Tying the knot surrounded by exotic animals might not seem like a realistic idea, but it is actually very easy at the Phoenix Zoo. The scenery at the zoo is second to none. You will have lush greenery and mystic views everywhere you turn. The Phoenix Zoo’s size is also something that will work in your favor. With acres of land and different exhibits in each direction, you are bound to find a spot that fits you best.
In the center of the zoo, you have the Lakeside location. With a perfect view of a glistening lake and seating for up to 1,000 seated, you can invite everyone on your list! This spot is perfect for a casual picnic or an exquisite gala. If you are not planning on inviting everyone you know, the Savanna will offer you a more intimate setting. The alluring African Savanna is the perfect backdrop to sweep your guests away. This location can hold anywhere from 50-100 guests.
If you are a lover of history, Ruby’s House is the ideal spot for your ceremony. The quaint cottage was built in 1935 and was home to the sweet painting elephant, Ruby. This little elephant put the Phoenix Zoo on the map by painting. Not something you hear every day! You can fit 60 guests seated and around 150 reception style in this house’s courtyard depending on your preference.
For more traditional wedding venue styles, the Stone House Pavilion or Desert Grove is for you. The Stone House Pavilion mirrors a banquet hall and includes indoor and outdoor spaces. Depending on the set up of the room, the pavilion can hold up to 550 people. If the outdoors are what you are seeking, Desert Grove will offer you the opportunity to dine amongst the Arizona Trail vegetation. This unique spot will offer your guests the chance to wander the trail and encounter some small furry friends who reside on the trail. Privacy is a given as this trail is on the outer ends of the zoo. You can accommodate up to 150 guests here.
Before you pick your venue, the Phoenix Zoo is a place you need to tour. Once you experience the magic yourself, you will be able to picture your dream wedding on the shared grounds of these creatures. Nothing is better than being the wedding everyone remembers, and we promise, this zoo will help you make your mark!
Luxe Wedding Venue: Phoenix Zoo
Photo 1: Meagan Gibson Photography | Photo 2, 3, 7, 9: Alyssa Campbell Photography | Photo 4, 6, 8: David Schacher Photography | Photo 10: Ben & Kelly Photography