San Diego, California Venue
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
San Diego, California, United States

About San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park is a wedding venue situated in San Diego, California. With options for getting married to views of rhinos, giraffes, and gazelles in the distance, your day will be so special. Ideal for animal and nature lovers alike, this zoo can host your one-of-a-kind celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples have three ceremony sites and six reception options for the special day, allowing each couple to find the space that reflects their wedding vision. Many of the venue options can be paired with one another to create a bigger space. Some highlights of the ceremony spaces include options for an African safari theme, with safari-inspired accents, trees, animals, and plains. An intimate lagoon spot with exotic plants near the water and lawn setting with sweeping branches, and extraordinary animals, is also a great ceremony site choice. Accommodations at the ceremony sites range from 100-250 guests. With so many reception sites, options include a beautiful African building with 35-foot vaulted ceilings and stunning lights or a lush, tropical space without walls. There are also venues featuring specific animals like an expansive terrace overlooking the zoo’s elephants and a mystical bamboo passage into a tranquil forest with tigers, Indonesian longhouses, and a gorgeous interior with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Zoofari Party Area is ideal for a large outdoor celebration with vibrant decor.

Services Offered

The staff at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park will go above and beyond to make your day as incredible as possible. They have an experienced team who will guide you through every step of the way for stress-free planning. Included in the rental fee are chairs, clean up, linens, parking, setup, and tables. There is also in-house catering and an in-house bar for an exceptional day. Of course, your wedding at the zoo can be filled with animal encounters if you choose. This zoo features rare and dynamic species, from birds to reptiles to mammals, that will be an incredible, exciting addition for your day.


There are many catering services and menu options at the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, ranging offerings. Many menus include bar service with beer, wine and soft drinks, a choice of cheese and vegetable display, or two passed hors d’oeuvres.

Preferred Suppliers Only
Outside Catering Allowed
Amenities & Features
A/V Equipment, Catering Available, Great Views, Handicap Accessible, Indoor, Outdoor, WiFi
Perfect For
Anniversary, Associations, Awards Show, Baby Shower, Birthday, Celebrations, Classes, Cocktail Party, Concerts, Corporate Holiday Party, Dinner Party, Employee Event, Experiential Activation, Fashion Show, Festival, Fundraiser, Gala, Holiday Party, Launch Party, Life Event, Luncheon, Meeting, Mitzvah, Opening Party, Other Event, Photo/Video Shoot, Pop Up, Premiere/Screening, Press Event, Product Launch, Rehearsal Dinner, Social Event, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Virtual Event, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Look and Feel
Classic, Corporate, Exposed Brick, Industrial, Modern, Rustic, Tall Ceilings, Trendy, Wide Open
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