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Zoo Atlanta

Atlanta , GA
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800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315 US (map)

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404-624-5650

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Host the most talked about event in town at one of the most unique places in the city. Look no further for the perfect destination for your wedding, birthday party, family reunion,... Read more
Host the most talked about event in town at one of the most unique places in the city. Look no further for the perfect destination for your wedding, birthday party, family reunion, conference meeting, business luncheon, or company picnic.

Zoo Atlanta offers year-round daytime and evening events from 20 to 5,000 people. The savory cuisine of Culinary Sol, Zoo Atlanta’s preferred caterer, will delight any palate. From backyard barbecues to plated dinners, our culinary staff will transform your event into a delectable experience! Let your Sol escape… Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
5/18/2013
0.9/5.0
1) When we chose the day, we were told a week later that there could possibly be a benefit that day, and we would have to wait to see if the agency chose our day or the following weekend. Two months later, we were informed that yes, we would need to move our day. We had to keep all invitations, save-the-dates, basically all of our plans on hold until this charity decided what they wanted. I understand that Zoo Atlanta runs on donations, but it made me feel like my wedding day was an extremely low priority – especially since we had already put down our deposit.
2) Our wedding ceremony was to be held in the large conference room, and the reception was set for the Panda Veranda. We had paid for 6pm-10pm. The day of, it looked as though it might rain. The backup facility was the same conference room, so we were told we needed to move the reception in there. As it turns out, our room was already booked that evening by a group of kids called the Nightcrawlers who apparently spend the night at the zoo. Around 9pm, the zoo staff began turning on all the lights – in the middle of our cutting the cake. My family kept asking them to stop. About 15 minutes later, another staff member told my husband and my maid of honor that as soon as he and I left, they were “kicking everyone out” – both related to me that exact verbiage on separate instances – regardless of whether we had paid for another hour. It was clear that they were pushing us out so the Nightcrawlers could use the room.
3) We had paid for unlimited wine and beer until 9pm, and then the bar would close. All through the evening, if you sat down your drink and turned away, they would take it. So, unremarkably, the “unlimited” drinks ran out around 8:30 because they were confiscating half-full glasses. Again, the staff was trying to clear out our reception for the slumber party.

I wrote a letter to the zoo - they have yet to respond. Choose a vendor who won't act like you are a burden on them.
1) When we chose the day, we were told a week later that there could possibly be a benefit that day, and we would have to Read more...
1) When we chose the day, we were told a week later that there could possibly be a benefit that day, and we would have to wait to see if the agency chose our day or the following weekend. Two months later, we were informed that yes, we would need to move our day. We had to keep all invitations, save-the-dates, basically all of our plans on hold until this charity decided what they wanted. I understand that Zoo Atlanta runs on donations, but it made me feel like my wedding day was an extremely low priority – especially since we had already put down our deposit.
2) Our wedding ceremony was to be held in the large conference room, and the reception was set for the Panda Veranda. We had paid for 6pm-10pm. The day of, it looked as though it might rain. The backup facility was the same conference room, so we were told we needed to move the reception in there. As it turns out, our room was already booked that evening by a group of kids called the Nightcrawlers who apparently spend the night at the zoo. Around 9pm, the zoo staff began turning on all the lights – in the middle of our cutting the cake. My family kept asking them to stop. About 15 minutes later, another staff member told my husband and my maid of honor that as soon as he and I left, they were “kicking everyone out” – both related to me that exact verbiage on separate instances – regardless of whether we had paid for another hour. It was clear that they were pushing us out so the Nightcrawlers could use the room.
3) We had paid for unlimited wine and beer until 9pm, and then the bar would close. All through the evening, if you sat down your drink and turned away, they would take it. So, unremarkably, the “unlimited” drinks ran out around 8:30 because they were confiscating half-full glasses. Again, the staff was trying to clear out our reception for the slumber party.

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jen from Hawaii
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.8/5.0
The Zoo Atlanta was my dream wedding come true. That sounds trite, I know, but it really couldn't have turned out any better. My husband and I had some ground rules about where we wanted to get married - it had to be away from Hawaii, it had to be some place where we'd never been before, and it had to be some place where we could entertain our guests for several days. We chose Atlanta because it met all those criteria, but also because you can get married at the Zoo next to the pandas! Andrea, the Zoo's event coordinator, was very helpful in answering all our questions, either by email or conference call. At times this was difficult, since the city of Atlanta had shut down for a few days due to an ice storm, but Andrea was always on top of it, and she worked with our coordinator on the details of the set up. Since we live in Hawaii, we did not get a chance to do a taste test of our menu, but our Southern Buffet and Shrimp and Grits bar were a big hit. Our guests loved the food. My favorite was the grits and the flavored water. I especially enjoyed the private viewing of the pandas. I would do it all over again.
The Zoo Atlanta was my dream wedding come true. That sounds trite, I know, but it really couldn't have turned out any Read more...
The Zoo Atlanta was my dream wedding come true. That sounds trite, I know, but it really couldn't have turned out any better. My husband and I had some ground rules about where we wanted to get married - it had to be away from Hawaii, it had to be some place where we'd never been before, and it had to be some place where we could entertain our guests for several days. We chose Atlanta because it met all those criteria, but also because you can get married at the Zoo next to the pandas! Andrea, the Zoo's event coordinator, was very helpful in answering all our questions, either by email or conference call. At times this was difficult, since the city of Atlanta had shut down for a few days due to an ice storm, but Andrea was always on top of it, and she worked with our coordinator on the details of the set up. Since we live in Hawaii, we did not get a chance to do a taste test of our menu, but our Southern Buffet and Shrimp and Grits bar were a big hit. Our guests loved the food. My favorite was the grits and the flavored water. I especially enjoyed the private viewing of the pandas. I would do it all over again. Read less
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AldenM1
Wedding:
3/22/2008
4.9/5.0
They were absolutely everything we could have asked for, and the price was right. I cannot recommend them too often or too much!
They were absolutely everything we could have asked for, and the price was right. I cannot recommend them too often or too Read more...
They were absolutely everything we could have asked for, and the price was right. I cannot recommend them too often or too much! Read less
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