Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo, located in Santa Barbara, California, could be the venue of your dreams if you have a love for animals. This zoo has been dubbed the Audrey Hepburn of zoos because of its charming, petite and gorgeous setting!

Facilities and Capacity
With six event spaces at the zoo, this vast and stunning venue can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. Guests can relish in the natural landscapes and nearly 30 acres of tropical gardens, featuring a beautiful ocean and mountain view. Couples can also enhance their wedding by mingling with the animals! From feeding giraffes to having a cocktail train ride around the zoo’s grounds could make for the most memorable wedding.

Services Offered
The Santa Barbara Zoo staff will work swiftly to accommodate all of their clients’ needs. They desire to assist in providing an unforgettable wedding experience. Their services cover:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside cake
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
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Floral details on suit jacket and tie
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Newlyweds kissing
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Table setting and floral centerpiece
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25 Reviews for Santa Barbara Zoo

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 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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    Susana Trujillo · Getting married on 10/05/2019

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    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 parties

    Sent on 02/26/2019
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    shaun · Married on 04/20/2019

    5.0
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    Guests had their doubts, and then they showed up!

    When we told people we were getting married at the zoo, we got some funny looks. But it's so much more than a zoo. The beautiful grounds, the amazing views, and stellar staff (they work exclusively with Events by Rincon for coordinating and catering) are the stuff of perfect weddings. And mine was (not just my words...) The access to animals was an added bonus that we and our guests will remember forever. It's really a no brainer--you get the best of both worlds: an interesting and unique and beautiful venue with the extensive experience of a supporting staff and an amazing catering and rental team. They were a dream to work with and made the planning process incredibly easy.

    Sent on 05/08/2019

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Santa Barbara 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? $ 4,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,300.00
  • 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? $ 4,800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Museum, Park, 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, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, 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, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What event items are available? Chairs

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Willa Kveta Photography
    Willa Kveta Photography Wedding Photographers

    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 Events
    AMS Events Wedding DJs

    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.

  • Grass Roots
    Grass Roots Wedding Florists

    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!

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  • 500 Ninos Drive Santa Barbara, CA, 93103 See on map
    805-852-1625 (Phone number)

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