Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has the perfect venue with the most unique backdrop in Cleveland!

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts indoor and outdoor weddings at their numerous exhibits and animal houses.

Stillwater Place is an elegant reception event center featuring year-around, spectacular views of Waterfowl Lake. The venue can accommodate up 300 guests for a sit down meal or 500+ for a standing reception using indoor and outdoor spaces. The spacious patio and outdoor fireplace allows guests to enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather! Transportation for your guests to and from the parking lot and facility is included with the rental. Rental of Stillwater Place includes required tables, chairs, china, glass, silverware and linens.

The RainForest offers your guests lush surroundings of the tropics, allowing them to wander through the rainforest, enjoying the animals at play. This venue will seat up to 300 people for a seated meal or 800 for a standing reception--allowing guests to take in zoo life on the first and second floors. After dinner in the Storm Room, guests move out to the Café where they dance the night away on the tiki-thatched dance floor. The main entrance of The RainForest is easily accessible from the surrounding parking lots. The rental includes: tables, chairs, china, glass, silverware and linens.

Primate, Cat and Aquatics allows your guests to dine comfortably close to the glass-enclosed exhibits. The building is carpeted and air conditioned and will seat up to 225 guests for dinner. The tiered floor offers you a more traditional feel as the head tables, cake and dance floor would located on this level within viewing of guests.

The Wade Hall & Deck welcomes up to 120 seated guests to enjoy the venue's picturesque view of Waterfowl Lake. This outdoor location showcases the zoo's oldest building, built in 1884, as the backdrop. A wooden deck surrounds the building, providing dining al fresco. Shuttling of guests to the venue is included in the rental.

Wolf Wilderness Lodge is reminiscent of a nineteenth-century trapper's cabin and includes a working stone fireplace and antler chandelier! This unique facility can accommodate up to 56 guests for a sit-down dinner. From inside the Lodge, guests can enjoy the activities of the Mexican Grey Wolf pack as well as enjoy northern birds and underwater viewing of beavers and other aquatic life in the viewing arbor.

Parking is always free at the Zoo!

Wedding ceremonies and rehearsals can be held at the Zoo.

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Dessert at Stillwater Place
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Circle of Wildlife Carousel
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Stillwater Place at night
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Front view of Stillwater Place
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Ceremony at Stillwater Place
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30 Reviews for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kyle · Married on 09/12/2020

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Awesome experience

    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
  • Pembroke

    Pembroke Strickland · Married on 05/30/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful to work with!

    We picked the zoo for our wedding because the venue is absolutely stunning, but the service is even better. We were not able to have our wedding as planned due to COVID, but the events staff (Sam and Alascia) at the zoo was incredibly kind and understanding as everything unfolded. Although we ended up having to do a smaller wedding and couldn’t use the venue at the zoo, I would HIGHLY recommend this venue. You will be taken care of no matter what happens!!

    Sent on 06/08/2020

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • 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
    Scenic Views
  • 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
    Lighting / Sound
    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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