(Closed) Park Ceremony Sans Permit

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would find out who owns the park (private neighborhood, city, county, national forest…?). Each governance has different lawa about the park and what it can be used for with or without a permit. I wouldn’t want to risk it. The last thing you’d want is a cop pulling up and telling you you’re not allowed!

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lochnessy:  I wouldn’t risk it esp. if you’re putting up chairs (parks out here consider that a major no-no).

Post # 4
28 posts

In my county, if you are doing no set up (no chairs) and have 25 people or fewer in attendance, you need no permit to have a wedding or gathering on public property. If you are having more than 25 people or are doing set up of chairs, flowers, etc, you need a permit (or rental agreement).  Our parks usually have an hourly rental rate for pavillions and gazebos which range from 25-75 dollars per hour depending on whether they are city or county parks.  There are refundable deposits with each rental.  I found that the easiest way to find out info is to google search for the name of the park, find out if it is a city or county park, then contact the city or county’s parks and recreation department.

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