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Outdoor wedding: Park wedding ceremony permit

COVID-19 update: wedding bookings

December 16, 2020: Wedding booking season is March 1 to September 30, 2021.

New wedding applications for 2021 will be reviewed starting at 9am on February 8, 2021.

Please allow up to 7 business days for a response. A COVID-19 questionnaire will be provided to you to assist with complying with Provincial Health Orders.

Application approvals are dependent on several factors including the state of the pandemic at the time you are applying and whether or not the park you are requesting is available. Requests will be processed in the order  they are received.

Vancouver has some of the most beautiful wedding sites in the world.

To hold an outdoor wedding ceremony in a Vancouver park, you will need a wedding ceremony permit.

What you need to know

  • No permit is needed to take a wedding photo in a park.
  • We don't permit weddings on or along beaches other than in designated wedding locations.
  • Food distribution, trucks, or catering at any designated wedding locations isn't permitted.
  • Wedding should be small stand up ceremonies only.

Steps to getting a wedding ceremony permit

Review all information before emailing in your application form. 

Contact the Park Board Special Events Office

Mailing address
Special Events & Filming Office
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Phone: 604-257-8516 

Fax: 604-257-8501

parkevents@vancouver.ca