A wedding at The Living Desert transports guests across the globe, including early 20th century Africa, the lush gardens of Morocco, the Rocky Mountains of North America, and much more. From lavish cocktail parties and dinners to intimate receptions and ceremonies, couples will love celebrating their special day at The Living Desert! Whether you are looking for a rustic safari themed affair, a desert landscape soiree or a quaint garden party, here at the Living Desert Zoo we invite you to choose your own experience.
Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.
The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Certain spaces are only available during park hours and/or available after hours. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. Multiple event spaces can be used. In this instance, the cost of event spaces are pro-rated depending on the length of use.
The average wedding cost at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is estimated at between $6,393 and $15,971 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Large parking lot|
|Wedding coordinator required|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Approved outside caterer allowed|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 10:00PM|
|Outside caterer is allowed for $5 per guest|