2020 Policies

Photography & Video Location Services

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a proud supporter of the Georgia Film Industry and has served as the filming location for a number of Television shows and feature length films as well as area business projects for crews ranging from 6 people to over 150.

In addition, the Chateau Elan vineyards and Winery have provided a beautiful and unique backdrop for photographers all across the Southeast for decades.

As a private property and to protect the privacy of our guests, Chateau Elan maintains a strict policy against the use of its grounds (all interior spaces, exterior grounds, etc.) for unauthorized professional, large group or commercial photography/videography purposes of any kind. This includes Engagement sessions, prom photos, business commercials etc.



Location shoot fees range from $500 – $40,000 daily depending on the scope of work, day of the week and location on property desired.

A two hour photography session taking place on a Sunday – Friday in the Vineyards and exterior of Winery has a location fee of $500. NOTE: Location fee is waived for corporate groups, Chateau Elan wedding couples and guests with an overnight room reservation. Material must be for personal use only.  

Due to an influx of guests and weddings, no photography or videography shoots can take place on Saturdays.

All participants in small scale photography or videography shoots must send a completed LIABILITY WAIVER to the Chateau Elan Marketing Department prior to the start of the shoot. This includes subjects, photographer, videographer, models, assistants and more.

For large-scale Film Location services please see our sample LOCATION AGREEMENT.

Due to the large number of photography requests we receive on a daily basis, please inquire about your desired shoot date and time at least two weeks prior. 


Chateau Elan encourages its guests to take personal video or still photographs while enjoying their visit to share with friends and family. All images and videos taken by overnight guests documenting their stay are allowed free of charge so long as the images and videos are used for a personal, non-commercial purpose. All photographs and video should be taken from public viewing areas with a handheld camera or phone only so as not to disturb the privacy of other guests.

IMPORTANT: All camera accessories that could potentially impede foot traffic are not permitted unless a session has been scheduled with the Chateau Elan Marketing Department, including (but not limited to): camera tripods, monopods, lighting setups, large reflectors and staging shots.

Chateau Elan has the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold or withdraw consent to photograph and video (or to reproduce photographs or video) of the hotel and related property.

Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. All trademarks, service marks, logos, images, and facilities of Chateau Elan are the sole property of Chateau Elan and may not be used, reproduced, displayed or distributed without written consent.