Permits & Reservations

Weddings

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!
Due to COVID-19, information on this page is subject to change.
Please check for updates.

How to Book Your Wedding

We offer four indoor wedding venues with options for outdoor ceremonies!
If you have any questions, please submit an 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. We book up quickly so please plan to reserve your venue early!

How to Reserve
  • Create an account on our ActiveNet page.
  • Complete the Wedding Request Form and send to reservations@scparks.com.
  • Upon approval, a confirmation will be sent to collect payment through ActiveNet.
  • A Docusign permit will be sent for signatures after payment has been received.
  • Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
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 Park

Aptos Village 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.

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 www.bcrpd.org.

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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Cancellations

Reservation cancellations must be emailed to reservations@scparks.com. 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

Phone:

(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.