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 California State beaches (Huntington State or Bolsa Chica State) is available by calling (714) 846-3460.

Q: How much do wedding permits for the beach cost?
A: There is a $125.00 non-refundable application fee.  Weddings that require set-up or are larger than 25 people will have an additonal fee of $325.00 for the day use.  Also, you must provide liability insurance naming the City as additionally insured. This is available through our Risk Management Division for approximately $100.00,price depends on the size of the event). Risk Management can be reached at (714) 536-5492.

Q: What paperwork do I have to provide to the City?
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 until 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: Beach Operations at the City of Huntington Beach can answer all your questions.

Beach Operations
103 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5183
Phone: (714) 536-5281

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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



Did you know?

Plan your wedding on the City Beach!  Sunrise or sunset, or anytime in between – beautiful location information is found here


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