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Wedding Locations & Amenities

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R = Resident of ZIP code 60201 or 60202.
NR = Nonresident 

Wedding Permit Procedures & Application


Merrick Garden

Merrick Rose Garden

The Merrick Rose Garden is in full bloom early June to late October, featuring a fountain and a central lawn area with benches along the edge of the garden. 

Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Basic Permit Package Fees: $200 R/$350 NR

Damage Deposit:  $100

Clark Street BeachClark Street Beach 

The Clark Street Beach is our biggest beach, which should allow ample room for a wedding. This is the ONLY Evanston beach available for wedding ceremonies.

Daily: 6 a.m. to dusk
Note: The beach is a public park. During the season beach hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Basic Permit Package Fees:$150 R/$250 NR
Damage Deposit: $100

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Levy Senior Center

The Levy Senior Center is perfect for your wedding reception. Serving food? The Levy Center kitchen was designed specifically to make catered events run smoothly. Bring in the caterer of your choice.

Friday: 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday: 9 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 8 a.m. to dusk

Basic Permit Package Fees:  $215/hr/R, $430/hr/NR Learn More >>>

Other ParksOther Locations

Requests to have your wedding in another city park will be considered on an individual bases. Other city parks would be available 8:00 am to dusk.

Daily: 8 a.m. to dusk
Please note: Requests in other city parks will be considered on an individual basis. 

Basic Permit Package Fees: $100 R/$200 NR
Damage Deposit: $100