Film & Photography
Film, TV, & Photography Scouting Requests
Film, Photography, & Collections Coordinator
Lyndhurst welcomes film, television, and editorial photography professionals and has a long and successful history of working with productions of all sizes on the 67-acre property. Film scouts can schedule appointments in advance or drop in when in the area to see our landscaped grounds and 15 historic buildings. Lyndhurst has many different aesthetics, both outside and in, and multiple support spaces suitable for your project. We are also available as a basecamp and for parking and holding.
Lyndhurst has the support facilities to make your production successful. If you are filming in the area but not at Lyndhurst and need basecamp facilities or additional parking, we are often able to accommodate those needs. Our support spaces include:
- A full kitchen for craft service.
- Multiple parking areas for vehicles ranging in size from regular crew cars to tractor-trailers.
- A 100′ x 50′ event tent that holds 250 people.
- Large interior spaces that are perfect for holding areas, hair, and makeup, as well as private and separate spaces for talent or for children and chaperones.
Access & Logistics:
Lyndhurst is located just 35 minutes outside of Manhattan and is situated conveniently in the ‘zone’ for film productions based in NYC looking to stay within the required 25-30-mile radius of Columbus Circle for Unions, Guilds, and other Organizational Chapters wishing to keep the work local.
We are positioned almost equidistant between the Tarrytown and Irvington Metro-North train stations, which are a quick 5-10-minute drive from the property. The Tarrytown train station has regular express trains from New York hourly. We are also just off Highways 287 and 87, near the Saw Mill River Parkway, and immediately below the Governor Cuomo Bridge.
Permits & Tax Credits
While the village of Tarrytown has an involved permitting process for filming downtown, we are located outside the central village on private property and film companies generally have a much quicker and easier time gaining permits to film at Lyndhurst. We can help guide you through the process and expedite it if necessary. We are also well-connected with film-related programs in the County and the State.
- Village of Tarrytown Filming Permits
- Filming in Westchester County
- New York State’s Filming Tax Credit Program
Additional Photo Resources:
Lyndhurst welcomes and encourages visitors to take photographs for their own personal use and enjoyment during their visit. Exterior photography is permitted during our business hours of 9:30 am to 3:00 pm daily, except when the site is closed for an event or wedding. Interior photography on a tour is permitted and outlined below. The purchase of any ticket is not a substitute for a photography permit.
Visitor photography must be for private and personal use only.
Any photography that includes posed portraiture by a professional, semi-pro, or amateur-pro photographer, paid or unpaid, promotes a brand (including social media), is for a business, is for portfolio building, or for photographs that will be offered for sale requires prior permission and the purchase of a permit from Lyndhurst. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones while on Lyndhurst property is strictly prohibited.
Visitors taking mansion or other interior tours may take casual, hand-held, non-flash photography at the discretion of your tour guide. Visitors may only take pictures while staying with their tour group and may not wait for a room to clear to take pictures. Feel free to ask your tour guide if you have any questions. Filming video, recording audio, selfies, tripods, or other external equipment is not permitted in the mansion at any time or under any circumstances. Photography, filming, and recording of audio is not allowed during our theater performances.
We encourage you to post your Lyndhurst pictures on social media and ask you to tag us:
- For Facebook: @LyndhurstMansion
- For Instagram: @lyndhurst_mansion
- For Twitter: @LyndhurstNY
Upon entering the property, you grant to Lyndhurst and its employees, agents and assigns the right to photograph you and your dependent(s) for use in Lyndhurst print, electronic, digital media, and publications.
WE ARE NO LONGER ISSUING PERMITS FOR ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING, AND SPECIAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY. We thank you for your interest and we wish you the best of luck in finding another venue for your photography sessions as these specialized photo sessions are no longer allowed here at Lyndhurst.
Lyndhurst offers the perfect backdrop for your professional engagement, wedding, and other special event photography. Whether your event is taking place here on the grounds or elsewhere, our aesthetic is aptly suited for your needs with the Gothic mansion, expansive lawns, and large historic trees.
Fees & Scheduling
Please be aware that all professional celebratory photography must be scheduled in advance and is required to have a paid permit from Lyndhurst. Any photography that includes posed portraiture by a professional, semi-pro, or amateur pro photographer, paid or unpaid, requires prior permission and the purchase of a permit. Saturday afternoons from May through October are not available for event photography as we have pre-booked weddings on site. Photography must take place during business hours of 9 am to 5 pm.
- Exterior photography: Please send a request in the form below to get accurate pricing during this time.
- Interior photography: Not available at this time.
- The Lyndhurst photography permit fee is prepaid and non-refundable.