The Fort Worth Zoo in Texas invites couples to go wild on their wedding day. This unique location has multiple charming spaces to accommodate 75-1,000 guests. Event spaces include The Reserve at the African Savanna (a large permanent tent and landscaped deck), the Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery and a rustic Texas Town with indoor event space. The zoo is located ten minutes from downtown Fort Worth.
Facilities and Capacity
The Reserve can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for wedding receptions. The newest event space looks out over the stunning African Savanna where giraffe, antelope and African birds roam. A paved floor under the tent ensures no shoes will sink into the grass and there is plenty of room for dancing. The Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery is a room in the round that houses a world- renowned collection of wildlife art. This elegant venue is available for groups of 75 – 150. Located deep in the heart of the turn of the century Texas Town is the Bluebonnet Café and deck where up to 400 guests can spend an evening under a beautiful Texas sunset. From boots to black tie, this incredible exhibit is perfect for any Texas themed wedding or reception.
Couples can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners or engagement parties at the Fort Worth Zoo. Live animal encounters and any number of fun add- ons are available for weddings. Tables, chairs and linens are available for events or can be rented to fit any theme or color palette. Lighting and sound service packages are also available to rent. The professional staff at the zoo helps with planning prior to your big day and are also available on the day of the wedding to assist with last minute details.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Elizabeth · Married on 07/27/2018
This unique venue is awesome! We had our son’s rehearsal dinner here and everything was perfect. Emily (Event Coordinator) and Ashley (Director of Catering) were a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond for our event. The evening was beautiful and memorable-I would give the zoo and it’s event staff 10 stars if I could!!Sent on 07/31/2018
Louise · Married on 06/23/2012
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Fort Worth Zoo. The ceremony was held on the deck outside of the Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery and it was beautiful! The reception was inside the gallery. We had the Wild Wonders Animal Presentation, where the WW staff brought around 4 animals to each table during the reception. We got to pose with the animals and all our guests thought it was so cool and unique to have animals at our wedding. The Zoo catered the food and we got so many compliments on it! The staff was wonderful and they made sure everything ran smoothly. I loved this venue because it was beautiful and unique.Sent on 07/11/2012
Pam · Married on 09/09/2016
We held our rehearsal dinner in the Portrait of the Wild Art Gallery. Jordan and Emily were my contacts and they were incredibly helpful. There was not one glitch in our evening thanks to them. The food was amazing and the venue was incredible. All of our guests had a wonderful time and loved the uniqueness of the location. I have recommended this location to several friends.Sent on 01/16/2017