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.

Everything you need for the perfect wedding day is here, and our highly experienced team will be on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Right from you first phone call or email, they’ll strive to ensure that you experience the wedding day of your dreams.

The Oakfield lies at the heart of Chester Zoo, both physically and in our history. It’s here where it all started. Beautifully restored with intricate wood panelling, 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.

Food and drink form a massive part of any wedding day, which is why we pride ourselves on using the highest quality locally sourced food, cooked to perfection. Before making any decisions on your menu, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our Executive Head Chef.

See below for further details about our different wedding packages. Each option includes access to Chester Zoo for you and your guests, complimentary reserved parking, your own personal wedding coordinator and a master of ceremonies. We can tailor packages to further meet the needs of you and your chosen guests.

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.


Starting from £4,500, this daytime only package includes the ceremony, a delicious 3 course meal and up to 35 guests.

Together Forever Rose 

Starting from £6,600, this package includes the ceremony, a delicious 3 course meal and up to 40 guests.

White Dove Orchid

Starting from £10,000 this package includes the ceremony, a tasty hot buffet, evening snacks and between 60 and 100 guests.

Grand Perfection Tulip

Starting from £12,500, this package includes the ceremony, both a 3 course meal and a hot buffet, and between 40 and 100 guests.

A wedding that Acts for Wildlife

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 conversation 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.

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Thank you for your interest, following Government advice Chester Zoo has closed its gates to visitors for the foreseeable future, How long this will be for, we simply don’t know, but we really hope it plays a part in slowing down the spread of this awful virus.

If you wish to request information at this time please do email us and when the Zoo reopens we will be in touch.

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