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!
74 Reviews for Zoo Knoxville
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lily S. · Married on 10/03/2020
Better Than My Wildest Dreams
Being a less-than-traditional couple, deciding to have our wedding at Zoo Knoxville was a no-brainer. Animals at our wedding?! Duh.
The customization of the wedding packages is fantastic, and the Zoo's event management staff went above and beyond during a stressful COVID-wedding planning process. Suzi and Miranda were gems, answering all of our questions and catering to our sometimes ridiculous whims (look, we really needed that personal shrimp tower for our sweetheart table!). The rest of the staff that helped make our special day possible were kind, gracious, and very well-prepared.
What I'd consider to be the coolest part of the day was the fact that Suzi and company drove our bridal party around the zoo on golf carts to take photos before the ceremony. And after the ceremony, we were whisked away to take photos together as husband and wife throughout the zoo. It was fun, goofy, and just plain magical.
I can't recommend Zoo Knoxville for your wedding enough. This team knows how to do it right!Sent on 10/23/2020
Zoo Knoxville's reply:I'm so glad you both had an amazing time- your Tiki theme and wardrobe change was perfect and your group was so fun to host throughout the night. Especially our midnight trip to the carousel!
Nichole F. · Getting married on 05/01/2022
If you're looking for something a little different, this is it
We honestly cannot say enough great things about Zoo Knoxville and their Event Sales Manager, Suzi! We got married in a time where everything was up in the air and nothing could be certain anywhere. Suzi was absolutely amazing at making sure we had plenty of backup options for every single detail well ahead of time, and then implementing option B, F, or W the day of without us ever having to ask or even be involved and try to make more decisions. The staff took our vague decorating ideas and decorations, and made an absolutely stunning reception space that surpassed our expectations. Suzi took the time to get to know the two of us before the big day, and used that to create and incorporate some wonderful and unexpected details for us throughout the day. The entire process, from meeting Suzi at a bridal expo to going back to pick up things left behind, was just so effortless. Everything had been thought of for us and we just had to fill in the blanks with our own personal touches. It really doesn't get any better than that. The day ended up being a lot colder than we had anticipated, and I have Suzi and few other staff members to thank for keeping me from getting hypothermia and I will forever be grateful! While it wasn't exactly the wedding we had planned (thanks, COVID!), it was the best wedding we could have possibly had thanks to Suzi and her staff.Sent on 03/31/2021
Zoo Knoxville's reply:Thank you Nichole- you and Jonathan were a joy to work with and we are so glad everything turned out wonderful!!
Lauren · Married on 05/22/2021
Suzi, Brittany and their team were able to coordinate our wedding perfectly. They gave us an experience of a lifetime and zoo has the most beautiful backdrops for photosSent on 05/24/2021
Zoo Knoxville's reply:Thank you so much Lauren! We loved being a part of your and Jordan's special day - your final dance was the most adorable, I'm so glad the weather was perfect and you had a wonderful time!
Zoo Knoxville Price Rates
Save 10% off any Zoo Knoxville Wedding Package. Only valid on new contracts . 1 discount per couple
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!!!