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Permits, violations & licenses

Get a wedding ceremony or wedding photo permit

You need a permit to hold a wedding ceremony or to take wedding, engagement, or other professional photos on Philadelphia Parks & Recreation property.

Popular locations include:

  • Fairmount Water Works, including the gazebo.
  • FDR Park Boathouse.
  • The Rodin Museum.
  • The Azalea Garden.

Where and when

You may apply for a permit by mail or email parksandrecevents@phila.gov.

Allow at least 14 days for approval.

How

Follow these steps to get your permit:

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 we have changed the permit process. Certain services like DJs are not permitted.

1
Download and fill out the permit application for wedding ceremonies and wedding/engagement photos.
2
Include permit payment.

Applications will not be processed without payment. The name and address on the check or money order must match the name and address on the application.

3
Return application by mail to:
Special Events Office, CASE Bldg.
4300 S. Concourse Dr.
Philadelphia , PA 19131

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