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.
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.
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.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
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- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
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- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Set Up
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- Audio Equipment
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