The Calgary Zoo is a wedding venue located in Calgary, Alberta, designed to create treasured memories. This venue provides the perfect mix of elegance and fun for you and your wedding guests. Enjoy an unforgettable event with our one-of-a-kind venues and delicious locally sourced cuisine. Exploring St. George’s Island, your guests will be treated to unique encounters as the zoo is home to almost 900 animals, and 130 different species. Rain or shine couples can expect exquisite photos in our lush Dorothy Harvie Gardens. Your special day will also have a lasting impact, as proceeds will support conservation activities here at the zoo and around the world.
Facilities and capacity
The Calgary Zoo offers 4 distinct event spaces among its facilities. The Eurasian Gateway Tent is an outdoor tented space, an ideal spot for an al fresco reception. Here, you can seat up to 180 guests for an exciting dining experience surrounded by breathtaking views. For a blend of indoor and outdoor, consider the ENMAX Conservatory. This space can host your reception, along with your cocktail hour in its spacious pre-function area. You can accommodate up to 150 attendees here. The Safari Lounge boasts a truly exciting view with its veranda overlooking enclosures with giraffes, zebras, and ostriches. Here, you can seamlessly transition from your reception dinner to after-dinner entertainment with the lounge’s built-in dancefloor. It is the largest space on the property with a capacity of up to 280. An intimate affair can be held at Grazers Restaurant & Patio. Perfect for private receptions with a select few attendees, you can enjoy its outdoor patio and flexible capacity. You can also choose to host your rehearsal dinner here before celebrating your big day in one of the larger event sites.
The Calgary Zoo offers a number of services to facilitate your special day’s celebration. You can look forward to in-house catering from the talented culinary team who will work closely with you to design a menu tailored to your taste. Audio equipment is also available, as well as chairs and tables.
By partnering with Calgary's top chefs, the cuisine offered by the zoo stays true to sustainable ingredients that are always fresh. The dishes include vegetables and herbs grown right in the zoo's Garden of Eatin'. Guests with allergies can also have menus designed specifically for them.
Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, park/zoo, restaurant
City, classic, garden, modern, rustic, tropical
Catering / bar, clean up, liability insurance, outside vendors
Reception Site Fee - Peak Season
Plated Service (per head)
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
What kind of settings are available?
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
What catering services do you offer?
What bar services do you provide?
What event items are available?
What food and beverage items are available?
What transportation and access is available?
Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
What is the average catering price per person for stations?
What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
What is the starting price per person for bar service?
Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
34 reviewsWrite a review
15 User photos
The Calgary Zoo Real Weddings
26 Photos · 31/Dec/2021
37 Photos · 24/Oct/2020
44 Photos · 20/Feb/2020
19 Photos · 20/Jul/2019
62 Photos · 28/Jul/2018
44 Photos · 22/Jul/2018
Sounds Unlimited Disc Jockey ServicesRating 4.9 out of 5 , 94 reviews· Wedding DJ (94)
Special Event Rentals - EdmontonRating 4.6 out of 5 , 36 reviews· Event Rentals (36)
Chair FlairRating 4.8 out of 5 , 113 reviews· Wedding Decorations (113)
Anna Michalska PhotographyRating 4.9 out of 5 , 19 reviews· Wedding Photography (19)
The Nogues PhotographyRating 5 out of 5 , 9 reviews· Wedding Photography (9)
Shannon Valente WeddingsRating 5 out of 5 , 10 reviews· Wedding Planning (10)
1300 Zoo Rd NE T2E 7V6 Calgary (Alberta)