Beach Wedding Permits

Weddings on beaches and in parks in Laguna require wedding permits. 

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

The City of Laguna Beach does not permit weddings at Treasure Island Beach or Park, Goff Cove, and Christmas Cove. 

Scheduling Your Wedding

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

Wedding permits are issued for a two-hour period. Please allow sufficient time for decorating, the ceremony, photographs, and clean-up within your allotted time. If you would like a beach wedding, please schedule your ceremony for low tide.

Wedding Party Size

The CDC Guidelines for religious services and cultural ceremonies must be followed, including wearing masks and social distancing requirement. The maximum number of people, including the wedding party, officiant, photographer, etc., and the fees are listed below:

Location Maximum People Allowed Permit Fee
Crescent Bay Park 50 $469
Gazebo in Heisler Park 50 $377
Monument Point in Heisler Park 50 $377
Other Beaches and Parks 95 $377

Keep Your Ceremony Simple

Your wedding permit allows a beautiful, but simple ceremony. You may not set up tables, chairs, archways, or structures for the wedding. Wedding sites must be accessible to the public at all times; you cannot rope off or reserve your wedding area in any way. You are not allowed to block public pathways.

City parks are cleaned on a regular basis, however, no special cleaning or gardening services will be provided for your ceremony. No special parking will be arranged. Please note that parking can be difficult in Laguna Beach, especially in the summer.

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