Denver Zoo




Tired of ubiquitous, overused venues? Think outside of the banquet hall box, and plan a truly unique wedding for your fine-feathered friends at the Denver Zoo. Denver Zoo offers an inspiring, energizing, and decidedly unique venue to create your big day and transform it into a memorable, unforgettable event. Animal lovers will be happy to know that by choosing Denver Zoo for your event, you’re helping to secure a better world for animals! Hold your ceremony or reception at one of Denver Zoo’s beautiful outdoor or indoor venues. Complete with rare and exotic wildlife, these venues provide the perfect space to gather with your closest family and friends. Event specialists treat you as the “mane” attraction and will cater to your needs by offering amazing experiences, distinctive menus, and a beautiful atmosphere. If a wedding at the zoo isn’t exciting enough, take your Big Day to the next level with animal encounters, rides on the Conservation Carousel, and a variety of guest souvenirs. There can be no doubt that at Denver Zoo, both you and your guests will have a “roaring” good time!

Venue Style

Event Center, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 1 hour prior to event. Events must end by 10:00PM. Outdoor receptions are only available in spring and summer. Please inquire with venue coordinator for details.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $6,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. If ceremony location is different than reception, an additional rental fee of $1,000 will apply. The full buyout rental fee is $13,000. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. Please inquire for details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Denver Zoo is estimated at between $8,079 and $11,970 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM