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Permits & Licenses

Public Beach & Park Permit Information

Our Beach and Ocean View Park wedding packages are priced without the permit fee included. it is the couple’s responsibility to obtain the permit. Some public beaches and parks in Orange County require permit and use fees to hold/reserve a weddings date and time.

Wedding Permit Info

Dana Point

  • Reservations are limited.
  • Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance.
  • Reservation time includes your setup and clean up time We recommend getting full Day coverage for Heritage Park, Pines Park and Lantern Bay Park. We need 3 hours to set up for Palisades Gazebo if chairs are included.
  • Renter must provide liability insurance. You can obtain liability insurance for $100 from the city of Dana Point.
  • Equipment setup, parking and group size is limited by location.
  • More Wedding Permit Info.

Laguna Beach

San Clemente

  • Wedding ceremonies are allowed on all city beaches without a special permit.
  • The spots are first-come first-served.
  • You’re only allowed up to 20 guests. 

Corona del Mar

  • A special event permit is not required to get married at the beach or a public park in Corona Del Mar/Newport Beach, however, there are a few restrictions.
  • The beaches may not be reserved – everything is first-come, first-served.
  • Beach wedding ceremonies are restricted to 50 guests or less.
  • Alcohol and amplified sound is not permitted.

Locations with No Permit Required & NO SET UP

If your wedding is a smaller group (see below) with no set-ups, there are a number of beaches we can do our smaller wedding packages at that do not require a location permit. These are our “Hearts and Blooms” and “Simply Sand” packages.

Please Note: All are on a first come first served basis!

Orange County

If you need help or have any questions please contact us at 1-800-660-0693 or contact us for information regarding permit fees for specific locations.

You can obtain a marriage license in any County in California.

Marriage Licenses - OC Clerk Recorder

Marriage licenses are now available for both walk-in service and by appointment; however, customers must complete an online marriage application prior to visiting any of our offices. Appointments are highly recommended and can be made online. A marriage license is valid for 90 days.

There are absolutely no refunds for expired marriage licenses or if you have a change of plans! There are no citizenship or residency requirements, nor are blood tests required to obtain a marriage license. Applicants must be over 18 years old. Both parties must appear in person and bring valid picture identification to the County Clerk’s Office to apply for a marriage license in California. Valid picture identification is one that contains a photograph, date of birth, and an issue and expiration date, such as a state-issued identification card, drivers license, passport, military identification, etc.

You can obtain a marriage license in any County in California.

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