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!
69 Reviews for Zoo Knoxville
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lily Seabolt · Married on 03/10/2020
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!
Katherine Davis · Married on 09/22/2020
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 Jones · Married on 09/12/2020
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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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!!!