Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218 Map · Phone number · Visit website
Hired? Save
  • Photos 14
  • About
  • Reviews 32
  • Pricing
  • FAQs
  • Real Weddings 2
  • Network

About Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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

.And please know that proceeds from your Zoo Wedding will directly benefit our zoo animals as well as animals in the wild through our many conservation programs.


Facilities and Capacity
Our facilities can accommodate weddings from 25 guests to 500 guests and corporate event for up to 4000.

Services Offered
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.

  • Catering
  • Event Rentals
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Linens
  • Plates, Glassware and Flatware
  • Cake cutting
  • Set up
  • Breakdown
defoor kane jacksonville wedding 0266blog
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
7559630db6e4d593 1520090981 af8f111a809d84ae 1520090981421 2 Carousel fun
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Wedding bouquet
Wedding bouquet
Evening reception
Evening reception
Couple shot
Couple shot
Round table setup
Round table setup
Table setup with centerpiece
Table setup with centerpiece
Wedding aisle
Wedding aisle
Giraffe
Giraffe
Husband and wife
Husband and wife
Officially married
Officially married
Together
Together
Just married
Just married
Happy bride
Happy bride
defoor kane jacksonville wedding 0266blog
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
7559630db6e4d593 1520090981 af8f111a809d84ae 1520090981421 2 Carousel fun
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Wedding bouquet
Wedding bouquet

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing
Photos 14 Photos
Real Weddings 8 Photos

32 Reviews for Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

39 User photos

Sort by:
  • J

    Jessica R. · Married on 02/20/2021

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

    So much FUN!

    I cannot recommend the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens enough! Such a unique and beautiful venue. We had our ceremony at the Trout River Gardens just after sunset in front of the beautiful fountain. Then we moved to the Savannah Blooms Gardens and had a cocktail hour with the giraffes. Finally the reception was held at the Range of the Jaguar. We got nonstop compliments all night about how beautiful it was; all the palm trees are wrapped in lights and made everything look magical. We did our first look inside the penguin exhibit and got amazing pictures. There are so many beautiful locations in the zoo to get unique photo opportunities. Christine is the zoo coordinator that handled all zoo related planning for us. She worked with us for several months leading up to our wedding and was always available for questions. We did several walk throughs with our vendors and she accompanied us each time to make sure we had what we needed. Everything ran so smoothly and all of the zoo staff was extremely helpful the entire night. The food is catered through the zoo and was incredible! We got compliments all night about how delicious everything was. If you are looking for a unique and beautiful wedding venue the Jacksonville Zoo is the place to go!

    Sent on 03/12/2021
  • Katie

    Katie U. · Married on 11/08/2020

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

    Most magical memories to be had

    Even through a COVID reschedule Christine LoRusso the Zoo coordinator was amazing. She answered all of my questions patiently, even when I had already asked them. She followed up with me when I lost track of details I was to provide, and she took charge of the setup for catering, as well as helped us accommodate a special menu for our vegan guests. Huge shout out to Chef for his drool worthy creations! Everything ran smoothly (on her end at least, ours was a bit insane) from the penguins first look, to carousel photos and all our celebrations, even in the rain.

    Sent on 11/21/2020

Award

32
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Pricing

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Price Rates

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 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?
    $ 2200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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?
    $ 1800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 22.00
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Park
    Waterfront
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    July
    August

2 Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Lisa Presnell Productions Wedding Planners

    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.

  • Mai Oui! Catering and Event Planning Wedding Caterers

    Love working with the staff at the Jacksonville Zoo.

  • Professional Organizing Consultants Wedding Planners

    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.

Preferred Vendors

Map

  • 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, FL, 32218 See on map
    904-204-2425 (Phone number)
    Location of (Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens)