Prospect Park Zoo




Looking to get a little wild with your wedding plans? Say “I Do” at the Prospect Park Zoo. Your guests will be left in awe as they meander down the cobblestone Discovery Trail and wander among wallabies and kangaroos. The zoo’s warm and inviting architecture flows in a half circle around the centerpiece of the see lion pool. You may choose to exchange vows in a romantic ceremony with your backs to the sea lion pool or a whimsical ceremony where you and your guests are facing the pool. Have an alfresco reception or opt for an event tent. Amidst all the festivities, dinner, dancing and cocktails, guests can stroll over to the breathtaking rotunda to meet a troop of Hamadryas baboons in a habit designed to get you up close and personal. The dedicated event staff will assist you with all the details to ensure your special day is filled with a wild wonder that you and your guests will never forget.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, 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 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $10,000 to $20,000 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 Prospect Park Zoo is estimated at between $22,960 and $44,131 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
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
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM