San Francisco Zoo is a romantic alternative to the traditional wedding venue and provides a magical backdrop for your special day. Ceremonies look out over exotic animals, cocktail hours are held in unique exhibits and elegant suites are ideal for a memorable reception.

              Planning a wedding is no easy task and our events team can be involved as much or as little as you like. Our flexible chefs look forward to talking menus, our catering manager to fine tuning logistics and our Zoo keepers look forward to giving your valued guests an unforgettable experience with an Animal Encounter.

              We also aim to be as helpful as possible by providing a 'one stop shop' for all your wedding needs. We support our local community by using local vendors not just for food produce, but for wedding cakes, photography, DJ needs, lighting and much more.

              “ When we initially began our search for wedding venues, the thought of having it at the zoo never crossed our minds. Judy and I took one stroll through the zoo and said to each other "this is it!" Having our . . . . wedding at the zoo was a perfect fit for us. We love animals. We love San Francisco. We wanted something that would be memorable, and close to our hearts. We were also excited by the various venue options for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception -- it allowed us to add a lot of variety.

              Many of our guests have told us that this was the most memorable wedding they have ever been to. Carol was amazing. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we dreamed of, and that everything rolled along smoothly. The communication was excellent, and we always felt well taken care of and sure that we had made the right decision. Caterers and set up crew were well informed about executing our vision, as well as incredibly polite and professional to all our guests. Carol made the process easy and we are so grateful that we had her expertise, enthusiasm, patience, and professionalism to guide us through this process.

              – Judy and Ken 9/23/17

              “ What was unique versus other weddings was that the dining hall felt very cozy, intimate and elegant despite being inside the zoo. It did not require any decorating as the rustic feel . . . . was already there. None of our guests knew the SF Zoo did weddings and had their doubts beforehand, but after our wedding, everyone was a huge fan of a zoo wedding!!!

              We planned this wedding in a very short amount of time and initially had our doubts in whether it could be done. However, with Carol's reassurance that it was doable and her help, our wedding was a huge success.

              – Rod and Jen 9/3/17

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              Customize and style your big day at the San Francisco Zoo. Choose your venue, menu and enhancements to celebrate the next chapter of your lives!

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              To inquire about how San Francisco Zoo Events & Hospitality can make your next dream event a reality, please call us at (415) 753-7055, or submit an Event Inquiry Form.