Film, Video, and Photography Policy - Château Élan Winery & Resort, Atlanta Georgia

Film, Video, and Photography Policy

*News Media: Please contact Doug Rollins, VP Marketing to coordinate your film and/or interview needs:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All commercial film, video or photo production (Film) on Château Élan property requires location approval. Commercial film & production is defined as any activity that results in a film, video or photograph being sold, or any activity involving filming or photography for which crew and/or talent is used. This includes “non-profit” and student productions. This also includes wedding pictures and other professional “portraits”. It does not include photography or video for personal use; however tripods even for personal use are restricted in certain areas. Château Élan reserves the right to refuse granting a permit for any reason.

Due to the numerous events over the weekends at Château Élan, all commercial photography is restricted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all personal photography is limited to overnight guest and patrons of the resort.   Only brides/bridal parties that are hosting their reception at Château Élan can photograph at the resort on the day of their wedding.

Location fees start at $500 for minimal photography (i.e., non-intrusive, exterior shots) and range varying on time requirements, crew size, locations requested, and staffing needs.

All Film Permits require the coordination of VP Marketing for Château Élan., with a minimum of five working days’ notice prior to date of the shoot. To obtain a permit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

  • Name of Producer & Company:
  • Purpose (i.e., commercial, wedding photography, student project):
  • Brief Description (i.e., one photographer and one assistant shooting one couple for engagement photos, minimal props may be used, no lights will be set up):
  • Locations Requested:
  • Requested Shoot Date:
  • Estimated Time on Property:



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