Lake Superior Zoo is a historic zoo and wedding venue in Minneapolis, Michigan. This modern and unorthodox venue provides a wild experience for every guest in attendance. Celebrate your big day mingling among the animal exhibits and enjoying the natural settings from around the world. No matter what you envision, the staff will make your wedding day fantasies a reality. Lake Superior Zoo is the only zoo in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. It resides on 19 acres of rolling hills and bordered by Kingsbury Creek. The tall pines and expansive exhibits offer privacy for your guests to mingle, relax, and enjoy. For a truly unique wedding experience, there’s no place better than the Lake Superior Zoo.
Facilities and Capacity
Lake Superior Zoo offers three bespoke event spaces to host your wedding ceremony or reception. The historic pavilion is the most popular and spacious event space. It was built over 85 years ago with bluestone, and has been renovated to include a wood-beam ceiling, modern restrooms, and a catering prep kitchen. The pavilion also overlooks the waterfalls of Kingsbury Creek. It can accommodate up to 64 seated guests year-round. For indoor-outdoor receptions, the Safari Café and Tiger Deck are more accommodating. The Cafe can be reserved after regular hours for a more formal dining option. It can accommodate up to 64 seated guests. The cafe can be expanded to include the Tiger Deck for additional 36-guest capacity. Combined, these areas serve as great spaces for intimate dining and cocktails.
Lake Superior Zoo helps couples of all kinds create dream-come-true wedding experiences, no matter their style or budget. The event staff will meet with you to discuss your meal plan, your space needs, and any table or chair rentals that will help ease the planning burden.
Lake Superior Zoo started in 1923 when Duluth businessman Bert Onsgard decided to build a simple pen for his pet deer, Billy. As Billy’s pen gained more visitors the idea to construct a zoo soon spread across the community. Locals donated their money and resources to see the dream come to life, and now it serves thousands of guests each year.
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