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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 Azalea Garden.

Where and when

You may apply for a permit in person.

Allow at least 14 days for approval.


Follow these steps to get your permit:

Apply and pay in person

Visit the Special Events Office at our new location:

Winter Street Building
233 N. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.