The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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.

Services Offered
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.

Location
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.

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108 Reviews for The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lindsey Norris · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Perfect Venue!

    The Maryland Zoo Mansion House was a perfect venue. It's a gorgeous building inside and out, has an interesting history, and provides a comfortable, carpet-covered dance floor (if you don't pay to have a wooden one temporarily put in) that allowed my guests to enjoy dancing the night away without uncomfortable wedding shoes. :-) This venue made me feel extremely elegant with it's pale yellow walls, beautiful chandeliers, and expansive windows. It also provided us the opportunity to meet Sally the Penguin - an unforgettable experience for both ourselves and our guests. My husband and I also love that using the zoo as our venue helps bring money back to use for the care and maintenance of the animals and their habitats. We worked with Jane and Jackie, primarily, and both made our experience wonderfully fun and easy. I highly recommend checking out this fantastic venue!

    Sent on 01/29/2019
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    Staci Kuehn · Married on 12/30/2018

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    I Do at the Zoo!

    Hi Brides!

    We got married on December 8th, 2018 at the Maryland Zoo. We love to visit zoos wherever we go so we felt this was the perfect wedding venue for us! The ceremony and reception took place in the mansions house which is a gorgeous building with windows all around and chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. If you are looking for one huge open room this will not be for you, as the area is split into three large hallways; but there is a ton of room, I loved it personally. We chose two animals to come for cocktail hour, the penguin and the skunk; the zoo keepers are so educational and kept the guests entertained. This venue is also so much more affordable then others in the area. You do have to use a caterer from their list, but there are plenty of options at different price points, we went with Hunt Valley Catering. Jackie and Jane were so helpful with the process. Jackie helped organize the wedding day and set up some of my small details. She also took us around the zoo in a gold cart for photos, I can’t wait to see them all! Our wedding day turned out 10x better than I ever expected it to, I couldn’t be happier and I give most of that credit to our beautiful venue, the Zoo!

    Sent on 12/30/2018
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Pricing

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$3,588 - $4,607
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Planner
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Mansion, Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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? Event Planner, Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Drapery, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Say I Do at The Zoo for Less!
    We offer discounted rates for weddings taking place on weekends in January, February, March and July if you’re looking for our best rates! In January and February: For ceremony and reception, you receive $1200 off the rental fees. For reception only, you receive $800 off the rental fees. In March and July: For ceremony and reception, you receive $800 off the rental fees. For reception only, you receive $500 off of the rental fees

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Lisa Webb Photography
    Lisa Webb Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • Party Plus Tents + Events
    Party Plus Tents + Events Wedding Rentals

    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!

  • Friendly Entertainment
    Friendly Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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!

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  • 1 Safari Pl, Druid Hill Park Baltimore, MD, 21217 See on map
    443-417-1614 (Phone number)
    4433209027 (Fax Number)

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