Friday, August 1, 2008

So You Want to Get Married At...The Bronx Zoo


Because who wouldn't want to get married and have a party amidst all of the wonders of the animal world? I wouldn't suggest for the summer, but we had picked our date (Mid-October) and thought the animal smells wouldn't be that bad. Maybe a whiff here or there.

After searching around for the right person to contact, starting with the Wildlife Conservation Society, patched through to the Central Park Zoo, I finally got in contact with Jacqui Dauphinais, Reservationist, Catering and Events Services (718)741-3836 at the Bronx Zoo. Helpful and full of information. In fact, I'm not sure why we didn't go with the Zoo other than we feel in love with the place we ended up booking.

They have a variety of packages and things you can do, including a cocktail reception, which is what I intended to do in the beginning. A cocktail reception with a cash bar starts at $50 per person with 10 hors devourers, go for their basic bar feature and you will add $27 pp. In fact, I'm really seriously shaking my head wondering why we didn't pursue this. If you do sit down dinner, one nice thing they do offer for a sit down dinner are centerpieces for all the tables. I've never been offered that before.Elephant House! They no longer house elephants, by the way.

Could do something fun with this print, ala save the dates (if i was doing save the dates)
from allposters.com


Post Script: This post is almost a year old, and while I've fulfilled many requests for information, at this point, my information is dated. Please contact either the Bronx Zoo or Central Park Zoo for more information!

31 comments:

The Pissed Off Bride said...

I LOVE the zoo and I wanted to have a NY wedding so bad (from PA). Too expensive though. I really enjoyed this zoo, I never thought about getting married here. That would have been fun, and way cheaper than my current place.

Sakura2009 said...

I am kicking around the idea of getting married at the Bronx Zoo. Can you send me the price info you have?

lazybride said...

Sakura, what is your email? I still have the package info.

Jessica said...

I am looking to get married at the zoo. Could you send me the package info if you still have it please. My email is Castaldo_j@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

FeministGal said...

lazybride, i would LOVE info if you still have it... i am really interested in the bronx zoo and central park zoo... would love more info :) :) email: feministgal@gmail.com

thanks so so much!

Kelley said...

I'd love to see the packages for the the bronx zoo if you still have it, I think it would be great for a wedding! My email is kellley@mac.com - Thank you for the help!!

Anonymous said...

We are kicking around exactly the same idea and after much Google searching I cannot find any information on cost!
So...if you still have the package info can you send it my way as well? :)

Xchagger99 @ hotmail.com

Thanks!

mrscaban said...

I've been shopping around for wedding venues and the zoo definitely piqued my interest. But it's very hard to get pricing or pictures for that matter. I would very much appreciate if you could share those package stats.:)

lazybride said...

sure, just leave your email address in the comments.

mrscaban said...

ladulcera@yahoo.com Thank you! It's been kind of difficult getting a hold of someone at some of these places. I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

I've been going to the Bronx Zoo since I was a kid but never imagined a wedding being held there. We've been thinking about the Bronx Zoo and if you still have all the information please please send it our way. Troy2322@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

please send me the zoo wedding info package too..thanks.

graciasbaby@gmail.comhyt

Anonymous said...

My fiancee and I were interested in seeing the packages for the Bronx Zoo as well!
Would you mind sending me a copy at ajvisco@gmail.com ?

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me a copy as well? rpblica54@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

cri said...

just spoke with the wedding planner for the zoo's. central park zoo- 30k just to book the space. nothing else is included! bronx zoo is a bit cheaper at 10k to book the space.

Christine said...

Hi - can you please e-mail me the pricing package you received from the Bronx Zoo to have a wedding reception there?

Thanks!
Christine

Sylvia said...

Hi - hopefully you are not tired of sending out emails, but can you please e-mail me (syllyd@hotmail.com) the pricing package you received from the Bronx Zoo to have a wedding reception there? Thank you, Sylvia

Kris & Tamara said...

Hi there. Could you please send on the package details to us? We love the idea of a zoo wedding! Thank you! krisandtamara@googlemail.com

soon-2b-hitched said...

Great blog lazybridge. If anyone here can pass on the wedding package info for the rental of the Bronx Zoo It would be very greatly appreciated. Best of luck to you all and many thanks in advance for your help!

email: groom2b@geomatica.ws

Stephanie said...

wow i never thought of the bronx zoo as a wedding venue but that is so unique! Please email me the package deal?

Valcarcel.stephanie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about the Bronx Zoo for a reception (we had our first date there- thought it'd be fun to have the wedding there too) but couldn't find much info on the zoo's website. I would greatly appreciate any pricing info you have as well. fleece44@hotmail.com THANKS!

lazybride said...

wow, the response to this post is just crazy!

If you haven't seen it already, my

Post Script: This post is almost a year old, and while I've fulfilled many requests for information, at this point, my information is dated. Please contact either the Bronx Zoo or Central Park Zoo for more information!

I will not be sending out the information anymore as it may not be the package that the Zoo is offering anymore.

Good luck to all you brides out there!

ireneb523 said...

Hi,
Can you please send me the pricing info for Bronx zoo as well? I would really appreciate it - ireneb523@aim.com.
Thanks so much!

Kate said...

please send me pricing as well....how many people does the venue hold?

Kate said...

sorry... kbar0802@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi

can you send me info on the wedding packages also

cloud032@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Can you please send me the package info if you still have it, we've been thinking about this!

Thank you,
Jay

jaybutler78@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the price information as well. I am planning my wedding and I think my fiancee would love this idea.
My email is jromeo1980@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am currently a sales manager with the Bronx Zoo and handle most of the weddings. It would be great to update this information as it is VERY out of date.
If you want information regarding the zoo, please call or email.
http://www.bronxzoo.com/plan-a-catered-event.aspx
(718) 741-3836

Nancy Swiezy said...

The Bronx Zoo is an AMAZING Venue for a Wedding! I’m working with quite a few Brides for” Day Of” and Flowers. The site fee is very affordable compared to a NYC Venue.
Where else can “Talk to the animals!” at ones wedding? It’s the perfect venue for a Vegan, Veterinarian or any Animal Lover!
It is truly a unique Guest experience. Any on can feel good about helping a Non-for Profit.
Its truly a Wedding Mitzvah /Tithe
It sure beats going to another banquette hall!
Nancy Swiezy Events

Bronx Zoo Forum said...

Very useful. How soo will you be updating?