Weddings

Weddings Devon

An unusual and completely beautiful wedding venue…

Dartmoor Zoo near Plymouth in Devon brings together the perfect concepts for your dream wedding day in a venue that is more interesting than the rest.

What could be a more magical backdrop for your wedding than a collection of exotic and amazing animals resident in 33 acres of glorious woodland? Your guests will be entertained all day as they wander throughout our wonderful (and photogenic!) park, meeting our friendly zoo team and hearing about our work in conservation and research.

From your first consultation right through to your big day, your own dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will ensure your hopes and dreams come true. You are in safe hands! 

To discuss your wedding today, please email events@dartmoorzoo.co.uk or call 01752 837645 to speak with our Weddings Co-ordinator.

Please also have a look through our Bridebook brochure 


The Wedding Secret

The Venue

Say ‘I do’ in our Goodamoor ceremonial room: intimate and traditional with its original wooden flooring and fireplace, the room seats up to 50 guests. It’s double doors can be left open to enjoy the mesmerising views of the zoo and the rolling hills. The lawn outside is perfect for post ceremonial drinks. Dating back since the 17th century, the manor house has not only history but elegance, with royalty staying in the manor house during the 19th century.

Marquee Reception On Peak Season

Exclusively for Summer weddings, our marquees are perfect to house up to 120 guests. Set in the heart of the zoo, surrounded by greenery, and enclosures that house some of our most exciting animal residence, you will truly feel at one with nature.

Jaguar Restaurant Reception Off Peak Season

Our restaurants transforms into an incredible light and spacious venue. With cream drapes and sparkling lights, plus personal decoration, this space truly becomes your own. Suitable for up to 120 guests, you are able to enjoy the beautiful views of Dartmoor and our African Paddock.

Wedding Packages

A small but elegant package, perfect for couples on a budget. £40 pp inclusive of:

-Goodamoor Manor House Ceremony

-Themed Chair Covers

-Canapes

-Post Ceremony Drinks

-Mineral Water

Goodamoor Manor House not only has beautiful features, but has the history to match. Dating back to the 17th century, the petite Manor House has been known to be a guest house for royalty within the Victorian era. In recent years it has been under renovation to give it a clean fresh white look, but still has its decadent features such as its fireplace in the ceremony room.

The Jaguar Package the perfect wedding package for couples looking for a winter wonderland wedding. Yourself and your wedding guests will have exclusive access to the zoo after 4.00pm. You will be able to explore the grounds and picture those truly wild and unique photographs. Winter wedding ceremonies are held in our Goodamoor Manor House, with a restaurant reception. Suitable for up to 120 guests, this package costs £135 pp and is inclusive of:

-Manor House Ceremony

-Restaurant Reception

-Themed Chair Covers

-Post Ceremony drinks

-Wedding Breakfast

-Drinks Package

-Mineral Water

-Evening Buffet

-DJ Evening Entertainment

This Summer package is perfect for couples dreaming of their countryside summer wedding. With a manor house ceremony and a marquee reception, you can embrace Summer in Dartmoor. With views of the rolling hills and the walk-in enclosure for the ceremony, you will be able say I Do with a view. The marquee is pitched up in the heart of the zoo between the Cheetahs and the Monkeys. Your guests will be able to access the zoo and see the live tours and talks happening around the zoo, as well as have exclusive access to the grounds between 6pm and dusk. This package costs £215 pp and is inclusive of:

-Goodamoor Manor House Ceremony

-Marquee Reception

-Chair Covers

-Canapes

-Post Ceremony Drinks

-Wedding Breakfast

-Drinks Package

-Mineral water

-Evening Buffet

-DJ Evening Entertainment

This package is suitable for up to 120 people, during peak season. Marquee extensions are available for couples looking to invite larger wedding groups, this may be at an additional fee.

The Boho package is our most luxurious package, with a manor house ceremony and bohemian tipi tent reception. This package is perfect for couples looking for a Summer countryside wedding. The package is suitable for up to 120 people, and costs 340pp. The package is inclusive of:

-Goodamoor Manor House Ceremony

-Marquee Reception

-Chair sashes

-Canapes

-Post Ceremony Drinks

-Wedding Breakfast

-Drinks Package

-Mineral water

-Evening Buffet

-DJ Evening Entertainment

Catering

In-House Catering

We have a variety of different catering packages to suit everyone – from buffets to barbecues to 3 course meals, we can cater to all your needs.

V, VG, GF, allergies? We can create alternative dishes to suit everyone!

We also offer themed dishes to ensure every detail of your day is perfect.

We have provided a collection of popular dishes, but are more than happy to design you a menu based on your tastes and dietary requirements

Outside Catering

Couples are more than welcome to use their own caterers. We are more than happy to supply crockery and cutlery. Cleaning Fees apply.

Starters:

•Smoked Cornish mackeral and horseradish mousse

with a Melba crisp bread, tomato and caper salad

•Devonshire pork and ham hock terrine

with piccalilli vegetables and rye toast

•Buffalo mozzarella and heritage tomato salad

with basil, rocket leaves and balsamic vinegar

Mains:

•Devon free-range chicken breast

wrapped in smoked bacon with vine roasted cherry tomatoes and green bean herby couscous

•Pollack en Papillote

topped with pesto and cooked with Mediterranean vegetables and olives.

•Asparagus and goats cheese tart

with red onion marmalade and dressed leaves.

All main dishes are served with crispy roast potatoes and vegetables.

Price per head ranges from £25-£35

This is a sample menu, our catering menus can be made to fit your requirements.

Starters:

•Potted pulled pork

with crackling and fit and apple chutney

•Honey roast parsnip soup

with parsnip crisp and warm crusty bread roll

•Beetroot and Plymouth gin cured salmon

with dill creme friache, pickled beets and dressed leaves

Mains:

•Braised Devon beef brisket

with braised red cabbage and celeriac gratin

•Devon free range chicken breast

wrapped in smoked bacon with creamy chestnut mushrooms, leeks and pearl barley

•Roasted butternut squash

topped with chickpeas, creamy seasonal vegetables and herby breadcrumb crust

All main dishes are served with crispy roast potatoes and vegetables.

Price per head ranges from £25-£35

This is a sample menu, our catering menus can be made to fit your requirements.

The Deluxe buffet £15 pp

Large variety of quality sandwiches, local meats, cured meat platter, pasties and much more.

The Big buffet £12 pp

Variety of sandwiches with crusty bread, satay skewers, pie, pizza. quiche and much more.

The Simple Buffet £7.50 pp

Variety of 3 sandwiches, mini rolls, gala pie and a selection of quiches.

Hog Roast from £880

We only use the finest locally reared pigs that have had a happy life running around the Devon Countryside. We firmly believe that this reflects the overall taste and the quality ensuring your succulent meaty meal is enjoyed by all guests.

All Hog Roasts packages include homemade tasty stuffing and apple sauce served in fresh sour dough rolls.

£880 for up to 80 people.

£1000 for up to 100 people

£1080 for up to 120 people

£1200 for up to 150 people

£1400 for up to 200 people

Make a meal of it and bulk up your hog roast with these refreshing accompaniments..

Coleslaw £1.00 per person

Potato Salad £1.50 per person

Seasonal Roasted Root Veg £2.00 per person

Mediterranean Roast Veg £2.00 per person

Crispy Roast Potatoes £1.75 per person

Herby Roast Potatoes £1.50 per person

Mixed Meat Roast from £880

Choose up to 4 different types of meat from the list below to suit even the fussiest of eaters

Pork    Gammon    Lamb     Beef     Turkey

£880 for up to 80 people

£1000 for up to 1000 people

Meat – Free Roast £5.50 per person

Includes:

Local made vegetable pasties

Traditional nut roast

Homemade homity pie (v)

Post ceremony, start your party off with a glass of prosecco or bucks fizz with a choice of delectable canapes for your guests.

Choose from 3* of the following canapes…

• Parma ham, mozzarella and basil wraps

• Houmous and olives (VG)

• Smoked mackerel and horseradish pate

• Whipped goats’ cheese and sun blushed tomatoes (V)

• Mini cheese burger crostini

• Smoked salmon with cream cheese and chives

• Honey glazed Devonshire chipolata sausages

(*additional canapes £1.50 per person)

Barbecue at the Zoo £15 pp

Devon reared 8oz beef burgers, sausages, spiced chicken wings and vegetarian options including falafel burgers, vegetable kebabs and corn on the cob.

Delicious additions available.

Bitesize Dessert Buffet £5.50 pp

Mouth watering, and mouth sized, the Bitesize buffet makes dessert fun. From lemon posset shots to french macaroons, there’s a dessert for even the fussiest guest.

Individual Dessert £4.50 pp

Lemon and berry posset with shortbread

Seasonal berry pavlova with whipped cream and coulis

Chocolate brownie with fudge sauce and clotted cream

Cheese Board £5 pp

Variety of local and international cheeses accompanied with fresh grapes, crackers and chutney.

Entertainment

Close up magician – £250 per hr

DZP souvenir – £3 per person

Bungee run – £200 for 3 hrs

Bucking bronco – £280 for 3 hrs

Surf simulator – £250 for 3hrs

Casino package – £400/£500 dependent upon peak times

Live music -From £250 for 2 x 45 minute sets

DJ Hire -£500 for evening entertainment

Sweet cart – From £120 for 50 guests

Party host – £50 for 2 hr

Party bags – £3 per person

Bouncy castle – £120 for 3 hrs

Couples Experiences

Meet the Tigers £149

Meet one of our keepers and get-up close personal with our majestic tigers. This behind the scenes access will be an unforgettable experience.

Meet the Meerkats £50

Our charismatic Meerkats love their photos taken, especially when you’re feeding them. Get close and personal with them. This is the perfect opportunity to learn and feed them.

Meet the Reindeer £60

Meet, groom and feed the reindeer. This experience also enables guests to join the view and take pictures of your special experience.

Reptile Encounter £40

Get your hands dirty as you go behind the scenes with our reptile and bug experience and learn how to care for them.

Falconry Display £130

Meet Mr Buncle’s array of fantastic birds with a flying display for all your guests. You’ll even get the opportunity to hold a bird of pray yourself.