• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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Bluff Event Site
The Bluff Event Site is a beautiful and scenic location for your wedding.
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Bluff Event Site
View to the southeast from the Bluff Event Site.
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Bluff Event Site
View to the northeast from the Bluff Event Site.
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To help you determine if Cabrillo National Monument is the best choice for your wedding location, we offer the following guidelines:

• Weddings during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. are permitted at the Wedding Bluff Site only.

• Weddings may not start later than 3:30 pm. The park closes at 5:00 pm.

• Maximum number of 100 people. The site cannot accommodate more than this.

• Site is reserved in one hour blocks for wedding.

• Due to the natural terrain of the area, set-ups such as chairs, carpet runners, arches, trellises, podiums, organs/ pianos, loud music instruments or related items are not allowed. Flowers are permitted as long as they arrive and depart with the wedding party.

• No rice, birdseed, balloons, flower petals, or other decorations may be thrown, left or set up.

• Non-amplified low sound music from flutes, harps, guitars, etc. is permitted. Amplified music or public address systems are not allowed.

• There may be a guest who must sit down during the ceremony; someone may bring a chair for them and carry it out when leaving. Chairs may not be set up in advance of the ceremony.

• No live animals, insects, birds or others may be released.

• All vehicles must park in the main parking area, not by the Wedding Bluff site. Disabled persons may be driven to the lighthouse area and the cars returned to the main parking area.

• Wedding parties and guests must pay entrance fees. Wedding organizers may pay for their guest's entrance fees.

• Applicant is responsible for damages and accidents related to event.


To download a Wedding Permit Application, click here.


For further information, please contact:

Neil_Heller@nps.gov (619) 523-4577
Marty_Lane@nps.gov (619) 523-4568
(619) 523-4563

Did You Know?

Bayside Trail

Did you know that the coastal sage scrub habitat found at Cabrillo National Monument is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world? Only 10-15% of the original habitat now exists. Once the dominant ecosystem, the coastal sage scrub community now only exists in small remnant pockets.