Permits & Reservations


Hundreds of couples choose to get married or renew their vows each year in our unique parks and facilities! County Parks offers a wide array of venues with beautiful outdoor settings or indoor old-world charm for your perfect day. Enjoy lovely manicured lawns, a rustic horse ranch, majestic oaks, towering redwoods and historic structures!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

We offer four indoor wedding venues with options for outdoor ceremonies!
Our Pinterest page has a lot of photos to help you get a feel for each venue!
Please submit an official inquiry through the form below.

When to Reserve

Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis, and can be made up to one year in advance. Full payment is required when the reservation is made. Site availability may vary, and we do book up quickly so please plan to reserve your venue early! 

How to Reserve
  1. Request your reservation online or by emailing your completed Venue Request Form to
  2. Payment is due in full at the time of reservation. If submitting a reservation request via the form, we will contact you for payment.
  3. After your reservation is processed, a permit will be sent to you to sign electronically via DocuSign. Our staff will sign it and email a copy to you.

For more information, please review our Venue Reservation ProcessPDF document.

Fees, Rules, and Regulations

Please review the following documents for current pricing, rules, and regulations. Be aware that some sites have special restrictions.

Aptos Village County Park

Aptos Village County Park is a lush setting and a beautiful park with a clubhouse, large patio, gazebo and BBQ. Ceremonies and receptions can be held indoors, on the lawn with stately trees as background or in the charming gazebo. It is nestled between Santa Cruz beaches and the hills of Aptos, making it the perfect destination for all guests.

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

Quail Hollow Ranch is a charming ranch of historical and ecological significance. The ranch was once the home of the Lane family who owned Sunset Magazine from 1929-1991. The park sits on ecologically rare habitats with endemic wild flowers and abundant wildlife. Your reservation includes the exquisite ranch house and spacious lawn which offers scenic views of an orchard and the forested Santa Cruz Mountains. This location is well-suited for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

Highlands County Park

Highlands County Park is the site of many weddings each year. Your rental will include a delightful mansion from the 1940’s with a grand room for dancing. The venue offers privacy in a park setting with elegant, landscaped grounds for a ceremonies and receptions.

Live Oak Community Room

Located at the Simpkins Family Swim Center in the Live Oak neighborhood, the Live Oak Community Center offers a comfortable, centrally located space for your event. When rented as a venue for private events, the reservation includes the private courtyard and kitchen

Valencia Hall

Valencia Hall is a restored historic building that resonates with charm. An attractive covered porch welcomes you to the beautifully restored hall and is available for wedding ceremony use. The charming hall is perfect for both ceremonies and receptions, while the bordering orchard and redwoods are perfect for photos. Tucked out of the way and on the outskirts of Aptos, this venue makes you feel you have to the world to yourself for the day and night.

Bear Creek Recreation & Community Center

Bear Creek Recreation and Community Center includes a welcoming clubhouse and adjoining grove picnic area. Located in San Lorenzo Valley, the historic venue is home to an old-growth redwood tree that is over 2,000 years old. Please contact Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District for reservations at (831) 338-4144 or on their website at

For Wedding Venues, please note:

  • Each venue has site-specific restrictions that can be found in the reservations packets.
  • There are additional fees for alcohol permits. Beer, wine, and champagne only.
  • Please see the Outdoor Ceremonies webpage for ceremony-only locations.
  • Unique requests require Parks Office approval. Please ask us!

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Reservation cancellations must be emailed to All cancellations will have a $75 processing fee.
Reservations cancelled up to four months prior to the event are subject to a fee of 25% of the reservation rental fees.
Reservations cancelled between four months and two months prior to the event are subject to a fee of 50% of the reservation rental fees.
Cancellations of less than two months receive no refund of fees.
Please contact us if you have any questions!

Contact Us


(831) 454-7938

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as most staff members are working remotely.