455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Zoo is a wedding location in Phoenix, AZ, boasting beautiful and exotic venue spaces and amenities for special occasions. The inspiration of one man, the zoo resides at the heart of the community and has become renowned worldwide for conservation and research. With so many different habitats throughout, couples can say ‘I do’ overlooking a savannah or in a Bedouin-style desert oasis campsite among other settings. Founded in 1961 by Robert Maytag, the zoo eventually opened to the public a year later under his wife Nancy’s guidance following his premature death. Honoring Robert and due to the support of the local community, the zoo received funding and aid from every family home and establishment in Phoenix. Owing to this encouraging involvement, the zoo has gone from strength-to-strength ever since, building habitats and designing conservation programs. More than 15 areas of the zoo can create an ideal backdrop for wedding gatherings and cater to a wide variety of tastes and themes. Couples can celebrate in luxury banquet spaces, within the orangutan hut-styled exhibit, or on a country farm with open-air barbecue and a big red barn. The versatility is endless and every venue leaves room for the imagination to expand on decor ideas and catering options. Phoenix Zoo offers a range of services to couples planning a wedding in one of their event spaces. Multiple venues can be booked for the separate ceremony and reception packages so that couples can explore more than one theme or idea for their big day. White carpets, a white wicker arch, and garden chairs are available to use for the ceremony. For receptions, tables and chairs are available according to maximum capacity per venue. Additional services include specialized lighting for each area, guest transportation to and from the Safari habitats, and various canopies and tents, completing the overall aesthetics.