Imagine your once-in-a-lifetime wedding ceremony in a breathtaking garden and your reception overlooking a magical tropical encounter. Contact us today to book your ceremony and reception at Como Park Zoo!
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Outdoor - Not Covered
Outdoor - Covered
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Garden, Park
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Reviews
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Reviewed On 7/08/2014 by Alison O
My guests loved this venue! It is pricey, and you have to use their catering, but everyone kept saying that was the best wedding food they ever had. I would definitely use this venue again if I had to do it all over again!
Reviewed On 11/18/2012 by Christina C
I fell in love with the Sunken Garden the minute I toured it. It is so beautiful - a perfect backdrop for our wedding. We got married on October 12 and everything was perfect. The coordinator was so helpful, yet behind the scenes. I think we d...
Reviewed On 10/17/2012 by Kate M
Como was an absolutely breathtaking ceremony venue for our small wedding. I couldn’t have imagined our wedding anywhere else! We worked with Polly most of the time for our event, but had some questions answered by Emily as they came up. They we...
Reviewed On 8/15/2017 by Karin H
The minute I saw photos of the covered porch all setup for a wedding reception, I knew I wanted to have my reception here as well. I'm so glad I made that choice! I worked with Kelly from Como to help plan the reception and she was absolutely a...
Response from the Vendor on 08/18/2017
Thank you for the 5 stars! Our team was happy to assist you in planning your wedding and answer all of your questions. Communication is very important to us so that all of our couples feel well informed. We are thrilled to hear you were pleased...
Reviewed On 8/08/2017 by Sue B
Wish I did not have to give the conservatory or staff even 1 star. Horrible place to have a wedding! Had to ask for everything no one available to help control the public running around. No one there to help with pictures. No parking for anyon...
Response from the Vendor on 08/18/2017
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are very disappointed to read the review of your experience. We are following up with our staff on the issues you’ve raised. It is important to us that our brides feel taken care of on such a bi...
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Bonnie S
ComoPark Terrace and gardens were perfect for our venue. Everyone loved it and Kelly was the best venue director. I would recommend and do it all over again.
Reviewed On 7/25/2017 by Molly L
We had our reception in the Covered Porch. The venue was incredible. It is amazing how they turn a hallway into a such beautiful venue! If you are looking for an intimate space for 200 people or less, look here! Add the fern room and splurge on...
Reviewed On 7/17/2017 by Megan V
We just got married in The Covered Porch at Como Zoo, and I would highly recommend it. We had a cocktail hour in the patio out front, and it was just beautiful with all the gardens. Once we were inside, I loved the wall of windows, and it made ...
Response from the Vendor on 07/20/2017
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! We are glad you were pleased with the set up of high tops in the lobby for guests to socialize at if not dancing. It's great to hear that the sloth was a big hit with your guests! Kelly enjoyed helping you ...
Reviewed On 11/08/2016 by Ashleigh K
Did you know you could have a penguin at your reception? The Bullard Auditorium was a perfect venue for us! The waitstaff was professional, all the Lancer Reps were super responsive, and the food was great! We also did our ceremony in the Su...
Response from the Vendor on 11/11/2016
Thanks for the 5 stars! We are so happy you enjoyed the space at our venue for your wedding! It is so nice to hear you had a great experience with Lancer Catering and their cuisine. We appreciate you choosing us to have your wedding ceremony an...
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Linnea T
My fiance and I just had our wedding at Como a few weeks ago, and the location could not have been better. We had a beautiful outdoor wedding, then went inside for the reception. I recommend a later time for the wedding, as the reception cannot...
Response from the Vendor on 10/27/2016
Thank you for the 4 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the different spaces of our venue for your wedding. We are so glad our staff made your wedding day special and could help you through the planning process. Thanks for letting us ...
Reviewed On 6/30/2016 by
We had both our ceremony here (sunken gardens) and reception. Our ceremony was beautiful, the sunken gardens was beautiful and well worth the price. The food was great, we are still getting guests comments to this day, our wedding was more than...
Response from the Vendor on 07/05/2016
Thanks so much! We are so happy to hear you are still getting compliments a year later!
Reviewed On 1/19/2015 by Lolita W
I would highly recommend anyone looking for a unique place for their wedding photography to check out the Como Zoo sunken garden. Our wedding was on December 27th, 2014 and we needed a good option for indoor pictures between the wedding and rec...
Reviewed On 9/17/2014 by Amy T
Reviewed On 8/31/2014 by Austin R
There really wasn't an alternative location we were considering. The sunken garden was absolutely lovely. The staff was helpful and protective of our weddings privacy. The flowers were great.
Reviewed On 7/07/2014 by Sarah B
We had our wedding on 6/20/14 in the Sunken Garden. It was a beautiful day outside, but not wanting to chance the weather we opted for the indoor location. While it was a bit steamy inside (we warned guests ahead of time to dress appropriatel...
Reviewed On 7/20/2013 by Ashley D
We were double booked initially and had to switch rooms. We actually ended up getting the covered porch room, which is gorgeous and some freebies for are trouble, which helped a lot. We paid to have the fern room extra, which I decorated with...
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Claire S
We loved the idea of having the reception at the zoo - we rented some of the animals for the cocktail hour, the reception space was great (in the upstairs room with access to the outside porch), and the food was pretty good when we sampled it. ...
Reviewed On 7/07/2013 by Stephanie F
Como itself was easy to work with, my their in-house catering company not so much. They were also strict on the rental times, which I wish were longer so you wouldn't have to rush the pictures. I wouldn't change the venues though. We had the...
Reviewed On 6/04/2013 by Megan J
We had our ceremony in the Sunken Gardens. It was absolutely beautiful and we saved a bundle on flowers!
However, keep in mind the strict policies. You only get an hour and a half inside the venue. It seems like a lot of time, but it goes...
Reviewed On 4/02/2013 by Kalee H
Como Park's sunken garden was absolutely gorgeous! The cost to rent the garden was $1000.
You are allowed certain time slots in hour and half increments. Your ceremony and all of your pictures MUST be in this hour and a half time frame. The b...
Reviewed On 2/17/2013 by Rianna M
I could not have asked for a more beautiful location for our ceremony. The staff was polite and helpful, and the gardens are AMAZING. Just make sure you get a photographer that is VERY organized because you only get 1.5 hours to do pictures and...
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 by Rene K
The space is gorgeous!! Our only complaint was the mandatory 19% tip before the actual occasion.
Reviewed On 9/09/2012 by Justyna W
we had our ceremony at the sunken garden and our party in one of the rooms upstairs. It was really beautiful, the service was great; servers very polite and on top of everything. loved it!
Reviewed On 5/15/2012 by Vanessa E
How do you have a superbly beautiful wedding without breaking bank?
Get married at Como :)
Our ceremony was so beautiful (and fragrant!), and fairly well-priced. Ask what flowers will be there on your wedding to make sure they'll go with ...
Reviewed On 4/10/2012 by Jill M
We held our wedding ceremony and reception in the Conservatory, and it was simply magical. Because our wedding list was small (65-70 people), we were able to have a cocktail reception in the Sunken Garden, North Garden and Palm Dome after the w...
Contact Info for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN(651) 487-8282