San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Rd., San Francisco, CA 94132 Map · Phone number
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About San Francisco Zoo

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:

  • Bernard Osher Great Hall
  • Playfield Lawn
  • African Savanna
  • Dentzel Carousel
  • Patas Lawn
  • Lemur Room
  • Wildlife Theater
  • Lemur Lounge

Services Offered
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:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Setup and cleanup
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Outside vendors

Cuisine
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.

Other Services
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.

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6 Reviews for San Francisco Zoo

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

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    Carolyn · Married on 01/20/2018

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    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.

    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.

    Sent on 01/30/2018
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    Amanda · Married on 12/09/2017

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    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
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    Kat · Married on 12/08/2017

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    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
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    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!

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San Francisco Zoo FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, Garden, Historic Building, Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, 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
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, November, December

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  • 1 Zoo Rd. San Francisco, CA, 94132 See on map
    4157537236 (Phone number)

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