Myrtle Beach Rules & Laws

Myrtle Beach Rules on Beach Weddings & More

Myrtle Beach Rules and Laws on Beach Side WeddingsMyrtle Beach Rules On A Beach Wedding: Most beach weddings may not require the issuance of a Special Event Permit. It is conceivable that a wedding could exceed the Special Event Permit threshold, and therefore a permit would be necessary. Here are some requirements that may need special permits:


  • Weddings with 500 or more participants and 101 or more chairs may need a special permit.
  • When utilizing a tent depending on the size may need a permit.
  • Most of all, Weddings that do not meet the standards listed below.

Myrtle Beach Rules and guidelines for a wedding requiring permits are as follows:

  • The city of Myrtle Beach is a public area, and therefore no one has exclusive use of any section of the beach.
    • There should be no activities on the beach dunes due to erosion.
    • There shall not be activities that can block an emergency beach access.
    • Your wedding can be conducted behind any established lifeguard and umbrella lines just not in front.
    • Parking in appropriate parking areas.
    • Obtain a Horry County Business License for anyone who performs a service within the unincorporated areas of Horry County.
    • Please do not throw rice on the beach. Due to a county ordinance for feeding wild fowl.
    • Horry County does not allow the release of Chinese lanterns due to pollution.
    • If you have additional questions, please contact Horry County Police Beach Patrol at (843) 915-7953.

A Horry County, South Carolina marriage license Probate Court. They can be reached at (843) 915-5370 or visit them at

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