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

A one-of-a-kind wedding venue in San Diego, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park offers exotic venues for an unbelievable backdrop. With options for getting married with views of rhinos, giraffes and gazelles in the distance, or saying your vows in a tropical setting surrounded by rare birds and vibrant plant life, your day will be so special.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples have three ceremony site option and six reception options for the special day, allowing each unique couple to find the space that reflects your 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; or an intimate lagoon spot with exotic plants near the water and lawn setting with sweeping branches, extraordinary animals and more. 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. Another indoor option is a serene venue reminiscent of a plantation in South Africa with authentic decor and waterfalls among a forest canopy. The final option is the Zoofari Party Area for a large outdoor celebration with vibrant decor. Overall, the venues can hold 120-250 guests.

Services Offered
The staff at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park will go above and beyond to make your day absolutely incredible. They have a talented and experienced team who will guide you through every step of the way for stress-free planning. Included in the rental fee is chairs, cleanup, 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 in cost and 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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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Christina · Married on 12/19/2018

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    A night to remember

    We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. It was absolutely fantastic! The staff and food were wonderful and Sydney, our coordinator, was absolutely amazing. All of our guest are still talking about our wedding and how amazing it was even weeks later.
    Thank you for a wonderful night we will never forget!!

  • Angela

    Angela Marinone · Married on 10/06/2018

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    A Wild and Wonderful Wedding!

    What a phenomenal place to have our wedding! We got married at the Mombasa Lagoon last month, and everything about the day was absolutely perfect. The setting was gorgeous, the food was outstanding, and all of our guests had such a fun time! Two of the biggest highlights for us were: 1. The guests were able to get their admission tickets (included in the wedding package) at any time throughout the day. We had a lot of out-of-town relatives who enjoyed being treated to a day at the Park prior to our wedding! 2. We added an animal presentation onto our package, and it was one of my absolute favorite parts of the day. Our cocktail hour included a serval, a boa, and a cheetah! We are very grateful to the animal keepers, to the waitstaff, and to our truly amazing coordinator, Sydney, for blowing all of our expectations out of the water! Our big day was far above and beyond anything we could have hoped for or imagined!

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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

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    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
    619-377-7173 (Phone number)

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