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Become a Conservation Ambassador...

A wedding at the Calgary Zoo can have more meaning than you can even imagine. Botanical gardens are the natural and inspiring backdrop for the moment you say “I do,” and you leave your mark by helping our animals too. Plus, your guests will be amazed as they are treated to the creative and renowned cuisine of our professional chefs. We can also suggest and work with design teams outside the zoo to make sure your special day is uniquely you.

Fabulous Food. Convenient Locations. Easy Booking.

One of our specialists will be happy to speak with you, share their expertise and assist you in delivering an exceptional experience for your special day.

The Calgary Zoo was the perfect venue for our special day, and it was a pleasure working with you. We also really appreciate that the proceeds of our wedding go towards animal conservation efforts.
- Alison & Graham

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The Calgary Zoo provides the perfect mix of elegance and fun for you and your wedding guests. Enjoy an unforgettable event with our one-of-a-kind venues and delicious locally sourced cuisine. Exploring St. George’s Island, your guests will be treated to unique encounters as the zoo is home to almost 900 animals, and 130 different species. Rain or shine couples can expect exquisite photos in our lush Dorothy Harvie Gardens. Your special day will also have a lasting impact, as proceeds will support conservation activities here at the zoo and around the world.

Facilities and capacity

The zoo offers 4 event spaces among its facilities which include:

  • The Eurasian Gateway Tent: Available from May through September, this outdoor tented space offers your guests a great place to dine al fresco. It has a capacity for up to 180 seated guests.
  • The ENMAX Conservatory: This space is great for hosting receptions with both an indoor and outdoor feel plus a large pre-function area. It has a capacity for up to 150 seated guests.

  • The Safari Lounge: This space makes you feel like you are dining in Africa! With a veranda overlooking giraffes, zebras and ostriches, this building includes a dance floor and creates a warm environment for up to 280 seated guests.
  • Grazers Restaurant & Patio: This newly-renovated space is perfect for smaller weddings and is available from September through May. It has indoor/outdoor sound systems, a private outdoor patio and a flexible capacity.

Hosting your wedding at the Calgary Zoo also helps to bring awareness to the animals we share the earth with, especially those that are endangered.

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Services offered

The services offered include the following:

  • Catering
  • Audio equipment (podium, microphone, mixer, etc) and more
  • Ceremony Locations


By partnering with Calgary's top chefs, the cuisine offered by the zoo stays true to sustainable ingredients that are always fresh. The dishes include vegetables and herbs grown right in the zoo's Garden of Eatin'. Guests with allergies can also have menus designed specifically for them.

All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event or future program date. Unauthorized duplication or sale is prohibited. The Calgary Zoo is not responsible for unauthorized duplication or lost tickets.