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.
30 Reviews for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Sharon · Getting married on 08/27/2022
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!Sent on 08/06/2018
Kyle · Married on 05/15/2021
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
Arden · Married on 09/18/2020
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.Sent on 09/19/2020