The Toledo Zoo is a wedding venue located in Toledo, Ohio, that also serves Cleveland and Detroit, Michigan. This gorgeous park offers couples a modern-style wedding with a unique twist. Couples and guests will enjoy wedding events in historic indoor and outdoor settings whilst hearing calls of exotic animals. Such a distinctive setting will ensure you and your guests remember your special day for years to come.
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Malawi Event Center, capacity 500 people:
Aquarium, capacity 80 people:
Arctic Encounter, capacity 50 people:
Museum of Science, capacity 200 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. They also offer the following:
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 desert and 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. Couples may also choose to bring in outside cake, though caterers would be happy to provide one for you. 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. The Toledo Zoo offers many cuisine styles, including but not limited to:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Kristi Sulewski · Married on 10/06/2018
The Toledo Zoo took care of everything!
My husband and I love the Toledo Zoo and so it was the perfect place for us to get married at. We live in Texas now, so we needed a place that would take care of everything! The only thing my husband and I had to get outside of the zoo was our DJ, photographer, and officiant. We got married in front of the elephant exhibit and had the reception in the aquarium. All the guests loved the elephant that came out behind us during the ceremony and loved all the aquariums as a backdrop. Also, Lexie, one of the zoos wedding planners, was amazing!! She always responded to my emails in a timely manner and was patient with my busy teaching schedule, and a time zone difference, when I had to respond back. If you get the chance to get married at the Toledo Zoo, do it! I am so lucky to have been a stress-free bride and my husband and I both got to enjoy our wedding day.Sent on 12/13/2018
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Bobbie-Jo D Newman-Buchanan · Married on 10/20/2018
friendly, helpful, ontime
Staff was helpful, the setup was great as well as clean up. I felt it could have been a little longer. As in, start at 5:45pm and end at 11pm. The Venue is gorgeous and its the one day that its all about the Bride and Groom.Sent on 12/13/2018
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Molly · Married on 08/11/2018
The Toledo zoo exceeded our expectations. They made our wedding dream come true. The appetizers were amazing with the crab stuffed mushrooms and veggies. They decorated for us we just provided everything and gave instruction on what we wanted. Lexie was amazing and very responsive with emails through the whole planning process. Catie was our coordinator and did an amazing job as well. She helped us pack everything and ensured nothing was forgotten. The staff that was working was very nice and well dressed. Having our wedding at the Toledo zoo was our dream and it was 100% what we wanted and surpassed our expectation. Our guests were all amazed and loved the beauty of the formal garden for our ceremony. We went to the aquarium for the reception. Guests loved how close those two venues were together so they could walk and enjoy the scenery. <3Sent on 12/13/2018
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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