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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Powell, OH View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
29 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests

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$11k - $14k For 100 Guests

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a wedding venue destination in Powell, Ohio that caters to the needs of couples getting married in the Greater Columbus area. This venue is located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Columbus and right on the Scioto River. You can host a truly remarkable event with your family and friends in one of the best zoos in the country.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples are able to host wedding receptions for up to 400 people and on-site ceremonies for up to 200. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has three unique event spaces offering different views and locations throughout zoo grounds. Each space has its own capacity, rental pricing, and catering minimums.

Services Offered

This venue's staff offers all-inclusive catering packages to make booking convenient for you. These packages include amazing animal encounters and the setup and use of tables, chairs, linens, and catering items. This team also offers bartending services and cleanup of your event. These facilities include complimentary guest parking and wheelchair access to add comfort for all visitors.

Catering

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium partners with Nourish Catering which provides all of your on-site food, beverage, and bar options. There are multiple wedding packages to choose from. Clients can choose from a buffet, a seated dinner, or tasting stations. Hors d'oeuvre selections, bar packages, and late-night bites are some of the other items you can select and consider when planning your big day. As a part of the catering packages, an array of complimentary linen color options are included.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$34

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Park
Waterfront
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
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    We had the most beautiful wedding!

    I would highly recommend having your wedding at the zoo!
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Can't ask for something more fun than a zoo wedding. Great location and staff.

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9990 Riverside Drive Powell, OH, 43065
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Park
  • Waterfront
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for wedding events?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offer?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offer for wedding events?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Columbus Zoo and Aquarium have available for wedding events?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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