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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of December through March.
Reception
$11,064 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$10 starting price
Reception
$11,020 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$10 starting price

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Brookfield Zoo is a unique and beautiful place to host a wedding and reception guests will talk about for a lifetime. Extraordinary experiences, such as cocktails among exotic animals, elegant dining, and exceptional culinary delights, will provide an unforgettable setting for your special day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$11,064

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$11,020

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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4.8 out of 5 rating
61 Reviews
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96% Recommended by couples

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Michelle S. Married on 07/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique and Memorable Venue

We loved getting married at Brookfield Zoo, it鈥檚 a unique and beautiful venue that offered experiences we鈥檒l remember forever. The team did a fantastic job and cared about making our wedding the best.


Our first contact, Kate, was pleasant but difficult to get a hold of. Weeks before the wedding, Kate was no longer working for SSA/Brookfield Zoo and our new contact was Tim. We were worried since the wedding date was close but Tim quickly alleviated concerns. Tim was professional, quick to respond, and made the process run smoothly.

Wedding day, we were chauffeured by Zoo staff in a golf cart and treated like celebrities. Pre-wedding photos included feeding the giraffes and Lucia the porcupine. When preparing for our ceremony we were hit with unexpected pouring rain. Tim and team got umbrellas for our guests, brought trams up to keep our guests covered, and handed out towels. Tim was even outside mopping up the puddles while letting himself get soaked in the process - he鈥檚 so kind! Afterwards we had cocktails in the bear exhibit and reception at the swan gazebo. We received so many compliments from guests on the beautiful venue and incredible food.

Thank you Brookfield Zoo for making our wedding so memorable!
Ann
Ann W. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I'm having my wedding there!!!

I got a hold of Kate, who runs the weddings at Brookfield Zoo, and it's been great! She is very accommodating and I really think we are going to have a fantastic wedding!! I just can't wait! :)
Michelle
Michelle Married on 10/18/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, unique venue!

My mother first suggested getting married at the zoo. My husband and I are both animal lovers, and Brookfield Zoo was a beloved place that shaped our interest in animals and science as children. We are so happy that we found them. Brookfield Zoo is truly a one-of-a-kind location.

To start, one of the major pluses on our end was that the zoo handles catering, venue setup, and open bar. I was finishing up my doctoral degree and my husband was working overtime, which made talking to multiple vendors difficult. Having most everything provided in-house was so convenient and made our planning process manageable.

But seriously, everything was just so perfect! Our sales manager was Luis. Throughout the months we spent planning, he was a consummate professional and very responsive to emails with questions and general concerns. I couldn't have chosen somebody better to help us.

But furthermore, there's just so many people who were so professional. The staff helping at our wedding, EVERYONE, simply went above and beyond. My guests all talked about how much they loved it, and many had stories about the excellent customer service they had.

The food provided in-house was absolutely delicious. Even better, the zoo was very sensitive to dietary restrictions and we were able to talk to the head chef during our tasting so we were able to explain these restrictions.

This is an elegant, beautiful venue that's perfect for anyone who loves animals. You get to have a cocktail hour in one of the animal exhibits, and the zoo is a beautiful place to take photographs at. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.
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