Weddings

We have it all!

Let the Toledo Zoo help with your special day! We have several classy and unique venues that are perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, or bridal showers. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a large event with hundreds of guests, we can accommodate you in style! Our chef and catering staff serve up excellent meals, and our bakery can create your dream wedding cake that will dazzle your guests.

To learn more, read the information below or see for yourself in our wedding gallery! To contact us with wedding related questions please call our Group Sales department at 419-385-5721, X6001 groupsales@toledozoo.org

Our excellent wedding services were featured on Wedding Wire and the Knot!

The Toledo Zoo was also awarded by The Knot and Wedding Wire in 2012

Bridal Showers

Entertain the bride-to-be and her guests by planning a fun-filled bridal shower right here at the Zoo! Contact us and we’ll work with you to choose the right facility and dining options.

Rehearsal Dinners

Find out how we can add a neat experience to the festivities surrounding your big day. Treat your local friends and family while dazzling your out-of-town visitors with a dinner experience they’ve never imagined! Open the Wedding Menu.

Wedding Ceremonies

Our Formal Gardens are the perfect setting for a graceful wedding in the spring or summer. The lush fragrances of exotic plants and fragrant flowers in bloom adds a sweet, romantic touch to your special day!

Wedding Receptions

Choose the venue that best suits your needs and then you can sit back and enjoy an evening of excellent food and service from our professional chef and dedicated catering staff. Open the Wedding Menu.

Wedding Cakes

The Timberline Bakery is the source of The Toledo Zoo’s creative cakes and baked goods. Let our bakers work their magic for you and your guests. Impressive designs…incredible taste…it’s all right here! Click here to learn more.
2010 winner for “Knot Picks – The Best of Weddings”

Conservation Favors

Can’t think of a fun or exciting favor? Don’t want to bother with candies or chocolates? Your guests will love the sophisticated design of our animal-specific reception cards which can be customized with your name and wedding date. You would also be making a difference in the natural world as your tax-deductible donation goes directly to our Conservation Today program. Click here to see samples of our wedding favor cards.

Wedding Testimonials

We are proud of our excellent service and we hope that you will take some time to read what our previous customers had to say about us!

The Zoo staff, especially Jenn & Mic, made my wedding day experience amazing. My wedding was hands down the best day of my life, and far less stressful thanks to the wonderful staff. Jenn helped me through every step of the way and was always so sweet to me, which made me feel like the zoo was part of my family. Mic was incredible the day of my wedding and during the rehearsal, she made sure everything went smoothly. I appreciated all of the servers and the set up & tear down crew. I will always recommend the Toledo Zoo for a venue!! Thank you all so much!!!
– Amanda G.
We could not be happier with the dedication and effort put in by the staff for our wedding. Everyone worked tirelessly. The staff felt like part of the family.
– Terri & Quin D.
The food was outstanding!! Every guest commented and I was told by many, many guests that it was THE best food they ever had at a wedding reception. Jenni Maher was simply the best. My only regret is that it’s all over
– Megan R.
If you want a stress free wedding day, have your wedding at the Toledo Zoo! Jenni and Mic went above and beyond to make sure our day went seamlessly. The Gardens at the Zoo are beautiful and our guests were impressed with everything the zoo had to offer. I do not have a bad thing to say about our experience at the zoo. The Food was incredible and the catering staff was top notch. SO HAPPY we had our wedding here.
– Kerry T.
The zoo was absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony and reception in the aquarium and everything was perfect! The staff was amazing, the coordinator Jen and her intern Lexie were amazing. The food was amazing. Our big day was truly a fairytale! Highly recommend. Completely worth every penny. They made the day go smoothly and having them set up and tear down was so nice! I loved everything about the zoo! Amazing venue.
– Stephanie T.

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