San Francisco Zoo is a San Francisco-area attraction and special event venue set among 100 acres of zoological gardens and home to 260 different animal species. Surprise and delight your guests with an unforgettable wedding in a wild and whimsical setting surrounded by exotic animals. In addition to providing your guests with a beautiful and unique event space, all profits from your event at the San Francisco Zoo go towards conservation projects and helping critically endangered animals and their habitats around the world.
Facilities and Capacity
San Francisco Zoo leverages its animal habitats to accent your wedding events, with space for up to 200 wedding guests. Their versatile venue spaces can be set up in a number of styles to accommodate many different sizes of wedding ceremonies and receptions, and feature a fireplace, courtyard, lush landscaping, historic carousel and floor-to-ceiling windows. Ceremonies look out over exotic animals, cocktail hours are held in unique exhibits and elegant suites provide intimate spaces for wedding receptions. Event spaces include the following:
San Francisco Zoo offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their professional catering and events staff will help you plan every detail of your wedding, from food to décor, music, photography and flowers. Zookeepers are able to provide guests with the unforgettable experience of an animal encounter. Event services offered include the following:
The zoo’s on-site caterer will work closely with you to create the perfect menu and help plan your wedding details. Their chefs are flexible in the entrees they can provide.
San Francisco Zoo is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
6 Reviews for San Francisco Zoo
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Carolyn · Married on 01/20/2018
My husband and I met each other working Indiana Jones and the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, so the decision was easy when it came to our wedding venue - the San Francisco Zoo. However, we were not prepared for the incredible experience we had planning out our wedding day.Sent on 01/30/2018
Carol Mann is an amazing coordinator and overall person! We visited the zoo several times to decide on our ceremony and reception site, and Rehearsal Dinner location. Each time she was extremely patient with us, explained all possible options and was even open to our suggestions in case of rain and other contingency plans.
We never felt pressured to spend more money or embarrassed by our unique taste and requests to make our day truly us. Carol made us feel like we were her own children because she always ensured that we were having the best time. She was flexible with our set-up and take-down timing, proactive about getting final wedding details, and overwhelming communicative about what we were allowed to do in regards to zoo policies. We were astonished at how many hours of work Carol put into our wedding during the entire weekend, and through all that she still always had a smile on her face and high energy. From the food that she organized with Chef Kevin to ensure that no one left hungry to helping our elderly family get around the zoo, everyone had an amazing time.
We feel so blessed to have had Carol as our main coordinator at the San Francisco Zoo because she really did give us our perfect wedding.
Amanda · Married on 12/09/2017
The staff was very attentive and cared about the party attendees. They were professional and very friendly. We were very pleased with the outcome.Sent on 12/26/2017
Kat · Married on 12/08/2017
Gina and the rest of the Zoo staff were an absolute delight to work with. The highlight was the evening was the giraffe feeding, this is a MUST in my opinion for any event you do out there. The chef did terrifically, and the quality of food was impeccable. I would highly recommend doing an event at the San Francisco Zoo to anyone.Sent on 12/11/2017
San Francisco Zoo's reply:Thank you, Kat! The San Francisco Zoo had a wonderful time hosting your event. We look forward to seeing you again, at the zoo!