Beach Weddings

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CAPE MAY

To be married in Cape May, the bride and groom must attain a permit from the city to insure that their spot will be available. Cape May will send an application to the couple. The cost for the Mayor is $225. For 20 or more guests, the cost is $25. No insurance is required for the day. The couple is allowed chairs, arbors, and etc. on the beach. Beach receptions and alcohol are not permitted.
Please contact Terri Stickle for questions about wedding restrictions on the beach at (609)-884-9580.

CAPE MAY POINT

There is a $50 application fee and $250 refundable deposit to cover any costs of cleanup or damage. Couples must  apply 30 days in advance and must purchase insurance for the day. This insurance can be a Tulip Policy or purchased for a one day event though their private carrier. It is suggested that couples marry before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. to avoid beach-goers. Couples must purchase beach tags for every member of the bridal party and guests if the couple is married between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Beach receptions and alcohol are not permitted.

NORTH WILDWOOD

Does not allow beach weddings.

LOWER TOWNSHIP

There are no restrictions for ceremonies on the beaches and bay at Sunset Beach or the Ferry Area. Insurance for the day is not required. Beach receptions and alcohol are not permitted.

OCEAN CITY

Ocean City requires that couples apply for a Beach Wedding Permit by calling Cathy Caraballo at (609) 525- 9296. There is no cost for the permit, no restrictions to the time of day couples can be married, and insurance is not required. Beach receptions, alcohol, and fire are not permitted.

SEA ISLE CITY

There is no fee, application or insurance required. Chairs can be used for elderly guests or guests with disabilities. Beach tags are required for the bridal party and all guests. It is suggested to hold the wedding prior to 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Two covered areas include the Pavilion at JFK Blvd and Boardwalk and The Gazebo at Townsend's Inlet. Beach receptions, Alcohol, and fires are not permitted.

UPPER TOWNSHIP

Couples must apply for and Application for Use of the Facilities. There is no fee. Alcohol and open fires are not permitted.
Contact Barbara Young at (609)- 628-2011 ext. 0

STONE HARBOR

There is no application or fee to be married on Stone Harbor beaches, but couples must submit a written request to the Clerk's Office at 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. The letter should include who to contact, date and time requested for the wedding, and the beach location. Insurance is not required. Stone Harbor does not allow any set up with an arbor or chairs and ceremonies are limited to 30 minutes only. Alcohol is not permitted.

WILDWOOD

No applications, permits, or insurance are required. Arbors, trellises and chairs are allowed. The couple should contact the City Clerk's office at (609) 522-2444 for information. A request in writing via email will be required from the Mayors office. They can be reached at (609) 846-2047. Beach receptions and alcohol are not permitted.

WILDWOOD CREST

Couples are required to fill out an application for a Special Event Permit and they need 60 days notice. The permit does not require a fee. Insurance is required for the day. Chairs and arbors are allowed. Beach receptions, tents, alcohol, and open fires are not permitted.
Contact Loretta Scott at the Clerk's office for the permit and information at (609) 522- 5176

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