Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a unique zoo wedding venue located in Columbia, SC. Boasting over 2,000 animals and breathtaking gardens, this is sure to deliver a showstopping location for your special day. You might even make friends with some local wildlife, elevating your wedding portraits to a truly one-of-a-kind level. You can choose to have all or just some of your wedding day at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. The ceremony can take place after the zoo closes, prefacing a joyful reception on its grounds, perhaps including portraits of you and your wedding party. You'll be spoiled for choice when selecting your ideal locations to exchange vows and enjoy your meal, with five different areas on-site. Ndoki Lodge, Tuskers, Magnolia Room, The Birdhouse, and The Aquarium Reptile Complex all offer different natural backdrops as well as mouth-watering menu options. The ARC would be ideal for an intimate gathering with its picturesque coral reef tank, while safari-themed Ndoki Lodge can host up to 500 guests. SSA Group, LLC is the zoo's preferred on-site catering team. Executive head chef Andrew Humphreys is passionate about personalizing your wedding menu to deliver incredible dishes that are also sustainable. You and your partner can select from a variety of meal styles, including hors-d'oeuvres, a buffet, stations, a plated dinner, or family-style. Bar services can ensure every guest is ready to raise a toast of beer, wine, or cocktails. You can opt for the bar to be consumption, full, or cash, as fits your vision and your budget for the day. Guests can also enjoy beers on tap at the Watering Hole on Ndoki Patio: this beer garden would be ideal for a summertime celebration. Moreover, the team can provide your sound system, lighting, setup, and cleanup for the event. If you want a gorgeous natural adventure on your wedding day, consider reaching out to the fabulous team at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.