Bear Creek white metal gazebo

Parks are a beautiful place for small wedding ceremonies. Learn how to successfully celebrate your special day in a Surrey Park.

General Guidelines

All guidelines for hosting a wedding in a Surrey Park outlined below are in accordance with the Surrey Parks, Recreation and Cultural Facilities Regulation Bylaw 13480.

Set Up

Ceremonies may be set up in a vacant location on passive grass without restricting access to other park users.


You may use tape and/or string to secure decorations. Please refrain from using staples or nails as they may damage park structures. Do not staple or nail decorations to trees.

Throwing rice is not permitted as it attracts unwanted pests.

The use or release of balloons is strongly discouraged as it can seriously harm wildlife.

Candles (or any open flame) are not permitted in any Surrey park.

Tents & Structures

You may use one 10x10ft tent with tent weights (preferred) or small pegs (4-6 inches). You may not put up larger tents, pergolas or other structures.


To minimize damage to the grass from chair legs, we request that the number of chairs be kept to a minimum and that you use chairs with horizontal bar legs and not peg legs.

Music & Speakers

You may use a small portable stereo or microphone for your officiate. Please do not use large speakers to amplify voice or music. DJs and live music are not permitted. Power hookups are not available at any park site. 


You may have your event catered. However, your caterer must not solicit or advertise business in the park and may only serve guests of your party.

If you are barbequing, ensure you follow barbeque guidelines.

Consuming alcohol is not permitted in any Surrey park.

Smoking is not permitted in any Surrey park.

Clean Up

All garbage and recycling must be disposed of after your event.  Please take your garbage with you to avoid overfilling the park bins.

Decorations and flowers (including flower petals) must be removed immediately following your ceremony.

Parks Available for Weddings

Park Name Park Address Park Amenities Site Restrictions

Bear Creek Park

13750 88 Ave

Park gardens, outdoor wedding chapel, public art features, passive grass, picnics shelters; Bear Creek Park Pavilion is available for rental.


Redwood Park

17900 - 20 Avenue

Passive grass, natural meadows, picnic shelters.

Weddings are not permitted in the Arboretum.

Fleetwood Park

15802 - 80 Avenue

Park gardens, garden art features including labyrinth, passive grass, picnic shelters.


Holland Park

13428 Old Yale Road

Park gardens, amphitheater, water features, public art, passive grass

Limited parking available.

Crescent Park

2610 - 128 Street

Passive grass areas, pond, meadows, picnics shelters.


Elgin Heritage Park

13723 Crescent Rd

Passive grass areas, historic buildings, views, gardens & orchard.

Historic Stewart Farm runs regular park programs & events. Please call 604-592-6956  to check the public schedule.


*passive grass refers to open grassy areas that are not sports fields

Parks NOT Available for Weddings

Weddings are not permitted in the following Parks:

Contact Us

Please note that park spaces cannot be reserved and park use is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you have your ceremony details, please email with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Contact information (number and email)
  3. Date and time of your ceremony
  4. Park location
  5. Number of guests expected

This will help us keep track of crowds and will allow us to inform you of City events or other large parties expected in the park on the same day.  Please note this is not a reservation but for record-keeping purposes only.

Thank you and enjoy your special day.