A unique wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers couples the chance to say “I do” at the zoo! Its beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities provide majestic ambience in the form of individually controlled chandeliers, buttery yellow paintwork and white trim and gold leaf detailing. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore provides a truly elegant setting for an exceptional night to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the perfect choice for hosting your wedding day festivities. The historic Mansion House features large windows that overlook Druid Hill Park and accommodates up to 180 guests. The Lakeside Pavilion features a spectacular waterfront view complete with a fountain and also accommodates 180 guests. Accommodating anywhere from 50 to 5,000 guests, the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion provides beautifully landscaped grounds for an outdoor celebration.
Couples who elect to utilize the venue to celebrate their special day benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Options include, but are not limited, event planning and rentals.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is conveniently located in Baltimore’s Druid Hill neighborhood. The venue is approximately 10 minutes from a number of popular landmarks, such as Druid Hill Park and Jones Falls Trail.
124 Reviews for The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Recommended by 99% of couples
34 User photos
Andrew McBain · Married on 03/07/2020
Perfect wedding venue
We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding! Everything was absolutely beautiful and the zoo staff was incredible! Plus there was a penguin at our wedding, which made such a magical experience for our guests!! Everything was absolutely perfect and I am so incredibly glad that we picked the zoo for our big day!Sent on 03/09/2020
Holly Potter · Married on 01/07/2020
Having our wedding at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore was one of our best decisions. The setting is stunning both inside and out. Our coordinator quickly put us at ease and made the day go smoothly. Being able to have animal ambassadors was a fantastic addition and helped make the experience unique and memorable. Who wouldn't want to meet a penguin and one of our own raven mascots!! It has been five months since our wedding and we are still being told by family and friends how great a time was had, how beautiful it is there, and how it's the best wedding they've been to.Sent on 12/29/2019
Autumn · Married on 10/19/2019
A dream wedding
The Mansion House at the Maryland Zoo is a perfect wedding venue. The building itself is beautiful, and lends a wonderful backdrop to wedding photos. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Mansion House, and it flowed very well. Jackie was our on-site coordinator, and I am so grateful to her for keeping everything running from our planning through rehearsal and reception (especially because we were planning our wedding from another state!). The zoo security guard on staff for the event was a huge help with parking and he was so helpful and friendly to guests - I’ve had so many compliments from guests specifically about him! :) We also had a penguin and a screech owl for our cocktail hour - that was a HUGE hit and so memorable. My favorite photo of my husband & me is on the carousel - a fun bonus to an already great venue. I really can’t say enough good things about the Maryland Zoo - thank you to Jackie & the staff.Sent on 12/16/2019
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I love being the wedding photographer for Zoo weddings! It's a unique venue with gorgeous backdrops and the chance to have adorable animals at your cocktail hour to interact with and bring joy to your guests. Jane and Jackie are well organized, professional and friendly, and they will see your event through to ensure the perfect evening!
Wild and wacky, soft and romantic, no matter the occasion or style of the celebration The Zoo is sure to delight! And Jane, she is the icing on the cake!
This venue is so unique! Where can you have animal ambassadors visit you and your guests during cocktails? The Lakeside Pavilion is a great location for a ceremony and the Mansion House is such a cool place for a reception! Jane and her staff take great pride in their venue and in making sure each celebration is perfect. We highly recommend!