Sure, plenty of zoos have the requisite elephant or giraffe… but the Santa Barbara Zoo has something more: 30 acres of lush, exotic gardens laced with majestic ocean views! Such stunning scenic attributes make the location a “natural” setting for out-of-the ordinary weddings.
Day or night, the sprawling lawn of the Palm Garden makes a breathtaking ceremony site. And when the park closes at 5pm, the entire place becomes your private wedding playground. For an unforgettable social hour, schedule a tour aboard the zoo train— and the animals get to stay out past their bedtime for your exclusive entertainment. (There’s nothing like the roar of an African lion to break the ice!).
The Zoo’s catering team boast “Wild Flavors with Civilized Service,” and will assist you with all of your catering and rental needs—from a relaxed barbecue to an elegant affair.
Conscience Bonus: The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. Fees for special events help support the Zoo and its conservation efforts, and may even be tax-deductible!