ZooTampa at Lowry Park

1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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14 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $9k - $14k
Guest capacity 2 to 500
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About ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a Tampa-based wedding venue located in the heart of Tampa’s picturesque zoo. If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding experience, look no further than this unique wedding venue. By hosting your guests at ZooTampa, you’ll provide your guests with an unforgettable experience as they’re surrounded by wildlife throughout your big day.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity for up to 500 guests, ZooTampa is the perfect venue for intimate gatherings and grandiose events alike. Savanna Marketplace, a 17,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility, is the perfect setting 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 Ituri Forest Patio. Your guests will be surrounded by towering trees, lush vegetation and unique African species. They’ll sit on the charming wooden boardwalk as you say “I do” beneath the grand gazebo.

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 planning
  • 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


Cuisine
When you book your wedding at ZooTampa, you’ll receive access to top-of-the-line dining services. Located in the Savannah Marketplace, you’ll find classic Latino cuisine your friends and family will love. From fresh pico di gallo to empanadas and more, you’ll find mouthwatering dishes that’ll leave you coming back for more. Some of the chef’s favorite dishes include:

  • Ropa vieja (pulled beef)
  • Picadillo (traditional ground beef stew)
  • Fresh pressed Cuban sandwich
  • Croquetas de jamon (three ham and cheese croquettes)
  • Tres leche cake
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Gator with Wedding Party
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Love Garden Ceremony Setup
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Table setting Reilly's Reserve
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Savanna Oasis Reception setup
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Reception Setup Reilly's
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Bride and Groom Reilly's Patio
Option for dressing room
Option for dressing room
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Giraffe Reilly's Patio
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Reilly's Patio
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Savanna Oasis Reception
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3-tier wedding cake
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Saying "I do" in Love Garden
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Wedding Party on Tiger Coaster
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Posing with Giraffe
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Candlelit setup
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Ceremony Setup Reilly's
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Owl and kiss
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Festive reception setup
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Welcoming the newlyweds
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Carosuel posing
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Posing with an Aldabra
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Animal Mingle with Newlyweds
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Wildly Beautiful Wedding Cake
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Bride and Groom with Lorikeets
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ZooTampa Wedding Watermelon
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Bride and Groom Savanna doors
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Savanna Oasis Table Setting
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Newlyweds with a friend
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Giraffe Wedding cake
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Table setting Reilly's
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Gator with Wedding Party
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Love Garden Ceremony Setup
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Celebrations of Tampa Bay

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14 Reviews for ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Brandon D Borga · Married on 02/17/2018

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

    Amazing experience

    I couldn't possibly say enough positive things about the venue and staff!! We had a fantastic wedding and the food far exceeded any expectations! I would recommend including the giraffe feeding and the exotic animal encounter to your event! If you're looking for a venue out of the norm ,THIS IS IT!

    Sent on 02/06/2019
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    ZooTampa at Lowry Park's reply:

    Brandon, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy that we exceeded your expectations and hope you will come visit the Zoo again so you may continue making lasting memories with us. Love the animal photos you shared. Best Wishes!
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    Becca · Married on 01/06/2018

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

    Getting married at the Lowry Park Zoo was the best decision we made! Our wedding guests are still raving about the venue! We worked with Nicole Morrison who was incredibly reliable and accommodating. The food was wonderful and having Nicole there to coordinate everything was invaluable. The giraffe feedings and exotic animal mingle was everything we could have wished for. Thank you!!

    Sent on 01/15/2018

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$9,496 - $13,612
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain

ZooTampa at Lowry Park 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? $ 2,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,700.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? 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? $ 5.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • 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, 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, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, 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? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Marc Mannino, Guitarist
    Marc Mannino, Guitarist Wedding Musicians

    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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  • 1101 West Sligh Avenue Tampa, FL, 33604 See on map
    813-543-8692 (Phone number)

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