Elmwood Park Zoo


About this venue

When you plan your next event at Elmwood Park Zoo, not only do you treat your guests to a highly interactive experience at the most unique event venue in the Greater Philadelphia area, but you also support an important nonprofit organization. The zoo is centrally located in Montgomery County and is easily accessible to guests from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. From intimate affairs with your closest loved ones, to all-out bashes with every far-flung friend and relative, Elmwood Park Zoo is your choice for the most unique and exciting wedding venue.


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Available services that can be provided by Elmwood Park Zoo

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Liability insurance
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wedding cake services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Wheelchair accessible

Rentals

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Standard Chairs

Reviews

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4.7 (3 reviews)

  • Priceless!

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    Susan H3 months ago

    The ability to hold your wedding at a zoo is such a unique experience, but having a staff that feels like family makes it worth every penny. I would recommend this zoo and staff to anyone looking for a fun experience for you and your guests. From our first visit untill even after our wedding, Becky (event coordinator) was incredible to work with. Her and her staff were attentive, kind, and made sure everything ran smoothly. Weeks later, our guests are still raving about our wedding, the food, animals, and the staff. Please consider this venue, you won’t be disappointed.

  • A Beautiful Wedding but Not Without Issues

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    Melody Ainsley3 months ago

    I recently hosted my wedding at the Elmwood Park Zoo and let me start by saying: my guests and I had a great time!! The carousel and Christmas decorations made for a beautiful photo spot, the canopy gardens hall is a lovely reception space, and their bridal suite is a great new addition for getting ready photos. Becky was so helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. She always got back to me quickly with any question or concern I had, and my wedding day went very smoothly. I truly had a great time at the zoo, and I really recommend the trail of the jaguar as your cocktail hour space as my guests LOVED it!!! Now for the things that kept this from being a five star experience. Firstly, I had numerous guests complain about the drinks being EXTREMELY weak at the bar. I was happy that that the open bar was included in the price of their standard package, so I can't say I'm surprised about it, but my guests were pretty bummed about the quality of the drinks. Second, the carousel broke while guests were riding it. I got to ride it personally as did many of my guests, but a lot missed out because of that technical hiccup. Finally, and most upsetting to me personally, I was extremely upset about the lack of communication regarding the construction at the zoo. I understand that the events team does not control these projects, and that they cannot guarantee the use of any ceremony spot, but I found out about the construction (and that my chosen ceremony site had been torn down) on my own by visiting the zoo for leisure. It was a DIY decor wedding, and I had already made many purchases for decor based on the site that I had discussed several times with my coordinator. That lack of communication cost me money and caused me unnecessary stress that would have been avoided if someone would have just told me when the construction had begun MONTHS prior to my personal visit. Despite those few issues, I had a beautiful wedding at the Elmwood Park Zoo. I had so much fun, and my pictures turned out lovely! I had so many people say it was the most fun wedding they had ever attended. I would absolutely recommend them for your wedding, as long as you stay on top of them about future construction plans as the zoo continues to expand ;)

  • Amazing Venue!

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    Alicia Haines4 months ago

    If you ever dreamed of a zoo wedding, Elmwood Park Zoo is here to make the dream come true with ease. The reception venue is perfect and they made food options easy to handle. They had a small bridal suite for me to get my hair and make up done in. Also super thankful for Becky Bell, she was awesome! Just thank you to the entire event staff truly. They took care of the bit of decor I brought for the ceremony and it was moved to the reception area by the time cocktail hour was done. Everything went so smoothly and I had drink and food handed to me. And many of my guests gave me lots of compliments for throwing a great wedding.