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.

Guidelines

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

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

You may use tape and/or string to secure decorations. 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.

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.

You may use a small portable stereo or microphone for your officiate. Power hookups are not available at any park site.

Do not use large speakers to amplify voice or music. DJs and live music are not permitted.

Smoking or consuming alcohol is not permitted in any Surrey park.

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.

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

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

Photography

The 2022 pilot project for group and staged photography is over. We will evaluate the pilot and will provide an update in 2023.

Professional and group photography is allowed in Surrey's parks when these guidelines are followed.

All sites

  • Stay on designated trails and open lawn (mowed grassy areas that are not sports fields or tall grass meadows which are important for groundnesting birds and other wildlife). Stay out of garden beds, forested areas and tall grass meadows.
  • Do not use smoke bombs, coloured powder, or other such devices.
  • Drones are not allowed in Surrey Parks without permission from the General Manager of Parks, Recreation & Culture. You must have a flight permit on you if asked.

These guidelines are in place to protect environmentally sensitive areas from trampling, erosion and loss of biodiversity. Please respect these guidelines, wildlife and the experience of all visitors. 

Elgin Heritage Park & Historic Stewart Farms

Limousine and chartered buses 

Limousine and chartered buses are not permitted to park on-site at Elgin Heritage Park and Historic Stewart Farm. 

  • Drop-off is at the roundabout by Ward’s Marina. 

  • Use off-site parking for the duration of the session. 

Learn more about Elgin Heritage Park

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, open lawn, picnics shelters; Bear Creek Park Pavilion is available for rental.

 

Redwood Park

17900 - 20 Avenue

Open lawn, natural meadows, picnic shelters.

Weddings are not permitted in the Arboretum.

Fleetwood Park

15802 - 80 Avenue

Park gardens, garden art features including labyrinth, open lawn, picnic shelters.

 

Holland Park

13428 Old Yale Road

Park gardens, amphitheater, water features, public art, open lawn

Limited parking available.

Crescent Park

2610 - 128 Street

Open lawns, pond, meadows, picnics shelters.

 

Elgin Heritage Park

13723 Crescent Rd

Open lawns, historic buildings, views, gardens & orchards.

Historic Stewart Farm runs regular park programs & events. Call 604 591-4627 to check the schedule.

Parks Not Available for Weddings

Weddings are not permitted in the following parks:

Contact Us

Park spaces cannot be reserved and park use is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you have your ceremony details, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca 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. This is not a reservation. This is for record-keeping purposes only.

Thank you and enjoy your special day!