Beach Ceremonies

Reservation Information

  • Beach ceremony applicants must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to your event date and can be made up to 6 months in advance. 
  • Please have your permit accessible on the day of the event.
  • Beach ceremonies are permitted in designated areas of the beach only.
  • Beach ceremonies are restricted to a four hour timeframe, including setup and strike.
  • Permits may be requested between 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • A computer kiosk is available at City Hall to complete the application if needed.
Fee Item Cost (subject to change)
Application Processing Fee $150
Daily Rental  $25 resident | $50 nonresident
Sound Amplification (battery powered only) $36
Cleaning Fee $45
  1. Beach Ceremony Spots
  2. Apply Online 
  3. Apply in Person
  4. Cancellations, Adjustments, & Refunds
  5. Insurance Requirements

We have designated areas on the beach for beach permits. We do not allow beach permits on any other location on our beach.

Beach Reservation Map

Service Vendors

  • All event services are required to have a City of Imperial Beach business license and fulfill our insurance requirements. This includes event management companies, photographers, equipment rental, florists, etc.
  • All event services must be pre-approved and added to your reservation at least 7 business days in advance.

Interested in becoming a service provider?

A City of Imperial Beach Business License, Certificate of Insurance, and Additional Insured Form CG2026 (PDF) are required. If you'd like to become an authorized vendor for services please contact us.