Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

9990 Riverside Drive, Powell, OH 43065 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a wedding venue catering to the needs of couples getting married in the Greater Columbus area. One of the best zoos in the country, you can host a truly remarkable event with your friends and family. Imagine having this iconic venue to yourself after hours with wonderful naturalistic settings and boardwalk views of the Scioto River. Inquire with Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to book your special day!

Facilities and Capacity
Couples are able to host grand celebrations of up to 400 people. Say your vows on the outdoor patio overlooking the African safari. Who knows, maybe a giraffe will stop by to watch you say “I do”! Hold your reception in their event center, a rustic venue that emulates the safari around you. With natural wood accents, views of the animals and river and access to the outdoor pavilion, you will be able to take advantage of all that this great venue has to offer.

Services Offered
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bartending services
  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
Select from a range of serving options for your wedding day, including buffet, hors d’oeuvres, plated meals and stations. Braised beef short ribs, salmon fillet, skillet seared crab cakes and New York strip steak are just some of the many delicious entrée selections couples may choose from for their wedding reception meal.

Location
This venue is located in Powell, Ohio, 20 minutes northwest of Downtown Columbus. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is right on the Scioto River and next to the Safari Golf Club.

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

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    Sebastian · Married on 05/31/2019

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    I absolutely loved having my wedding at waters edge .

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    Katherine · Married on 06/09/2018

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    Amanda Januzzi went above and beyond for us, answering all our crazy emails and questions throughout the planning process. She really helped us plan our wedding from day one. The venue was gorgeous at the Heart of Africa, and I really appreciate that their per person costs include the bar in with it. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the staff members that we got to meet throughout the planning process were wonderful.

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? 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)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • 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
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available? 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
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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    614-524-4037 (Phone number)

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