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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno, CA View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Fresno Chaffee Zoo wants to make your special day a truly unforgettable one, full of fun, great food and wild animals! We provide you the rare opportunity to take your event out of the ordinary into the extraordinary. With several unique venues to choose from, the Zoo offers natural settings from small, intimate weddings to large celebrations.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers an assortment of beautiful venues for any type of special event. Our Rainforest Lawn features a long and dramatic pathway leading to a tropical garden area amidst the backdrop of the Tropical Rainforest. This venue accommodates from 50-100 guests depending on your desired set up. If you are in need of a semi-casual setting, for a wedding ceremony perhaps, the Winged Wonders Bird Show amphitheater offers tiered bench seating with a decorative back drop. Just steps from the amphitheater is our Dining Garden, a spacious lawn area accommodating our larger parties with space for a band or disc jockey and a dance floor. Your guests will be delighted dancing the night away under a canopy of stars. Be transported to the California coast with the sound of gentle waves and our beautiful Sea Lion Cove exhibit as your backdrop. You may even have a sea lion join you on the rock as you recite your vows or glide by as you dine on a delicious meal. Our newest exhibit, African Adventure, offers four new venues, each very unique and beautiful. These exclusive venues are unlike any other in the valley. With any venue or attraction you choose, you and your guests will share a wild and enchanted evening strolling the lush and picturesque surroundings of Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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?

$1,000

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Park

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    Renee S. Married on 10/12/2019
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    Celebrating with Feathered and Furry Friends!

    The venue was the first thing we booked and it was because the Zoo is such a unique and beautiful place. Kristen Wong, the Zoo Event Coordinator, was absolutely incredible. She walked us through the planning process and worked with our vendors to create a truly memorable experience for us and our guests. We also decided to do the catering through the Zoo, which all of the guests LOVED. The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you to Kristen and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for all that you did to make our day extra special!
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    Karina T. Married on 09/27/2019
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    Amazing Experience!

    Kristen and team are absolutely amazing!!
    Kristen was extremely helpful and responded fairly quickly. I would get some conversation confused at times but that’s because we communicated primarily through email lol

    The ceremony at the sea lion cove was amazing! And the reception area was awesome. Definitely recommend the in house catering “Taste,” my guests could not stop talking about how good the food was!! They also enjoyed the open bar package we chose with Taste too!! Our cocktail hour was a feed the giraffes hour and it was so worth it!!


    Overall recommend everything! The zoo is a fun place to get married 🥰
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    Loganne Married on 10/14/2017
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    My day couldn't have been more perfect. Megan and the whole event team were wonderful to work with. I got married in Canopy Grove and it's a great value and beautiful! There is also so many great places for pictures.
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Great place for a wedding

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A beautiful place to have a wedding!

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The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is an amazing place for a wedding.

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894 W. Belmont Avenue Fresno, CA, 93728
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