Weddings on the Beach

There are two beach areas regulated by the City suitable for weddings. Both are located south east of Municipal Wharf No. 2. A Beach Permit is required for groups of 10 or more. For fee information see our Parks and Recreation Schedule of Fees.

Chairs, arches, tents, musicians, floral arrangements, etc. are not permitted on the beach. Beaches are open to the public, therefore, the public may walk through or occupy any and all areas of the beach – you may not "cord off" the area you intend to use. The only privilege associated with a Beach Permit is the right for a "group" to assemble.

Adjacent to the beach at Monterey Bay Park, there is a group BBQ area with four tables and a maximum capacity of 50 guests. For information on permit fees to reserve the BBQ area please see our Parks and Recreation Schedule of Fees. No bonfires are allowed on the beach.

If you are interested in using a nearby hall, the Monterey Youth Center, a City facility, is located across the street. Please call them at (831) 646-3873 for space availability and rate information.
Other Resources for Planning a Beach Wedding
There are many other potential sites in the Monterey area which are not regulated by the City of Monterey. For further information on sites, please contact any of the following:
Contact US

Monterey Recreation
546 Dutra Street
(831) 646-3866

Parks & Beaches
Maintenance Division
23 Ryan Ranch Road
(831) 646-3860

City parks are open to the public daily.
Please remember that no one is allowed to remain in a City park after closing hours (between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.). Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.

Resource Phone
Lovers Point in Pacific Grove
(831) 648-5730
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
(888) 221-1010
Monterey County Recorder (marriage licenses)
(831) 647-7906 or (831) 755-5041
Monterey History & Art Association
(831) 372-2608
Monterey State Historic Park
(831) 649-7118
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