Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401 Map · Phone number
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About Elmwood Park Zoo

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.

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Award winning cuisine, and plenty of it!
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It's your day, enjoy it!
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Can't keep my eyes off of you....enjoy your very own personal giraffe feeding at Karibu Hut

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20 Reviews for Elmwood Park Zoo

Recommended by 87% of couples


4.4 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.3

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    Suron G. · Married on 08/03/2019

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

    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”.

    Sent on 08/19/2019
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    Mara · Married on 01/06/2018

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

    Our wedding was a vision of perfection all thanks to the staff and team’s perfect execution and attention to detail, at Elmwood Part Zoo events. In the week leading up to the wedding, the sensationalized news was reporting that our day would be the coldest of the century, and it was! Our guests would never know it. EPZ came prepared: extra heat, extra tent coverage, and every detail we dreamed up, was taken care of. Even two weeks later, our guests are still remarking on the delicious appetizers and food, the decor and beauty of the venue, and the team’s incredible service. On our “big day” there wasn’t a thing missing or finger for us to lift. Thank you Gary and Nicole for taking our vision to your team and thank you EPZ Team for a perfect moment for us and our guests!

    Sent on 01/20/2018
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    Laura · Married on 10/07/2017

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

    Elmwood Park Zoo is a gem. As a couple of other reviewers suggested, we had a rough go at it to start. We booked EPZ 2 years ago, and over the course of planning there were multiple banquet managers, all of whom were let go for various reasons. With weeks before our wedding, we were fearful of changing hands again. HOWEVER, Al Zone (Executive Director) and Gary Murray (new events manager) brought us in for an emergency meeting a week before the big day. They promised us it would be an amazing, perfect day. They delivered hugely. First of all, Gary is extremely detail oriented and responsive. There were numerous emails back and forth days leading up to the wedding and he would answer within 2 hours, no questions asked. Al is proud of his product and makes sure it shows with thoughtful details (His suggestions included champagne for right after the ceremony that guests could drink as they walked around the zoo- and special EPZ pens/pencils on each of the tables at reception). Our wedding was spectacular, the staff was incredible (our guests couldn't stop saying it), and the zoo was truly unique. We got married under the Bison Archway, had giraffe feedings while we said hello to our guests, cocktail hour in the Jaguar Exhibit, and our reception in the Canopy Gardens. Weddings are ludicrously expensive, but EPZ does a great job of providing an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank. Pro-tip: Go with their in-house caterer; you are guaranteed to get a competitive/justifiable price per plate and their food is DELICIOUS. I can't thank Al, Gary, and the rest of the EPZ team enough for making our big day absolutely wonderful.

    Sent on 11/02/2017

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Elmwood Park 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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
  • 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

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    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

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  • Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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

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    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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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 85% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in value, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.3 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.