Plan Your Beach Wedding

Congratulations on choosing the beautiful backdrop of Pompano Beach for your wedding day! To ensure your celebration is as smooth as the ocean breeze, let's navigate the steps to obtain your essential beach wedding permit and marriage license:

Step 1: Know What's Expected

Understanding the local regulations is crucial. We've streamlined the process for you, providing detailed information on permit requirements and restrictions. Familiarize yourself with these guidelines to ensure compliance and a hassle-free celebration.               

  • Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited on City Beaches. (Permit holder shall be bound by all park and municipal beach rules and regulations, all applicable ordinances as fully as though they were inserted in the permit.)
  • Wedding parties/planners and photographers are prohibited from asking anyone occupying the sand area to move or vacate the space for any reason.
  • Rice, confetti, paper petals, balloons, or other synthetic products that may pollute the beach or harm wildlife are prohibited.
  • Prohibited by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Lighting of any kind or anything obstructing the sand during Turtle Nesting Season: March 1 thru October 31. All beach activities are regulated and strictly enforced by the FDEP, Ocean Rescue, and BSO. Violators may be issued substantial fines by the FDEP.
  • There shall be no temporary flooring, tents larger than 10x10, canopies, bands or amplified music, catering, generators or any other equipment that will unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
  • Any vehicles used to load/unload chairs, etc.; must pay for parking from the time unloading begins until the space is vacated. All vehicles must park in metered spaces. Violators will be fined.
  • Areas must be cleaned and returned to original condition by the hour designated on permit.
  • Please have your permit with you the day of the event.
Step 3: Choose the Time of Your Wedding

There are two time slots from which to choose for your wedding ceremony. Weddings may be held between 7AM - 2PM and 2PM - 9PM.  Set-up and break-down must occur within your selected hours.

Step 4:Do Your Paperwork

The application process makes acquiring a wedding permit a breeze. Simply fill out this Beach Wedding Permit Application, and submit it along with the $150 application/permit fee, to the Parks and Recreation Department, located at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center at 1801 NE 6th Street. Timely submission ensures a stress-free journey to your beachfront celebration. For questions regarding beach wedding permits, please call 954-786-4111.

If you haven't already snagged your wedding license, you'll need to do so. Licenses are obtained on the County level, but are valid anywhere within the State of Florida. Everything you need to know about marriage licenses, can be found here.

Step 5: Enjoy a Seamless Celebration

Once your license and permit are secured, you can focus on what matters most – celebrating your love by the sea. Remember to have someone bring your permit on the day of the ceremony, just in case you’re asked for it.