Ceremonies

Fort Williams Park is a beautiful location for a wedding ceremony, commitment celebration or vow renewal.  Ceremonies of twenty or more people require a permit. If you have fewer than 20, a permit is the only way to reserve a location. Please keep in mind that the park is open to the public and while your location is reserved, the areas around and near you may be in use.

Community Services reserves two three-hour time slots (11 am – 2 pm and/or 3 pm – 6 pm) at four locations within the park; The Green, Cliffside Plaza, Battery Knoll, and Goddard Mansion. In addition to the park regulations, each site may have additional specifications that must be complied with as part of the permit.

Once availability is confirmed, complete and return the Ceremony Permit Application with a non-refundable permit fee of $175.00 payable with cash or check only. Approved permits will be confirmed via email.

The Picnic Shelter, Ship Cove Platform, Band Stand and Gazebo are also available for ceremonies and/or receptions. These locations may be booked online for the upcoming year beginning December 1 for residents and January 1 for non-residents. For additional information or to check availability, contact us at 207-799-2868 or email Park Coordinator Chris Cutter.

No ceremonies or wedding photography is permitted within the Portland Head Light parcel.