For a truly unforgettable day, why not get married at Chester Zoo? It is truly a venue like no other.

You’ll get to say ‘I do’ in a stunning Grade II listed building, surrounded by 128 acres of award winning zoological gardens and over 35,000 of the most incredible and endangered animals on earth.

The Oakfield lies at the heart of Chester Zoo, both physically and in our history. It’s here where it all started for our zoo. Beautifully restored with intricate wood paneling, historic photos and views out onto the gardens, it is the perfect place to make your vows.

Few other wedding venues can offer you the amazing opportunity to have your wedding photos with some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. Between the ceremony and reception, you will be able to enjoy the zoo itself and make some brilliant family memories.

“A HUGE thank you for everything! The day went so smoothly and we had such a perfect time! I wish we could do it all again! Everyone from the zoo was so helpful, and we had SO many lovely comments from our guests about the venue, the staff and the food! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It really was just the most beautiful day; so SPECIAL and UNIQUE. I know our guests will never forget it and we definitely won’t. Thank you for making it such a stress free day.”

Bethan & Carl Naven

A wedding that prevents extinction

Like all events held at Chester Zoo, your wedding can help make a real difference to the future of endangered species worldwide. Everything we do at the zoo, including hosting events like weddings, is in aid of raising money to fund vital conservation in the UK and across the world. We’re working to prevent extinction. That means raising public awareness of the threats wildlife face, monitoring the extent of the issue, conducting insightful research and introducing innovative new solutions. We can’t do any of that without your support.

By choosing Chester Zoo as your wedding venue, you join us in our fight to protect the planet’s rich biodiversity. As you celebrate your happy day, you can do so with the added joy of knowing that you’ve made a difference.

Request a wedding brochure today and start planning your special day – just complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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