PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY POLICY
PERSONAL/AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
The Manila Polo Club encourages Club members and their guests to take personal video or still photographs while enjoying the Club's hospitality. All images and videos taken by Club members and their guests are allowed 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, and must be taken with a hand-held camera (non-professional equipment).
IMPORTANT: All camera accessories that could potentially impede foot traffic are expressly forbidden, including: camera tripods, monopods, lighting setups, large reflectors and staging shots.
The Manila Polo Club has the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold or withdraw consent to photograph and video (or to reproduce photographs or video) of the Club 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Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.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 the Manila Polo Club are the sole property of the Club and may not be used, reproduced, displayed or distributed without written consent.
For those considering the Manila Polo Club's atrium or exterior Club grounds as the location for wedding, engagement, bridal, senior class, individual, or family portraits: Due to the Club's exclusive membership, the Manila Polo Club public spaces are reserved for the use of members and groups utilizing our facilities. Because meeting functions and networking activities regularly occur in our lobbies and lounges, we do not allow professional photography (including wedding photography and portraits) in our public spaces.
We do make exceptions for weddings and receptions that are held on site, as these activities are closely planned and monitored by our Banquet Department. Onsite engagement, bridal or wedding photography/videography is allowed, as long as the event is being held at the Manila Polo Club, and the couple receives prior approval from the Banquet Department. Unauthorized photographers are subject to immediate expulsion from the Club property.
EVENTS, MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
For those utilizing the Manila Polo Club as a location for a special event, meeting, or conference:
If you would like to photograph your special event, conference, meeting or group gathering being held at Manila Polo Club, we want to support your efforts. However, the Manila Polo Club maintains a policy on interior and exterior photography in our public spaces, including lobbies, lounges and grounds. These policies are not meant to be restrictive, but simply to help avoid operational challenges, space conflicts and interruptions for groups utilizing our meeting spaces.
Before scheduling photography in any public spaces (including our lobbies, lounges and Club grounds), please review your request with your Banquet coordinator and the Club's Public Relations Office. They will be happy to check availability of public spaces. This will help to avoid any space conflicts or interruptions.
Professional photographers/videographers who are contracted specifically for the purposes of documenting a special event, meeting or convention MUST be provided and wear an event credential (or other form of official identification) throughout their stay that clearly shows their affiliation with a specific group, event or convention that is occurring at the Manila Polo Club during their time onsite. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to provide their photographer/videographer (and any assistants or crew) with the appropriate event credential or official identification in advance, before any services are performed on the Manila Polo Club property.
Please note that photography uses for commercial purposes is prohibited, without prior permission.
Cover shoot requests from reputable publications may be accommodated under the following conditions:
Request is properly endorsed by a Club member. A conforme, duly signed by the sponsoring member and media representative, must be secured prior the actual shooting day.
Concept of the shoot will not in any way conflict with the Club's image and values. Media representatives and all associated production activities are not allowed to inconvenience Club members and guests in any way.
Cover shoots are limited to the following areas: STABLES, EAST & WEST FIELDS, COGON VILLAGE.
No photo, audio or video that identifies Manila Polo Club as the location may be taken. No mention must be made of the Club in any media release. Club members and sponsors who endorsed the media representatives caught in violation of these conditions will be held accountable and face appropriate penalties and restrictions.
Members of the news media should contact the Manila Polo Club Public Relations Office in advance of your visit, by calling 817-7032 or 817-0951 up to 21, loc. 291. News media visits for the purpose of onsite photography or videography must be arranged in advance with our Public Relations Office.