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Tybee Island Wedding Guidelines

Tybee Island is a beautiful place to hold a wedding or special event. Even though the beach is public, there are many guidelines that need to be followed in order to preserve its natural splendor. To ensure that you have the best possible event, please follow and obey these laws and guidelines.

Dunes

The sand dunes around the beach are protected areas and are off limits to any foot traffic.

Signs

If you post a temporary sign directing your guests, please remove it immediately after the ceremony.

Footprints

Leave only your footprints. Do not leave arches, ribbons, bubble bottles, beverage containers, decorative stones or seashells behind. Also please do not use birdseed or rice. It is hazardous to our birds. Basically, if you bring it out to the beach, please take it with you after the event. Clean up after yourself and your guests.

Parking

Park in legal, designated parking spaces only. For bigger parties, shuttle buses should be contracted. Parking is enforced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. year round.

Photography

Tybee’s beaches offer many natural and beautiful settings to pose for your wedding photos. Please obey the environmental rules when choosing a site (keep off the rock jetties and stay out of the dunes).

Flowers

Artificial flowers or flower petals are not permitted on the beach (silk, plastic, nylon, etc.). Having a flower girl drop flower petals in the bride’s path is always a fun tradition to add to a wedding ceremony, but dropping artificial flower petals is littering. Please use real, un-dyed flower petals.

Marriage License

To obtain a marriage license please contact the Chatham County Probate Court located in the Court House, room #509, on Montgomery Street in Savannah. You can call the probate court at 912.652.7267 or fax 912.652.7262. For more information on obtaining a marriage license in Chatham County, see our article on the subject

Restrictions

  • No fires on the beach

  • No glass

  • No dogs

  • No motor vehicles

  • No release of helium balloons or Chinese lanterns

To schedule your event on the beach or in one of the City's facilities, please contact Karen Reese, Facilities Coordinator via email at [email protected], or on the phone at 912.472.5045.

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