Garden Rental

Secret Cedars, a private venue and photography backdrop located in St. Catharines and owned by Niagara's leading photography studio, Nerses Photo Studio.


Secret Cedars is a hidden oasis in the heart of St. Catharines. Located behind Nerses Photo Studio, it’s a private venue designed with photography in mind.  It combines rustic and high key aesthetics, ensuring that no matter what feel you’re going for with your portrait, you’ll find it in Secret Cedars. This spacious setting can accommodate dozens of people comfortably.  It has accessible washrooms and minimal walking.


  • Secret Cedars is centrally located behind our Photo Studio at 160-162 Niagara Street in St. Catharines, ON.  It is close to both the QEW and Highway 406, making it an ideal rendezvous point
  • Secret Cedars is the exclusive property of Nerses Photo Studio, ensuring privacy for your family or wedding party
  • The enclosed space gives parents peace of mind while allowing children to roam and explore
  • Pets are far more comfortable outside and an outdoor setting diminishes stress on the dog or cat
  • Secret Cedars has a number of settings, including the Rock Garden and English Castle.  These backdrops provide a wide variety of posing opportunities and give your portrait a unique feel
  • Nearby restrooms ensure that your portrait or wedding stays on time
  • The proximity to our indoor studio ensures we have an ideal backup in inclement weather