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Venues in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 962-5339

About Us

Santa Barbara Zoo is a wonderful wedding event venue situated in Santa Barbara, California. This location is ideal for animal lovers, featuring 30 acres of luscious grounds and animal enclosures to add a unique element to your special day. Enjoy spectacular ocean views, exceptional event venues, and stylish services to create the day of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

With over six event spaces to choose from at this venue, you can host your ideal wedding celebration in the location of your choice. The sprawling, meticulously manicured gardens offer an ideal space for a wonderful outdoor ceremony. With room for up to 2,500 guests on the property, you can arrange anything from an intimate affair to a grand wedding gala for your special day. The grounds of this idyllic venue can be transformed into an enchanting reception venue, complete with cafe lights and drapery for a magical ambiance. Your cocktail hour can be truly unique, as the on-site train can be exclusively booked to take your guests on an amazing tour of the zoo. For evening events, Santa Barbara Zoo is happy to display their animals for longer so your guests can enjoy viewing, and even feeding, the animals. This venue also offers the ideal location for one-of-a-kind wedding photos, where you can pose with a flamingo or mingle with the penguins. Get-ready rooms are conveniently located on-site to aid your day-of preparations.

Services Offered

Santa Barbara Zoo offers an array of amenities to make your day unforgettable. Their dedicated event planner can help bring your wedding-day vision to life at this magnificent location. The venue also provides its own in-house catering team that can style your dream wedding menu to your specifications. Serving choices include plated, stations, Hors d’oeuvres, family-style, and many more. Bar services are also available for your convenience. Their experienced staff is happy to provide setup and cleanup of your event to facilitate a stress-free experience, with a selection of event rentals also available to enhance your day.

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  • The zoo is absolutely beautiful and a great venue for a wedding. The animals offer and unique and intimate atmosphere. We decided on a different venue but would highly recommend the zoo for larger parties

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,200.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,200.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 5,200.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Parking

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Museum, Park, Zoo

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What event items are available?


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