The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a zoo with a banquet hall in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This zoo hosts indoor and outdoor weddings at their numerous exhibits and animal houses. Couples seeking a modern or tropical wedding can find this venue just 18 minutes from the Edgewater Pier.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue offers four locations couples can choose from depending on the size of their celebration and their favorite zoo animals. The Rainforest, a two-acre and two-story facility, is packed with tropical plants and over 600 animals. The space seats up to 300 guests for a couple's event, and allows them to experience a lush jungle wedding surrounded by over 10,000 types of plantlife. The Primate, Cat & Aquatics building combines numerous animal experiences for couples and guests. In this space, guests can sip cocktails in the aquarium, eat dinner near the gorillas and dance by the leopards. A newly installed bamboo dance floor graces this facility, which seats up to 225 guests. The Wade Hall & Deck welcomes up to 120 seated guests to enjoy the venue's view of Waterfowl Lake. This outdoor location showcases the zoo's oldest building, built in 1884, as the backdrop. The Wolf Wilderness Lodge seats up to 64 wedding guests. This rustic location is reminiscent of a trapper's cabin with a working fireplace and antler chandelier. The lodge's grounds feature a wolf pack, aviary with a bald eagle, beaver den and underwater viewing of pond fish.
Couples can go wild for the event services provided at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. These services include:
Couples can choose between a cash and open bar at their wedding, where bartenders will keep drinks filled with options such as premium liquor, specialty beer or the couple's signature drink. Cuisine can be served in the following catering styles:
Animal lovers can rejoice in the option to celebrate more than ceremonies and receptions at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo is also open to hosting bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.
28 Reviews for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Kyle · Getting married on 09/12/2020
Our wedding is next year but the team at the Zoo has already gone above and beyond to make everything perfect for our special day.Sent on 10/20/2019
Kerry Catanese · Married on 09/01/2019
Best Wedding Venue!
We're so glad we picked Stillwater Place as our reception venue. Our guests absolutely loved the carousel and animals at cocktail hour and enjoyed being able to spend time outside on the patio during the reception. Alascia really made our wedding experience with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo phenomenal. She was easy to get in touch with and provided quick and detailed responses to our seemingly neverending questions. Alascia went above and beyond in helping my maid of honor set up a surprise for us as part of her wedding speech which really meant a lot to us. It was such a relief knowing Alascia and her team were taking such good care of our guests and event! Our day would not have gone so smoothly without them! We are so happy we chose to have our reception at Stillwater Place. We all had an amazingly fun time!Sent on 02/09/2020
Tina · Married on 06/22/2019
Absolutely perfect, lovely, well done, flawless
Alascia was amazing; our wedding went without a hitch. The food was fantastic, the venue perfect. I couldn’t be happier with how our wedding turned out. The servers were pleasant and friendly.Sent on 07/01/2019