Central Park Zoo




Central Park Zoo is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan and one of the most idyllic locations in New York City. The iconic Central Park landmark is available for cocktail receptions year-round, and for sit-down dinners in the garden during warm-weather months. Hold your ceremony in the garden’s white event tent, your reception follows accented be festive lighting. Or choose to have your dinner under the covered, pergola with its skylight covering, exposed wooden beams, brick columns and stone floor. Whether sipping cocktails as the sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through the lush gardens taking in the elegant architecture, you and your guests will be inspired by exotic wildlife and breathtaking city skyline views. For even more animal loving fun, you can book live sea lion demonstrations and tours for your special day. The event staff will assist you with all the details and will work with you to ensure your day is memorable. All proceeds help support Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to help save wildlife and wild places around the globe.

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, City/Skyline View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $33,000 to $48,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. Please inquire with venue coordinator.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Central Park Zoo is estimated at between $45,960 and $72,131 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Coat check room
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight