Wedding Questions

Beach Permit Info.

Posted in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Emptyprofileicon Giovanna Perez San Juan, Puerto Rico

I'm planning on having a Beach Ceremony, but it seems hard to get a live person to give you price info and were to start in applying for a permit.
Has anyone had a beach ceremony and if so what was your cost for permit rental?
thank you

6 Replies

Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

It all depend which beach are you trying to use. Is it a public area of part of a hotel or resort?

Any anecdotal cost someone can give you is at best a ball park figure. You may end up paying the same or not because they look at several facto on a case by case. They will ask you how many people, the type of use and how elaborate it will be. And different coastal areas are controlled by different agencies. And you may need permits not from just one but from several.

For example, Parque Muñoz Rivera in San Juan has what is call Escambron Beach. Very popular for weddings. If it is just the couple, the witness and the minister you probably can get away with no permit ( I have done several of those there). But if you are going to bring chairs, and have some kind of ceremony tent or gazebo, you will need a permit. I have seen it from just hundred of dollars to the thousands. You do need to call them at (787) 721-6133.

Your best bet is to get a local wedding planner to do those things for you and help you navigate the government bureaucracy and legalities. It will save you time, heart aches and money. It will be money well spent. If you send me an email I will be happy to suggest a few good one for you to check. email me at [email protected]

Hope that helps,



Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

I was married on the beach in Ise Verde but, it was just myself and my husband so i didn't have to pay a fee. You might need a wedding planner. Sorry I could be of more help. Goodluck!


Emptyprofileicon Paola Leon San Juan, Puerto Rico

I was married on the beach last October but the hotel (San Juan Beach and Water Club) did all the paperwork for the permit for us. I think the fee was around $600 but that included chairs, canopy, etc. (we had 60 guests). I guess it depends on what your wedding plans are. If you'll be looking for a hotel on the beach to hold a reception afterwards, most of them will offer a package for 'beach ceremony'.

Some people that were really helpful to me in planning were: Carmen at WedAffair ( They were very nice and provided me with lots of information. I contracted them to do the marriage license paper work, but she answered other questions I had as well and was able to point me in the right direction. Hope this helps and good luck with all the planning!


Emptyprofileicon Kathy Ruiz-Gray


I was wondering if you can provide me additional information. My hubby and I are renewing our vows for our 10th anniversary in June. We want to renew on the beach with 60 guests or less. Did you have to get permission from the hotel or just apply for the permit? Was the $600 included everything? Was the permit one price and got the chairs and decor from a venue? Can wedfair help to find a place for a low cost reception?

Thanks so much,


I appreciate your assistance.


Emptyprofileicon Katie and Todd Puerto Rico

Check out Hosteria del Mar. I'm getting married right on the beach this July. The permit was $500, which seemed high to me, but my wedding coordinator, Maribel Ramirez of Creating Weddings Group, checked on it and there's no room for it to be reduced. The nice thing about Hosteria del Mar is that there aren't extra charges for chairs, etc.

Creating Weddings Group:
Hosteria del Mar:


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous San Juan, Puerto Rico

I am planning on going to the WaterClub in November, do you have a contact number for who helped u with your beach wedding there ? Thank u..


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