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Behind-the-Scenes: Planning Your Zoo Wedding

Unveiling the Enchantment: Crafting Your Dream Zoo Wedding

Where do you start when Planning Your Zoo Wedding? The journey to your dream wedding at Dartmoor Zoo is a meticulous process that weaves together nature, love, and meticulous planning. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring your big day is nothing short of magical.

Venue Selection: Where Dreams Come True

Your choice of venue sets the stage for your love story. At Dartmoor Zoo, you have four enchanting options:

Goodamoor House Ceremony Room:

Intimate and traditional, with original wooden flooring and a fireplace, this room accommodates up to 50 seated guests. The double doors offer stunning views of the rolling hills of Dartmoor and the vibrant lawn, providing a perfect setting for post-ceremony drinks.

Jaguar Restaurant Reception:

Light and spacious, the restaurant transforms into a captivating venue for up to 120 seated guests. Cream drapes and twinkly lights, paired with personal decorations, allow the space to reflect your unique style while enjoying panoramic views of Dartmoor and our African paddock.

Marquees Reception:

Exclusively for summer weddings, our marquees house up to 120 guests amidst lush greenery and enclosures housing our most exciting animal residents. Nature becomes an integral part of your celebration, creating an atmosphere unlike any other.

Jaguar Suite Reception:

Modern and sleek, our newly refurbished Jaguar Suite is an absolutely gorgeous venue to hold your wedding reception.
With astonishing views and a blank canvas to create the perfect vibe for your special day, we highly recommend viewing this space!

Catering: A Feast to Remember

Dartmoor Zoo’s flexible catering packages cater to every palate and preference. From buffets to barbecues, and sit-down three-course meals, our culinary offerings are tailored to your desires. Our chefs ensure that dietary needs, including vegan, gluten-free, and allergies, are expertly addressed.

Animal Experiences: A Unique Touch

Elevate your celebration with unforgettable animal experiences, adding a touch of wild elegance to your special day. Feed our charismatic meerkats, meet majestic tigers, and witness captivating falconry displays. These interactions create memorable moments for you, your partner, and your guests.

Logistics and Coordination: Crafting Perfection

From the first consultation to the final farewell, our dedicated events team is here to exceed your expectations. Our meticulous coordination ensures seamless logistics and personalised touches, allowing you to immerse yourself in the joy of your wedding day fully.

Frequently Asked Questions: Planning with Ease

Is Accommodation Provided on-site?

While we don’t offer on-site accommodation, check out our Staying Nearby page for lodging options for your guests.

Parking Convenience: Where Can Guests Park?

Parking arrangements are designed to cater to your guests. Blue badge holders have reserved spots, and a more extensive car park accommodates other attendees.

Decoration Time: When Can We Decorate?

We provide three hours on the night before your wedding for personal room decorations, with staff assistance and equipment provided.

Experience the Magic: Your Dream Wedding Unveiled

Crafting your dream zoo wedding is a journey of precision, passion, and personalisation. From selecting your venue and catering options to experiencing animal encounters and collaborating with our dedicated team, every element is designed to enchant your day.

Begin Your Wedding Journey 

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