Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Puget Sound, WA

Capacity: 251-300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

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Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Guest Capacity



Ballroom, Park, Tented

Wedding Categories

Food + Catering, Planning


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.

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... Read More 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.

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... Read More 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.