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Filoli is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Facility Rental


For more information about Facility Rental, please contact the events department:

(650) 364-8300, ext. 221
Mon.–Fri. 9:00 am–4:00 pm
(650) 503–2090

Filoli is available for corporate, social events, meetings, commercial film, and photography.

The Visitor & Education CenterFiloli’s Visitor and Education Center.

Reservations can be made any time based on availability. Download the Facilities Rental Information Sheet.

Filoli is NOT available for weddings or commitment ceremonies. Please see this list of Local Wedding Venues.

General Information for All Rentals

A current certificate of commercial general liability insurance (or other comparable broad form general liability coverage for bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage claims) in the amount of $1,000,000 is required. It must be issued by a provider licensed to do business in the State of California and must cover all additional insured listed in Filoli’s Rental Agreement.

Deposit for Damage fees:
A credit card number should be filed with Filoli for any damages that may occur during your event.

Rental Guidelines:

  • It is the responsibility of the renter to identify one event coordinator as the sole contact for Filoli prior to the event.
  • Rentals are for space only, equipment must be booked separately.
  • Rental agreements cannot be transferred or assigned.
  • At no time can any part of renter’s activities infringe on the experience of other guests at Filoli.
  • Only Filoli approved caterers may be used.
  • No tape, nails, tacks or pins may be placed on any walls or flat surfaces.
  • No outside plants or flowers are allowed on Filoli property.
  • Only white wine and clear beverages may be served.
  • Service animals only are allowed on the property.

Film, Photography, and Sketching at Filoli

Commercial Photography and Film at Filoli
The Filoli House and Garden are available for commercial film and photography by appointment only. Specific guidelines and variable rates apply. Please contact Filoli’s Events Office at (650) 364–8300, extension 221, or email for more information and to discuss available dates.

A non–refundable 50% deposit, and signed contract is needed to reserve a specific date or dates. A Certificate of Insurance is also required at least 2 weeks prior to the shoot. Checks should be made payable to: Filoli Center.

Sketching in the Garden
Filoli invites artists to sketch in the Garden. In doing so, please be respectful of other visitors and mindful of the Garden pathways, steps and plant beds. Use only handheld sketchpads and pencil, charcoal, pastels, and small, portable, self–contained watercolor sets. Please do not dispose of used water or any other artist materials while at Filoli. If you are interested in creating artwork for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.

Personal Photography in the House and Garden
Filoli also invites visitors to use cameras and smart phones to take personal photos of the landscape, friends and family while visiting the House and Garden. Camera tripods and mono–pods are not permitted in the House but may be used in the Garden. Mono–pod selfie sticks are not allowed in the House or Garden. We encourage visitors to take selfies and share their experiences without using a selfie stick. Please be respectful of other visitors and note that our pathways are narrow. Do not obstruct any pathways or damage hedges and plantings when using camera equipment. Additional photographic equipment is only permitted during portrait sessions (lights, reflectors, props, costumes, models). If you are interested in taking landscape photos (no models) for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.