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Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville , TN
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LOCATION

3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville,TN 37914, PO Box 6040 Knoxville,TN 37914
Knoxville, TN 37914 US (map)

PHONE

865-637-5331

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ABOUT US

Knoxville Zoo is an all inclusive wedding venue location. We include many amenities to make your wedding planningas easy as possible. Such amenities include ceremony site, cocktail hour... Read more
Knoxville Zoo is an all inclusive wedding venue location. We include many amenities to make your wedding planningas easy as possible. Such amenities include ceremony site, cocktail hour site, reception site, on site wedding planner, tables, chairs, linens, setup, breakdown, plus much more. All wedding take place after the Zoo has closed, to give you and your guests a zoo experience never to be forgotten.

Knoxville Zoo also offers rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, and engagement party locations. Our professional wedding staff can help you plan any type of event you are looking for. Our staff's goal is to make your day unforgettable. We look forward to working with you on this very special occasion Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
20
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley and the staff at the Knoxville Zoo worked hard to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted! She made the preparation easy and fun! We were relieved to not have to set up and take down our reception, that was all taken care of and was done beautifully.

If you are looking for a fun and unique venue with exceptional service, look no further!
Ashley and the staff at the Knoxville Zoo worked hard to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted! She made the Read more...
Ashley and the staff at the Knoxville Zoo worked hard to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted! She made the preparation easy and fun! We were relieved to not have to set up and take down our reception, that was all taken care of and was done beautifully.

If you are looking for a fun and unique venue with exceptional service, look no further! Read less
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monica
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience was wonderful!!
Our experience was wonderful!!
Our experience was wonderful!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The zoo was the perfect venue for us! We got married by the elephants on World Elephant Day (8-9-14). We also got to meet and pet a penguin. The Kids Cove tent was beautiful. If you bring them any decor, they will decorate for you. Ashley Hackney, the wedding coordinator there, took extra good care of us. She was always prepared and organized and made sure our day was special. She was such a big help on the day of our wedding when things were hectic. She even prepared our plates and set them on our table for our reception so we didn't have to.

A few more perks of having it at the zoo:
Plenty of options as to the location within the zoo
You can rent the carousel for the night
Linens, decor for the tables, etc. Are included
There's a golf cart train type thing that can shuttle your guests to and from locations. I had grandparents that needed assistance and this was such a big deal for us.
Lastly, it is the ZOO. Not everyone can say they had such a unique location. Your guests and yourself will have the memories of a lifetime!
The zoo was the perfect venue for us! We got married by the elephants on World Elephant Day (8-9-14). We also got to meet Read more...
The zoo was the perfect venue for us! We got married by the elephants on World Elephant Day (8-9-14). We also got to meet and pet a penguin. The Kids Cove tent was beautiful. If you bring them any decor, they will decorate for you. Ashley Hackney, the wedding coordinator there, took extra good care of us. She was always prepared and organized and made sure our day was special. She was such a big help on the day of our wedding when things were hectic. She even prepared our plates and set them on our table for our reception so we didn't have to.

A few more perks of having it at the zoo:
Plenty of options as to the location within the zoo
You can rent the carousel for the night
Linens, decor for the tables, etc. Are included
There's a golf cart train type thing that can shuttle your guests to and from locations. I had grandparents that needed assistance and this was such a big deal for us.
Lastly, it is the ZOO. Not everyone can say they had such a unique location. Your guests and yourself will have the memories of a lifetime! Read less
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Angelina
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
The Knoxville Zoo was the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner! The staff is extremely helpful! We decided to use one of their suggested caterers, Simply Southern, and they were great to work with. We requested specific food for our dinner and they were all very flexible and delicious. We were supposed to have out dinner by the giraffe feeding area, but due to a chance of thuderstorms, the wouldn't bring the giraffes out and we had to eat inside in the party room. I was pretty upset since there were quite a few kids coming, but the staff totally made up for it by giving us a private tour of the zoo and made the kids (and adults) SO happy. This dinner was one our guests won't forget.
The Knoxville Zoo was the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner! The staff is extremely helpful! We decided to use one of Read more...
The Knoxville Zoo was the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner! The staff is extremely helpful! We decided to use one of their suggested caterers, Simply Southern, and they were great to work with. We requested specific food for our dinner and they were all very flexible and delicious. We were supposed to have out dinner by the giraffe feeding area, but due to a chance of thuderstorms, the wouldn't bring the giraffes out and we had to eat inside in the party room. I was pretty upset since there were quite a few kids coming, but the staff totally made up for it by giving us a private tour of the zoo and made the kids (and adults) SO happy. This dinner was one our guests won't forget. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Tonya
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved the Zoo as my wedding/cocktail/reception venue. I actually was not even considering using the Zoo until my husband mentioned it. It was perfect. Ashely was great through it all. She was easy to contact via email or text. There were a few little things that I was told would happen or could possible happen, but they were minor and everything was wonderful. Ashley joked and said that it does not rain on her weddings…..and it did….until ceremony time….the skies parted we said our ‘’I dos” and the lions roared. It was fabulous. Ashley’s crew was amazing as well. They were on top of everything too. They took care of set up, break down, traveling everyone and everything where it needed to go, and worked very hard to keep everything running smoothly. She knows a lot of vendors as well and can recommend anyone and deal with everyone. Thank you Ashley and your crew!
I loved the Zoo as my wedding/cocktail/reception venue. I actually was not even considering using the Zoo until my husband Read more...
I loved the Zoo as my wedding/cocktail/reception venue. I actually was not even considering using the Zoo until my husband mentioned it. It was perfect. Ashely was great through it all. She was easy to contact via email or text. There were a few little things that I was told would happen or could possible happen, but they were minor and everything was wonderful. Ashley joked and said that it does not rain on her weddings…..and it did….until ceremony time….the skies parted we said our ‘’I dos” and the lions roared. It was fabulous. Ashley’s crew was amazing as well. They were on top of everything too. They took care of set up, break down, traveling everyone and everything where it needed to go, and worked very hard to keep everything running smoothly. She knows a lot of vendors as well and can recommend anyone and deal with everyone. Thank you Ashley and your crew! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend the Zoo to any of my friends and family to have a event here. It was amazing and everyone there did a great job of making the day perfect for us.
I would definitely recommend the Zoo to any of my friends and family to have a event here. It was amazing and everyone Read more...
I would definitely recommend the Zoo to any of my friends and family to have a event here. It was amazing and everyone there did a great job of making the day perfect for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Perfect place for our wedding! Ashley was very professional and helpful.
Perfect place for our wedding! Ashley was very professional and helpful.
Perfect place for our wedding! Ashley was very professional and helpful. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the best choice/selection I made in regards to the entire wedding! We wanted a unique venue, and everyone was so shocked when we said we were getting married at the Zoo. Everyone since has said how much they loved it and how amazing it turned out! That it was the best wedding they have gone to. Ashley Hackney was my wedding coordinator, and she was absolutely amazing. She assisted me with everything and sent reminders monthly to keep me on track. She was so willing to work with all my ideas and give suggestions. Most unique venue in Knoxville!
This was the best choice/selection I made in regards to the entire wedding! We wanted a unique venue, and everyone was so Read more...
This was the best choice/selection I made in regards to the entire wedding! We wanted a unique venue, and everyone was so shocked when we said we were getting married at the Zoo. Everyone since has said how much they loved it and how amazing it turned out! That it was the best wedding they have gone to. Ashley Hackney was my wedding coordinator, and she was absolutely amazing. She assisted me with everything and sent reminders monthly to keep me on track. She was so willing to work with all my ideas and give suggestions. Most unique venue in Knoxville! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the most fantastic wedding reception at the Knoxville Zoo! Ashley and her staff did a wonderful job with making the event run smoothly. All of my guests raved about how fun and different the zoo was! We had the cocktail hour at the new Valley of the Kings exhibit and the reception was under the permanent tent at Kids Cove. We used the preferred vendor of Simply Southern Catering and the food was AMAZING!!! Ashley really helped make recommendations for vendors and sent a monthly planning list of things I needed to work on (finding a DJ, buying wedding bands, meeting with florist, ect.). Having our reception at the Knoxville Zoo really made for an amazing and memorable event! Thank you Ashley and zoo staff!!! You guys were awesome!!!!!
We had the most fantastic wedding reception at the Knoxville Zoo! Ashley and her staff did a wonderful job with making the Read more...
We had the most fantastic wedding reception at the Knoxville Zoo! Ashley and her staff did a wonderful job with making the event run smoothly. All of my guests raved about how fun and different the zoo was! We had the cocktail hour at the new Valley of the Kings exhibit and the reception was under the permanent tent at Kids Cove. We used the preferred vendor of Simply Southern Catering and the food was AMAZING!!! Ashley really helped make recommendations for vendors and sent a monthly planning list of things I needed to work on (finding a DJ, buying wedding bands, meeting with florist, ect.). Having our reception at the Knoxville Zoo really made for an amazing and memorable event! Thank you Ashley and zoo staff!!! You guys were awesome!!!!! Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
As the grandparents of the bride Holly Worley, from our observation and interaction with Ashley, the Events Coordinator, the service was phenomenal on 9/24/2011 as well as rehearsal provisons on 9/23/2011. We had several Emails back and forth as Holly's grandfather and I did some handiwork from home for transporting to the zoo. Ashley was very prompt, courteous and so helpful in arranging for us to come early on the wedding day, even providing a prep area for flower arranging, etc. I'm sure Holly and Matt will make their own comments as well as the Moms but I just wanted Ashley, Tucker and the gang to know how much they were appreciated. Thanks, the wedding was perfect, the reception was perfect and having the carousel running was a wonderful added bonus. Jan & Ralph Vaughn, Lakesite, TN
As the grandparents of the bride Holly Worley, from our observation and interaction with Ashley, the Events Coordinator, Read more...
As the grandparents of the bride Holly Worley, from our observation and interaction with Ashley, the Events Coordinator, the service was phenomenal on 9/24/2011 as well as rehearsal provisons on 9/23/2011. We had several Emails back and forth as Holly's grandfather and I did some handiwork from home for transporting to the zoo. Ashley was very prompt, courteous and so helpful in arranging for us to come early on the wedding day, even providing a prep area for flower arranging, etc. I'm sure Holly and Matt will make their own comments as well as the Moms but I just wanted Ashley, Tucker and the gang to know how much they were appreciated. Thanks, the wedding was perfect, the reception was perfect and having the carousel running was a wonderful added bonus. Jan & Ralph Vaughn, Lakesite, TN Read less
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