A wedding destination 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 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.

Welcome to a place where lifelong memories are made…

Our Venues…

The Oakfield

In 1930, George Mottershead moved into this glorious Victorian mansion and began realising his vision for a new kind of zoo – a haven for animals from all over the globe.

Today, the Manor remains at the heart of Chester Zoo, and has been lovingly restored to become the ideal setting for your wedding day. Ornately decorated and rich with historic details, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect location for an experience you’ll remember all your life.


Up to 80 day guests
Up to 120 night guests

The Square

Where old meets new. Our original stable block from the 1930’s will become a wonderfully, unique venue at the heart of the zoo, sustainability renovated from the ground up.

Perfect for conferences to gala dinners and product launches, we can adapt the space to suit your needs.


200 guest capacity in main event space

Up to 380 guest capacity in full venue

No ordinary wedding…

Explore the zoo

At Chester Zoo, we’re famous for our award-winning zoological gardens. Covering 128 magnificent acres, they house over 19,000 animals from all over the world. When you celebrate your wedding with us, you and your guests will be able to explore the zoo throughout the day – an experience to remembered in its own right.

Something for everyone

Wedding packages

From intimate daytime weddings, to all inclusive dance into the night celebrations, our wedding packages offer something for every style and budget.

The perfect food for a perfect day


We believe that high quality cuisine is an important ingredient in the recipe for a special occasion. You’re guaranteed to be impressed by our freshly prepared menu of locally sourced and delicious food cooked to perfection for you and your guests. Choose from a variety of food and drink packages with a selection to suit every taste.

Make your day even more memorable…

Unique experiences

In addition to the wonderful wedding itself, Chester Zoo presents a host of unique opportunities to make your day even more memorable.

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