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 information to determine what type of permit your ceremony will require.
Applications, and all permit fees, must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Arrangements for credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) payments will be communicated once the application is reviewed and processed
Permit Fee of $100 allows:
• Up to 100 guests
• Small arch, chairs, 10 x 10 tent allowed *these are not provided by the City
• Amplified sound (portable speakers or a P.A. system; no D.J.)
If your ceremony does not meet the criteria listed above, you may need to fill out a Special Event Application. If you have questions, please contact the Special Events Department at (727) 562-4700.
Examples of ceremonies that require a permit:
Rules & Guidelines:
•All Beach Ceremony permits allow for a 4-hour timeframe. Set-up, ceremony and breakdown are expected to occur within this timeframe. Chairs, decorations and all other wedding materials must be removed immediately after the ceremony.
•All weddings are conducted on public beach, in full view of beachgoers. You are not permitted to block off any areas. If a semi-private event is desired, a Special Event permit must be submitted and Venue Rental fee will be charged.
•Portable furniture and chairs are allowed at park sites.
•Alcohol, glass and open flames are always prohibited at all public parks and beaches.
**Please Note : We do not permit Beach activity north of Avalon Street (Venue 1)**