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Santa Barbara Zoo

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[  Venue Summary  ]

Venue Type: Beach & Coastal

Indoor/Outdoor: Palm Garden for ceremonies and the Hilltop for receptions

Capacity: Palm Garden accommodates between 250-275 guests and the Hilltop accommodates 500+ guests

Availability: daytime and evening events, please call (805)845-1296

Amenities: Catering Services by Rincon assist with menus, beverages, and rental needs; specialty services such as lighting, full wedding coordination, cakes, and décor can be arranged;  near beach for wedding photos, 30 acres of gardens, ocean views

Video: Weddings & Events at Santa Barbara Zoo

[  Venue Description  ]
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With its exotic gardens, majestic ocean view, and its diverse animal collection, the Santa Barbara Zoo is the ideal setting for any occasion and offers your guests an experience they'll never forget. We accommodate daytime and evening events, from elegant weddings or dinner parties to relaxed company picnics. Zoo Catering Services by Rincon will assist you with all of your catering and rental needs and offer a variety of options to suit the style of your event. The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. Revenues from private events support the operation and development of the Zoo, help support conservation efforts, and enrich our education programs.

Santa Barbara Zoo Weddings
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Our ceremony site, Palm Garden, can accommodate between 250-275 guests; the Hilltop reception site can accommodate parties of 500+. Please contact the Private Events department to learn more about weddings at the Santa Barbara Zoo: (805) 962-5339, ext. 127.


Zoo Catering Services by Rincon will help you plan the wedding of your dreams by working with you to create a menu & event layout that fits your vision perfectly. Specialty services such as lighting, full wedding coordination, cakes, and decor can also be arranged. Please contact the Private Events Department or call (805) 962-5339 for more information.

[  Reviews & Testimonials  ]
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We had our wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo last month and wow, it was a total DREAM. Angie Chaves was our coordinator and she is hands down the best person you could have overseeing the most important day of your life. Not only will you have the most turnkey experience planning at the zoo (they have almost everything you need to have an event here and they've done it a million times so they KNOW what they're doing) but the Sb Zoo is not your normal zoo, it is one of the most gorgeous places you can get married at in SB. Our guests raved about the whole experience and how unique it was. Best day ever. Thank you Angie for keeping everyone on time, worrying about all of the big (and small!) things and making sure we had the perfect day!!!!

Rachel G.

Weddings and Events at Santa Barbara Zoo
[  Contact Information  ]

Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-5339 x127

Santa Barbara Zoo Website

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