Santa Barbara Zoo is a wonderful wedding event venue situated in Santa Barbara, California. This location is ideal for animal lovers, featuring 30 acres of luscious grounds and animal enclosures to add a unique element to your special day. Enjoy spectacular ocean views, exceptional event venues, and stylish services to create the day of your dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
With over six event spaces to choose from at this venue, you can host your ideal wedding celebration in the location of your choice. The sprawling, meticulously manicured gardens offer an ideal space for a wonderful outdoor ceremony. With room for up to 2,500 guests on the property, you can arrange anything from an intimate affair to a grand wedding gala for your special day. The grounds of this idyllic venue can be transformed into an enchanting reception venue, complete with cafe lights and drapery for a magical ambiance. Your cocktail hour can be truly unique, as the on-site train can be exclusively booked to take your guests on an amazing tour of the zoo. For evening events, Santa Barbara Zoo is happy to display their animals for longer so your guests can enjoy viewing, and even feeding, the animals. This venue also offers the ideal location for one-of-a-kind wedding photos, where you can pose with a flamingo or mingle with the penguins. Get-ready rooms are conveniently located on-site to aid your day-of preparations.
Santa Barbara Zoo offers an array of amenities to make your day unforgettable. Their dedicated event planner can help bring your wedding-day vision to life at this magnificent location. The venue also provides its own in-house catering team that can style your dream wedding menu to your specifications. Serving choices include plated, stations, Hors d’oeuvres, family-style, and many more. Bar services are also available for your convenience. Their experienced staff is happy to provide setup and cleanup of your event to facilitate a stress-free experience, with a selection of event rentals also available to enhance your day.
30 Reviews for Santa Barbara Zoo
Recommended by 99% of couples
33 User photos
Susana Trujillo · Married on 10/05/2019
Beautiful zoo property
The zoo is absolutely beautiful and a great venue for a wedding. The animals offer and unique and intimate atmosphere. We decided on a different venue but would highly recommend the zoo for larger partiesSent on 02/26/2019
Ken · Married on 08/17/2019
A wonderful venue for our wedding
This venue is absolutely awesome. The scenery and views made for some incredible photographs, and being able to enjoy the animals was an added bonus. We worked with Events by Rincon and they did an amazing job working with us to take our vision from merely ideas to reality. They let us choose from a lovely selection of items for our menu, which was well received by our guests. The servers and bartenders were very welcoming and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that all our guests left with full bellies and smiles on their faces. A huge thank you to Angie for making it all possible, she did an amazing job and we were beyond blessed to have her help us coordinate our day!Sent on 08/11/2019
Haley Chuang · Married on 08/16/2019
Unforgettable wedding at SB Zoo
We got married at the SB Zoo in August 2019. I cannot say enough good things about Rincon. We got so many compliments on the food and amazing service. I'd also like to shout out Angie Chaves who was our event coordinator at the Zoo. She was so helpful and easy to work with during the whole process. During our wedding, she kept us on time and everything was on point!Sent on 11/02/2019
The Zoo is not what typically would come to mind as an awesome wedding venue, but the Santa Barbara Zoo is absolutely GORGEOUS and a perfect venue for ANYONE wanting an outdoor garden wedding - whether you like animals or not! The grounds are stunning, and as a Photographer, it is truly a pleasure to photograph there as there are endless locations to use!!! It's one of my top venues in all of SB for sure!!!
AMS absolutely loves working at the SB Zoo. The staff is over the top professional and take care of every last detail. It's an incredible place to have an event, and to get treated with the best service possible. Thanks SB Zoo for everything over the years! We will continue to support this vendor throughout.
Collaborating on events held at the Santa Barbara Zoo is a great pleasure for us. Their helpful team is extremely accommodating and diligently ensure events run smoothly, safely and most of all, bring the fun. The scenery, service and comfortable setting create the perfect backdrop for any occasion!