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Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Wedding Venue
601 North 59th Street
Seattle, Washington 98103
Contact: Catering Sales
Phone: 206/548-2590

Why We Like This Place

  • Wildly romantic settings and exotic animals evoke a magical safari. From Africa to the Amazon or Pacific Northwest, native flora and fauna create the mood for a very unique wedding. Plus, your event helps fund preservation and wildlife habitats around the world. (Even the catering is fair trade, organic and sustainable).
  • The property’s 92 acres present a choice of idyllic gardens. The serene Rose Garden invites you to meander through 2 acres showcasing over 280 varieties of roses, enhanced by a gazebo, lily pond and fountain…while the Beech Garden offers seclusion among old-growth trees for an inspiring ceremony.
  • When you celebrate on the Northern Trail, you get an up-close view of the zoo’s denizens. Three separate areas tucked beside animal exhibits allow you to exchange vows suspended above the lush trees. Then enjoy cocktails, dinner and an impromptu show of Tule elk, bears, wolves or otters at play. (Other site options are near jaguars, giraffes or penguins.)



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 250

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 250

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date. The rental fee ranges $500–2,500 depending on the space rented and the time of day. Please contact the venue for meal pricing.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Community Center/Civic Bldg

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