San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park is a wedding venue situated in San Diego, California. With options for getting married to views of rhinos, giraffes, and gazelles in the distance, your day will be so special. Ideal for animal and nature lovers alike, this zoo can host your one-of-a-kind celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples have three ceremony sites and six reception options for the special day, allowing each couple to find the space that reflects their wedding vision. Many of the venue options can be paired with one another to create a bigger space. Some highlights of the ceremony spaces include options for an African safari theme, with safari-inspired accents, trees, animals, and plains. An intimate lagoon spot with exotic plants near the water and lawn setting with sweeping branches, and extraordinary animals, is also a great ceremony site choice. Accommodations at the ceremony sites range from 100-250 guests. With so many reception sites, options include a beautiful African building with 35-foot vaulted ceilings and stunning lights or a lush, tropical space without walls. There are also venues featuring specific animals like an expansive terrace overlooking the zoo’s elephants and a mystical bamboo passage into a tranquil forest with tigers, Indonesian longhouses, and a gorgeous interior with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Zoofari Party Area is ideal for a large outdoor celebration with vibrant decor.

Services Offered

The staff at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park will go above and beyond to make your day as incredible as possible. They have an experienced team who will guide you through every step of the way for stress-free planning. Included in the rental fee are chairs, clean up, linens, parking, setup, and tables. There is also in-house catering and an in-house bar for an exceptional day. Of course, your wedding at the zoo can be filled with animal encounters if you choose. This zoo features rare and dynamic species, from birds to reptiles to mammals, that will be an incredible, exciting addition for your day.

Cuisine

There are many catering services and menu options at the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, ranging offerings. Many menus include bar service with beer, wine and soft drinks, a choice of cheese and vegetable display, or two passed hors d’oeuvres.

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Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Angela · Married on 10/05/2019

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

    San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Fun & Creative!

    We had our wedding at the c. Having our wedding here was such an amazing experience. Our guests had a wonderful time from the animal presentation at cocktail hour to the views of the giraffes, rhinos, and more in the Kijamii Overlook. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. If you are looking to have a more creative and fun wedding, I would absolutely recommend the Safari Park. Our Event Coordinator Nikki was absolutely fabulous and went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests and to make our day perfect. Thank you to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

    Sent on 05/22/2020
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    Sarah-Anne Dercho · Married on 09/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    The most amazing venue

    Had out ceremony and wedding at the Mombassa Pavillion, was an absolute stunning venue. Christian and his team made sure that the day went smoothly and the food IS TO DIE FOR. Really the best steak I've had in such a long time, guests were raving about the food! Easy to deal with and fast with responses. So reasonably priced too. We had a magical day and would reccomend SD safari park to anyone!

    Sent on 10/03/2019

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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    12
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    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?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    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 bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Sweet Cheeks Baking Company Wedding Cakes

    What a FUN & UNIQUE spot for special events & weddings! Nothing says ADVENTURE like a wedding setup near Tiger Trail! Such a cool place for guests, for eye candy, for exciting noises at night! We absolutely love working at both the Zoo and the Safari Park and have so much fun with the designs we can create to capture the NATURAL BEAUTY of these locations. The Catering team is amazing and offers so much in the event options and reminds you that, with so much excitement around you, there is not much else you need to do to make it a COOL EVENT!

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  • 2920 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA, 92101 See on map
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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar

What are the most important characteristics of San Diego Zoo & Safari Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by San Diego Zoo & Safari Park for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park for wedding events?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offer?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offer for wedding events?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does San Diego Zoo & Safari Park have available for wedding events?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend San Diego Zoo & Safari Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.