Which parks offer wedding venues? Lakes Park and the Buckingham Community Center are the most popular rentable venues for weddings. All other parks (including the beaches) are first-come, first-served.
Do you need a permit? No, but please know that fires of any kind as well as throwing rice/petals are not allowed. Please follow the rules/regulations outlined in Parks Ordinance 18-12.
Is there a limit to the number of people in our party/group? No, as long as your group does not impede the enjoyment of the park to others.
What are the hours? Most of our parks and beaches are open from 7 a.m. to dusk.
Can I have a tent, chairs, etc. at my event? Yes. Chairs are ok. Tents up to 10' x 10' are allowed, as long as they can be easily removed and are free-standing. Nothing can be tied to vegetation or other structures.
Can I have a DJ/music at my event? Yes, with limitations. One small speaker stereo or acoustic guitar is permitted. No public announcement(PA) systems or loud music is allowed.
Can I restrict who is allowed near my wedding? No. All parks are open to the public. You may have bystanders watching, but will respect your moment and do so from afar.
Do I need a FL marriage license if I'm from out-of-state? Yes. Visit the Lee County Clerk of Court for more info.
Can I reserve a shelter/pavilion/picnic area? On the beach, no. they are all first-come, first-serve. Some of our parks have shelter rentals available. Contact the park to make a reservation.
Can I bring food/drink? Yes, but no alcohol and no glass. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at LCPR parks/beaches. At certain parks, catering companies may have limited access.
Where can my party/group find parking at the beach? Parking at the beach is very limited in some areas and is completely first-come, first-serve. All parking lots have an hourly fee for parking. Consider parking at Summerlin Square and taking the LeeTran beach trolley. Click here for the beach trolley schedule.