Brookfield Zoo 3300 Golf Rd • Brookfield • IL 60513

Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Rd
Brookfield, IL 60513

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's an exotic stage for a special event. Not only does the zoo offer lush grounds and unique wedding venues, it provides a truly remarkable ambiance, with lions roaring in the distance, monkeys chattering nearby, and giraffes peeking over at your party.
  • You can enjoy "Cocktails with the Animals" in a variety of settings. Sip drinks and sample hors d'oeuvres in the company of grizzly and polar bears (the Great Bear Wilderness) or apes, birds, and other inhabitants of Africa's rain-forest canopies. Other environments include The Swamp (think crocs and turtles) and The Living Coast (see moon jellies, sharks, and a myriad of sea creatures).
  • The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo give you a choice of four distinctive event sites—or reserve them all so that your party can flow from your cocktail hour in one to dinner and dancing in another. More banquet facilities, like the Bocaditos with its South American artwork and stunning balcony views, are available, too.


Video by Jonathan Palomo.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $85/person and up


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 350 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 750
Reception Seated 300 500
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$





Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Unique
  • Ballroom
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Zoo / Aquarium
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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