Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park : SPECIAL EVENTS/FILMING

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Special Events are permitted at this park with an approved Special Event Permit. All the locations in the park are outdoors and rustic. Events at this park are suitable for those wishing to have a low-key event in a natural setting without modern trappings. Special Events include weddings, elopements, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, events that require the reservation of day-use facilities, events with vendors, events conducted for-profit/non-profit business, etc. Amplified sound is only permitted at the Campfire Center. You can apply for a Special Event Permit up to one (1) year in advance. Applications received less than thirty (30) days prior to the event date are subject to additional fees and restrictions.  Applications received less than fifteen (15) days in advance of the event may not be considered. Contact the Special Event Coordinator at 831-667-0507 or for availability,permit & fee information or for an informational packet for an event next year.

For more information, download the information packet:
2019 Pfeiffer Big Sur Special Event Information Packet

Film and Photography Permits
All film shoots (still or motion) at this park and all other California State Parks must have a valid film permit issued by the California Film Commission (CFC). Film shoots on weekends or holidays are not allowed. Film shoots may not interfere with any park programs. The film permit process requires a minimum of two (2) weeks to process from the date that the park receives your pending CFC permit application and a completed Motion Picture Activity Form issued by the park. To check availability, contact the Special Event Coordinator at 831-667-0507 or

To apply for a film permit with the CFC, please visit
For information regarding filming in Monterey County, please visit

 More information: Film Production in California State Parks


Photograph courtesy of Sharon Pieniak