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Reception
$3,200 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$3,200 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

About

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a Tampa-based wedding venue located in the heart of Seminole Heights, Florida. If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding experience, look no further than this unique wedding venue. By hosting your special day at ZooTampa, you’ll provide your guests with an unforgettable experience as they’re surrounded by wildlife and a lush, green atmosphere.

Covid-19 Update
Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Special Events staff members are taking appropriate precautions as we keep the safety of all guests and animals in mind. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, maximum capacities for event venues have been reduced.

Facilities and Capacity
Savanna Oasis and Reilly's Reserve are our indoor venues that are perfect for a wedding surrounded by a variety of African species. Meerkats, zebras, giraffes and elephants will be just outside the doors of your celebration as you enjoy a time of dining and dancing with friends and family. For outdoor ceremonies, utilize ZooTampa’s Africa Circle. Your guests will be surrounded by towering trees, lush vegetation and unique African species.

Services Offered
The Events team at ZooTampa at Lowry Park is committed to providing an unforgettable wedding experience to each and every couple they host. By providing interactive animal encounters throughout the day, they’ll make sure your guests look back on your big day with delight. The venue’s state-of-the-art AV equipment will make the production process easy, while their in-house catering services make for an all-around spectacular wedding experience. Services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Event rentals
  • Private bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Interactive animal encounters
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar services
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,200

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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?

$5

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Various Venues Available

Describe your venue:

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Lowry Park Zoo, now known as ZooTampa, is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The events team and staff at the venue are praised for their exceptional service and for making the wedding day run smoothly. The unique experience of getting married at the zoo, with amenities like outdoor and indoor areas, a cocktail hour by the Giraffe habitat, and delicious catering, were highlights for couples. The venue's personnel were described as extremely helpful, nice, and kind, contributing to an unforgettable wedding experience.

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Lowry Park Zoo, now known as ZooTampa, is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The events team and staff at the venue are praised for their exceptional service and for making the wedding day run smoothly. The unique experience of getting married at the zoo, with amenities like outdoor and indoor areas, a cocktail hour by the Giraffe habitat, and delicious catering, were highlights for couples. The venue's personnel were described as extremely helpful, nice, and kind, contributing to an unforgettable wedding experience.

Michelle
Michelle P. Sent on 07/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Zoo-tastic!

Zoo Tampa delivered the wedding of our dreams!!!!! We could not have asked for a better venue or team to work with than the crew at Zoo Tampa! We asked Zoo Tampa to help us have an African themed wedding. Courtney was our initial contact and she was a sweet heart from beginning to present day. Karlin was our main contact and venue planner that worked very hard to make sure our meetings, rehearsal and wedding day were seamless. Hannah did an excellent job making sure we were very satisfied, especially the day of😉 I love how well these ladies work together and communicate. I cannot say enough about each of them caring about my groom and I. They listened intensely to our ideas, offered feedback and did an excellent job communicating with us and our other vendors. They were ALWAYS timely in their communication.

For the day of our wedding my girls and I got dressed in their bridal suite. It was a wonderful experience because we were treated like royalty. Anything we needed the attendants were all over it & we got it!

The food at Zoo Tampa was AMAZING! All of the food was amazing!!!! From the pre-wedding lunch, snacks, appetizers and dinner…..AMAZING! We were definitely impressed and it’s not the “zoo food” one might think. I’m talking gourmet, fine-dining quality. Our people are quite the “Tampa foodies” and they all enjoyed their dinner at our wedding.

We really appreciate Zoo Tampa and especially Courtney, Karlin & Hannah for all of their hard work and caring about our special day. I would chose you all again & again because my day was perfect!

We would also like to thank Zoo Tampa’s bartenders, wait staff, attendants & the entire team that contributed to our perfect day❤️
Ana
Ana Sent on 01/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Cute and Loving Experience!

My fiancé proposed me at Zoo Tampa on December 4, 2020, and it was an unforgettable moment! They pretended to be just a regular Koala encounter but actually it was a surprise and a very well planned proposal. My fiancé told me that the personnel at Zoo Tampa was extremely helpful, nice and kind. We are highly recommend this facility!
Hollyann
Hollyann R. Sent on 08/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just perfect!

Planning a wedding is by far the worst thing I’ve ever done with my life. It’s so stressful and annoying, and it just gets worse and worse the closer the day gets. But everyone at Lowry Park Zoo was beyond incredible. I’m such a procrastinator, but they managed to get everything together. I was so worried the wedding day was going to be hectic and annoying, but the events team and staff made everything PERFECT. Everything ran so smoothly. Better than I expected, actually. I didn’t have to worry about anything. I am forever grateful to everyone at the zoo for making my wedding the absolute best it could have possibly been. Definitely choose them for your venue. It’s SO worth it, I swear!
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After playing for a wedding at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, I realized what a beautiful venue it is, and a truly unique setting. Staff are extremely friendly and willing to help in any way that they can to provide excellent service to everyone involved in the event. Great job!

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