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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.

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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Jack A. Married on 02/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day of Our Lives

Literally was the best day of our lives! Brandon and his team literally went above and beyond in every category to make our wedding day the best it could possibly be. Everything was perfect! Cannot thank them enough for everything. We will remember this day, and the team that made it happen forever! Brandon & team literally felt like part of the family!
Rhiannon B. Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding at the Zoo

Our wedding turned out perfectly at the zoo! We originally worked with Jane when booking the mansion house and lakeside pavilion for our reception and ceremony, and she was so nice and very responsive. Then we were transferred over to working with Brandon, which was a little rocky at first with transferring our info, but then we got back on track and the planning went really smoothly. Brandon was very responsive with our questions and on our wedding day everything was coordinated really well. My husband and I were taken around the zoo in a golf cart for pics, which was awesome! There was a city employees’ picnic in Druid Hill Park that day that had loud music playing which we, and the zoo, knew nothing about, so I would recommend that the zoo share their calendar with Druid Hill Park’s calendar so everyone knows what events are happening and when. The music couldn’t really be heard at the ceremony (thank god) but it was blasting throughout the lead up to the ceremony. All in all, the wedding was so beautiful at the lakeside pavilion and mansion house. And Sally the penguin stole the show! Our day was so much fun and I would definitely recommend the zoo for weddings!
Judy I. Married on 11/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Rehearsal Dinner Venue

We held our son's rehearsal dinner at the Penguin Education Center at the Maryland Zoo and the location was perfect. The zoo staff took care of all the details we needed including music throughout the center, directing all our guests from the parking area and providing a penguin ambassador to thrill the guests. We were also able to go behind the scenes at the zoo and take some lovely photos with the bride and groom. It was such a unique setting and made for a memorable evening.
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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!

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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!

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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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