Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a wedding venue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Centrally located between Greenwich and New Haven, Beardsley Zoo is situated on 52 spacious acres in Beardsley Park. Their lush gardens and unique buildings provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day. Your guests can dine and mingle with North and South American animals, providing a truly unforgettable experience. Their experienced staff will work alongside you to design and create your one-of-a-kind wedding and turn your dreams into a reality!
Facilities and Capacity
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to host any year-round event, large or small! Each space features its own unique ambience in a gorgeous setting, perfect for your ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is also available for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehersal dinners and so much more! Their spectacular spaces include:
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo offers many wedding-related services as well as providing tables and chairs for your event. Whether you want your wedding to be during the day or at night after zoo hours, their professional rentals and event staff will help make your day exactly as your envisioned it to be. They even provide a preferred vendor list to help make your decisions a little easier. The wedding services they offer include:
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 90 years as Connecticut’s only zoo. They are an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) program, a program dedicated to the preservation of endangered animals and actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. All proceeds from your wedding directly support the zoo and its conservation efforts.
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22 Reviews for Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
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China DuVall · Married on 09/14/2019
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
From the very beginning of the process, all the way to the very end, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo was top notch and a pleasure to work with. Lindsay Durkee the Rentals and Events Manager was PHENOMENAL to work with. Her level of professionalism was through the roof. She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. The zoo went above and beyond to make our wedding day as smooth and special as possible!! I highly recommend booking your wedding or any special event at the Beardsley Zoo.Sent on 10/21/2019
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Kristina Bruce · Married on 08/17/2019
My dreams came true at the zoo!
I can't imagine a better place to get married than at the Beardsley Zoo. From the second we started planning until the second we pulled out of the parking lot at the end of our wedding day, it was just all my dreams come true. The beautiful backdrop and scenery were just amazing. The carousel and antique horses gave the perfect backdrop that people who came still can't stop talking about. And the staff, from those driving golf carts, to running the carousel, to Lindsay leading the crew, it was absolute perfection. I felt like the venue was filled with my best friends who were just as excited as family to make my day special.Sent on 09/03/2019
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Mike · Married on 09/02/2018
I cannot say enough about our wedding yesterday. Lindsey was amazing. We have had a dozen plus guests tell us it was the most fun they ever had at a wedding. The kids that came loved being on the carousel all night. Lindsey took cares of everything, and it is something everyone will remember for a forever.Sent on 09/03/2018
Just as a tip, I recommend getting first look photos around the zoo. It stretched out the day so that it all didn't fly by
Also, do an animal feeding. Being up close to the animals makes a huge difference and you will remember it forever. We fed the anteater and it was amazing.
I know this is not the traditional wedding factory, but that is the best part. You are not shoehorned into options. We were able to decide everything.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's reply:Thank you so much for your review Mike! You were a pleasure to work with and I am thrilled to hear that everyone had a good time! Please come back and visit us again and congrats again!
Great venue and Lindsey is great to work with
One of my more memorable weddings was at the Beardsley Zoo! The couple loved it and we took a ton of pictures all over the zoo. The staff was lovely...and we all had such fun!
Great venue for a wedding ceremony