Planning a wedding ceremony in a park or open space on the Peninsula?
There are many beautiful locations throughout the Mornington Peninsula that may be suitable for your wedding ceremony. To host a wedding ceremony in a public space owned or managed by the Shire, you are required to apply for a permit.
Check out our Top 5 Wedding Permit Locations on Shire land(PDF, 527KB)
To find out if your wedding is on Shire owned or managed land please view our interactive map. Use the search tool at the top right of the map to find a particular location and refer to legend at the top of the page. Alternatively, zoom in/out using your mouse wheel or the zoom button and left click on the area to see who manages the location.
What locations are available for my wedding ceremony?
There are many beautiful locations throughout the Mornington Peninsula that may be suitable for your wedding ceremony. Some of these locations are not governed by the Shire though, instead by different entities, including Parks Victoria and Committees of Management.
- For ceremonies on a back beach please contact Parks Victoria for your wedding permit on firstname.lastname@example.org. Shire approval does not apply.
- For ceremonies planned on Western Port Bay, approval must be sought from the relevant Committee of Management.
- For all other locations please refer to the Committees of Management Map. This document will show you if the Mornington Peninsula Shire is responsible for your requested wedding ceremony location.
Apply for a wedding permit
An application fee is payable upon submission of this online form. Please have your credit card ready before proceeding.
Apply and pay online
- This is an application form only, your date and location request is not confirmed until you receive the Wedding Permit from an Event Officer.
- Please book well in advance to secure your preferred location.
- Parks are mowed on a schedule so your location may not be mowed before your ceremony.
- All wedding ceremony bookings have a three hour maximum, which includes set up and pack up time.
- Your booking does not allow for exclusive use of the location. All areas are to be shared with the general public.
- The Shire reserves the right to decline any Wedding Application as necessary and may consider the proposed geographical location, Wedding date or a number of other factors when making such a determination.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions on the Wedding Permit. Conditions must be adhered to when conducting wedding ceremonies on Shire owned or managed land. Download: Wedding Permit - Terms and Conditions(PDF, 250KB)
Low Season: 1 May - 30 September. A $290 fee payable upon submission of your application.
High Season: 1 October - 30 April. A $435 fee payable upon submission of your application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Temporary structures cannot be erected in public open space. Market umbrellas are allowed, these are to be weighted as pegging is strictly prohibited.
Materials such as confetti, rose petals or rice are not permitted as they can have an adverse effect to surrounding buildings, plants and trees.
Two Bali flags can be used. These should be secured with weights as it is strictly prohibited to peg into any ground.
Naked flame torches are strictly prohibited 365 days of the year.
A limit of twenty chairs and one arch is permitted, arch to be secured with weights as pegging is strictly prohibited.
If your wedding is conducted in an alcohol exclusion zone as per the Local Law Consumption of Liquor(PDF, 3MB), it is strictly prohibited to serve alcohol at your wedding.
Car parks cannot be reserved for any activity, local parking rules will apply and infringements may be issued.
Any vehicles, including bridal vehicles cannot enter any open space, beach or park.
The Crown Land (Reserves) Act does not allow for exclusive use of the space or for an area to be physically cordoned off from the public.
Additional photography permission for your requested ceremony location is not required from the Shire.