Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is an exotic wedding venue located in Jacksonville, Florida. With unique one of a kind venues like an African savanna, a South American Plaza and a Tuscan Riverside Garden, it is easy to create the event of a lifetime! The zoo also offers fabulous food and service designed to please.
Facilities and Capacity
Our facilities can accommodate weddings from 25 guests to 500 guests and corporate event for up to 4000.
This one-of-a-kind wedding venue offers the following services to make sure that your wedding day is as memorable and stress-free as possible.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Kazzie · Married on 11/04/2017
When looking for a venue we knew we wanted a place that would represent our unique personalities. The zoo was just that. Our ceremony took place at the Trout River Plaza with the reception at Range of the Jaguar. Our guests took a train ride from the entrance to the ceremony site. To this day our guests are still talking about how cool that was. After the ceremony we took our photos on the carousel and they look incredible!!! Everyone got to enjoy looking at the animals on exhibit at Range of the Jaguar during cocktail hour. The animals were pretty active at night. We even got to hear the Jaguar roar. It was super exciting and very memorable.Sent on 03/10/2018
Christine and her staff were truly amazing and such a pleasure to work with. Any time we had questions she was there to help out and give answers. She made this a worry free process. The zoo was set up beautifully. It was everything we wanted and more. We can't sing her praises enough!!
Many people don't know the zoo has their own catering service which is totally different than their daytime food service. Let me tell you this is such a hidden gem. Chef Steve can make anything you're looking for. ALL of the food was delicious from the appetizers to the buffet style dinner.
If you're looking for a venue that is truly one of a kind and really easy to work with this is your place. I highly recommend it.
Lauren · Married on 06/08/2019
Highly, highly recommend having a wedding at the zoo. One of the best venues in Jacksonville for a decent price. It’s so pretty and exciting. Your guests can ride the train to your ceremony. Their catering service is relatively inexpensive. You can have your ceremony in multiple locations.Sent on 06/11/2019
We had our ceremony in the Asian gardens and our reception in the range of the jaguar. Our guests were able to see the animals in their enclosures. So awesome, very unique. We were very happy with it!!
Staci · Married on 11/10/2018
Ms. Christine was awesome!! I was a very layed back bride and my husband was not.. lol she helped with every process and question and all the last minute stuff because I'm layed back.Sent on 12/05/2018
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a perfect location for your wedding. They do a beautiful job! Lisa Presnell Productions values their partnership and highly recommends their services.
Love working with the staff at the Jacksonville Zoo.
If you are looking for an exciting place to have your wedding or events. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is the place to go for excitement and adventure. I highly recommend them for all of my clients.