The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $8k-$11k
Guest capacity 1 to 500
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About The Toledo Zoo

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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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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Barware
  • Bridal suite
  • China
  • Clean up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Groom’s room
  • Linens
  • Microphones
  • Parking
  • Rain plan indoor location
  • Set up
  • Shuttle
  • Sound/PA system
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

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:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean and more
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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Bobbie-Jo D Newman-Buchanan · Married on 10/20/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review Bobbie-Jo! We absolutely loved setting up your beautiful decorations and it was an honor to host you and Logan's big day. We wish we could party all night long with you guys :) Hope you have been well and congratulations again!
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    Molly · Married on 08/11/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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. <3

    Sent on 12/13/2018

    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Molly we greatly appreciate all your thoughtful words about our Zoo! We are so thankful that your wedding was everything you dreamed for - this is our ultimate goal! Please come see us again soon. Congratulations to you and Brian, we wish you all the love in the world!

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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

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The Toledo Zoo FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 3.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Liquor
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building, Park, Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

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    Ice Creations Banquet Halls

    Great outdoor venue! An amazing staff to help plan that perfect event!

  • Ohio Wedding Sitter
    Ohio Wedding Sitter Banquet Halls

    Colleen is great to work with. The Toledo Zoo is an amazing ceremony and reception venue. You will be amazed by the gorgeous setting!

  • Candlelight Occasions
    Candlelight Occasions Wedding Decor & Lighting

    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

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  • 2 Hippo Way Toledo, Ohio, OH 43609 See on map
    419-741-6064 (Phone number)

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