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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 4 of 5 1 5

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Wedding: 6/22/2013
Member Since: 1/9/2013
Amazing    posted 7/27/2013

We had our wedding in the pagoda room. It was marvelous, the staff was amazing and helped set up and take down. We dealt with the same 2 ladies the whole time, so it was nice because they knew what was going on.

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Wedding: 8/18/2012
Member Since: 4/10/2011
Beautiful    posted 9/5/2012

We loved having our wedding in the plaza at the zoo. We both worked there years ago so it meant something to us. Heidi was helpful and so was Kelsey. I did not like that we were forced to go with their choice of caterer though.

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Wedding: 8/18/2007
Member Since: 3/29/2007
Review for Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium    posted 8/29/2007 (modified 5/27/2010)

The reception in the aquarium was different and fun for our guests. They said they really enjoyed looking at the sharks and different fish and enjoyed being in a public zoo after hours.;You have to use an onsite caterer. The catering manager changed 3 times after we booked and we were always the last to know. Everyone was slow to return calls. At the reception we received some food that we didn't order and didn't receive food we had requested (and pre-paid for). Guests complained that the staff was rude. The bar opened late and ran out of drinks. They also served boxed wine (Franzia) after we had been promised good, local wine.


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Truly Unique

With sweeping views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium offers a romantic, picturesque setting for your wedding day. Our distinctive venues set the scene for memorable events from intimate ceremonies to large receptions.
Book by June 30th,2013 to Receive a 10% Discount.


  • Price Range: $$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: No
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: No
  • Site Fee: No
  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Unusual/Alternative