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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville, FL View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
34 reviews
$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Transforming an award-winning attraction into an intimate setting for unique experiences, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens delivers the best of Jacksonville like no other destination. With wildlife just steps away, our venues are a memorable choice for your wedding.

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$16

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park
Waterfront
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
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

34 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Alicia
    Alicia Married on 08/06/2021
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    Best wedding day ever

    The zoo went above and beyond with what they did. We had some issues but Christine was all over it and she was literally the most amazing. From the atmosphere to the food to the staff, e everything was perfect!

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens's reply:

    You two are the absolute best! I loved every minute of working with you on your very special day. Congratulations!
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    Jessica R. Married on 02/20/2021
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    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!

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amanda & Solomon
    27 photos · 09/28/2019
  • Sabrina & Cory
    39 photos · 05/04/2018

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Lisa Presnell Productions 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 Mai Oui! Catering and Event Planning Wedding Caterers

Love working with the staff at the Jacksonville Zoo.

Professional Organizing Consultants 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.

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370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, FL, 32218
9047574463
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