Say “I Do” at the Zoo

The Maryland Zoo offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for a wild and magical wedding. From the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony to the reception, we offer everything you need to start planning your wedding. Plus, the chance to have some special animal guests RSVP! We proudly welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community and aim to make all of our client’s dreams come true.

Plus, the celebration of your love helps a great cause. By choosing the Zoo for your wedding, you’re supporting animal care, educational programs, and conservation efforts that help preserve wildlife and wild places for years to come.

Wedding Venue Options

Explore our locations for Zoo weddings below. You’ll find all the details to make your special day as wild as possible!
Looking for a more intimate affair? Explore our elopement package.

Mansion House Porch

The Mansion House is a truly stylish setting for special occasions. Large windows on all sides of the elegant, wrap-around porch overlook Druid Hill Park and the older treed areas of the Zoo.

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Penguin Education Center (Ceremony Only)

Our state-of-the-art penguin habitat features underwater viewing and the best-dressed guests around. This event space includes both the indoor and outdoor habitat space so you have plenty of room to celebrate.

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Lion Promenade (Ceremony Only)

The lion overlook is the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide an amazing view of your special feline guests.

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Lakeside Pavilion (Ceremony Only)

The Lakeside Pavilion offers a stunning, tiered outdoor space with a waterfront view complete with a fountain. Ideal for those who would like a ceremony close to nature.

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