Yorktown Waterfront

Yorktown Beach Wedding by Alexander's Photography

Are you a groom or bride-to-be who dreams of exchanging your vows on the beach? We can't think of a more charming location than the Yorktown Waterfront! 

You can reserve the beach area for your wedding or vow renewal ceremony and the National Park Service can also approve requests to rent out the adjacent picnic area for rehearsal dinners, company outings, picnics, family reunions, and other approved uses. 

Please click on the form below which outlines all of the conditions you need to know. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to call 757-890-3500 and someone will be happy to help you. We know what a relief it will be to check off one of the most important items on your list—the venue!

Facilities Request Permit (PDF) - Requests must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the event.

Watermen's Museum Wedding by Alexander's Photography

Getting Married on the Beach

To exchange your vows on Yorktown Beach, you'll need to pay a non-refundable fee and complete a Facility Request. 

Once it has been approved, you will also get directions on what you need to know leading up to your big event and important reminders for the day of your ceremony.

Permit Fees

York County Residents: $50
Non-residents: $100 

Check made payable to: "Treasurer, County of York” 

Payment delivered to:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
100 County Drive
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532

Payment must be submitted at least 14 days prior to reservation.

Policy and Procedures (PDF)

Yorktown Beach Wedding by Alexander's Photography

Getting Married at Riverwalk Landing

You can also rent the space beside the Freight Shed which includes an outdoor stage, 20 x 20 tent, and the grassy area with a beautiful view of the York River.

If you are holding your reception in the Freight Shed afterward, you can inquire about using chairs from the venue vs. renting from an outside company.

Reservation Fees

York County Residents: $100
Non-residents: $200

Check made payable to: "Treasurer, County of York” 

Payment delivered to:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
100 County Drive
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532

Payment must be submitted at least 14 days prior to reservation.

Policy and Procedures (PDF)