Your Wedding at Chester Zoo ...with 12,000 Special Guests!

Oakfield House is a Victorian mansion set in 110 acres of award winning gardens, very much at the heart of the zoo….in all ways.

Originally built by the Mayor of Chester just over 100 years ago, Oakfield House was then bought by grocer George Mottershead in the early 1930s. With love, passion and a lot of determination, he turned it and the surrounding gardens into one of the world’s most beautiful and highly acclaimed zoos.

We believe our house and zoo can offer you a unique, elegant and rather extraordinary setting for your big day and will create lasting memories for you and your guests to talk about for years to come.

We can offer you exclusive use of the house for both ceremony and reception; our zoo will also be accessible to day guests, providing a wonderful and truly unique backdrop to your wedding photos.

We have a selection of catering options for you to choose from, all offering high quality food and drinks from sit down meals for up to 60 people to more informal summer safaris, Hog Roasts and BBQs.

We are able to accommodate weddings with up to 140 evening guests but are just as happy to host smaller more intimate events. Our dedicated team will ensure that your day is tailor made to be everything you could hope for and more.

As we are a charity, all proceeds from your wedding will help us to look after our animals here at Chester Zoo and with our outreach projects across the world.

Download our wedding brochure

You might also want to download our Wedding Planner information. This has everything you need, from our package prices to menus and wine lists.

We are so pleased that you are considering Oakfield House and Chester Zoo as the venue for your wedding and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01244 650 209 or email events@chesterzoo.org