Apply for a Wedding Permit

Want to get married in a park? Great choice! You're in the right place to apply for a permit.

Online Form

Overview

Make sure you’re eligible

Make sure you submit this to us at least 90 days before your wedding date. The $100 non-refundable permit fee is due with the application. Late fees are as follows:

  • Less than 90 days before wedding: $100 late fee
  • Less than 59 days before wedding: $200 late fee
  • Less than 30 days before wedding: May not be accepted 

Determine which venue and date

Determine which park you want to use, your wedding date, and set-up and tear-down times. See a listing of the most common venues in our Special Event Permit Guide.

Insure your wedding

Provide us with a Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 at least 30 days before your wedding. This is required for weddings at all City venues. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide to see how to get coverage. We recommend you use the TULIP Program for insurance. Complete the TULIP Program Application to see if your wedding is eligible.

Create a site map

Use our Site Map Resource Guides to reference where utility hookups (such as water and electric) are located. You'll attach your hand-drawn or digital site map to your application. Make sure to include the following on your map:

  • Refuse and recycling receptacles
  • Portable restroom placement
  • Rental equipment placement
  • Food service area
  • Alcohol service area
  • Fences/enclosures
  • Security
  • Generator, fan, or heater placement

Make your plans

We ask for your plan details in advance. Check out our timeline below. Keep in mind that your wedding may not need planning for some of these details. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide for detailed instructions.

Due 90 days before your wedding

  • Restroom facilities - Some parks don't have restrooms or enough restrooms to accommodate your guests
  • Amplified sound and noise control - Let us know when you'll have amplified sound and if you're using a sound company
  • Food and beverage - If you're selling or serving food at your wedding

Due 30 days before your wedding

  • Refuse and recycling clean-up plan - contract with the City or a private company. Have helpful guests? Let us know if you want your volunteers to do clean-up
  • Liquor license (from the State of Michigan) - If you're serving or selling alcohol at your wedding. This process can take up to 8 weeks so start early!
  • Building inspection and permit - You'll need this building permit through the City if you are using a tent 20' X 20' or a tent on a bridge

Have your credit/debit card ready

Expect to pay a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee. We accept Visa or MasterCard for online payments.

We’ll review your application

We'll get back to you within 2 business days to approve or deny your date and location. If your first-choice date or venue isn't available, we'll work with you to make other arrangements. You can send out your save the dates as soon as we provide you with written approval. 

Get married!

Enjoy your big day in the park.

Paper Form

Make sure you’re eligible

Make sure you submit this to us at least 90 days before your wedding date. The $100 non-refundable permit fee is due with the application. Late fees are as follows:

  • Less than 90 days before wedding: $100 late fee
  • Less than 59 days before wedding: $200 late fee
  • Less than 30 days before wedding: May not be accepted 

Determine your venue and date

Determine which park you want to use, your wedding date, and set-up and tear-down times. See a listing of the most common venues in our Special Event Permit Guide.

Insure your wedding

Provide us with a Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 at least 30 days before your wedding. This is required for weddings at all City venues. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide to see how to get coverage. We recommend you use the TULIP Program for insurance. Complete the TULIP Program Application to see if your wedding is eligible.

Create a site map

Use our Site Map Resource Guides to reference where utility hookups (such as water and electric) are located. You'll attach your hand-drawn or digital site map to your application. Make sure to include the following on your map:

  • Refuse and recycling receptacles
  • Portable restroom placement
  • Rental equipment placement
  • Food service area
  • Alcohol service area
  • Fences/enclosures
  • Security
  • Generator, fan, or heater placement

Make your plans

We ask for your plan details in advance. Check out our timeline below. Keep in mind that your wedding may not need planning for some of these details. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide for detailed instructions.

Due 90 days before your wedding

  • Restroom facilities - Some parks don't have restrooms or enough restrooms to accommodate your guests
  • Amplified sound and noise control - Let us know when you'll have amplified sound and if you're using a sound company
  • Food and beverage - If you're selling or serving food at your wedding

Due 30 days before your wedding

  • Refuse and recycling clean-up plan - contract with the City or a private company. Have helpful guests? Let us know if you want your volunteers to do clean-up
  • Liquor license (from the State of Michigan) - If you're serving or selling alcohol at your wedding. This process can take up to 8 weeks so start early!
  • Building inspection and permit - You'll need this building permit through the City if you are using a tent 20' X 20' or a tent on a bridge

Have your credit/debit card ready

Expect to pay a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee. We accept Visa or MasterCard for online payments.

Complete the Wedding Permit Application

Download and print or scan the Wedding Permit Application

Don't have a printer? Don't worry! You can complete the form at our office.  

We’ll review your application

We'll get back to you within 2 business days to approve or deny your date and location. If your first-choice date or venue isn't available, we'll work with you to make other arrangements. You can send out your save the dates as soon as we provide you with written approval. 

Get married!

Enjoy your big day in the park.

Phone

Make sure you’re eligible

Make sure you submit this to us at least 90 days before your wedding date. The $100 non-refundable permit fee is due with the application. Late fees are as follows:

  • Less than 90 days before wedding: $100 late fee
  • Less than 59 days before wedding: $200 late fee
  • Less than 30 days before wedding: May not be accepted 

Determine your venue and date

Determine which park you want to use, your wedding date, and set-up and tear-down times. See a listing of the most common venues in our Special Event Permit Guide.

Insure your wedding

Provide us with a Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 at least 30 days before your wedding. This is required for weddings at all City venues. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide to see how to get coverage. We recommend you use the TULIP Program for insurance. Complete the TULIP Program Application to see if your wedding is eligible.

Create a site map

Use our Site Map Resource Guides to reference where utility hookups (such as water and electric) are located. You'll attach your hand-drawn or digital site map to your application. Make sure to include the following on your map:

  • Refuse and recycling receptacles
  • Portable restroom placement
  • Rental equipment placement
  • Food service area
  • Alcohol service area
  • Fences/enclosures
  • Security
  • Generator, fan, or heater placement

Make your plans

We ask for your plan details in advance. Check out our timeline below. Keep in mind that your wedding may not need planning for some of these details. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide for detailed instructions.

Due 90 days before your wedding

  • Restroom facilities - Some parks don't have restrooms or enough restrooms to accommodate your guests
  • Amplified sound and noise control - Let us know when you'll have amplified sound and if you're using a sound company
  • Food and beverage - If you're selling or serving food at your wedding

Due 30 days before your wedding

  • Refuse and recycling clean-up plan - contract with the City or a private company. Have helpful guests? Let us know if you want your volunteers to do clean-up
  • Liquor license (from the State of Michigan) - If you're serving or selling alcohol at your wedding. This process can take up to 8 weeks so start early!
  • Building inspection and permit - You'll need this building permit through the City if you are using a tent 20' X 20' or a tent on a bridge

Have your credit/debit card ready

Expect to pay a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee. We accept Visa or MasterCard for online payments.

Give us a call

Call us at the number listed in the Contact Us section for help completing the form 

We’ll review your application

We'll get back to you within 2 business days to approve or deny your date and location. If your first-choice date or venue isn't available, we'll work with you to make other arrangements. You can send out your save the dates as soon as we provide you with written approval. 

Get married!

Enjoy your big day in the park.

In Person

Overview

Make sure you’re eligible

Make sure you submit this to us at least 90 days before your wedding date. The $100 non-refundable permit fee is due with the application. Late fees are as follows:

  • Less than 90 days before wedding: $100 late fee
  • Less than 59 days before wedding: $200 late fee
  • Less than 30 days before wedding: May not be accepted 

Determine your venue and date

Determine which park you want to use, your wedding date, and set-up and tear-down times. See a listing of the most common venues in our Special Event Permit Guide.

Insure your wedding

Provide us with a Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 at least 30 days before your wedding. This is required for weddings at all City venues. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide to see how to get coverage. We recommend you use the TULIP Program for insurance. Complete the TULIP Program Application to see if your wedding is eligible.

Create a site map

Use our Site Map Resource Guides to reference where utility hookups (such as water and electric) are located. You'll attach your hand-drawn or digital site map to your application. Make sure to include the following on your map:

  • Refuse and recycling receptacles
  • Portable restroom placement
  • Rental equipment placement
  • Food service area
  • Alcohol service area
  • Fences/enclosures
  • Security
  • Generator, fan, or heater placement

Make your plans

We ask for your plan details in advance. Check out our timeline below. Keep in mind that your wedding may not need planning for some of these details. Check out our Special Event Permit Guide for detailed instructions.

Due 90 days before your wedding

  • Restroom facilities - Some parks don't have restrooms or enough restrooms to accommodate your guests
  • Amplified sound and noise control - Let us know when you'll have amplified sound and if you're using a sound company
  • Food and beverage - If you're selling or serving food at your wedding

Due 30 days before your wedding

  • Refuse and recycling clean-up plan - contract with the City or a private company. Have helpful guests? Let us know if you want your volunteers to do clean-up
  • Liquor license (from the State of Michigan) - If you're serving or selling alcohol at your wedding. This process can take up to 8 weeks so start early!
  • Building inspection and permit - You'll need this building permit through the City if you are using a tent 20' X 20' or a tent on a bridge

Have your credit/debit card ready

Expect to pay a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee. We accept Visa or MasterCard for online payments.

Complete the Wedding Permit Application

Download and print or scan the Wedding Permit Application

Don't have a printer? Don't worry! You can complete the form at our office.  

Visit our office

We're located on the second floor of the building address located in the Contact Us section. Our office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  

We’ll review your application

We'll get back to you within 2 business days to approve or deny your date and location. If your first-choice date or venue isn't available, we'll work with you to make other arrangements. You can send out your save the dates as soon as we provide you with written approval. 

Get married!

Enjoy your big day in the park.