an outdoor wedding in the park can be a unique and memorable
event. Our parks can provide a scenic backdrop to your special
day, but if you are planning a large wedding or an extensive
reception after the wedding your event is better suited
for a church, reception hall, country club or other large
indoor facility. Our parks are more appropriate for small,
intimate weddings of less than 100 people.
The weather is always a factor in planning an outdoor wedding.
You should be prepared for all conditions and plan accordingly.
have established specific regulations regarding weddings
in our parks which you should carefully review. We have
established these regulations to assist you with your event
and to protect the park and other visitors who will be also
be using the park. A Special
Use Permit application must be submitted for any wedding
taking place in one of the county parks.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about your
wedding in the park please contact
us. We also have prepared a Wedding Guide that may answer additional questions regarding weddings held at an Indiana County Park.
Park Regulations & Conditions for Weddings
- Access for other park visitors must not be restricted
or impeded. A Special Use Permit is authorization for
your wedding to take place in the park but does not grant
exclusive use of the entire park. It is recommended you
schedule your wedding at a park lodge or less visited
area of the park if you wish to increase the privacy of
- A $150 refundable damage/cleaning deposit must accompany
all Special Use Permits. Other fees for the rental of
lodge, pavilion or gazebo also apply. If you are only
using the park grounds, but no park facilities, a $25
grounds fee applies.
- Our park pavilions and lodges are normally booked in
advance. Because of this busy schedule we are unable to
allow access to pavilions or lodges for decorating or
rehearsals the day prior to your rental. You can, however,
guarantee access for decorating or rehearsals by renting
the facility for two days rather than one.
- Available parking is limited and cannot be held exclusively
for your group. Parking is permitted only in designated
areas. Parking in lawn areas is not permitted without
- Please schedule a sufficient amount of time to conduct
the event including set-up and clean-up. No set-up time
will be allowed prior to the start time on your permit.
If you are planning a rehearsal practice please indicate
this on your application. Rental rates for park lodges
and pavilions apply to rehearsal practices.
- Special use permits will not be issued if they would
conflict with other park activities or events.
- Decorations and equipment must be discussed prior to
issuance of your permit. The use of special equipment
such as canopies, arches, chairs, tents or other decorations
require park administrative review and may not be allowed
in certain areas.
- The use of staples, nails or tacks to hang decorations
is not permitted.
- If you are renting special equipment from a rental company
please have the delivery of the equipment coordinated
with the park office. Delivery of equipment whenever park
staff are not on duty will result in an additional fee
being charged at the rate of $15 per hour for park staff
- In respect of other park visitors the playing of amplified
music is prohibited. Acoustic music is permitted. Exceptions
for portable tape decks, CD players can be made if discussed
in advance with the park staff. Standing speakers, disc
jockeys and public address systems are only permitted
within the confines of park lodges, not pavilions.
- Alcohol is not permitted. Violation of the no alcohol
policy will result in forfeiture of your damage/cleaning
deposit. Smoking is not permitted within park lodges.
- To protect the park and its wildlife the releasing of
balloons, doves or butterflies and the throwing of confetti,
rice and birdseed is not permitted.
- Fires, candles, torches and other sources of open flames
are not permitted.
- The posting of directional signage is permitted but
must be removed promptly after the event. Directions to
the parks and park maps are available on this website.
- All trash must be placed in park dumpsters or garbage
receptacles. All chairs and tables must be taken down
and stored as you found them. Please make certain that
someone from your group is assigned to remove trash and
decorations after your event or you will be billed for
staff at the rate of $25 per hour. If you are using a
rental company please be certain that they will remove
rental equipment promptly.
- Park staff are not present at weddings and due to limited
staffing may not be in the park at the time of your wedding.
Law enforcement in County Parks is handled by the Indiana
County Sheriff's Department.
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