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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo , OH
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2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609 US (map)

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419-385-5721

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ABOUT US

Exotic meets upscale at the Toledo Zoo! We have several classy and unique venues that are perfect for wedding ceremoies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, or bridal showers. Whether your... Read more
Exotic meets upscale at the Toledo Zoo! We have several classy and unique venues that are perfect for wedding ceremoies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, or bridal showers. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a large event with hundreds of guests, we can accommodate you in style! Our chef and catering staff serve up excellent meals, and our bakery can create your dream wedding cake that will dazzle your guests. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1900
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
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?
5
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?
150
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
57
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
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
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1900
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
150
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
57
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
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
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Kelsey
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
The Toledo Zoo was perfect for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Formal Gardens, cocktail hour with the penguins, and our reception in the Great Hall. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and we got tons of compliments! Bailey, our coordinator, did such a great job helping us plan and also was a huge help the day of. All of the staff seemed super knowledgable and managed everything very well. It was very helpful to know that everything was all taken care of together and we didn't have separate vendors for rentals, caterer, cake and planner. The coordinators there set things up for us, so all we had to do was drop everything off the night before. That was great! Appetizers, dinner and cake were all delicious! I would definitely recommend anyone to get married at the zoo.
The Toledo Zoo was perfect for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Formal Gardens, cocktail hour with the penguins, Read more...
The Toledo Zoo was perfect for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Formal Gardens, cocktail hour with the penguins, and our reception in the Great Hall. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and we got tons of compliments! Bailey, our coordinator, did such a great job helping us plan and also was a huge help the day of. All of the staff seemed super knowledgable and managed everything very well. It was very helpful to know that everything was all taken care of together and we didn't have separate vendors for rentals, caterer, cake and planner. The coordinators there set things up for us, so all we had to do was drop everything off the night before. That was great! Appetizers, dinner and cake were all delicious! I would definitely recommend anyone to get married at the zoo. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I had heard from a few different people that the Zoo offered a bakery wedding cake services. I was interested because their prices seemed to be very reasonable and did not know how the quality would be. My biggest concern when I had been contacting other bakeries was their response time. Working with people who are very responsive and take your phone calls and emails seriously was important to me. Working with Timberline was amazing. They double checked all information we emailed and corresponded on the phone several times. They were excellent to work with.

And now the actual cake. It was absolutely beautiful. We had a pink ombre four tier cake and it look incredible. I am not even sure how they make the ombre color work so perfect when we picked 4 different frostings for each tier but it look incredible. Everyone loved the cake it was fun because we had 4 different cake flavors and frosting flavors. We ordered a cake that fed 150 people and we only have 100 people at the wedding but we only have a slice or two left after the wedding. The cake was delicious. I was a huge fan of their frosting flavors my favorite was cinnamon sugar with the cake of snicker doodle. It was amazing.
I had heard from a few different people that the Zoo offered a bakery wedding cake services. I was interested because Read more...
I had heard from a few different people that the Zoo offered a bakery wedding cake services. I was interested because their prices seemed to be very reasonable and did not know how the quality would be. My biggest concern when I had been contacting other bakeries was their response time. Working with people who are very responsive and take your phone calls and emails seriously was important to me. Working with Timberline was amazing. They double checked all information we emailed and corresponded on the phone several times. They were excellent to work with.

And now the actual cake. It was absolutely beautiful. We had a pink ombre four tier cake and it look incredible. I am not even sure how they make the ombre color work so perfect when we picked 4 different frostings for each tier but it look incredible. Everyone loved the cake it was fun because we had 4 different cake flavors and frosting flavors. We ordered a cake that fed 150 people and we only have 100 people at the wedding but we only have a slice or two left after the wedding. The cake was delicious. I was a huge fan of their frosting flavors my favorite was cinnamon sugar with the cake of snicker doodle. It was amazing. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved the whole concept of having my daughter's reception @ the Toledo Zoo. Colleen and Bailey were excellent to work with in planning her special day. The food was delicious! Service was exceptional! Everyone went out of their way to assist you in anything you may need. The Nairobi Pavilion located in the African Exhibit was so awesome! The Overlook was great for drinks/hors d'oeuvres! We paid to have the animals out during the cocktail hour which was so cool! All our guests loved it! Atmosphere was so different than any other reception I ever went too! We wanted something unique and we got it! I'll never forget that day! Thanks again!!!!
We loved the whole concept of having my daughter's reception @ the Toledo Zoo. Colleen and Bailey were excellent to work Read more...
We loved the whole concept of having my daughter's reception @ the Toledo Zoo. Colleen and Bailey were excellent to work with in planning her special day. The food was delicious! Service was exceptional! Everyone went out of their way to assist you in anything you may need. The Nairobi Pavilion located in the African Exhibit was so awesome! The Overlook was great for drinks/hors d'oeuvres! We paid to have the animals out during the cocktail hour which was so cool! All our guests loved it! Atmosphere was so different than any other reception I ever went too! We wanted something unique and we got it! I'll never forget that day! Thanks again!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the helpful staff at the Toledo Zoo, but I will try. During the 18 months between booking the zoo and the wedding there were staff changes. Our original contact kept in contact with us up until the end to make sure we were feeling good, and our new contact was knowledgeable about the decisions we had already made and clearly did her homework.

Working with Bailey was such a great experience. I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything.

I also appreciate the helpful staff that was provided on the day of the wedding and at the rehearsal. They set up the tables perfectly, checked on me throughout the night, and helped pack up after the reception was over. They carried umbrellas around during pictures just in case it rained.

If you are looking for a unique venue that will make your life easier and your day very special, go with The Toledo Zoo. You will not regret it!
I cannot say enough about the helpful staff at the Toledo Zoo, but I will try. During the 18 months between booking the Read more...
I cannot say enough about the helpful staff at the Toledo Zoo, but I will try. During the 18 months between booking the zoo and the wedding there were staff changes. Our original contact kept in contact with us up until the end to make sure we were feeling good, and our new contact was knowledgeable about the decisions we had already made and clearly did her homework.

Working with Bailey was such a great experience. I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything.

I also appreciate the helpful staff that was provided on the day of the wedding and at the rehearsal. They set up the tables perfectly, checked on me throughout the night, and helped pack up after the reception was over. They carried umbrellas around during pictures just in case it rained.

If you are looking for a unique venue that will make your life easier and your day very special, go with The Toledo Zoo. You will not regret it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My experience with the zoo was fantastic. Colleen is great to work with, and our wedding coordinator made everything so easy for us. Everything went so smoothly! The food was delicious! Our guests complimented everything from the food, the friendly staff, the beautiful setting, etc. I definitely recommend the zoo for a ceremony or at least reception venue!
My experience with the zoo was fantastic. Colleen is great to work with, and our wedding coordinator made everything so Read more...
My experience with the zoo was fantastic. Colleen is great to work with, and our wedding coordinator made everything so easy for us. Everything went so smoothly! The food was delicious! Our guests complimented everything from the food, the friendly staff, the beautiful setting, etc. I definitely recommend the zoo for a ceremony or at least reception venue! Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Samantha was great! We used Timberline Bakery for our wedding at Toledo Botanical Gardens. They did a desert table and we got a ton of compliments on the cupcakes they made and how nicely the table was presented. So happy we went with Timberline!
Working with Samantha was great! We used Timberline Bakery for our wedding at Toledo Botanical Gardens. They did a desert Read more...
Working with Samantha was great! We used Timberline Bakery for our wedding at Toledo Botanical Gardens. They did a desert table and we got a ton of compliments on the cupcakes they made and how nicely the table was presented. So happy we went with Timberline! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Colleen Tankoos and her event staff at The Toledo Zoo were absolutely fantastic to deal with from beginning to end. Colleen always made us feel as if we were her only priority-when I knew that she had many clients to deal with. She always had a smile on her face. She is a "can-do" type of person- the kind of person you want to deal with when spending a lot of time and money on a wedding. My daughter wanted a venue that was somewhat unique and fun and could accommodate 350 people. We booked the Zoo's Nairobe Pavilion for her reception and it was everything we could hope for and more. We had many requests that were over and above the basic wedding package- from the size of the dance floor to carpeting a portion of the facility to the chairs to the number of appetizers we would serve during cocktails. Colleen handled each request and was able to provide those services at a reasonable cost. Nancy Gold, the catering manager was excellent to work with and was on site the entire event to make sure everything was perfect. The wait and bar staff were friendly and accommodating and our "day-of" coordinator, Bailey handled everything beautifully. Even the animals were cooperative and accommodating - hanging around during cocktails for our guests to enjoy. It was a truly magical evening and I highly recommend The Toledo Zoo for any event large or small.
Colleen Tankoos and her event staff at The Toledo Zoo were absolutely fantastic to deal with from beginning to end. Read more...
Colleen Tankoos and her event staff at The Toledo Zoo were absolutely fantastic to deal with from beginning to end. Colleen always made us feel as if we were her only priority-when I knew that she had many clients to deal with. She always had a smile on her face. She is a "can-do" type of person- the kind of person you want to deal with when spending a lot of time and money on a wedding. My daughter wanted a venue that was somewhat unique and fun and could accommodate 350 people. We booked the Zoo's Nairobe Pavilion for her reception and it was everything we could hope for and more. We had many requests that were over and above the basic wedding package- from the size of the dance floor to carpeting a portion of the facility to the chairs to the number of appetizers we would serve during cocktails. Colleen handled each request and was able to provide those services at a reasonable cost. Nancy Gold, the catering manager was excellent to work with and was on site the entire event to make sure everything was perfect. The wait and bar staff were friendly and accommodating and our "day-of" coordinator, Bailey handled everything beautifully. Even the animals were cooperative and accommodating - hanging around during cocktails for our guests to enjoy. It was a truly magical evening and I highly recommend The Toledo Zoo for any event large or small. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our day was wonderful! The whole team at the zoo made everything very unstressful. Everything was done the way we had discussed. The food was awesome and so was the cupcakes!!!
Our day was wonderful! The whole team at the zoo made everything very unstressful. Everything was done the way we had Read more...
Our day was wonderful! The whole team at the zoo made everything very unstressful. Everything was done the way we had discussed. The food was awesome and so was the cupcakes!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Toledo Zoo was absolutely perfect- friendly and detail oriented staff, outdoor garden an huge pavilion for a reception of delicious food, unique decor and a fun dance floor! Plus African animals out for cocktail hour! Perfection!
The Toledo Zoo was absolutely perfect- friendly and detail oriented staff, outdoor garden an huge pavilion for a reception Read more...
The Toledo Zoo was absolutely perfect- friendly and detail oriented staff, outdoor garden an huge pavilion for a reception of delicious food, unique decor and a fun dance floor! Plus African animals out for cocktail hour! Perfection! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing. The zoo was so accommodating and had such a wonderful staff to help. They made wedding planning easy for me and were able to immediately answer any question I threw at them. The wedding was perfect, everyone did such an amazing job that night. If I could do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing.
Amazing. The zoo was so accommodating and had such a wonderful staff to help. They made wedding planning easy for me and Read more...
Amazing. The zoo was so accommodating and had such a wonderful staff to help. They made wedding planning easy for me and were able to immediately answer any question I threw at them. The wedding was perfect, everyone did such an amazing job that night. If I could do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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