youíve always imagined your dream wedding with the sand
between your toes and you think you can handle it come rain or
high water, then here is a list of beach towns and some
guidelines for beach weddings.
of these towns require beach tags during daytime hours in the
summer months. Youíll want to find out about this before you
order seventy-five invitations for a beach wedding on an
afternoon in July and then find yourself having to purchase
seventy-five beach tags.
permit required? Yes Ė you can stop by City Hall or have them
fax or mail the form.
receptions be held on the beach? No, but you can set up chairs,
arches and other decorations that you are willing to provide for
about parking and public restrooms? There is meter parking for
most beaches and some beaches are located near paid parking
lots. Public restrooms can be found in various places on the
City Municipal Offices
901 Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
permit required? No
receptions be held on the beach? No, and you are not permitted
to set up chairs, PA systems, canopies or any other type of
this town, you will need beach tags during the day in the
Isle City Municipal Offices
permit required? Yes. You must submit a written request to the
Borough Clerk citing the location, date, and time you wish your
ceremony to take place.
receptions be held on the beaches? No. The ceremony itself must
be limited to thirty minutes. Stone Harbor also does not allow
decorations or electrical equipment of any kind onto the
restrooms and parking? There are public lots in Stone Harbor,
depending on which beach you choose. There are no meters, but if
your beach is not near a public lot, you canít be sure that
all of your guests will be able to find parking.
permit request to:
of Stone Harbor
9508 Second Ave.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
26th Street and Cresse Ave.
permit required? No.
receptions be held on the beach? Yes, if you make arrangements
with the Commissioner at least one month in advance, but alcohol
is not permitted on the beaches. There is no insurance required
for receptions. Ask about permission to use PA systems and other
electrical equipment and/or decorations.
they recommend that you pick a beach close to the convention
center for a quieter atmosphere and for access to electricity.
permit required? Yes, call the city offices with the location,
and the number of guests who will be attending. If you are
planning to have twenty or more guests, there will be a
twenty-five dollar administration fee.
receptions be held on the beach? No. They do not allow
electrical equipment, but they do allow portable stereos.
Arbors, chairs and other decorations are also allowed.
The streets have meter parking until 10 pm.
permit required? Yes. You must notify the mayorís office with
the time, location and date of the event.
is not permitted on the beaches. Open flames are also prohibited
(no tiki torches, etc.)
Parking will be difficult in the summer months. However, there
are public lots on 29th, 30th and part of
Tips & Ideas:
beach ceremonies - even though your ceremony may be only 15
minutes in length, for most towns, you will need to get the
proper permission for a ceremony on the beach. Another
alternative to a beach ceremony, that doesn't require permits,
is to have photos taken on the beach but to hold your ceremony
a drive to the beach you're considering to see if it really
appeals to you for a ceremony and is close enough to your
reception site to consider.
the site does interest you, check the area for parking
availability (if not listed above) and for nearby public
the beach easily accessible? Consider older guests who
are attending. Is anyone limited by wheelchairs or
other physical limitations? Some beaches have stairs
or ramps, others long walks through the sand.
many parks and beaches only require a few weeks to process
your request, don't wait until last minute to apply for
sure to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather!
permits in and around Atlantic County please see the article
Wedding Ceremonies that appears on