Beach Wedding Information
A Clearwater Beach Wedding
Dreaming of getting married on the beach?......
Planning a Wedding?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing more romantic than a wedding on the beach. Formal or informal, our beautiful white sand and the Gulf of Mexico will enchant you. Here’s some information that may help in your planning efforts:
Clearwater Beach Special Event Venues
Information from the City of Clearwater online at http://www.myclearwater.com/info/special_events/permits.asp
Weddings & Ceremonies on Clearwater Beach
The City of Clearwater encourages our community and visitors to take advantage of our beautiful beach and enjoy your time with us.
Depending on the size and scope of your event, you may not need a Special Event Permit.
If it is a small ceremony of less than 75 people, with no amplified sound or structures (gazebos, tents, etc.), then you are more than welcomed to use our beach for your ceremony. Chairs are allowed on the beach. We do request that any setup be done immediately before the ceremony, and chairs and decorations to be taken off the beach immediately after the ceremony. Please be aware that alcohol, glass and open flames are prohibited on the public beach.
**Please Note : Beach activities north of Avalon Street are not permitted.**
- Special Event Permit Applications are required for beach events that meet any of the following criteria:
- Event has 75 people or more
- Event has Amplified Sound
- Event involves structures (Gazebos, tents, etc.) having impact upon public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks or streets within the city limits
Applications are available please call 727-562-4700 ext. 0 to have one mailed to your address.
Submit application and $100 application fee at least 30 days prior to the event set-up.
Make checks payable to the City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Dept.
Ways to Submit Special Event Application
Mail: Attn: Christopher Hubbard
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758
Clearwater Beach Venues for Rent:
- Beach Venue #1: Rockaway Venue 200’X200’ = Approximately 40,000 sq. ft.
- Beach Venue #2: North Pier 60 Venue 200’X250’ = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
- Beach Venue #3: South Pier 60 Venue 200’X400’ = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
- Beach Venue #4: S. Gulfview Venue = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
- Beach Venue #5: 150’X560’ = Approximately 84,000 sq. ft.
Please Note: No more than 2 of the 5 venues may be used at any one time.
For rental inquiries, please contact Christopher Hubbard at (727)562-4837, or by e-mail at Christopher.Hubbard@myclearwater.com
FLORIDA MARRIAGE LAWS
Both individuals must apply in person together with a picture ID (driver’s license or state ID) and know their Social Security Number. If you do not have an SSN, you need to bring your passport. No blood tests are necessary. Legal age for marriage is 18. If you are under 18, you must bring a certified copy of your birth certificate and a parent or legal guardian with proof of identification. For out-of state residents, there is no waiting period. If you are a Florida resident, the couple must either observe a 3-day waiting period or attend one of the state-certified marriage preparation courses. The course will also allow you a $32.50 discount on the marriage license cost. You can be married by a minister, notary, or boat captain, who is a Notary or a licensed Minister. Cost of the marriage license is $93.50 . License is good for 60 days anywhere in the State of Florida. Marriage License Bureau: 727-464-4700 click here for Pinellas County Clerk/ Marriage License