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
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9 Reviews for Fresno Chaffee Zoo
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Renee S. · Married on 10/12/2019
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!Sent on 10/22/2019
Karina T. · Married on 09/27/2019
Kristen and team are absolutely amazing!!Sent on 10/09/2019
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 🥰
Loganne · Married on 10/14/2017
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.Sent on 10/21/2017
Great place for a wedding
A beautiful place to have a wedding!
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is an amazing place for a wedding.