Wedding Photography on HKU Campus

Wedding Photography on HKU Campus

You're getting married – Congratulations

HKU welcomes members of the University to take wedding photos on the University campus.
We understand that you want to capture this moment, as you begin a new chapter in your lives-
what better setting than the beautiful grounds and buildings of your University? 

Only HKU alumni, current staff and students 
may have their own wedding photos taken on campus, 
and official permission from the University must first be obtained. 

Please follow the instructions below to apply for permission, and please also follow the stipulated guidelines.

Submitting Requests

All wedding photography must be approved and scheduled in advance. Please fill in and submit the Wedding Photography Request Form no less than 7 working days prior to your intended date of photography.

A photography permit will be issued and sent to the requester via email if the request is approved. The permit must be presented if requested by any member of the University security team on the day of filming. The University reserves the right to ask any individuals without a permit to leave the premises.

Photography Dates

In order not to cause any inconvenience or hindrance to normal activities and operations of the University, permission for wedding photography will be given on all Sundays and statutory holidays outside the examination and Congregation periods*.

* Examination period: May to June; December to mid-January every year.   
  Congregation period: Mid-November to early December every year.   
  (Sundays and statutory holidays during the examination and Congregation periods may be considered if circumstances permit.)

Photography Locations

  • Wedding photography is only permitted in the following locations:
    • outdoor areas of the Main Campus
    • outdoor areas of the Centennial Campus
    • courtyards, corridors and staircases of the Main Building
  • Photographs are NOT allowed inside any of the campus’ facilities (except a few areas in the Main Building as specified above), as well as the University Street, University Drive, car park entrances and in front of the University Lodge.

Liability

  • The wedding photography party (“The party”) should observe the general rules and regulations of the University. The University reserves the right to ask any individuals who are disruptive or in violation of the photography guidelines to leave the premises.
  • The party should not cause any disturbance to members of the University and its activities. The privacy of members of the University should always be respected.
  • The party should not cause any damage or injury to any person or property of the University.
  • The party shall indemnify and keep indemnified the University against all losses claims for injuries or damages to any person, or any property whatsoever may arise from the shooting activity.
  • The party should be responsible for the insurance and safety aspect of the crew.
  • The resulting photographs must only be for personal, non-commercial use and cannot be publicised on social media, published online or in print for advertising, promotion or other marketing or commercial purposes. The University reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against any person who performs, directly or indirectly, such acts.

Parking Arrangement

No reservation of parking spaces nor free parking will be provided. Please click here for details of car parking arrangement on campus.
 

Rescheduling and Cancellation 

In case of inclement weather or other reasons that may lead to the cancellation or rescheduling of your photography session, please inform us by email on or before your original scheduled date. Any notification after the original scheduled date will be regarded as the photography session has already been completed.

Wedding Photography Request Form

Contact Information

Communications and Public Affairs Office
Phone: 2219 4892
Email: cpaoevents@hku.hk

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