03 October 2019
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After much anticipation, weddings have finally returned to Chester Zoo and our expert Sales & Events team are raring and ready to deliver an unforgettable experience for the happiest day of your life.

Our Sales Manager, Daisy Poole, has been working with the team to prepare tailor-made weddings here at the zoo. Find out what you can expect…


I’ve been Sales Manager here at Chester for over a year now, having previously worked for Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester. I’m originally from Chester so feel very at home here at the zoo, somewhere I spent many a happy weekend with my family as a child.

Weddings at Chester Zoo had always been hugely popular, but while we were refurbishing The Oakfield we had to put all weddings & events on hold. Now our beautiful gastro pub in the heart of the zoo has reopened we are able to plan weddings again…only now more special than ever!


At Chester Zoo you can share your big day surrounded not only by your family and friends, but also surrounded by 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens and over 27,000 incredible animals. It is a truly unique setting for any wedding – big or small.

We can offer everything, from our beautiful bridal suite for getting ready, to the all-important wedding ceremony, followed by an intimate dinner in our garden room or a party into the evening!

Our Grade II listed manor house, The Oakfield, was the home of our founder George Mottershead and his family. It is where the Zoo’s history began and you can really feel that in every part of the house. The refurbishment project was undertaken in such a way that all the beautiful original features of the house have been perfectly maintained, with the addition of some modern features.

We know how important high-end, freshly prepared food is to any special event. Our Head Chef has created a range of sample menus to inspire you, so that whether you are looking for a full 3 course sit down meal, an evening buffet or selection of delicious luxury canapes, we will have a menu that works perfectly for you and your guests.

Our dedicated events team will work closely with you to plan a day which feels really personal to you. We are there from the beginning of the planning process right through to the big day. We can arrange show arounds and menu tastings; and advise you on flowers, photographers or entertainment. We love collaborating with couples to create a truly unique wedding. We work closely with our colleagues around the zoo to ensure we deliver the wedding of your dreams, with a sprinkle of extra Chester Zoo magic!

We know that Chester Zoo holds a special place in many people’s hearts – especially those who choose to get married here. We have had many couples tell us they had their first date or even got engaged here! With this in mind we work hard to ensure that every wedding we plan and deliver feels truly special and goes as smoothly as possible. You will never find another venue like Chester Zoo!


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