The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $8k - $14k
Guest capacity 20 to 500
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About The Toledo Zoo

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!

Take a virtual tour of our different venues! Just copy & paste the link in your browser to experience our wildly unique spaces for yourself!

Malawi Event Center, capacity 500 people:
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Aquarium, capacity 80 people:
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=9enwQ63Trca

Arctic Encounter, capacity 50 people:
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Great Hall, capacity 150 people:
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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.

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 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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53 Reviews for The Toledo Zoo

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Sarah G. · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    October 5 2019

    Organized, friendly people
    I’d write a lot more amazing things, but I don’t have time. Lol

    Sent on 10/10/2019

    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Thank you, Sarah! We loved working with you and Chris on your wedding day!! We wish you guys all the best!
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    Chelsea · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    DO THE ZOO! Best decision I have made for my wedding!

    LOOK NO MORE! The Toledo Zoo- Malawi Center exceeded my every wish for our wedding! Lexie Finnegan is the most amazing, organized, helpful, selfless wedding planner. She went FAR above and beyond helping out my mom and I plan. I miss her actually! The giraffe feeding was unforgettable, the food delicious, the facility immaculately clean, the cocktail hour lovely. This is a MUST for your venue. Your guests will talk about your wedding and how unique and stunning it was forever. Lexie- thank you for making the best day of my life so easy and perfect!

    Sent on 10/14/2019

    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Thank you Chelsea for your kind words! You were the best bride to work for and we miss you and John!! We wish you guys all the best!

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The Toledo Zoo Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$7,767 - $13,536
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

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

The Toledo Zoo Price Rates

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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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?
    $ 8
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • 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

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    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

Map

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The Toledo Zoo frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Toledo Zoo?

The Toledo Zoo includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At The Toledo Zoo, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Toledo Zoo includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Toledo Zoo, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Toledo Zoo includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by The Toledo Zoo for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Toledo Zoo for wedding events?

The Toledo Zoo offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Toledo Zoo offer?

The Toledo Zoo offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Toledo Zoo offer for wedding events?

The Toledo Zoo offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Toledo Zoo have available for wedding events?

The Toledo Zoo offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Toledo Zoo and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Toledo Zoo is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.