The Phoenix Zoo is a tropical wedding venue located in Phoenix, Arizona. They offer indoor and outdoor locations on their luscious grounds. Though situated in the Southwest desert, the venue presents a variety of different settings, including the Savannah, a Lakeside, and Zebra Overlook. Ceremonies can be held at several locations throughout the park, with lions and elephants present as your guests. They offer directional signs, a white wicker arch, a carpet runner, and garden chairs as part of their packages. There are also a variety of reception locations that can either be booked separately or together with your ceremony. Various testimonies from past guests cite the exceptional spaces, convenient amenities, and accommodating zoo staff.
Facilities and Capacity
The zoo suggests the ceremony sites of Lakeside, Savanna, Ruby’s House, Stone House Pavilion, and Zebra Overlook. The Lakeside is the center of the zoo, and includes a peaceful view of the main lake. For this location, there is picnic-style seating for 300, and they accommodate 1,000 seated guests and 5,000 for a reception. Savanna offers views of the African-inspired Savanna exhibit, along with umbrella heaters and basic lighting. It includes round table seating for 50, and can accommodate 80 seated guests, 50 for a ceremony, and 100 for a reception-style celebration. Ruby’s House is a historic cottage that was built in 1935. The house includes space for intimate ceremonies and receptions. The cottage can accommodate table seating and a ceremony for 60 guests, with 150 guests for a reception. The Stone House Pavilion is an indoor banquet facility with an adjoining outdoor terrace. A podium and microphone are included in the space, as well as an oak dance floor. The pavilion consists of banquet seating for 300 and 550 for a reception-style event. The Zebra Overlook includes various views of the wildlife as you exchange vows.
Phoenix Zoo offers event rentals and lighting and sound equipment. They also provide in-house catering services.
The zoo is proud to offer Lancer Catering, their in-house, award-winning catering team. Their catering options include a cocktail reception, plated dishes, and a buffet meal. They can accommodate menu choices such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly.
The Phoenix Zoo is right by the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The venue sits outside of Scottsdale and Tempe and also services the Phoenix area.
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29 Reviews for Phoenix Zoo
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Jessica K. · Married on 03/07/2020
The Perfect Day!
We decided to hold our reception at the Phoenix Zoo's Neely Center, because we wanted something a little different. We worked with Kelly and she was incredibly professional and easy to work with. The carousel and animal encounter during the cocktail hour were enjoyed by all. It was such a fun night!Sent on 05/29/2020
Robert S. · Married on 10/13/2019
Great Venue and Great Experience!
Our daughter had her wedding at Ruby's House and it was the perfect venue. We worked with Marissa and everything could not have gone smoother. She was terrific! The venue itself was beautiful and peaceful at sunset. We had the reception just steps away from the ceremony and it was beautifully laid out.Sent on 10/27/2019
Ceara · Married on 04/06/2018
Our wedding and reception here were PERFECT! The zoo has a handful of venues that were all reasonable and beautiful. The staff were also so amazingly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process - they made me feel so much at ease and would definitely recommend to a friend.Sent on 04/29/2018
If you want to have an amazing wedding with gorgeous flora backdrops, the Phoenix Zoo is the place to have your wedding. Multiple locations include parks, lake, ballroom and amphitheater.
If you are looking for a unique, beautiful and affordable venue. PhxZoo is a great place. The team at PhxZoo are very helpful through all of the planning process. Take time out and call or contact Kelly Myers at Phoenix Zoo for any type/size of upcoming event!