£8,510 - £16,090 for a package
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
5% Off
Chester Zoo is a venue like no other. You will have a truly unforgettable day and say ‘I do’ surrounded by award-winning zoological gardens and over 27,000 incredible animals.
Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Canapés included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Disabled Access
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
New for 2023! The Square is a stunning new venue based in the original stable block where the zoo began back in the 1930s. Offering a large open plan venue as well as a set of unique smaller meeting spaces, the Grade II listed building has been sustainably renovated into a timeless space where old meets new. Square one of our zoo - We’re breathing new life into square one of our zoo. You’ll find The Square in a secluded setting in the heart of the zoo. Featuring an impressive gated entrance, the building features a large private courtyard, exposed brick walls, vaulted rafters, large feature windows overlooking the garden and a host of original features which tell the story of the original building. By choosing Chester Zoo as your wedding venue, you join us in our fight to prevent extinction. As you celebrate your happy day, you can do so with the added joy of knowing that you’ve made a difference.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Molly L*
Wedding: May
May 2023
The food was excellent!
The food was excellent! Staff were very helpful, helping me to carry plates to our table! We were incredibly impressed with the organisation, the friendliness of staff and the care shown to us. Thank you!
George & Natalie
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Absolutely fantastic
Everything went perfectly, we haven't stopped hearing from people telling us how much of a good time they had and that it was the best wedding they've ever been to!
Jane and Alan Ditchfield
Happy couple married in May
May 2023
Genuinely the best days of our lives ever!
Can I just say how beautiful yesterday was! Genuinely the best days of our lives ever! Every member of staff was so incredibly good, nothing was too much trouble and it went so smoothly. Thank you to everyone involved for making our day so special it couldn't of happened without you all! The venue just Wow 1000 times over it was perfect in every single way! Thank you to everyone involved for giving us both the happiest best day of our lives ever!
Jane Ditchfield
Happy couple married in May
May 2023
The best day of our lifes
We'd like to give a special thank you to the zoo staff for being so accommodating and everyone else involved with ensuring everything ran smoothly. The planning of the day was exceptional with open lines of communication to have all your questions answered. The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We had the best day of our lives and it was the perfect venue. The food venue and planning went so smoothly that nothing in our day went wrong it was outstanding! The food was also very high standard and very tasty! We have had many compliments on the wedding and the food! We could not have asked for more. Considering our special day was the first one held there since it was refurbished it was faultless! Would highly recommend this to anyone! Seeing animals on your wedding day is also very special! Beautiful venue very spacious with a lot of natural lighting too! I genuinely can't express what an amazing place/venue this is to get married in!
Location & Contact Details


Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU, England

Nearest Town

Chester (2.8 miles)

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Chester (2.8 miles)

Nearest Airport


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County Brides

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

My top tip is build a strong relationship with the events team, we are here to help with every element of the day. We can assist and take the stress away from the planning process.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Blend of heritage and contemporary, Bright and spacious, High quality finishes, Stunning location

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are many photo opportunities across the 128 acres of zoological gardens, my favourite backdrop is our Islands where you can be immersed in the tropical environments of six South East Asian islands.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our roasted Cheshire fillet with duck fat chip and béarnaise sauce is stunning and gets great feedback.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our animals make for an unforgettable experience, your wedding also funds our mission to prevent extinction.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our charitable status, we can offer stunning backdrops, amazing venues and high quality food but the fact that all our weddings and events contribute to our charity makes us so proud.