Bramble and Wood

Our Wedding Venues

Woodland Park Zoo’s unparalleled charm and natural beauty offers the perfect setting for green wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Have a wild time and help save wildlife and wild places, close to home and around the world.

 
 

Indoor Wedding Venues

1899 Grove
1899 Grove

CAPACITY: 250 (200 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April – 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

With two sides of nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around patio, the 1899 Grove looks out onto the zoo’s lush greenery. This large atrium-style space feels open and airy with a vaulted ceiling and two dramatic rows of pillars, allowing natural light to flood in.

INCLUDES: (20) 72” round tables and 200 black chairs
COST: $2,500 Friday & Saturday; $2,000 Sunday-Thursday
F&B MINIMUM: $7,000 (60-100), $8,000 (101-200)

Additional rental equipment (alternative chairs, cocktail tables and A/V needs) available for a fee.


TAIGA VIEWING SHELTER
TAIGA VIEWING SHELTER

CAPACITY: 80 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. October - April – 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Tucked between the grizzly bear and North American river otter exhibits, the Taiga Viewing Shelter immerses your guests in the naturalistic setting of the Northern Trail.

INCLUDES: (6) 72” round tables and (60) white folding chairs
COST: $1,300 (full trail access, $2,500)
F&B MINIMUM: $3,000

Additional rental equipment (tables and chairs) available for a fee.


Carousel
Carousel

CAPACITY: 48 (48 seated) in party rooms, 150 in full building

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. October - April – 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. (full building, excluding during WildLights)

Built in 1918, the Historic Carousel is the perfect backdrop for a cocktail hour with whimsical photo opportunities. Your guests will delight in the magic of the carousel lit up in the evening. A party room inside the building provides plenty of room for mingling.

INCLUDES: 60 wood chairs
COST: $1,200 (whole building) / $600 2 hour rental
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Additional rental equipment (tables and additional/alternative chairs) available for a fee.


Zoomazium
Zoomazium

CAPACITY: 150 (70 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April – 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Zoomazium offers a fun and whimsical setting that will inspire guests to let loose and enjoy the atmosphere including two slides and a mountain to climb on. Zoomazium comes equipped with many audio visual capabilities including a large video screen, sound system, and more.

INCLUDES: 70 wood chairs
COST: $1,300 full rental / $650 2-hour rental
F&B MINIMUM: $2,500

Additional rental equipment (tables, alternative or additional chairs and other A/V needs) available for a fee.


Tundra Center
Tundra Center

CAPACITY: 60 (40 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. October - April – 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Located just between the grizzly bear and snowy owl exhibits, the Tundra Center features a hand-painted panoramic mural of the arctic tundra. Host an indoor ceremony or cocktail hour in Tundra before your dinner in Taiga.

INCLUDES: (4) 72” round tables and (40) white folding chairs
COST: $1,100
F&B MINIMUM: $3,000

Additional rental equipment (tables, alternative or additional chairs) available for a fee.


Briar Oak
Briar Oak

CAPACITY: 80 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September - 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April - 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Our newest venue offer a unique and charming feel to a ceremony, reception or cocktail hour. Located across from our expansive North Meadow, the rustic venue, complete with wood flooring and skylights, provides a beautiful setting for a wild time.

INCLUDES: (6) 72” round tables and (60) white folding chairs
COST: $2,000
F&B MINIMUM: $2,500

Additional rental equipment (tables, alternative or additional chairs and other A/V needs) available for a fee.


 

Outdoor Wedding Venues

Banyan Wilds
Banyan Wilds

CAPACITY: 150 (100 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate your private event in the zoo’s beautiful Banyan Wilds exhibit. Banyan Wilds features a glimpse into the wild world of Southeast Asia’s wildlife including sloth bears and tigers!

COST: $850
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


Beech Grove
Beech Grove

CAPACITY: 200

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Surrounded by huge old-growth beech trees, the Beech Grove is a beautiful and naturally secluded space for a ceremony. While large enough to seat up to 200 people, this beautiful outdoor setting still feels intimate and private, thanks to the lush foliage that envelopes the space.

INCLUDES: (100) white folding chairs
COST: $1,050

Additional rental equipment (tables, extra chairs and A/V) available for a fee.


Jaguar Cove
Jaguar Cove

CAPACITY: 100 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Awe your guests by hosting an outdoor cocktail hour or small dinner reception among the lush, tropical rain forest of Central and South America – the natural habitat of jaguars. The award-winning Jaguar Cove offers the thrill of a majestic creature overlooking your soiree.

COST: $700
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


Microsoft Pollinator Patio
Microsoft Pollinator Patio

CAPACITY: 100 (100 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Located behind the Molbak’s Butterfly Garden Exhibit this beautiful oasis is surrounded with an abundance of Pacific Northwest greenery and flora. This event space is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony.

COST: $1,100 garden only ($1,350 garden with Butterfly Exhibit Access)
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental includes up to 100 white folding chairs. Additional rental equipment (tables, extra chairs and A/V) available for a fee.


Humboldt Penguin Exhibit
Humboldt Penguin Exhibit

CAPACITY: 150 (50 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Party along the rocky coastline of Peru! The award-winning Humboldt Penguin exhibit is a large, meandering space with plenty of nooks and crannies for your guests to explore. Watch the penguins’ playful antics from many angles as you enjoy a ceremony or cocktail hour.

COST: $700
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


African Village
African Village

CAPACITY: 150 (100 seated in African Village)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (African schoolhouse closes at 9:00 p.m.)

Welcome your guests to an event space unlike any other in Seattle. Your guests will be drawn into the rural village life of East Africa, overlooking the award-winning African Savanna exhibit. Surrounded by traditional African structures, the African Village offers versatile event options.

COST: $1,200
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


Peacock Plaza
Peacock Plaza

CAPACITY: 200 (80 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Help protect the greater one-horned rhino by hosting your event in our Peacock Plaza. Discover these amazing animals in our newest exhibit, the Assam Rhino Reserve, and mingle among Asian brown tortoises and demoiselle cranes. With a large covered area and lush horticulture, you and your quests can enjoy a private event space you won’t find anywhere else.

COST: $750
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Additional rental equipment (tables, chairs and A/V) available for a fee.


Historic Rose Garden
Historic Rose Garden

CAPACITY: 200 seated

AVAILABLE: May - September – 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Idyllic and serene, the Rose Garden offers a naturally breathtaking backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Featuring over 280 varieties of roses, the soft sounds of a fountain, a lily pond and a focal gazebo, the Rose Garden is an urban oasis with architectural touches blended with nature and color.

NOTE: Roses are typically in bloom from June to mid-September
INCLUDES: (100) white folding chairs
COST: $1,100 (11:00am – 2:00pm), $1,400 (4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Additional rental equipment (tables, extra chairs and A/V) available for a fee.


Elk Overlook
Elk Overlook

CAPACITY: 60 seated

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Suspended amid the lush tree canopy at the end of the Northern Trail, Elk Overlook is the perfect natural setting for an intimate ceremony. The raised boardwalk creates a dramatic aisle overlooking the 360 degree view of the Northern Trail, including the elk exhibit and wolves in the distance. Your guests will be immersed in the beauty that comes so naturally to the Pacific Northwest. Located close to both the Taiga Viewing Shelter and the Tundra Center, Elk Overlook is a convenient and beautiful complement to your small reception venue.

INCLUDES: (60) white folding chairs
COST: $1,000

Additional rental equipment (tables and chairs and A/V needs) available for a fee.


 
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