Wedding Permits

Wedding permits are issued for most beaches and parks within the City's jurisdiction. For information about civil marriage ceremonies at City Hall, click here. For information about obtaining a marriage license, click here.

Between Labor Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend (September to May), weddings are permitted at most City parks and beaches. However, during peak summer months (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend), beach weddings are only permitted on the four beaches below Heisler Park (North Main Beach, Rockpile Beach, Picnic Beach and Divers Cove Beach). 

Ceremonies are scheduled on a master calendar on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of the application and non-refundable use fee. Changes to your permit, such as date or time, must be in writing and a processing fee of $10 is required. There are no refunds for cancellation or inclement weather.

The maximum number of people, including the wedding party, officiant, photographer, etc., and the fees are:

Location Maximum People Allowed Permit Fee
Crescent Bay Park 50 $385
Gazebo in Heisler Park 50 $310
Monument Point in Heisler Park 50 $310
Other Beaches and parks 95 $310

Wedding permits are issued for a two-hour period. Please keep this in mind when you select your time and date and allow sufficient time for decorating, the ceremony, photographs and clean-up within your allotted time.  

Smoking and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in parks and beaches during the ceremony. An alcohol permit can be issued for Main Beach Park, Heisler Park and Crescent Bay Point Park provided a bona fide meal is served after the ceremony.  Please ask staff for more information about this specific permit.

All wedding sites must be accessible to the public at all times; blocking of public pathways is prohibited. Absolutely no tables, chairs, archways, or structures of any kind may be set up for the wedding.

City parks are cleaned on a regular basis, however, no special cleaning or gardening services will be provided for your specific ceremony. No special parking will be arranged.

To download the Wedding Permit Application for Crescent Bay Point Park, click here.
To download the Wedding Permit Application for all other locations, click here.

Permit applications will be accepted by mail, drop-off, or by email. Please address mail to the Community Services department, at 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 or email pslowsky@lagunabeachcity.net.

To obtain availability of specific beaches, parks and dates for a wedding, please call (949) 497-0716.