Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park 2320 North Prospect Road • Peoria • IL 61603

Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park

2320 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Nestled in Glen Oak Park, this well-established public zoo boasts beautiful mature landscaping, architecturally fascinating buildings, and an impressive congregation of very photogenic animal residents.
  • The Zambezi River Lodge, with its authentic exposed timber frame, overlooks the adjacent botanical gardens, and features a soaring cathedral ceiling, thatched roof, cozy fireplace, and heated floors.
  • Enjoy unforgettable views of the zoo’s African exhibit from the Rondavel. This open-sided structure sits in the Zambezi River Village, and can be rented in conjunction with the Lodge for the ideal indoor-outdoor celebration.


Ceremony: Luthy Botanical Garden | Reception: Peoria Zoo
Video by Mike Staff Productions.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,000/event and up
  • The rental fee includes assorted tables and chairs, a sweetheart table, and A/V equipment. Private exhibit access and use of an outdoor seating area are available for an additional fee.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

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

  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Zoo / Aquarium

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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