Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate ceremony or large outdoor reception, the Detroit Zoo can accommodate all of your wedding needs. Not only will you have the opportunity to take photos with their wildlife exhibits, but the zoo also offers customizable wedding packages and catering for your special day. Here are a few things to consider when deciding if a Detroit Zoo wedding is right for you.
One of the first questions asked when searching for a venue is availability. The Detroit Zoo is open daily, all year long. While there are both peak and off seasons, you won’t have to stress about a lack of days. You’ll also have your choice of an indoor, outdoor or covered outdoor location for your ceremony and reception. Their indoor venues can hold up to 300 people with their outdoor settings holding up to 200 people. You can even host your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at the zoo if you’d like as well.
With more than 2,000 animals representing 230 different species, the Detroit Zoo offers a truly unique wedding backdrop. You’ll be surrounded by 125 acres of habitats with the calls of wildlife in the background as you say your “I do’s”. You’ll be able to hop on a tram and take photos around the zoo with friends and family for 2 hours before your ceremony. The zoo can also provide you with your very own wedding coordinator to ensure you don’t miss any details while you plan for your special day.
The Detroit Zoo has a great reputation for its cuisine. The Detroit Zoo wedding packages provide you with both plated meal or buffet options for you and your guests to enjoy. You’ll have your choice of hors d’oeuvre selections during your cocktail hour, entrees, side dishes, and salad, along with premium bar service with each venue rental. Your wedding coordinator will also give you the option to fully customize your catering menu as well as a cake cutting service and fruit garnish with your cake.
Not only does the Detroit Zoo have a great selection of venues, it also offers customizable wedding packages. One of their most popular locations is their Butterfly House. This historic building is home to their lush butterfly garden which makes a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony with a capacity for 150 guests. You can also choose from their boardwalk, Rackham Fountain, Penguin Conversation Center, events pavilion, and Arctic Ring of Life with underwater views of polar bears and seals. Their wedding packages also come with a choice of buffet or plated meals and a variety of bar packages such as liquors, beer, and wine.
Now, you have everything you need to plan a Detroit Zoo wedding that will be one of a kind. Want a little extra help choosing your venue and other wedding details? Here’s a few of our tips and tricks for hiring a wedding planner of your own! You will also want to book an appointment with one of our specialists to find the dress of your dreams.