The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo Weddings & Events

More Than Just A Wedding Space – By supporting the zoo not only do you feed your guests but you also help feed our residents. Revenue generated supports animal conservation and research efforts.

What Makes the Calgary Zoo Unique

For a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience, say “I do” at the Calgary Zoo! What better place for two love-birds to tie the knot?

Established over 85 years ago, the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden, and Prehistoric Park welcome over a third of Calgarians every year, cementing it as one of the most beloved places in the city. Located just five minutes east of the downtown core, Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo serves not only as a great family destination but as an incredible wedding venue too! The Calgary Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience – to tie the knot around the nearly 1000 creatures that live there. Perfect for extravagant parties and intimate celebrations alike, the Calgary Zoo provides unique and unforgettable photo opportunities in an atmosphere that perfectly blends playful and elegant.


Ado About the Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is more than just a venue. Careful thought is put into every detail, right down to the local, sustainably sourced reception menu. Your wedding day will have a lasting impact, not just on you but also on wildlife, as proceeds will support conservation work here at the zoo and around the world. Revenue generated supports animal conservation and research efforts.



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Venue Capacity

How many guests can you accommodate?


How many event spaces do you have?

ENMAX Conservatory – capacity 150
Safari Lodge – capacity 280
Eurasian Gateway Tent – capacity 180
Grazers – capacity 80

How many weddings or events do you do each year?

Over 400 events with 60-70 of these being weddings


What services do you offer?

Event coordination & catering

Do you specialize in any particular type of wedding or event

Our team is experienced in everything from small intimate affairs to large scale corporate BBQ’s for 1000+ guests. Whatever the event we’re here to help you create a memorable experience for your guests.

How do you help couples customize their wedding?

A Setting For Any Style – Whether it’s an intimate occasion or a big bash, we have a venue to give it a unique flair. From formal affairs to more casual parties, the Calgary Zoo can accommodate groups of 30 to 300 plus. Ample parking, central location and
LRT access make the Calgary Zoo the perfect place for your special day.

What’s included in your Standard Package?

Included in your venue rental is your choice of complimentary linens in ivory, white or black & votive candles for each table, all tables and chairs are supplied with place settings and we provide the necessary servers & bartenders and take care of set up / clean up. Admission is included for your guests, keeping them occupied between ceremony & reception

Booking Information

Do you require a deposit?

Yes – A specific amount (see other), Deposit in the amount of venue rental required to confirm your date

Payment Options

They accept the following forms of payment at their business location.

  • Cash and Certified Cheque / Bank Draft
  • All Major Credit Cards (Visa Master Card and American Express)

Do couples need to sign a contract for their event?

They require a contract to be signed to secure your wedding date.

How far in advance should couples book you for their wedding?

On average, our couples book about 1.5 years in advance

Contact Information

The Calgary Zoo Event Team

Main Contacts

Loree Waterhouse
Wedding Cordinator
Direct: 1-403-232-9358

Robin Eriksen
Wedding Cordinator
Direct: 1 (403) 232-9380


Mailing Address

210 St. George’s Drive NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7V6

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We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with The Calgary Zoo and we hope this blog has helped you get a better sense of their company. Wedding and Event Venue

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