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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58 Reviews for Brookfield Zoo
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Michelle · Married on 10/18/2019
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.Sent on 06/03/2019
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.
Amanda Wilczynski · Married on 08/24/2019
Magical Day! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Our wedding at the Zoo was wonderful!! And everything was so simple and stress free.
We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the zoo and at 3 locations within the zoo. Our guests loved it. The food was phenomenal and our guests raved about it!
It was so stress free. We dropped our decorations off at the zoo the day before and the zoo staff handled all setup themselves.
Thanks to all the zoo staff that made our day magical, especially Luis and Caitlyn, working with them made everything go so smoothly.Sent on 09/09/2019
Steph · Married on 05/26/2019
Perfectly unique wedding venue
We had our wedding reception at Brookfield zoo August 10th, 2019, and it was absolutely perfect and everything we wanted! Luis was our wedding coordinator, and from day one, he made it so easy to communicate and work through wedding tasks even though I live out of state. He was so flexible with us, from payment plans to dropping off all our table and venue decorations. He's incredibly experienced, and he made the whole process as stress free as possible. Whatever it is you want, Luis will do his best to accommodate you.
In terms of the actual reception itself, it was so beautiful! I grew up going to the Brookfield Zoo, and it was just so magical to have our cocktail hour by the giraffees and African wild dogs. The weather, the setting, and the service were impeccable, and I know all my guests, from the youngest cousin to my nana, felt the magic. My husband and I don't love being the center of attention, and we're not big on tradition either, so it was perfect to have a more relaxed cocktail hour. Our dinner was absolutely delicious, very fresh and beautifully prepared. We danced the night away, and our guests loved every minute. Everything was so well timed, I honestly never had to worry about anything. The restaurant staff were so polite and professional, and they were a huge help in breaking down all the decorations.
I cannot recommend Brookfield Zoo enough! It was the best decision we could have made for a venue. We were very budget conscious as well, and with its inclusive packages, the zoo provided a beautiful, unique experience that was reasonably priced.Sent on 05/23/2020