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Outdoor wedding: Park wedding ceremony permit

COVID-19 update: wedding bookings

Wedding booking season is March 1 to September 30, 2022.

New wedding applications for 2022 will be accepted starting at 9am on January 10, 2022.

Please allow up to four weeks for a response.

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

  • 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

Phone: 604-257-8516 

Fax: 604-257-8501