Woodland Park Zoo

Nothing is more exotic than saying “I do” at Woodland Park Zoo! Lush, romantic and charming venues await you when you choose the zoo for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or proposal. From our 2-acre Rose Garden to our indoor reception hall and the 1899 Grove, the zoo is a great place to celebrate your love! Have a wild time and help save wildlife and wild places, close to home and around the world. 


“We used the rose garden for our wedding last week. WOW was it beautiful!!!! My husband and I have dreamed of getting married in that garden for almost as long as we've known each other. The staff were so wonderful and helpful. Everything was completely seamless, and I can't imagine a more beautiful setting to get married. It was truly magical.” - Hannah Q 7/14/17, The Knot

“Our ceremony and reception were both held at the Rain forest Pavilion and the space was GORGEOUS!!! We opted for the extra lights and lanterns and it just made the room even more magical. Our cocktail hour was held at the Carousel and this was probably the most talked about part of the night, all of our guests were just blown away by this and still talking about how much fun they had, I cannot wait to get our photos back from this part to relive it all over again. All in all we had a blast and I would 5/5 recommend the zoo as a fun and memorable wedding venue!” - Samantha 6/3/17, Wedding Wire

“Many of my friends were surprised when they were invited to our wedding at the Zoo. "The Zoo? Hm, I didn't know they did weddings. That's cool though." As more details were revealed, everyone started getting very excited -- "Wait, there's gonna be an owl? And an armadillo?? WHAT!" Needless to say, having our wedding at the Woodland Park Zoo was a unique and very memorable experience. Our ceremony took place at the Beech Grove, and our reception was in the Rainforest Pavilion. Joanna Moore, the event coordinator, was very professional and made sure every detail met or exceeded our expectations. My favorite moment of the planning process was when Joanna and I sat down with the head caterer and my wedding planner, and we finalized all of the wedding details. Joanna and Kory were SO on top of everything, and I was extremely impressed. As for my favorite moment of the wedding day, well, there are just way too many happy memories to recount here, but just know that if you get married at the Zoo, you will have an incredible experience :)" - Grace 8/22/15, Wedding Wire

“I was married at the zoo last month, and I have to say it was a great experience. The ceremony was in the Northern Trail section - the elk were out for the vows, and the bear/otters making an appearance in the Taiga shelter for the reception. I got many many many comments about what a unique/cool/beautiful venue I had chose all throughout the night and next few days. There was more of a forest than a zoo feel to that particular area.” - Michelle 8/16/14, Wedding Wire

“Tina and Meridith!! I want you both to know that we could not have been happier on our wedding day! It was SO beautiful and I want to replay it over and over :) Thank you for all of your hard work in helping make it extra-special!!” - Madeline Forinash 2017

5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


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Amenities + Details

Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Covered Outdoor Space
Reception Area
Wireless Internet




Greater Seattle
North of Seattle

Contact Information for Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States