Zoo Knoxville is a wildlife park wedding venue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Providing an intimate and exclusive setting, all wedding events are held after the zoo’s operating hours are over.
Facilities and Capacities
The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Shaded with towering trees and surrounded with rock formations, it has several indoor and outdoor event spaces. With wonderful lighting effects, a charming waterfall, and a carousel, this venue provides unique backdrops.
Zoo Knoxville offers certified wedding planners and an expert event staff to help couples achieve a stress-free, flawless event. The venue provides event spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. The venue offers various services including:
Couples and guests can see zoo animals such as Malayan Tigers, Reticulated Giraffes, and our world famous Red Pandas. Ask us how we can incorporarte your favorite zoo animal into your wildly fun wedding day!
64 Reviews for Zoo Knoxville
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Stephanie · Married on 12/21/2019
Unique, fun, and accommodating
We had an amazing experience planning and celebrating our wedding at Zoo Knoxville. The staff, particularly Suzi and Miranda, made planning very easy and stress-free. They took care of arranging everything, from decor, to food, to entertainment. The zoo now has its own on-site catering, which was delicious and very reasonable in cost. The chefs are professional and accommodating; they will customize any menu item and are very sensitive to food allergy needs. There are also options to have animals involved; we had a macaw in our ceremony and Einstein the African Grey parrot performed at our reception-our guests absolutely loved it! The day of the wedding was very stress-free; there were large spaces for us to get ready on site and the zoo set up and helped take down our ceremony and reception decor. Finally, we were allowed to go anywhere in the zoo for our wedding pictures! We drove around on golf carts to the places where we wanted photos. It was also a fun opportunity to interact with the animals! The overall cost, especially compared to other venues, is extremely reasonable. Plus, your contributions are helping the zoo's conservation efforts.Sent on 01/01/2020
Zoo Knoxville's reply:Thank you so much Stephanie! We loved being a part of your and Jimmie's special day. Tango flying the rings down the aisle was such a memorable part of the wedding, and a great surprise for your guests!
Holly Smith · Married on 11/16/2019
We were a little disappointed bc of animals that wouldn’t cooperate lol but def not the zoos fault! I think a summer wedding would be a lot more fun bc with the daylight hours you could see more animals (our reception was in the tiger exhibit but by the time pictures were over it was too dark to see them). That being said, everyone had a great time and the zoo was very accommodating
and reasonably priced:-)Sent on 11/21/2019
Zoo Knoxville's reply:Thank you so much Holly! I'm sorry the animals were not super cooperative that day, some days they are more cooperative than others. If you and Katheryn would like to come by and take some more pictures, we could definitely do that! We loved sending you both down the aisle!
Pam VanRaden · Married on 09/22/2019
So easy to work with the staff! They are kind and patient and will make your wedding go off without a hitch! They were incredible! They were there to help with anything I needed while blending in with the guests so that it felt completely relaxed and wonderful! They went out of their way to make our special day absolutely magical! I have the most amazing wedding pictures because of using the zoo. I have pictures with elephants, rhinos, and tigers. I also have incredible pictures from the bamboo forest!
If you want a wedding that people will actually be excited about use Zoo Knoxville! The price includes set up, table linens, cake serving, and breakdown. They also have on site catering so it makes the whole planning process super simple bc all the big things you need covered are already there for you.Sent on 11/01/2019
Zoo Knoxville's reply:Thank you so much Pam! Your group was so fun. Everyone was very excited about the Tiger pole climb! Also, your private first dance was adorable. We loved being a part of your special day, and wish you and Jason the best!
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The zoo is such a fun place to get married!! Not only do you get unique photos but the guest have so much to do and see. They have a great tented area for a reception and several locations around the ground to have the ceremony. It is truly a blast!!
We love the Knoxville Zoo! It's absolutely a great place for a wedding!
We love them they take such good care of our brides!!!