Say “I Do” at the Zoo!

Imagine saying “I do” while overlooking the giraffe yard or overhearing the roar of lions. Your special wedding day deserves a unique and extraordinary backdrop that dares to take a walk on the wild side. Choose from four ceremony sites and have your wedding reception at Flamingo Lake Patio with nearby weeping willows and charming flamingos. Guests will enjoy exotic plants, animals, and scenery in a private and serene environment, creating memories that will be talked about for years to come. You can even host your cocktail hour alongside the carousel or send your guests for a ride on the Zoo Train!

Nestled in the classically beautiful William Land Park, the Sacramento Zoo offers a truly one-of-a-kind setting for the most important day of your life! Let our professional staff assist you in creating an experience you and your guests will never forget.

Ceremony Sites


The Rare Feline Courtyard is reminiscent of an intimate canyon with lions and jaguars on either side of your guests. The foliage offers a terrific opportunity for some spectacular lighting effects in the evening. Holds up to 100 people.


Wedding ceremony site in Gibbon Alley at the Sacramento ZooGibbons Alley meanders through parts of our primate habitat area ending at the zebra grounds. The mature trees in Gibbons Alley are tall and graceful giving you the feel of a jungle motif. Holds up to 200 people.


Perhaps you are more of a star at heart and a stage is your perfect idea of a wedding site. Try our Amphitheater Stage, with its amazing mural backdrop of canopied gardens and rich blue sky. Holds up to 200 people.


Tall Wonders Viewing Deck provides your guests with the rare opportunity to be eye to eye with giraffes ambling leisurely throughout their surroundings. Holds up to 80 people.



Reception Site


Following the ceremony your guests are welcome to walk through the picturesque grounds to Flamingo Lake Patio. The nearby lake area is home to weeping willows and delicate pink flamingos. Holds up to 200 outdoors and 80 indoors.



All ceremonies must begin no earlier than 5:15 pm after the zoo closes and has been cleared of the general public.

Interested in booking your wedding at the zoo?

Email the Events Coordinator