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Review our park locations below to determine the perfect site for your outdoor ceremony!
Please submit an official inquiry through the form below.
Santa Cruz County Parks and the County Clerk invite you to enjoy your small wedding or vow renewal ceremony in one of our beautiful parks.
Ceremonies will take place every 45 minutes. Following the ceremony celebrate with a champagne toast and dessert for two, advanced reservations required - only $150.
Couples must register in advance and bring their marriage license (obtained separately through the County Clerk Office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made up to one year in advance.
Full payment is required when the reservation is made. We book up quickly so please plan to reserve early!
Please review our current pricing, rules, and regulations. Please be aware that some sites have special restrictions.
Dolphin Dr at Sumner Ave County Coastal Access and beach in Aptos is a quiet, tucked-away beach near Seascape Resort. This sandy destination is only accessible by a rugged trail and is perfect for the adventurous couple looking for an intimate ceremony with close family and friends.
Felton Covered Bridge County Park features the historic covered bridge that stood as the only entry to Felton for 45 years. Dating back to 1892-93, the Felton covered bridge is believed to be the tallest covered bridge in the country. Now a pedestrian bridge that connects to a park, the Felton Covered Bridge is a charming location for intimate ceremonies. Couples are welcome to choose to have the bridge as a picturesque backdrop or as the setting for their ceremony.
Scott Creek County Beach along Santa Cruz County's north coast is a gorgeous destination with views of the Pacific ocean. Spacious and scenic, the beach is connected to Scott Creek lagoon. Coastal bluffs grace the north end of the beach, while the forested Santa Cruz Mountains act as an amazing backdrop for any outdoor ceremony.
Seascape County Park in Aptos sits on marvelous coastal bluffs overlooking the Monterey Bay. One of our most popular locations for outdoor ceremonies, Seascape Park has the feel of a beach wedding without the work. The simple trails leading from the parking lot to the bluffs make it easy to set up and take down ceremony decorations and are accessible by wheelchair. This location is a staff favorite!
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays
Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as most staff members are working remotely.