50 Reviews for Zoo Knoxville
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I had the most amazing wedding at the Knoxville Zoo! I scored a great deal by attending the Pink Bride show and was able to book the most coveted weekend of the year (UT bye week) at a great price! We ended up having the RD in the Tiger exhibit, the ceremony in front of the elephants, the CH in between the lions and the baboons, and our reception in their tent (which is huge). Ashley and Suzi helped ensure my vision became a reality, and made sure my guests and I were pleased throughout the evening.
I was worried about having all these different locations for the evening, and some of my guests having to walk all over the zoo in heels - the zoo staff provided golf cart shuttles, and made the electronic scooters available for some of my older guests which was very much appreciated.
The elephants were on full display during out ceremony due to strategically placed treats, and we splurged for a few visitors to join our guests during CH. The Porcupine was a big hit with guests, and we originally planned for the Fox to visit as well, but he was under the weather so Einstein the African Grey Parrot subbed in and wowed all my guests with her impressive vocabulary! We were supposed to have a few pictures taken with the giraffes during CH, but they were attempting to procreate so we missed out on those, but baby giraffes are more important than a few pictures. We also chose to have the carousel running which everyone LOVED, and the bathrooms were extremely clean with the best AC in the whole Zoo!
My day was absolutely perfect, and such a unique experience. My guests are still raving about how wonderful of an event it was!
Thanks for the review Megan! It was such a pleasure to work with you and your group! We loved all the unique details (especially the lounge area) that you brought to life at Zoo Knoxville! We hope to see you back soon!
I definately recommend choosing Zoo Knoxville as a venue site. We have used the zoo as a venue on two different occasions... the first time was for a 17th birthday celebration for our daughter and the second time as a wedding rehearsal dinner venue for our son and daughter-in-law. Both times the experience was above fantastic. The staff is very professional and do a great job to ensure the event is totally taken care of. There are several different locations at the zoo to choose from. We chose the new Tiger habitat for the wedding rehearsal dinner site and received many compliments from our guests. Both the caterer and the venue were a success. Zoo Knoxville is very reasonable in price as well. So all in all, from price to venue site to professional staff to delicious food the whole experience with Zoo Knoxville was amazing.
Pam, thank you so much for including us in your son and daughter-in-laws wedding celebration! We loved having your whole group out!
Everything went so perfectly! The zoo was willing to work with us on last minute changes, and we were incredibly impressed and happy with the results. All of my guests loved it as well. It is a unique place for a wedding, and I'd do it again if I could!
It was a pleasure working with your group! Thank you again for choosing Zoo Knoxville!
Lions tigers and bears oh my! My daughters wedding at the zoo was perfect walked down a lantern filled walkway from progoda to alter with cranes for good luck serenading the bridal party everything was beautiful and the staff went above and beyond wonderful venue for s perfect day for the lucky coupke
Suzi was super helpful during the planning of our wedding and so accommodating. She made the planning process less stressful and understood everything that we were imagining. On the day of, all of the staff was super helpful and exceeded all of our expectations. They definitely helped make our big day so special.
Kaitlyn, Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!
We had the best time and our guests seemed very please!
Highly recommend the Knoxville Zoo for any special occasion!
Thanks Chasity! It was great working with you and Matt!!!
A truly wonderful and unique experience. They staff at the zoo are incredibly professional and understanding. Wouldn't have changed a thing. Loved every moment.
Thank you so much Andrew! We loved working with you and Amanda! Congrats again!
Loved the Kids Cove tent as a rehearsal dinner venue! Great service and value! We all had so much fun feeding the giraffes, enjoying the owl visitor, and riding the carousel!
Thank you so much for choosing us! Congrats again Grace and Caleb!
Our wedding was simply amazing! We could not have asked for a more perfect day. The zoo crew was fantastic and made everything so easy and stress free for us. Our guests were amazed with how perfectly everything turned out. Words can not express how truly stunning our day was and it's all thanks to Zoo Knoxville!
Thank you so much Katie! It was great being part of you and Patrick's Day!
Ashley and her team are awesome! They are very helpful and easy going. The venue is perfect for any wedding size. Hey help set up and clean up and answer any questions you have in a very timely manner. I wouldn't want to have had my wedding anywhere else!
Thanks Lindsey! It was a pleasure working with you!
We can't thank the zoo enough for making our wedding special and exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with you!
Zoo Knoxville was an amazing venue for both our ceremony and location. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much Dara! It was a pleasure working with you!
If you love animals and wildlife this is a great wedding venue! There are a lot of spots in the zoo great for photos. The staff was amazing!
Thanks so much Janet! It was a pleasure to work with you and be apart of your special day!
Ashley and Suzi were absolutely amazing! They were so willing to help make our day perfect. I felt so comfortable working with them and their team, I can't imagine doing the wedding process without them. I highly suggest using Zoo Knoxville for a wedding venue!!!
Thanks so much Ashley! It was a pleasure to work with you and be apart of your special day!
Awesome venue and amazing service. Ashley and her team are so accommodating and willing to help. They are extremely flexible and professional!
Thanks so much Maggie! It was a pleasure to work with you and be apart of your special day!
You may be thinking, "Who gets married at the zoo?". I know that's what I was thinking at first; however, from the first meeting with Ashley to the tour of where the ceremony/reception would be I knew this is where we were meant to get married. Ashley and staff are AMAZING. I was so impressed with everything they did. We didn't have to worry about set-up, clean-up, or anything in the middle. I would highly recommend giving the zoo a chance to make your wedding dreams come true.
Thanks so much Leslie! It was a pleasure to work with you and be apart of your special day!
We had an amazing time. The zoo staff went above the call of duty to make everything perfect. Would recommend 100%.
Thank you so much Jessica! It was wonderful working with you on your wedding!
Zoo Knoxville made my day perfect. They took care of everything and were so patient with myself and the wedding party. Suzi made sure everything was perfect and just the way we wanted. Everything was included and it was the cheapest venue we found. I highly recommend Zoo Knoxville to any bride because your day will be stunning!
Thanks so much Shania! It was a pleasure to work with you and be apart of your special day!
The zoo is very easy to work with! They handle catering and linen rentals, which takes a load off the bride :)
Thanks for letting us be part of your day!
Ashley and her team were wonderful! They made everything go very smoothly and made my day unforgettable, even through the rain! It was a beautiful venue and such a fun atmosphere.
Ashley and her team were absolutely wonderful. They made my wedding day unforgettable, even through the rain. I loved it!
First off, Ashley is easily the hardest working person I have ever encountered. She was literally a lifesaver during this entire wedding process. I was pretty sure I wanted my wedding at the zoo, but as soon as I met her, all doubts were gone. I knew very little about the wedding process, and she helped me out immensely and answered all my questions. I was planning the wedding from out of town, so I was constantly emailing her, and I always received responses quickly. The venue itself was absolutely amazing and my guests are still talking about how unique the venue was. Our ceremony was in front of the elephants and the cocktail hour near the red pandas, so our guests were able to see some of the animals which they loved! Me and my husband were also able to interact with the giraffes, which created some amazing pictures! We also chose to have the carousel going all night long, which our guests LOVED (and not just the children). Overall, having my wedding at the zoo was truly the best decision I made in this wedding process! And it was super affordable for everything it included!!
We were beyond satisfied with our choice to use the Knoxville Zoo as venue. We felt like we were getting way more for our money than at other venues we considered. Our guests really enjoyed the experience as well! We would definitely recommend this venue for anyone one looking for something a little different and memorable!
Thank you so much for letting us be part of your day!
Ashley and the staff at the Knoxville Zoo worked hard to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted! She made the preparation easy and fun! We were relieved to not have to set up and take down our reception, that was all taken care of and was done beautifully.
If you are looking for a fun and unique venue with exceptional service, look no further!
Our experience was wonderful!!