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.
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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Helen · Married on 09/09/2018
We had an amazing wedding at the SB Zoo. Everything went flawlessly the day of, and planning was such a breeze, even though we were planning from out of town. Everyone was such a pleasure to work with. All our wedding guests commented how delicious the food was, and how the zoo felt like a tropical destination wedding with the beautiful palm tree foliage and the ocean right across the street. The zoo was such a unique wedding experience with the giraffe feeding as well. We are so happy with everything!Sent on 09/13/2018
Susana Trujillo · Getting 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
shaun · Married on 04/20/2019
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
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!