Your guests can travel to faraway places, without ever leaving Toledo. Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres overlooking Africa, dinner in the Arctic, mingling near a Caribbean reef, dancing in Malawi next to a 73ft long fish tank, the zoo is your wedding getaway. With our all-inclusive packages & event staff, your wedding will be uniquely amazing!
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Malawi Event Center, capacity 500 people:
Aquarium, capacity 100 people:
Arctic Encounter, capacity 50 people:
Great Hall, capacity 150 people:
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 500 wedding guests at the Toledo Zoo for their ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. Both couples and guests will adore this classic modern venue with extravagant, beautiful creatures and sounds. Couples may hold their ceremony in the tranquil Formal Garden amongst luscious, vibrant plants or in various other settings around the park. Indoor and outdoor venues are truly stunning and are wonderful options to hold both small or large event gatherings. Such a fun venue would be an exciting choice to entertain guests for your wedding celebration.
The Toledo Zoo offers their hardworking staff to help you with your wedding day needs. An on-site event planner will help coordinate your wedding and couples may rent event items, such as audio equipment, chair covers, chairs, a dance floor, and tables. The Toledo Zoo also has a liquor license and offers in-house bar services, which includes bartenders, a cash or open bar, house beer, wine, and liquor, premium liquor, specialty beer and wine, a champagne toast, and a signature drink.
The Toledo Zoo will provide in-house catering for your wedding events. They offer buffet, plated, stations, hors d’oeuvres, and family serving styles, as well as cocktail reception services. They provide couples with servers and offer tastings to preview and select menu items. Rehearsal dinners come with a custom menu; couples may choose to hold their dinner in a private room or private section of the zoo. Talented culinaries would be proud to create delicious dishes for couples, including chicken marsala, eggplant or chicken parmesan, rib eye, New York strip steak, and much more. Dietary needs for those who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-, lactose-, pork-, and nut-free will be honored.
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Great outdoor venue! An amazing staff to help plan that perfect event!
Colleen is great to work with. The Toledo Zoo is an amazing ceremony and reception venue. You will be amazed by the gorgeous setting!
The Toledo Zoo offers the finest in event venues! With top notch service and wonderful people, this romantic and unique setting is perfect for all types of special events. Laura Hamel Candlelight Occasions
The Toledo Zoo frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Toledo Zoo?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Toledo Zoo, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At The Toledo Zoo, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Specialty Wine
What are the most important characteristics of The Toledo Zoo in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Toledo Zoo for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does The Toledo Zoo offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Toledo Zoo offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Toledo Zoo have available for wedding events?
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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