Phoenix Zoo




From lush tropical settings to the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix Zoo offers distinct indoor and outdoor venues for large formal ceremonies and receptions to smaller, more intimate affairs and everything in between. With more than 15 onsite venues unlike anything else in the Valley, your dream wedding will become reality.

Venue Style



Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1,000 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800 to $3,000 for a reception and includes four hours of event time, excluding set-up and clean-up time. The set-up fee for a ceremony is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $175/hr. There is an additional $75 flat fee after 11 p.m. for park security. Daytime weddings are available. Please inquire with event coordinator for pricing and availability. Pricing and timing are different November through January due to ZooLights.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Phoenix Zoo is estimated at between $10,902 and $16,075 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Ceremony chairs provided for 100 guests

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
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 2:00AM
No sparklers