Guidelines and Policies

Since the South Carolina Botanical Garden is a public venue operated by the State, some standard regulations and policies exist for those hosting parties here. Please contact Darlene Evans, Garden Rental Manager at 864-656-3405 or email Angel Perkins to discuss details and receive copies of related policies and contracts.

Bridesmaid on Upper Lawn  Discovery Center's Upper Lawn

Many events require the rental of chairs, tables, linens and tents. The Garden has been scheduling events for decades, and we have two pre-approved vendors in the area: Tri-County Rentals ( and Professional Party Rentals ( You may use another vendor provided they are pre-approved by SCBG staff.


All professional photographers must contact the Garden in advance regarding when and where they plan to shoot. To schedule the photography shoots please call or email Angel Perkins at 864-656-3405. 

Registered Photographers

Peter Tögel Photography:

LifePrints by Tracie:

Sugar Snap Photography:

Jacob Dean Photography:

       Lasting Impressions Photography:

       Cathy Mobley Photography:

       Mark Lopez Photography:

       Muse 10 Photography:

Contracts & Policies

As you begin researching the location of your next event, please contact the Garden to schedule an initial meeting please contact Angel Perkins at, or 864-656-3405. Our staff will help you select the best venue(s) for your event, as well as advise on availability and logistics. As you are ready to book the event, we will guide you through the contract and payment process, as well as through policies regarding insurance and alcohol service. Please note, though, that Garden staff are not available to serve as event planners. We ask that large events consider hiring a dedicated event coordinator to facilitate planning as well as oversee the actual event.