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Outdoor wedding: Park wedding ceremony permit

Wedding bookings now closed for 2022

If you wish to book a wedding, apply for a special event permit.

  • Wedding booking season for 2023: March 1 to September 30, 2023
  • Accepting new wedding applications for 2023: January 9, 2023, at 9am

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

  • Outdoor wedding applications require a minimum of 4 weeks notice to process.
  • 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.
  • The Park Board does not supply any equipment. It is up to the permit holder to supply the equipment the tier permits.
  • Refunds will not be provided for bad weather.

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

604-257-8516

parkevents@vancouver.ca