Zoo Knoxville

3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 2 to 600
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About Zoo Knoxville

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Set up and break down
  • Wedding party dressing rooms
  • Complimentary cake cutting
  • Event rentals
  • On Site Coordinator


Other Services
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!

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69 Reviews for Zoo Knoxville

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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  • Katherine

    Katherine Davis · Married on 09/22/2020

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

    There for us every step of the way- the staff made sure our experience was perfect!

    My husband and I checked the zoo out on a whim, and quickly found exactly what we were looking for. The selection of ceremony and reception areas was diverse and absolutely stunning, and we discussed everything from the weather to lighting in advance. They also were very responsive to questions regarding additional parts to the event. We had photos taken all over the zoo and got to do a lovely meet up with a crowned crane!
    The reception planning was a similar story. Lots of choices, and a full tasting and meeting with the chef in charge well ahead of the wedding.
    They even rolled with the changes that COVID brought on. Everything was well sanitized and distanced, and so far (knock on wood) we have not had anything negative come of the wedding as of a month out.
    We spent under $3000 overall, counting rentals and catering, which is well below what I had expected initially.
    All in all, we had a wonderful wedding at a very manageable price!

    Sent on 10/22/2020

    Zoo Knoxville's reply:

    Thank you so much Katie! Your Wedding was so sweet and fun to be a part of. Lt. Dan, our crowned crane, posed so perfectly with your bridal party while eating out of your hand. Such a fun Tuesday!
  • Amy

    Amy Jones · Married on 09/12/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Beautiful, Affordable Zoo Wedding

    We had the most beautiful wedding at Zoo Knoxville. The staff made our day perfect & were very flexible when it looked like we had rainy weather moving in. I could not recommend this place enough!

    Sent on 09/21/2020

    Zoo Knoxville's reply:

    Congratulations guys! You both were wonderful to work with and we wish you all the happiness- loved getting to be a part of your special day!

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Zoo Knoxville 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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    600
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    20
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Park
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    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
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    December

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • ST Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!!

  • CASEY & KRISTIN
    CASEY & KRISTIN Wedding Videographers

    We love the Knoxville Zoo! It's absolutely a great place for a wedding!

  • Tonya Damron Photography Wedding Photographers

    We love them they take such good care of our brides!!!

Map

  • 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville, TN, 37914 See on map
    865-999-0379 (Phone number)
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