Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Pavilion Reservation/Special Event(s) Information

Pavilion Reservation

Thank you for your interest in the Town of Slaughter Beach.  The Town Clerk is glad to be of service to Slaughter Beach patrons seeking reservations for the pavilion, the playground and courts, and/or for special events.  Please review all policies, procedures, and attachments to assist you in the reservation process, applicable for the 2020 season.

For groups between 10 and 49, the pavilion must be reserved (at no cost to the applicant) on a first-come first-served basis.  A Reservation Request Form, Event-Permit-application-2024 must be submitted in advance to the Town Clerk at  Please be advised that you are only reserving the pavilion: the beach and restrooms will remain open to the public. The form can be downloaded, scanned and emailed to  It can also be mailed to Town of Slaughter Beach, 357 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach, DE 19963.  Reservations must be received 7 days in advance of the gathering/

Special Event Permit

Groups 50 and above must apply for a Special Event Permit.  All Special Event permits are for the permitted rental season, April 1st through October 31st and are issued on a first-come, first served basis after an application and full payment are received.

Permit requests must be approved by the Town Clerk a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to an event.  Approval is at the sole discretion of the Town Clerk and can only be canceled or added to by the applicant.  Any changes, cancellations, and additions must be submitted to the Town Clerk in writing.

General notices:

  • Police coverage, traffic control, additional parking, and emergency support may be required at the discretion of the Town Clerk. The applicant is responsible for paying any and all additional costs associated with additional services.
  • Our office is happy to offer a 20% discount to nonprofit organizations when a qualifying 501(c)(3) provides documentation that is submitted with the request.
  • Amplified sound is not permitted within the pavilion or park area.
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances are prohibited on the beach or on town parkland.
  • Parking and/or driving on the grass and/or walking path(s) is prohibited.
  • Admission fees or fees for rented games/booths may not be charged.
  • Distribution of any educational or religious materials is restricted to event attendees only.
  • The permit holder/park users must adhere to all rules and regulations contained within Town of Slaughter Beach, Delaware, Code of Ordinances, Title II, Chapter II.6 – USE OF SPECIFIED PUBLIC PLACES AND FACILITIES.
  • A $25 non-resident fee will be charged for all reservations made under an address outside of the Town of Slaughter Beach. However, the Town Council may, at its sole discretion, waive all fees at the request of a legal resident of the Town or at the request of the Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Company.


Special Event Permit Application


Please download and print all the required forms from the webpage. Completed forms can be sent via email correspondence to  Only the Town Clerk will have access to this email so that the payment information you list on your application is protected.  We shred all payment information after processing unless otherwise requested.