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Seneca Park Zoo

Rochester, NY View map
3.6 out of 5 rating
2 reviews
Up to 1,000 guests

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Up to 1,000 guests

Seneca Park Zoo is the perfect place to host your next event! We have unique venues for nearly any occasion and group size, all in the natural surroundings of the Zoo. You and your guests will enjoy delicious cuisine and personalized service from the Zoo鈥檚 own catering team, Taste Catering.

Hosting your event at Seneca Park Zoo supports our education programs and our conservation efforts to save animals from extinction.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,750

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1000

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Park
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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    Emily Married on 12/30/2017
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    Our Winter Zoo Wedding was absolutely perfect! Laura, Chip, Denise, and the rest of the Seneca Park Zoo staff were a delight to work with. They answered all of our questions, accommodated our guests (during a Lake Effect Snow Storm), and made our day unforgettable. The food was delicious. The venue was decorated just how we had asked them too, and they were there for every step of planing along the way. We highly recommend having your wedding with them! (Plus, your guests won't be able to stop talking about the venue!)

    Seneca Park Zoo's reply:

    Thank you, Emily. It was a pleasure to work with you and Cody!
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    Carly A. Married on 06/22/2019
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    Everything was a mess. Food was not the best for the price you pay, and security is a joke. All the animals will be asleep and the place is pitch black by the time your reception is over so walking the zoo isn't really an option. The coordinator Laura is amazing but the rest of it makes me regret getting married at this zoo. I'd rather have it at home at this rate..

    Seneca Park Zoo's reply:

    We鈥檙e sorry to hear that your experience was not what you expected, especially after we had a number of conversations during, and after the event. We take pride in our catering service and added a complimentary entr茅e to accommodate the children in attendance at your wedding reception. We are saddened to hear of your dissatisfaction with the food as you did not raise any concerns while the event was taking place.

    In terms of your comments regarding the animals being out, several species in the Zoo are crepuscular, meaning that they are active primarily during twilight (dawn and dusk.) Your guests had the opportunity to see animals on their way to the ceremony location and during the reception while the bridal party was taking photos. We鈥檙e sorry that you did not have the opportunity to see them. We had done a walk-through earlier in the month of your wedding and at the evening rehearsal two nights before the event, and no concerns about daylight or seeing the animals were shared.

    Finally, your comment about value was surprising to us, based on your reaction to the refund we provided due to your concerns with security accessibility for letting guests out to smoke. We understood those concerns right away, gave you a refund and changed our processes based on this experience. Your positive reaction to that adjustment led us to believe we had appropriately accommodated your issues.
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Seneca Park Zoo frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Seneca Park Zoo?

Seneca Park Zoo includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Seneca Park Zoo, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Seneca Park Zoo includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Seneca Park Zoo, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Seneca Park Zoo includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Seneca Park Zoo in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Seneca Park Zoo for wedding events is known for:
  • Park
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Seneca Park Zoo for wedding events?

Seneca Park Zoo offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Seneca Park Zoo offer?

Seneca Park Zoo offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Seneca Park Zoo offer for wedding events?

Seneca Park Zoo offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Seneca Park Zoo have available for wedding events?

Seneca Park Zoo offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Seneca Park Zoo and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Seneca Park Zoo is recommended by 50% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in average response time, 4 in professionalism, 3.5 in flexibility, 3 in quality of service and 3 in value.

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