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Elmwood Park Zoo

Norristown, PA View map
Rating 4.4 out of 5
22 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

What better way for two families to connect than through shared experience? Elmwood Park Zoo is America's Best Boutique Zoo offering unique indoor and outdoor event spaces and interactive experiences ranging from carousel rides to animal feeding, to zip-line excursions. Contact us today about your shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception at events@elmwoodparkzoo.org

Contact one of our events specialists at events@elmwoodparkzoo.org or 800.652.4143 x 242.

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?

$1,000

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?

$1,000

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Park
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

22 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
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Recommended by 88% of couples
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  • Marcie
    Marcie S. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Our Perfect Wedding!!

    We wouldn't change one thing about our special day! Becky and the entire staff at the zoo made everything absolutely perfect! She was great at getting back to us, answering all of our questions, and put together the entire event exactly how we discussed. Our family and friends loved all of the food, the venue, and of course feeding the giraffes! It was the perfect day and I can't thank the entire EPZ team enough!
  • Meagan
    Meagan Married on 09/24/2021
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    Wonderful!

    Absolutely fabulous! The price was fair, and any of the “profits” go directly into this accredited zoo’s up-keeping. We had our ceremony, cocktail and reception there. 100% recommend them. All of our guests loved the venue, because it was beautiful and unique. Rebecca, aka Becky, the event manager, was very kind, understanding and extremely helpful. She was also very quick to respond via email, which was our main form communication aside from in person meetings. Definitely a kind soul that you feel lucky to have help with planning your wedding. The caterer was included in the package and provided by the venue. While we were nervous about this at first, they hold a tasting to ensure your confidence. All of the food the day of was absolutely delicious, and our guests thought so too. The bartenders were professional and friendly, all while being able to keep up with the high demand. I’m told there was never much of a line. All in all, can’t say enough good things about EPZ!
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    Suron G. Married on 08/03/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Fun and memorable wedding venue - that we can visit again and again

    Having a zoo wedding was unique, fun, and memorable for us, our family and guests. Full transparency, we did deal with a couple of different people in the early days of planning for our August 2019 wedding, but everyone we worked with was professional, helpful, and quick to address any questions/changes we had. We went in with expectations that this was a Zoo first, but were very pleased with how well beyond our expectations the service, food, and overall experience was. We had the zoo to ourselves so had the ceremony by the eagles pavilion, cocktails in the trail of the jaguar, and the reception in the canopy garden. We made sure to include some fun elements like the giraffe feeding, animal meet and greet, carousel, and a fire pit in the evening. We were able to get photos in some fantastic places across the whole zoo. The food was good, the team of staff on hand was very attentive making sure things moved forward as planned, and if I could do it all over again I wouldn’t change anything. We were happy to know having our event at the zoo would benefit the animals and best of all we have a place we can revisit often since it’s not a “wedding only location”.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Philadelphia String Quartet Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

Very personal and are very easy to work with. Beautifully organized and would recommend to all!

Ceremonies By Design Ceremonies By Design Wedding Officiants

A charming, unusual, fun location for your special day. Thinking out of the box? The Elmwood Zoo is the perfect location! Past Nancy Nolan Ceremonies By Design PA

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1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA, 19401
6102773825
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Elmwood Park Zoo frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Elmwood Park Zoo?

Elmwood Park Zoo includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

Elmwood Park Zoo includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Elmwood Park Zoo, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Elmwood Park Zoo includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

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

The space offered by Elmwood Park Zoo for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Park
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Elmwood Park Zoo for wedding events?

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Elmwood Park Zoo offer?

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Elmwood Park Zoo offer for wedding events?

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Elmwood Park Zoo have available for wedding events?

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

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

Elmwood Park Zoo is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in value, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in average response time and 4.2 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Elmwood Park Zoo offer?

Elmwood Park Zoo currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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