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Zoo Knoxville

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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
20
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
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?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Shania
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Zoo Knoxville made my day perfect. They took care of everything and were so patient with myself and the wedding party. Suzi made sure everything was perfect and just the way we wanted. Everything was included and it was the cheapest venue we found. I highly recommend Zoo Knoxville to any bride because your day will be stunning!
Zoo Knoxville made my day perfect. They took care of everything and were so patient with myself and the wedding party. Read more...
Zoo Knoxville made my day perfect. They took care of everything and were so patient with myself and the wedding party. Suzi made sure everything was perfect and just the way we wanted. Everything was included and it was the cheapest venue we found. I highly recommend Zoo Knoxville to any bride because your day will be stunning! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Ashley and her team were wonderful! They made everything go very smoothly and made my day unforgettable, even through the rain! It was a beautiful venue and such a fun atmosphere.
Ashley and her team were wonderful! They made everything go very smoothly and made my day unforgettable, even through the Read more...
Ashley and her team were wonderful! They made everything go very smoothly and made my day unforgettable, even through the rain! It was a beautiful venue and such a fun atmosphere. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Ashley and her team were absolutely wonderful. They made my wedding day unforgettable, even through the rain. I loved it!
Ashley and her team were absolutely wonderful. They made my wedding day unforgettable, even through the rain. I loved it!
Ashley and her team were absolutely wonderful. They made my wedding day unforgettable, even through the rain. I loved it! Read less
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Traci
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
First off, Ashley is easily the hardest working person I have ever encountered. She was literally a lifesaver during this entire wedding process. I was pretty sure I wanted my wedding at the zoo, but as soon as I met her, all doubts were gone. I knew very little about the wedding process, and she helped me out immensely and answered all my questions. I was planning the wedding from out of town, so I was constantly emailing her, and I always received responses quickly. The venue itself was absolutely amazing and my guests are still talking about how unique the venue was. Our ceremony was in front of the elephants and the cocktail hour near the red pandas, so our guests were able to see some of the animals which they loved! Me and my husband were also able to interact with the giraffes, which created some amazing pictures! We also chose to have the carousel going all night long, which our guests LOVED (and not just the children). Overall, having my wedding at the zoo was truly the best decision I made in this wedding process! And it was super affordable for everything it included!!
First off, Ashley is easily the hardest working person I have ever encountered. She was literally a lifesaver during this Read more...
First off, Ashley is easily the hardest working person I have ever encountered. She was literally a lifesaver during this entire wedding process. I was pretty sure I wanted my wedding at the zoo, but as soon as I met her, all doubts were gone. I knew very little about the wedding process, and she helped me out immensely and answered all my questions. I was planning the wedding from out of town, so I was constantly emailing her, and I always received responses quickly. The venue itself was absolutely amazing and my guests are still talking about how unique the venue was. Our ceremony was in front of the elephants and the cocktail hour near the red pandas, so our guests were able to see some of the animals which they loved! Me and my husband were also able to interact with the giraffes, which created some amazing pictures! We also chose to have the carousel going all night long, which our guests LOVED (and not just the children). Overall, having my wedding at the zoo was truly the best decision I made in this wedding process! And it was super affordable for everything it included!! Read less
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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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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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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
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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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3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville,TN 37914, PO Box 6040 Knoxville,TN 37914, Knoxville, TN 37914 See On Map
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