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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland, OH View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
35 reviews
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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!

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

35 Reviews

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    Sharon Getting married on 08/27/2022
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    There are not enough words to express how amazingly friendly, accommodating, thorough, patient, creative and kind the Stillwater venue team were and are. They cared deeply and worked effortlessly to make my daughter's wedding absolutely perfect. The zoo was awarded to host the Asian Fesitval of Lights and Cindy offered our photographer a personal escort to take the bride and groom to photograph the amazingly beautiful lights. I highly recommend Stillwater not only for the beauty of the venue but how courteous and accommodating Cindy and her team are! Beyond happy!
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    Kyle Married on 05/15/2021
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    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.
  • Arden
    Arden Married on 09/18/2020
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    Amazing Venue

    My husband and I were so happy to be able to have our wedding reception at Stillwater Place. It such a beautiful venue. The venue coordinators are super helpful and are very supportive. They worked with our other vendors to really pull off a great night. I was also very happy with my animals that I go to encounter with and some more personal pictures of some animals that were a bit more active at later times for professional photos. The lanterns were also beautiful and guests that didn't like dancing could go after the dinner to explore it was great! All over 10/10 would highly recommend if you love animals, nature, or just a beautiful venue in general.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH, 44109
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