The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $9k - $12k
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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:
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ocyGctjhNFQ

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

Arctic Encounter, capacity 50 people:
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZX6mdBqrdyu

Great Hall, capacity 200 people:
Opening in spring 2019

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

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    Greg Shankir · Married on 06/17/2019

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    Wonderful experience

    Amazing working with Lexi and her crew. They helped make our wedding very memorable. From the planning stages, to the tasting dinner, to finalization, and even during the day itself, they were very helpful and accommodating. And where else could we have a polarbear as a guest. Thanks again.

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    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Congratulations, Greg and Julie! We loved working with you both from start to finish and had such an amazing day with you, your guests and the polar bears! Wishing you endless love and happiness.
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    Kelly · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Perfect & unique!

    Having our wedding at The Toledo Zoo was perfect and better than we even imagined- even if it happened in the middle of a snow storm! We had our first date here + were engaged here, so we picked to get married here! The aquarium was beautiful and worked out perfectly for us! Lexie was extremely professional, always responsive and made our day run smoothly from beginning to end. The zoo staff were helpful, kind and polite. The food was delicious, and the service was even better! I can’t recommend the zoo enough. All of the wedding venue options are beautiful and unique! If we had to redo our entire day over again, the zoo would still be our #1 choice!

    Sent on 03/10/2019

    The Toledo Zoo's reply:

    Kelly we loved you and Alex and loved having the honor of planning your big day! Snow storm and all we had the most magical time. We know we will see you again soon at our Zoo!!

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The Toledo Zoo Pricing

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

$8,683 - $12,071
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • 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? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Specialty Wine
  • 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

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

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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

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

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