Weddings at ZooTampa

Weddings at ZooTampa

Say I do at the Zoo

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Your cake can be vanilla, but your wedding shouldn't be! If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding experience, look no further than this unique wedding venue. By hosting your wedding events at ZooTampa, you’ll provide your guests with an unforgettable, first-class experience as they’re surrounded by wildlife throughout your big day.

The Picturesque Wedding You Deserve
Bride and groom embrace during their wedding at ZooTampa

Beautiful Memories to Last a Lifetime

Your big day will without a doubt be one to remember, not just for you, but also for all of your friends and family! Where else can you and your guests engage with exotic wildlife while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres on a patio overlooking a sprawling savanna with roaming zebras and giraffe?

We Take Pride In Hosting Your Wedding

Our Events Team is your partner from start to finish, ensuring everything from food & decor to photographers and service staff is above and beyond what you and your guests expect. Highly engaged, solution-oriented, energetic, organized and efficient on-site staff is accessible for your every need. Our unsurpassed experience helps us to see things through your perspective and anticipate your needs every step of the way.

An Event that Makes a Difference

When you choose ZooTampa to host your wedding, you're supporting a local non-profit with a mission that spans across the globe. Rather than paying the salaries of big hotel executives, your event is helping to conserve and protect native wildlife like the Florida manatee and the critically endangered Florida panther, as well as other endangered species like the white rhino.

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Brides pose with a porcupine during wedding animal encounter
A bride and groom pose on a bench outside at the Zoo
Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets
Add Some Wild to Your Wedding
A couple poses with an African penguin after their proposal and engagement at the Zoo

Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets

ZooTampa's unique animal mingles and meet-&-greets set us apart from standard wedding venues. You and your wide-eyed guests can get up-close with exotic animals such as hedgehogs, porcupine, owl, macaws, hawks, tarantulas and more!

Animal mingles can be an added enhancement for your wedding reception or cocktail hour, bridal shower, or even a marriage proposal here at the Zoo!

Bride and groom enjoy an up close animal encounter with an anteater at the zoo
Brides feed macaws during an animal encounter at their Zoo wedding
Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Venues
Savanna Oasis
A large corporate event at the Zoo

Savanna Oasis

Impress your guests by hosting your next event in a wild setting at ZooTampa's Savanna Oasis. This 17,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled facility blends the beauty and wonder of nature and culinary sensations - giving you the ability to turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience. Located within the Savanna Reserve, your event will be among a variety of African species including zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Reilly's Reserve
Tables set up for a private event while giraffe and elephants roam the African savanna outside of Reillys Reserve

Reilly's Reserve

For a more intimate event, Reilly's Reserve is the perfect venue to dazzle your guests whilst overlooking the Savanna Reserve. Enjoy a plated dinner or buffet style with views of roaming giraffes, elephants and zebras to truly tie your wild event together.

For larger gatherings, Reilly's Reserve can be opened to combine space with the Savanna Oasis.

Modified Safe Capacity: 60

Event Pavilion
Brides kiss under the covered outdoor event pavilion at ZooTampa

Saunders Pavilion

Create a memorable experience for your guests in our newly renovated event pavilion. Our team can help create the event you envision, from a casual picnic to a sophisticated gala. With a private entrance accessible from ZooTampa’s parking lot, Saunders Pavilion provides a sense of arrival for your guests.

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Only sustainable flatware may be used in this venue

Horduerves for a Zoo wedding
Chef prepares dessert for guests at a private wedding at the zoo
Africa Circle
An outdoor wedding ceremony at the Zoo's Ituri Forest Patio

Africa Circle

For larger outdoor events or wedding ceremonies, utilize ZooTampa’s Africa Circle. You and your guests will be surrounded by beautiful towering trees, lush vegetation and unique African species. Hosting your event in Africa Circle will truly be a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience!

Modified Safe Capacity: 150