Facility Rentals/Photography and Videography at the Arboretum

Private Events/Facility Rentals

We apologize but we are no longer offering our facilities for private events.

Photography and Videography

Arrangements must be made in advance for ALL commercial and event photography and filming. This includes but is not limited to: wedding, engagement, graduation, portrait and other commercial shoots. Fees vary.

Information about the Arboretum for your photo/video shoot

  • Parking : The Arboretum has a limited number of parking spaces onsite. Event participants should be prepared to carpool or arrange van or bus transportation, and may only use parking spaces reserved specifically for the event.
  • Inclement Weather and Mosquito Advisory: The Arboretum receives an average of 165” of rainfall annually, one of the highest areas of precipitation on O’ahu (this is why it is so beautiful!). We cannot guarantee favorable weather conditions for an event or shoot. It is advised that photographers/videographers prepare a contingency plan for rain, wind and mosquitoes.

Information and Booking

For more information to schedule a commercial photography or videography shoot, please contact Derek Higashi at (808) 988-0456 or higashi2@hawaii.edu

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