Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo – Gay Friendly Seattle Wedding Venue

Woodland Park Zoo

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Elegant, natural and idyllic, Woodland Park Zoo’s 92 acres offer breathtaking backdrops for your Seattle wedding.

The Rose Garden, with 280 varieties of roses and the lush Beech Grove featuring old growth beech trees, offer stunning ceremony locations. Follow up your ceremony with a reception in the atrium style banquet facility, the Rain Forest Pavilion, with a vaulted ceiling and two walls of windows overlooking the zoo’s award winning flora! To work in some wildlife, host a cocktail hour at the nearby Humboldt Penguin exhibit or Jaguar Cove.

For groups of 60 or fewer, the Northern Trail boasts three event spaces along a meandering trail to accommodate an intimate ceremony at the Elk Overlook, followed by a reception in nearby Taiga Shelter. Your Seattle wedding guests will be delighted by the brown bears, otters, elk and more that look on during the event.

Looking for something out of the ordinary? The exotic African Village takes events to the wild side. Follow your Seattle wedding ceremony overlooking the award-winning African Savanna with a reception where guests are immersed in the rural beauty of an East African village.

Zoomazium, a nature-themed indoor space, is an uplifting and unique location for groups of up to 70. An indoor play space by day, Zoomazium transforms into a fun and whimsical event setting. Guests will feel free to let loose and enjoy the atmosphere, which includes two slides and a mountain to climb on.

Lancer Catering is Woodland Park Zoo’s exclusive on-site caterer. By sourcing local ingredients like organic produce, grass-fed beef, and seafood approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch List, Lancer Catering helps the zoo attain its sustainability goals. By choosing our venue and caterer, you are making a choice to reduce environmental impacts created by such events.

Woodland Park Zoo offers many event spaces to fit any style and budget. Our friendly sales staff helps ensure you are able to relax and enjoy your Seattle wedding day with friends and family!

Photo Credits: Upper Right: Steve Smith Photography. Left, top to bottom: Ryan Hawk, Courtney Bowlden Photography, Woodland Park Zoo, Ryan Hawk

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Author: Scott Coatsworth