Wedding Permits

Gazebo on the water

Wedding Permits

Weddings are permitted at several public locations throughout Gloucester:

  • Stage Fort Park - Gazebo or Rose Garden
  • Half Moon Beach, Good Harbor Beach
  • Niles Beach, and Wingaersheek Beach

If you are reserving the Gazebo or Rose Garden there is a fee of $250 that will reserve the area for two hours. All other locations can be used as long as needed. The cost of the permit is $250 for all non-residents and reservations are taken on an annual basis.

To reserve a date and location you can contact Diana Bishop, at (978) 325-5600, email Diana Bishop or mail a $250 check payable to "City of Gloucester" to Parks Department, Attention: Diana Bishop, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.

If you are making your reservation through the mail you must also send the following information with the check: 

  • Names of both people being married.
  • time of service, location, date, approximate number of people attending.
  • mailing address and phone number.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you are getting married at one of Gloucester’s beaches you cannot hold the service before 5:00 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Some basic rules apply at all locations - no alcohol, no vehicles on the beach, no arriving early to reserve space, chairs and canopies may be set up in the event of inclement weather.