Our Editors' 20 Favorite Zoo and Aquarium Venues

Written by Kim Forrest
Photo: Frozen Exposure Photo & Cinema

Whether you’re a total animal lover or are looking for a totally out-of-the-box wedding venue, many zoos and aquariums offer event spaces for weddings. These are gorgeous venues in their own right, but think about how wowed your guests will be when a giraffe strolls by during your ceremony or when you perform your first dance as sharks swim in tanks nearby.

Check out our Editors’ Picks for zoo and aquarium wedding venues.

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix, Arizona

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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
San Diego, California

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Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara, California

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Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens

Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Powell, Ohio

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The Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles, California

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa, Florida

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Reid Park Zoo
Tucson, Arizona

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Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
Columbia, South Carolina

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The Calgary Zoo
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Blank Park Zoo
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Blank Park Zoo
Des Moines, Iowa

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium
Boston, Massachusetts

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South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, South Carolina

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Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Adventure Aquarium Events & Catering

Adventure Aquarium Events & Catering
Camden, New Jersey

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Savor…Long Beach at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Savor…Long Beach at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach, California

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Newport Aquarium
Newport, Kentucky

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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

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National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Kure Beach, North Carolina

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