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Outdoor wedding: Park wedding ceremony permit

COVID-19 update: wedding bookings

October 20, 2020: Wedding booking season is March 1 to September 30.

Beach wedding sites remain open for booking until the end of the year due to COVID-19.

New wedding applications for 2021 will be reviewed starting on January 18, 2021.

Please allow up to 7 business days for a response. A COVID-19 questionnaire will be provided 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 in a queue and reviewed in the queue it was received before you will be contacted.

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

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

  Please allow a minimum of five to seven business days for a response back to your enquiry. Weddings with less than two weeks notice to our office may not be possible.

  Once your application has been reviewed by our office, you'll be asked to fill out a COVID-19 safety questionnaire.

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