Weddings at the Zoo
The zoo offers a variety of ways to plan your event with us.
Zambezi River Lodge
Located right next to Luthy Botanical Gardens inside Peoria Zoo, The Zambezi River Lodge is a new facility seating up to 200 people. It has a cathedral ceiling, thatch roof, exposed timber construction, a huge fireplace, heated floors, and state of the art restroom facilities.
Rondavel in Africa!
Located just outside Zambezi River Lodge this outdoor, open-air rondavel is equipped with a sound system and lighting. The perfect setting for a DJ or live entertainment and dancing. The Lodge and Village, together, make for a spacious and scenic location for any type of event.
Our boardwalk and plaza offer breathtaking views of the new Africa! exhibit, during the day and night! A beautiful backdrop for an unforgettable, unique wedding venue.
PEORIA ZOO has been selected to receive the
WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ .
The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.