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Photograph Packages

Wedding & Special Occasion Photography


... to make your special day extraordinary

110625 Wed 0649 1160 AR Jennifer MayoPlease 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 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 to take photos during a public ride.



150919 Wed 531 1284 Jennifer MayoYou 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 capture the exact shots you want. We’ll assist in making the setting as elegant or as fun-filled as you wish.
  • Enjoy fresh-popped corn, caramel corn or clouds of fluffy cotton candy. A staff member will make and serve your treats during your private rental or during a pre-arranged time in the ballroom. We also offer a selection of cotton candy colors and flavors for you to pick from. 

Private Carousel Rental Reservations: Please contact the Silver Beach Carousel office. Note, one-hour rentals on Memorial Day Weekend or during the high season from the end of June to Labor Day must be approved by the Silver Beach Carousel Board of Directors.

Purchases of large token quantities are not permitted.

Choose between these private rental options:

  • 30 minutes of unlimited rides: $350
  • One hour of unlimited rides: $700



Wedding Carousel Couple2During regular operating hours, you may take your professional or personal wedding photos or videos in the Carousel House for a $100 fee. This includes the use of all cameras and mobile devices. With this 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.

Choose between these public ride photography options:

  • Shadowland Reception Couples: $100
    Please contact the Silver Beach Carousel office to arrange for the date, time, token purchase and paying your fee.
  • Walk-in Couples: $100
    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!



Please contact the Carousel office with your time and date. We will arrange for a staff member to make and serve:

Cotton Candy:
$100/30 minutes; served in Carousel House (during rental)
$150/hour; served in Carousel House (during rental)
$200/hour; served in Ballroom/Boardwalk (not during rental)

$100/30 minutes; served in Carousel House (during rental)
$150/hour; served in Carousel House (during rental)
$200/hour; served in Ballroom/Boardwalk (not during rental)

Pre-made caramel corn:

Prices 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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