Post # 1
I was reading my amazing photographer’s blog today
and I realized something… YOU ALL MIGHT NOT KNOW THIS!!
It is illegal to “conduct business on the beach within city limits of Myrtle Beach”.
This means- It is illegal to have a wedding on the beach. If this is something you are considering. Please have a plan B. Because while the Hotels will tell you, you can do it. You can’t and if the police see, you can be fined and have your wedding shut down. Not how every bride sees their day huh? It also means you shouldn’t have your photos done there. I am sure a good photographer from the area knows a way around this. Just be aware of it.
Hope that helps some of you!
Post # 3
Most beach towns require you to obtain a license for a beach wedding. 🙂
Post # 4
@OctBride-2012: With the exception of private property. If someone owns land on a beach, they can usually allow you to rent or borrow it without a permit or fee.
Not sure if that applies to Myrtle Beach, however. I guess they can’t tell you what they can and can’t do on your own land (or someone else’s who gave you permission to use it). But who knows. The government surprises me a lot of times.
Post # 5
@mepayne: Yeah, I was referring to public beach areas. We almost got married at Tybee Beach. We wouldn’t need a permit since it would only be us and the officiant but if it’s a wedding of any size the town wants their money. 🙂
Post # 6
Here is the final say for City of Myrtle Beach Webpage
If you’re thinking about a wedding on public property within the City of Myrtle Beach, here are some helpful details.
The public beach… Commercially-produced weddings are not permitted on the public beach. Non-commercial weddings are allowed on the public beach.
Private portions of the beach… Only a handful of oceanfront lots extend to the high tide line, and the city has no jurisdiction for either commercially-produced or non-commercial weddings on those few lot extensions.
Public parks in commercial areas, by reservation… Commercially-produced and non-commercial weddings are permitted in public parks in the commercial areas of the city, with an approved Facility Use Permit. Contact the Parks Division at 843-918-2332. Shelter rental is required if a shelter exists at the park.
Public parks in commercial areas, without reservation… Commercially-produced and non-commercial weddings are permitted without a Facility Use Permit. Other park users cannot be required to leave the park.
Parks in residential areas, by reservation… Commercially-produced weddings are prohibited. Non-commercial weddings are permitted with an approved Facility Use Permit. No insurance certificate is required. The city may deny a Facility Use Permit based on any factor, including traffic and neighborhood impact. Shelter rental is required if a shelter exists.
Parks in residential areas, without reservation… Commercially-produced weddings are prohibited. Non-commercial weddings are permitted with an approved Facility Use Permit. No insurance certificate is required. Other park users cannot be required to leave the park.