Photography, Filming and Videotaping
The Friends of `Iolani Palace reserves the right to deny any request for photography that is judged to be inconsistent with the integrity and identity of the site as a cultural and educational organization.
Visitors are welcome to photograph the `Iolani Palace exterior and grounds for personal use; however, photography and video are not permitted inside the Palace during regular hours. Souvenir guidebooks, postcards and videos may be purchased in the Palace Shop.
Permission for professional photography such as wedding pictures and other special events on the Palace grounds should be obtained through the State Parks Office (808) 587-0300.
The Coronation Pavilion, Palace steps, and other historic structures are not available for private use.
Reproduction of Photographs in the `Iolani Palace Photograph Collection:
A selection of professional photographs is available in a variety of formats for researchers, publishers, organizations and the media. Images include the Palace exterior, historic rooms, portraits of Hawaiian royalty, and some artifacts.
Written permission is required to reproduce images and is restricted to one time use. Contact the Curatorial Department or click here » (.pdf) for permission form.
Processing time depends on the requested format.
The following fees apply:
|Reproduction fee (prints & slides)
|1 month rental (negatives & transparencies)
||$25.00 per half hour
|Use fee (fewer than 10,000 copies)
||$25.00 per image
|Use fee (over 10,000 copies)
||$50.00 per image
|Standard postage and handling (domestic - additional charges for express and priority mail)
|Standard postage and handling (foreign)
Filming and Videotaping
Permission for professional filming or videotaping on the Palace grounds requires prior approval from the Hawai`i Film Office. Permit procedures are online at www.hawaiifilmoffice.com or call (808) 586-2570 for more information.
`Iolani Palace is one of the most photogenic historic structures in the United States. The Palace mission, the fragile nature of the structure and its contents, and limitations posed by the small size of our professional staff make it nearly impossible to grant access to film crews. Contact the Curatorial Department to discuss whether your project would further the goals of this organization.