Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

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:

  • Victorian Greenhouse - unique and intimate greenhouse space for 75 seated guests.
  • The Carousel Building - spacious circular building which features an indoor working carousel and comfortably fits 180 seated guests.
  • Picnic Grove - beautiful outdoor space for up to 500 guests.
  • Hanson Exploration Station - rustic log cabin accommodating 100 seated guests.

Services Offered

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:

  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Preferred vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

History

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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Greenhouse bridal shower
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Alligator statue
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Greenhouse
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Greenhouse reception room
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Carousel reception
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Greenhouse doorway
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Greenhouse garden
Carousel mardi gras theme
Carousel mardi gras theme
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Animal guest apperance
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Carousel ride
Animal encounters
Animal encounters
Peacock pavilion stage
Peacock pavilion stage
Hanson log cabin
Hanson log cabin
Farmyard
Farmyard
Bamboo
Bamboo
Rainforest
Rainforest
Gazebo ceremony
Gazebo ceremony
Greenhouse reception
Greenhouse reception
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Animal encounters
Arbors at night
Arbors at night
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Greenhouse ceremony
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Greenhouse doorway
Carousel ride
Carousel ride
Greenhouse
Greenhouse
Hanson deck
Hanson deck
The big cow statue
The big cow statue
Bamboo
Bamboo
Carousel ride
Carousel ride
Carousel
Carousel
Hanson exploration station
Hanson exploration station
Greenhouse main entrance
Greenhouse main entrance
Hanson log cabin
Hanson log cabin
Greenhouse gazebo
Greenhouse gazebo
Anteater feeding
Anteater feeding
Carousel reception
Carousel reception
Farmyard barn
Farmyard barn
Leopard habitat
Leopard habitat
Tented picnic grove
Tented picnic grove
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Carousel
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Stonehedge
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Hanson log cabin
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Farmyard barn
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Greenhouse lawns
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Greenhouse bridal shower

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22 Reviews for Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Kristina

    Kristina Bruce · Married on 08/17/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's reply:

    Kristina,

    Thank you so very much for your review! You both were SUCH a pleasure to work with and I hope we get to work together again on something !

    Congrats to you both again!
  • M

    Mike · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    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.

    Sent on 09/03/2018

    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!

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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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?
    $ 250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 250.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Museum
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Victoria's Wood Fired Catering Wedding Caterers

    Great venue and Lindsey is great to work with

  • CT JP Mary Pugh Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • Maureen Davis - Minister & JP
    Maureen Davis - Minister & JP Wedding Officiants

    Great venue for a wedding ceremony

Map

  • 1875 Noble Avenue Bridgeport, CT, 06610 See on map
    203-423-5527 (Phone number)
    9am to 4pm Daily for calls. Events can take place during hours or after hours.
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