San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Rd., San Francisco, CA 94132 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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African Savana Exhibit
African Savana Exhibit
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Great Hall
Great Hall
African Savannah
African Savannah
African Savannah
African Savannah
Desserts
Desserts
Desserts
Desserts
Carousel
Carousel
Reception
Reception
Walk to Reception
Walk to Reception
Walk to Reception
Walk to Reception
Walk to Reception
Walk to Reception
Carousel
Carousel
Appetizers
Appetizers
Walkway to ceremony
Walkway to ceremony
Carousel
Carousel
Reception
Reception
Ceremony
Ceremony
Carousel
Carousel
Table setup
Table setup
Great Hall
Great Hall
African Savana
African Savana
Hors D'oeuvres
Hors D'oeuvres
Carousel ride
Carousel ride
Giraffe feeding
Giraffe feeding
Great Hall
Great Hall
Reception
Reception
Table setup
Table setup
Giraffe feeding 2
Giraffe feeding 2
Giraffe feeding 3
Giraffe feeding 3
Outdoor receptions
Outdoor receptions
African Savana 2
African Savana 2
Giraffe experience
Giraffe experience
Great photo ops
Great photo ops
Wedding recessional
Wedding recessional
The aisle
The aisle
Guests love getting to know the animals
Guests love getting to know the animals
An elegant setup for a 170 person plated meal
An elegant setup for a 170 person plated meal
Wedding couple and guests
Wedding couple and guests
Lovely couple
Lovely couple
Beef tostada appetizers
Beef tostada appetizers
Crocodile
Crocodile
Dentzel carousel
Dentzel carousel
Carousel
Carousel
First dance
First dance
Dancing
Dancing
Table centerpiece
Table centerpiece
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Outside the carousel building
Outside the carousel building
Having fun at the dentzel carousel
Having fun at the dentzel carousel
Perfect shot
Perfect shot
Cheers
Cheers
Tuna confit with olive tapenade crostini
Tuna confit with olive tapenade crostini
The dentzel carousel
The dentzel carousel
Table settings
Table settings
Dinner buffet
Dinner buffet
Natural and classy table setting
Natural and classy table setting
Outside the great hall
Outside the great hall
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San Francisco Zoo
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
African Savana Exhibit
African Savana Exhibit
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San Francisco Zoo
Great Hall
Great Hall

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6 Reviews for San Francisco Zoo

Recommended by 99% of couples


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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    Amanda · Married on 12/09/2017

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

    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

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

    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!

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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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • 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?
    $ 3000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Set Up
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • 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?
    Aisle Runners
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    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
    415-943-0984 (Phone number)
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