Outdoor Wedding Venues Philadelphia

Say "I Do" at the Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the most unique and memorable wedding venue near Philadelphia, PA! The zoo is the perfect destination for a truly wild wedding experience! Indoor and outdoor spaces are available to rent day or night, year-round.

Location, Location, Location!

Choose to exchange your vows from the bald eagle lookout deck, our rustic red barn, underneath the bison exhibit archway, or in any of the zoo’s scenic outdoor ceremony locations. Though we suggest the following ceremony sites, any space within the Elmwood Park Zoo may be rented for a ceremony. If a space you desire is not listed below, please contact our banquet manager to arrange for details.

  • Olivia’s Eagle Canyon Deck
  • Rustic Red Barn
  • Zoo Bowl Theater
  • Duck Pond
  • Bison Exhibit Archway

After the "I Do’s" are exchanged, bring the party inside to our beautiful Canopy Gardens Hall for a memorable reception. For full descriptions of our available venue spaces, please visit the Facility Rentals page on our website.

Creature Feature

Make your special day feel truly one-of-a-kind with our animal encounters! Brides, grooms, and guests alike will cherish unique memories of giraffe and bison feedings. Your four-legged wedding guests make for perfect newlywed photos!

Flora and Fauna

The beautiful plants and flowers surrounding the zoo add a naturally elegant feel to your wild wedding. Take advantage of the space by incorporating the gardens and ponds inside the zoo, and the creek just yards from our gates.

Be Our Guest!

Our staff is dedicated to creating an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. We have a specialized event manager to help facilitate, and a team of Guest Services staff to assist in set-up and teardown.

"I Do at the Zoo" Event Package

Celebrate your special day at Elmwood Park Zoo!

  • Complimentary one-hour wedding rehearsal
  • Seating for up to 100 guests at a select celebration station (speak to an EPZ Events staff member for more information)
  • One year EPZ "Zoo for Two" membership for the newlyweds
  • Take the leap with two zipline passes for the happy couple
  • One engraved brick with the names of the couple and their wedding date
  • One security guard
  • Use of the multi-purpose room as a bridal suite

For more information, please contact one of our events specialists at 800.652.4143 x 242 or fill out an Event Inquiry Form.

Thank you to Megan Keller Photography for use of her photo.

As Seen in The Knot Magazine


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