Looking for an alternative to traditional outdoor venues? Say "I Do” at the Zoo!
The Bronx Zoo offers the ultimate “one of a kind” experience for you and your guests and has the perfect combination of elegance and fun, with two park locations to choose from. For more intimate gatherings there is the exotic locale of the Congo Gorilla Forest. For larger celebrations there is The Schiff Family Great Hall. The Historic Astor Court located adjacent to the Beaux-Arts Zoo Center, is reminiscent of old world graces. Imagine exchanging vows in a romantic ceremony outside among the free roaming Indian Peacocks. If you prefer an indoor ceremony celebrate your nuptials in the Zoo Center. For cocktail hours guests can sip cocktails in the Madagascar exhibit alongside Lemurs, Nile Crocodiles and other curious creatures. Or mingle with your guests outside with the California Sea Lions, followed by fine dining in the Schiff Family Great Hall. The spacious hall is reflective of timeless architecture and is a LEED certified historic landmark building. The event staff will work with you to ensure that your wedding celebration at the zoo is unforgettable.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Ali Husain · Married on 08/10/2019
I cannot imagine a more perfect place to have gotten married - either in NYC or elsewhere. From the day we first looked at the venue to the night of the ceremony, it consistently exceeded our expectations. The location and setting give it the perfect balance: close to the city, yet you feel far away from the chaos. Multiple guests commented on how picturesque it was even though they never would have guessed that it would be such an ideal venue. The food was delicious, and we easily fit 150 guests. Multiple guests said "I wish that I had thought of doing my wedding here!" The success of the even was entirely due to Robyn Hymowitz. She is extremely thoughtful and expressed genuine care about making sure the event was as perfect as possible. She was extremely patient despite our ever-changing ideas, and gave us great advice about every part of the ceremony/reception and a much-needed pep talk when we were nervous before the ceremony. It is impossible to express the amount of gratitude we have for her for helping make the event so unforgettable. She is just absolutely amazing. In summary, have your wedding here.Sent on 08/11/2019
claire · Married on 09/08/2017
great place to have a wedding. Not too fussy, lots of fun. It was a perfect "destination" wedding without anyone having to travel too far from home.Sent on 09/22/2017
Alexis · Married on 05/07/2016
The Bronx Zoo is by far the best wedding venue in NYC. First the place is beautiful. My guests were stunned by the architecture and beauty of the zoo. But above all the staff at the zoo is amazing. From the first phone call with Priscilla to the post-wedding follow up with Crystal we were in good hands. The staff was so friendly and attentive to my guests the evening of the wedding. The food is amazing. We chose a buffet and everything was hot and the lines moved quickly. The bar service was exceptional and we even had a cigar bar outside. Thank you to the staff at the Bronx Zoo for such a wonderful day!Sent on 07/31/2016
We love working with the Bronx Zoo. They offer well done events in a unique setting. They have great professionals running thier venue.