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Pricing information

Price range: $9,200 - $11,350 Price range: $9,200 - $11,350
Couples usually spend $10,300 Couples usually spend $10,300
Reception
$1,200 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$28 per person
Reception
$1,200 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$28 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a unique wedding venue located in Cleveland, Ohio. This zoo hosts indoor and outdoor weddings in their many exhibits and animal houses, allowing you to celebrate your special day surrounded by exotic wildlife.

Facilities and Capacity

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo allows you to choose between a range of exciting settings for your ceremony and reception. Stillwater Place is an elegant event space with spectacular views of Waterfowl Lake, accommodating up to 300 seated guests and 500 for a standing reception. Featuring a spacious patio and outdoor fireplace, Stillwater Place offers both indoor and outdoor space for your celebration. If you'd like a true zoo experience, you can opt for The Rainforest, a lush tropical area with views of the animals. This space seats up to 300 people for a seated meal and 800 for a standing reception, making it ideal for large celebrations. After enjoying dinner in the Storm Room, you and your guests can move to the Café to dance the night away on the tiki-thatched dance floor. Smaller events can be held in the Primate, Cat, and Aquatics area, the Wade Hall and Deck, or Wolf Wilderness Lodge. Whichever location you select, you can be sure you'll have a unique and memorable backdrop for your special day.

Services Offered

Rental of Stillwater Place and The Rainforest includes all necessary tables, chairs, china, glassware, silverware, and linens. If you choose The Wade Hall and Deck or Stillwater Place as your location, a shuttle will take you and your guests there. What's more, ample free parking is available at the zoo. To find out more about holding your big day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, contact their friendly team today.

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?

$1,200

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

$1,200

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Park
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
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

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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Reviews of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
39 Reviews
96% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Flexibility
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Weddingwire
4.8/5 39 reviews
Google
4.7/5 19715 reviews
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Rachael O. Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue for any wedding

Emma and her team at Stillwater Place was an absolute dream. She was always quick to respond, caring and the best event coordinator I could have asked for. She made all my visions come to life at the zoo. If you are considering a wedding at Stillwater Place, it is without a doubt worth a tour! We had out wedding in December so the winter lights were up and made the venue even more breathtaking. We received so many compliments about the venue and would do it all over again.
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Jenna S. Sent on 08/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives!

I’m still on cloud 9 from our big day at the zoo. We had our ceremony outside under the pavilion, cocktail hour at the carousel and reception in Stillwater place. A few days later and I am still receiving messages from guests that it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended… we feel the same way! We primarily worked with Emma and Mary through the planning process and let me tell you, it was a well oiled machine! The communication was perfect, they both went above and beyond for us. I will never be able to thank them enough for helping my vision come to life. Emma and the rest of the staff exceeded all our expectations the day of the wedding. They didn’t let the thunderstorms or rain interfere to the slightest and made sure everything we wanted still happened. Jersey was our primary server at the reception, she made sure me, my husband and our families were never empty handed and had everything we needed. I couldn’t recommended the Cleveland Zoo and Stillwater place more for your wedding venue. We miss it already and can’t wait to go back and visit!
Sarah
Sarah S. Sent on 08/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams!

From the beginning of the planning process to the date of, everybody was extremely professional, accommodating, kind, and more than helpful! Everybody that helped us make this day possible literally gave us the absolute wedding of our dreams, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day!!
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