• Hours differ on: 03/11/2023
    • HOURS
    • Saturdays: Noon - 5:00 pm
    • Sundays: Noon - 5:00 pm
    • HOURS
    • Saturdays: Noon - 5:00 pm
    • Sundays: Noon - 5:00 pm

    Photograph Packages

    Wedding & Special Occasion Photography

    ... to make your special day extraordinary

    Please join us at the Silver Beach Carousel to create some of the happiest memories of your wedding day. We are only footsteps from Shadowland Ballroom and beautiful Lake Michigan. Best of all, you can reserve this delightful interlude for your exclusive enjoyment or arrange to take treasured photographs during public ride times.


    The Silver Beach Carousel is privately owned as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The Carousel receives no funding support from any public entity, including the City of St. Joseph. The fees for privately renting the Carousel or for taking photographs during a public ride help us cover the year-round operation and maintenance costs of our million-dollar attraction.

    Wedding photography is only permitted in the Carousel House when you book either a private rental or arrange a photo opportunity during a public ride. While you are here, we can also help you serve tasty treats to your guests.

    Wedding couple photo by Jennifer Mayo


    You may reserve the Carousel House and its amenities for your private use. During your reserved time, you and your guests may:

    • Bring your cocktails and appetizers into the Carousel House. This is an excellent way to entertain your guests while they wait for you to arrive at the reception.

    • Ride the Carousel as often as they like – no tokens needed. They can choose from 48 magnificent figures and two chariots (one is wheelchair accessible).

    • Listen to the operator play your prearranged playlist of favorite tunes while you ride or to the songs on our antique band organ. (Music subject to prior approval.)

    • Take your wedding photographs throughout the Carousel House. The operator will stop and start the Carousel as often as you wish. This will make it easier for your photographer or videographer to help make the setting as elegant or as fun-filled as you wish.

    • Enjoy freshly popped corn and pre-bagged cotton candy and caramel corn. A staff member will serve the treats during your private rental. We also offer a selection of cotton candy colors and flavors for you to pick from. 

    One hour of unlimited rides: $700

    Purchases of large token quantities are not permitted. 

    Make your Private Carousel Rental Reservations

    Contact the Silver Beach Carousel office to arrange for your date, time and payment. 

    Wedding couple photo by Jennifer Mayo


    During regular operating hours, you may take your professional or personal wedding photos or videos in the Carousel House for a $200 fee. This includes the use of all cameras and mobile devices. When you arrive, check in with the Carousel operator who will direct you to where you can pay your fee by cash or credit card. Then, enjoy your ride!

    For your $200 fee:

    • You will be given priority boarding, so you will have the first choice of the 48 figures and two chariots.

    • One photographer/videographer and the wedding couple may take one ride.

    • Other wedding party or family members (limited to 20) may accompany the couple into the Carousel House and on the ride, but they will need to purchase additional tokens.

    • To take photographs during a public ride, advance notice is preferred.


    Please order your treats when you make your private rental reservations.

    Cotton Candy
    $2/bag, pre-spun & bagged (up to 100 bags)
    For more than 100 bags, contact our events manager for a quote. Also, ask about our color and flavor choices. 

    $150/hour, freshly popped during your rental.

    Pre-made Caramel Corn

    Prices are subject to change without notice.


    Make your reservation today!

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    Get in touch!

    (269) 932-1141
    333 Broad Street
    St. Joseph, MI 49085

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