Weddings & Receptions

Marriage is the ultimate adventure, so why not start yours at London’s most exciting wedding location? ZSL London Zoo is a romantic alternative to the traditional wedding venue and provides a magical backdrop for your special day.

Our wedding coordinators can be involved as much or as little as you like from recommending one of our three wedding packages or consulting with our Head Chef to create a menu exclusively for your guests. They are on hand to assist you all the way from your first visit through to sharing the day itself with you.

For more information call the events team on 0207 449 6562, alternatively use the information request form

Mappin Pavillion set for a wedding. Venue Hire at ZSL London Zoo
Mappin Pavillion set for a wedding. Venue Hire at ZSL London Zoo

Stunning Suites

With a wedding licence for two stunning suites – the Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion and The Prince Albert Suite – both with outdoor space, it’s a unique and iconic setting for both ceremonies and receptions for 30-300 guests. It's not just the wonderful memories that will make a lasting impact; all profits from the celebration go directly into helping critically endangered animals. 

Situated in the heart of the zoo, the elegant Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion overlooks its own private exhibit – emus and wallabies in their outback enclosure. Bathed in natural light from the 360 degree windows and offering exquisite sunset views, it is a perfect choice for a beautiful and intimate wedding. Meanwhile, a grand banquet in our charming Prince Albert Suite or an informal barbecue on the tranquil Prince Albert Lawn and Terrace offer flexible and relaxing surroundings for your special day. 

Mappin Pavillion set for a wedding. Venue Hire at ZSL London Zoo

Animal House Reception

There's nothing like a reception in one of our Animal Houses! The ideal way to show off your unique venue, these are available for 1.5 or 3 hours after the zoo closes, and can be booked individually or in conjunction with a suite, where the ceremony would be held. Whether you want to hang out with some of the world's most formidable predators in the Komodo Dragon House, or hit the beach with our adorable penguins, we've got an animal enclosure to suit you and your guests! A live animal encounter is wonderful way to entertain your guests. Your choice from a selection of our cutest, funniest and most remarkable animal residents can be added to your guestlist for a meet and greet, lasting around 25 minutes. They’ll bring their keeper along with them to ensure you and your guests get the most out of their visit. 

Dedicated Wedding Coordinator

From your first visit through to being there on the big day, our wedding coordinators are on hand to assist and are happy to get involved as much or as little as you wish. They would be delighted to recommend one of our packages or create a tailored wedding unique to you, consulting with our Head Chef to create a menu exclusively for you and your guests. 

 

By holding your event with us, you will be directly contributing to conservation projects around the world, helping critically endangered animals and their habitats. 


Civil Partnerships

ZSL London Zoo is proud to offer the perfect location for a civil partnership.

Why not choose The Mappin Pavilion to say ‘I do’, followed by drinks and canapes in the Komodo Dragon House, before returning to the Pavilion for a fork buffet, barbecue, or seated dinner.

Dancing is available here and in The Prince Albert Suite until midnight, with extensions until 2am (Prince Albert Suite only) for the nocturnals among you!


Receptions
Max the eurasian eagle owl, featuring in a wedding animal encounter.

Couples love to get married at ZSL London Zoo due to it's unique and fun setting, not to mention that all profits from the wedding go directly into helping critically endangered animals.

Nothing shows off our unusual venue like a reception in one of our Animal Houses! These are available for 1.5 or 3 hours after the zoo closes, and can be booked individually or in conjunction with a suite where the ceremony would be held.

Booking a live animal encounter to meet your guests is wonderful way to entertain your guests!


Wedding Brochure*

Download our brochure for more information

ZSL London Zoo Wedding Brochure (2.25 MB)

Please note that the price of our dry hire will increase to £12,000 during peak season

 

Packages

Choose from one of the below wedding packages or contact our team for a bespoke quotation.

White Dove

An intimate package for a couple looking for a more relaxed, informal daytime wedding.

  • Exclusive suite hire from 9am-5.30pm
  • Use of suite for your ceremony
  • Use of suite or terrace for the BBQ
  • Two glasses of Pimms & lemonade or Sangria per person
  • Cocktail nibbles during your drinks reception
  • Wedding barbeque menu
  • Full use of cash or account bar
  • Microphone and PA system for background music and speeches (indoor only)

£69.00 + VAT per person

Angel Fish

An ideal and complete wedding package, allowing you both to introduce your personality to your day.

  • Exclusive suite hire from 9am-11pm
  • Use of suite for your ceremony,
  • Use of suite for your wedding meal and evening reception
  • Two glasses of Pimms & lemonade or Sangria per person
  • Cocktail nibbles during your drinks reception
  • Animal Encounter
  • Wedding three course fork buffet menu
  • Half bottle of wine per person and
  • Half bottle of water during dinner
  • Microphone and PA system for background music and speeches (indoor only)

£99.00 + VAT per person

Love Birds

This all inclusive wedding package includes indulgent extras to create a classic wedding at our unique venue.

  • Exclusive suite hire from 9am-midnight
  • Use of suite for your ceremony, wedding meal and evening reception
  • Two sparkling cocktails per person
  • Three canapés per person
  • Animal Encounter
  • Half bottle of wine per person and
  • Unlimited water during dinner
  • Three course wedding menu
  • Tea, coffee & petit fours
  • Printed menus
  • Sparkling toast with speeches
  • Mirrored centre pieces and tea-lights
  • Up-lighters around the room
  • White chair covers
  • Microphone and PA system for background music and speeches (indoor only)
  • D.J. and evening party lighting
  • Evening finger buffet
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Security

£145.00 + VAT per person

All package prices are based upon a minimum of 75 guests in the Mappin Pavilion or 110 guests in The Prince Albert Suite.