Beach Ceremonies Application

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Our event venues at Clearwater Beach, or one of many city parks, make for a picture-perfect setting for your special day. The size and scope of your wedding will dictate what type of permit you will need to obtain. Please use the following chart to determine what type of permit your wedding will require. 

Permit Fee

  • $100
    • 1-100 guest 
    • Ceremony Only 
    • Arch, Chairs, 10 x 10 Canopy allowed *these are not provided by the city
  • $535.00  (Semi Private Event Space)
    • 101-250 guest
    • Ceremony and Reception
    • 300 sq.ft. tents, arch, chairs, 10 x 10 canopy tents are allowed *these are not provided by the city
    • Requires a Special Events Applications 

*If you are looking for a semi-private venue, please fill out a Special Events Application.

Examples of ceremonies that we permit:

  • Weddings
  • Memorial services
  • Intimate ceremonies 

Rules & Guidelines:  

  • Portable furniture and chairs are allowed at all park sites.
  • All setup must be done immediately before the ceremony; chairs and decorations, and all other wedding materials must be removed immediately after the ceremony. 
  • Alcohol, glass, and open flames are always prohibited at all public parks. 

Available Venues

Beach Venues

**Please Note : We do not permit Beach activity north of Avalon Street (Venue 1)** 

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Applications, and all permit fees, must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Applicants may pay by credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) or checks made to the City of Clearwater. 

Mail to: 
Attn: Anne Gilbert
706 N. Missouri Ave 
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Beach Ceremonies Permit Application 

Wedding Permit Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to and no more than 365 days before than the event. The review process does not begin until the COMPLETED APPLICATION, including all required attachments and sitemaps, have been submitted. If you have questions regarding the permitting process, please phone (727) 562-4800.

Submission and acceptance of this application is not to be construed as an approval of your request for a Permit. If any information provided in the application is false or if the application does not comply with the timeframes, deadlines, and requirements the permit may be denied. 

ALL fields below are REQUIRED unless otherwise indicated.



Applicant Information
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Applicant Information
General Event Information
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General Event Information
Date of Event:
Date of Event:
Alternate Date (if any - not required):
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Alternate Date (if any - not required):
Event Start and End Time (this will go on your Permit):
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Event Start and End Time (this will go on your Permit):

Location of Event:

Venue Map 

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Location of Event: Venue Map
 Description/Activities of Event (Details of Operations):
Description/Activities of Event (Details of Operations):
Event Components, Activities, & Forms (Select ALL that apply):
Event Components, Activities, & Forms (Select ALL that apply):

Notes

 *fee will be charged

** Permit for tents/canopies larger than 300 sq/ft and other structures must be obtained from Planning & development Department. 

CLEARWATER BEACH RULES AND REGULATIONS:

The following are ALWAYS forbidden on Clearwater Beach, even with an approved permit: alcoholic beverages; glass; fires, grills, or open flames of any kind; pets; balloon or lantern releases.

APPLICANT CERTIFICATION:

I hereby certify that I have read this application and that all information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief. I agree to comply with all Statutes, County and City Ordinances, and the general instructions stated in this application and the special conditions issued by the City in connection with the approval of this Wedding Permit Application contemplated herein. I, and the organization on whose behalf I make this application, if any, represent, stipulate, contract and agree that we will, jointly and severally, defend, indemnify, save and hold the City harmless from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, and liability for death, personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage arising directly or indirectly from the exercise of the Wedding Permit and performance of the Wedding by Applicant, the organization represented by Applicant, its employees, subcontractors, or assigns, including acknowledges that he/she, together with any organization represented by Applicant, shall be solely responsible by complying with the terms of the Wedding Permit. I further understand that failure to comply with any of the provisions specified herein, or the unauthorized modifications of any event parameter, may result in immediate cancellation of this event by City officials.

The non-refundable application processing service fee must be submitted within 5 Business days of submitting your application.

Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Applicants may pay by mailing a business check (personal checks are no longer accepted), Cashier's Check or Money Order (made out to the City of Clearwater) to the address listed below. Arrangements for credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) payments can be made by contacting the Special Events Office at (727) 562-4800.

Mail to:
Attn: Special Events
1160 Seminole Street
Clearwater, FL 33755

Questions/ Concerns: 
Special Events Office 
specialevents@myclearwater.com

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