Applications are accepted no more than six months in advance. The application can be submitted via email, fax or mail to the office of Special Park Uses at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Please provide as much detail as possible about your event and an alternate date if possible. If the requested dates and activity can be accommodated the cost recovery will be based on the total number of people, complexity and time needed including set-up and clean up. Sites are available from 8:00 a.m. until sunset; same day set-up and clean-up are required.
You may submit application materials by mail to:
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
c/o Office of Special Park Uses
401 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
A permit application and certificate of liability insurance for $1,000,000 naming the United States of America / National Park Service as the additionally issued is required for all National Park Service permits.
Once this office receives an application and confirms the availability of the site, a permit number will be issued to you. The permit number is required to make a non-refundable deposit of $175.00 online at pay.gov. This will hold the date on our calendar. A site visit will be scheduled and the remaining balance will be issued with the final permit after all details are finalized.
The parks listed below show you the two ideal locations for weddings in the park. However, with all venues, each one will be slightly different in options for your special day.