Santa Barbara Zoo

Make your wedding unforgettable at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Guests will enjoy nearly 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean views, and our incredible animals. We work with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is perfect.


Hilltop and Palm Garden (Ceremony and Reception) - 2,000 guests

Cabrillo Lawn (Ceremony and Reception) - 300 guests

Discovery Pavilion (Reception) - 150 seated guests, 200 guests for cocktail

Pricing: $$$$$

Bridal Dressing Room: Yes

Parking: Yes

Amplified Music Allowed: Yes, Music must be off by 10PM

Alcohol Policy: Must be coordinated through the Zoo

Time Allotment: 5PM-10PM Event Time

Restrooms: Yes

What is Provided: Tables, Chairs, China, Glass, Silver

Decorations: Most Outside Decorations are Allowed, Decorations Available through Rincon as well.

Descriptive words of the venue:

  • Ceremony

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor

  • Private

  • Reception

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Zoo

Venue Requirements

  • Contract

  • Deposit Amount/ Percentage

  • Event Insurance

  • Catering

Cancellation Policy: Deposit of $800 for evening events.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Sarah Weiner

  • Phone: (805) 566-9933 ext 160

  • Email:

  • Wesbite: Santa Barbara Zoo

  • Address: 500 Ninos Drive | Santa Barbara | CA

Photography courtesy of: Kiel Rucker | Laura Ford Photos | Mary Jane Photography