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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD View map
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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    Judy I. Married on 11/12/2021
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    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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    Charlotte Married on 12/04/2020
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    Beautiful wedding at the pavilion!

    Just do it! The penguin is a hit. Jane and her crew are amazing and very on top of things. Highly recommend her.
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    Emmett B. Married on 11/13/2020
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    Absolute Perfection

    Jane at the Maryland Zoo was one of the only reasons our wedding even managed to happen. Even after multiple delays, changes, and other circumstances from lockdowns to guest limits due to COVID she never stopped pushing for our wedding to finally happen. And when it did, it was everything we could have asked for.

    The location itself (we chose the Mansion House) was gorgeous with lots of color on a fall afternoon, we were able to take pictures in the Zoo proper, and the penguin ambassador was not only a delight but a hit with our guests.

    Overall, could not recommend enough, absolutely perfect.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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  • Mary & Matt
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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
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