17th-century Dutch Colonial House. Step inside, and you’ll soon discover it was the home base for one of New York’s most celebrated female photographers.” 

Atlas Obscura, 2018