Beach Wedding Information

Answers to Your Questions about Weddings on our Beaches

Q: Where can I have my beachfront wedding?
A: The City only issues permits for the City beach. State operated beaches are north of Seapoint Street and south of Beach Boulevard. Information regarding the State beaches is available by calling (714) 846-3460.

Q: How much do wedding permits for the beach cost?
A: There is a $125.00 application fee and a $450.00 site fee. Also, you must provide liability insurance naming the City as additionally insured. This is available through our Risk management Division for about $100.00. (The price depends on the size of the event)

Q: What paperwork do I have to provide the city with?
A: You must provide the city with a site map indicating the desired location of the wedding and what you are placing on the beach. After the application packet is submitted, it will be reviewed and you will be notified regarding the availability of the date and location.

Q: Can we fence off an area?
A: The City does not have any specific locations set aside for group activities and groups may not cone or fence off any areas.

Q: What about alcohol or a sound system?
A: Neither alcohol nor amplified sound is permitted on the beach.

Q: What time does the beach close?
A: The beach is open until1 10:00 pm every night.

Most of the weddings on the beach are small and last about 15-30 minutes. Keep in mind that there are unknown variables such as weather and crowds.

Q: Who do I contact to have a wedding on the beach?
A: Barbara Gray at the City of Huntington Beach. She can answer all your questions. She can be reached at (714) 536-5281 or e-mailed at bgray@surfcity-hb.org.

Thank you for considering the City of Huntington Beach as your wedding location.



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