Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium


Puget Sound, WA

Capacity: Up to 300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

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.

Amenities + Details

  • Indoor Ceremony Area

  • Kosher Available

  • Liability Insurance

  • Liquor License

  • On the Water

  • Onsite Catering

  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations

  • Onsite Parking

  • Onsite Wedding Consultant

  • Outdoor Ceremony Area

  • Outdoor Reception Area

  • Outside Caterers Allowed

  • Site Fee

  • Tented Area

  • Valet Parking

  • Wheelchair Accessible

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range



Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Unusual/Alternative


Contact Info

5400 North Pearl Street, Puget Sound, WA


Reviewed on 7/27/2013 Courtney R

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.


Reviewed on 9/05/2012 Cheryl F

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.

Review for Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Reviewed on 8/29/2007 Alyssa H

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.

Reception venue

Reviewed on 8/17/2011 Leah C

Beautiful location for a reception. We had the plaza and the South Aquarium with the small shark tank, which provided a lot of entertainment later on in the night when it got chilly outside. The peacocks also made an appearance during dinner. Biggest negative is having to wait until the zoo is closed, as we had a lot of down time between ceremony up in Seattle and the reception.

Great Reception Space

Reviewed on 8/02/2011 Ruth M

We used the education center located inside the zoo. The room was simple, and easily decorated. Our guests loved being able to walk out into the zoo. The staff were very attentive to our needs while we were planning.

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