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Apply for a permit to have an event or wedding in a regional park

What having a permit means

Having a permit does not always guarantee you exclusive use of an area. Other park users may still have access to the area.

However, making a booking means there aren't any other events booked in the same area on the same day.

We will reserve the area for you. You must occupy the site by 9am on the day of the booking.

Call us on 09 366 2000 ask to speak to our regional park sector offices to find out how to book a space.

Check if you need a permit to hold an event or wedding ceremony in a regional park

What events you will need a permit for

Weddings, if more than just a ceremony

If you plan to hold anything other than just a wedding ceremony in a regional park you will need a permit.

You should know

Wedding receptions must be held in a private venue.

You are not permitted to use confetti in a regional park. We suggest blowing bubbles as an alternative.

Taking photos for commercial use

If you are taking photos for commercial use, you will need a permit.

You should also contact Screen Auckland to check if you also need a photography or filming permit.

Marquees, caterers, alcohol, or amplified sound devices

If you are bringing marquees, caterers, alcohol, or an amplified sound device to your event, you will need a permit.

If your marquee is larger than 100 square metres, you will also need to apply for a building consent.

Check with us about any other kinds of event

We assess whether you need a permit on a number of factors, including:

  • the date of your event or wedding
  • the number of people attending
  • the capacity of the park
  • the location of the site within the park
  • the potential impact on other park users
  • the potential impact on the park itself.

Call us on 09 366 2000 and ask to speak to our regional park sector offices to find out if you need a permit.

Cost of a permit

Fees will depend on the type of permit you need.

There may be other site costs and requirements.

How to apply

Apply online

Call us on 09 366 2000 if you are unable to create an account or complete your application online.

Other permits and licences you may need

You may need to apply for other licences and permits aside from your event permit.

See Other permits and licences you may need for your event.

What happens next

We will contact you within five working days regarding your application. Processing your application may take up to six weeks.