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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo , OH
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LOCATION

2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609 US (map)

PHONE

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 ceremonies, 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 ceremonies, 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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
The zoo was a great place to have our wedding. It's a unique location that excites many guests and provides great photo opportunities as well as animal exhibits and other little extras to entertain your guests. They were able to accomodate both our ceremony and reception in two different venues on property. Jenn was very helpful with coordination of the event and communicating to our vendors. The food and baked items were amazing. Other than a couple minor glitches the day of the event we were extremely happy with our wedding at the Toledo Zoo.
The zoo was a great place to have our wedding. It's a unique location that excites many guests and provides great photo Read more...
The zoo was a great place to have our wedding. It's a unique location that excites many guests and provides great photo opportunities as well as animal exhibits and other little extras to entertain your guests. They were able to accomodate both our ceremony and reception in two different venues on property. Jenn was very helpful with coordination of the event and communicating to our vendors. The food and baked items were amazing. Other than a couple minor glitches the day of the event we were extremely happy with our wedding at the Toledo Zoo. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
If you want a stress free wedding day, have your wedding at the Toledo Zoo! Jenni and Mic went above and beyond to make sure our day went seamlessly. The Gardens at the Zoo are beautiful and our guests were impressed with everything the zoo had to offer. I do not have a bad thing to say about our experience at the zoo. The Food was incredible and the catering staff was top notch. SO HAPPY we had our wedding here.
If you want a stress free wedding day, have your wedding at the Toledo Zoo! Jenni and Mic went above and beyond to make Read more...
If you want a stress free wedding day, have your wedding at the Toledo Zoo! Jenni and Mic went above and beyond to make sure our day went seamlessly. The Gardens at the Zoo are beautiful and our guests were impressed with everything the zoo had to offer. I do not have a bad thing to say about our experience at the zoo. The Food was incredible and the catering staff was top notch. SO HAPPY we had our wedding here. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
The zoo was absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony and reception in the aquarium and everything was perfect! The staff was amazing, the coordinator Jen and her intern Lexie were amazing. The food was amazing. Our big day was truly a fairytale! Highly recommend. Completely worth every penny. They made the day go smoothly and having them set up and tear down was so nice! I loved everything about the zoo! Amazing venue.
The zoo was absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony and reception in the aquarium and everything was perfect! The staff Read more...
The zoo was absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony and reception in the aquarium and everything was perfect! The staff was amazing, the coordinator Jen and her intern Lexie were amazing. The food was amazing. Our big day was truly a fairytale! Highly recommend. Completely worth every penny. They made the day go smoothly and having them set up and tear down was so nice! I loved everything about the zoo! Amazing venue. Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
10/17/2015
4.7/5.0
Samantha Nye at Timberline Bakery in the Toledo Zoo did a FANTASTIC job with our wedding cake! I brought her a picture from pinterest and she replicated it exactly! The cake was delicious and the price was great with all of the different flavors we had! I still get compliments from my wedding guests on the cake and how delicious and moist it was. It was beautiful and I can't wait to enjoy the top tier on our one year anniversary!!
Samantha Nye at Timberline Bakery in the Toledo Zoo did a FANTASTIC job with our wedding cake! I brought her a picture Read more...
Samantha Nye at Timberline Bakery in the Toledo Zoo did a FANTASTIC job with our wedding cake! I brought her a picture from pinterest and she replicated it exactly! The cake was delicious and the price was great with all of the different flavors we had! I still get compliments from my wedding guests on the cake and how delicious and moist it was. It was beautiful and I can't wait to enjoy the top tier on our one year anniversary!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Amy
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
The event staff at the zoo made planning my wedding so easy. Bailey was amazing and responded to any questions I had during the planning process along with being there the day of. My wedding day was perfect and there were no issues at all. We had initially planned on getting married in the gardens, however the weather made that not an option so we used the back up plan in the indoor theater. Alicia was my onsite wedding coordinator and was available and helped me with any needs I had throughout the day. The staff throughout the entire zoo was amazing, especially all the staff in the Lodge for my reception. I can honestly say that I would not choose another site for my wedding or my reception. The zoo was fantastic and helped to ensure that the day was amazing for me and my now husband.
I also used the Timberline Bakery for my cake and wedding favors. They were able to decorate the cake exactly the way I wanted it. Their cake flavor choices were amazing and so many different frosting choices along with it. The cake was amazing. I also had them do cut out cookies for all my guests as part of our favors. They were so adorable and tasted amazing.
The event staff at the zoo made planning my wedding so easy. Bailey was amazing and responded to any questions I had Read more...
The event staff at the zoo made planning my wedding so easy. Bailey was amazing and responded to any questions I had during the planning process along with being there the day of. My wedding day was perfect and there were no issues at all. We had initially planned on getting married in the gardens, however the weather made that not an option so we used the back up plan in the indoor theater. Alicia was my onsite wedding coordinator and was available and helped me with any needs I had throughout the day. The staff throughout the entire zoo was amazing, especially all the staff in the Lodge for my reception. I can honestly say that I would not choose another site for my wedding or my reception. The zoo was fantastic and helped to ensure that the day was amazing for me and my now husband.
I also used the Timberline Bakery for my cake and wedding favors. They were able to decorate the cake exactly the way I wanted it. Their cake flavor choices were amazing and so many different frosting choices along with it. The cake was amazing. I also had them do cut out cookies for all my guests as part of our favors. They were so adorable and tasted amazing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
5/8/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married there on 5/8/15, and everything was simply amazing. We were the first couple to do so in the newly renovated aquarium. The details were all taken care of marvelously by Bailey Streib. She was the best. From making sure everyone was where they needed to be on time, to catering, to making sure the fussy flower girls stayed happy and scream-free through the ceremony; she handled it all with ease. There is a sound system available in the aquarium, which helped our officiant out. We only had 100 guests, but the main area could have easily sat 50 more. The grounds were kept pristine and the staff was extremely accommodating. The transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception runs smoothly, and is expedited at an appropriate pace to make sure guests have enough time to mingle, but don't get bored. The reception, which was in the Great Hall inside the Museum of Science, was flawless. You bring your decorations for everything the day before at the rehearsal (included in the cost of the event), specify how everything is to be set up, and the staff takes care of everything for you. It was especially wonderful for me. I walked into the reception hall and was just as stunned at the beauty of it all. The food was delicious, and the chefs had no problem catering to the guests with very specific dietary restrictions, from allergies, vegetarians, to a family with lactose-gluten-egg intolerance. The Zoo also handled the wedding cake and cupcake, which were delicious! Bailey and her assistant were also there to ensure my husband and I were on time for the major events in the reception (cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, etc). The entire staff was extremely efficient at clearing tables of unwanted (and sometimes wanted) plates and glasses. The whole event was well worth all of the money. My only recommendation would be to extend the bar time & have specific glasses for the wedding party that won't be taken away whilst you're out dancing.
My husband and I were married there on 5/8/15, and everything was simply amazing. We were the first couple to do so in the Read more...
My husband and I were married there on 5/8/15, and everything was simply amazing. We were the first couple to do so in the newly renovated aquarium. The details were all taken care of marvelously by Bailey Streib. She was the best. From making sure everyone was where they needed to be on time, to catering, to making sure the fussy flower girls stayed happy and scream-free through the ceremony; she handled it all with ease. There is a sound system available in the aquarium, which helped our officiant out. We only had 100 guests, but the main area could have easily sat 50 more. The grounds were kept pristine and the staff was extremely accommodating. The transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception runs smoothly, and is expedited at an appropriate pace to make sure guests have enough time to mingle, but don't get bored. The reception, which was in the Great Hall inside the Museum of Science, was flawless. You bring your decorations for everything the day before at the rehearsal (included in the cost of the event), specify how everything is to be set up, and the staff takes care of everything for you. It was especially wonderful for me. I walked into the reception hall and was just as stunned at the beauty of it all. The food was delicious, and the chefs had no problem catering to the guests with very specific dietary restrictions, from allergies, vegetarians, to a family with lactose-gluten-egg intolerance. The Zoo also handled the wedding cake and cupcake, which were delicious! Bailey and her assistant were also there to ensure my husband and I were on time for the major events in the reception (cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, etc). The entire staff was extremely efficient at clearing tables of unwanted (and sometimes wanted) plates and glasses. The whole event was well worth all of the money. My only recommendation would be to extend the bar time & have specific glasses for the wedding party that won't be taken away whilst you're out dancing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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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
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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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:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
The wedding coordinator was wonderful and helped a lot, but the staff helping the day of was just okay, you could tell they were bored and trying to stay busy by asking if you were done eating several times.
The wedding coordinator was wonderful and helped a lot, but the staff helping the day of was just okay, you could tell Read more...
The wedding coordinator was wonderful and helped a lot, but the staff helping the day of was just okay, you could tell they were bored and trying to stay busy by asking if you were done eating several times. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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