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Say 'I Do' at the Zoo! Celebrate your special day at Dartmoor Zoo for a wedding as unique as you are.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Corkage charge applicable
Bespoke menu available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Wedding ceremonies are held throughout the year in our 17th century manor house with views across rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside. In the summer season, our receptions are held in a marquee on our grass lawns at the heart of the Zoo surrounded by a variety of our animals including, Cheetahs, Lions and Tigers as well as beautiful local flora and fauna. In the winter season, our receptions are held in our restaurant, cleared and decorated to your wishes, overlooking our characterful Meerkats, Zebras and Ostriches. We have a fully licensed bar and plenty of parking for all. We can even arrange coach transport if you need it. We enjoy creating bespoke menus, anything from BBQ's to traditional 3 course dinners where you have the freedom to work alongside our chef to design the perfect memorable menu for your special day. We believe that Wedding planning shouldn't be an obstacle course of complicated rates, that's why we have a very straightforward pricing policy so that you can fit our venue into your budget without worrying about any hidden surprises. We work with you every step of the way, it is our pleasure to create a special day that you will remember for the rest of your life. The cherry on the cake? What makes our venue truly special, is that all of the money raised from our weddings goes straight into funding the running of our park, the care of our animals and supports conservation, education and wildlife. We look forward to hearing from you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jade
Hello prospective Bride/Groom, Congratulations on your engagement! No doubt you are now undergoing the sometimes gruelling task of wedding venue planning, but fear not, Dartmoor Zoo is a truly special Venue that can tick all of your dream boxes. Booking your Ceremony in our 17th Century Manor House or a our Summer Marquee, both with a joyful reception.. we tailor your wedding to make it unique, unforgettable and wonderfully wild. Contact us today and we will help you every step of the way.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Courtney and Jordan
Happy couple married in November
November 2018
The day couldn't of been more perfect!
I was helped the whole way through the wedding coordinators Alyn and Abi we amazing, I am still being told how amazing the food was and how it was the bet wedding my guests have attended. Would 100% recommend
Location & Contact Details


Dartmoor Zoological Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG, England

Travel Notes

Directions detailed on our website 'how to get here'

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Ivybridge OR Plymouth

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Eden Awards

Accreditations (1)

Trip Advisor Gold Visitor Award

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

One of our very first Wedding hosted here was a 3 day Wedding weekend, inclusive of an animal themed party on the first day for 150 people followed by their ceremony and reception on day two and finished with a free room zoo day on the final day. Although very tiring, it was truly the most spectacular Wedding I have ever been involved in...in which they managed to turn a day of celebrations into a 3 day festival of love & admiration!

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

The key to a successful Wedding day is our old friend 'Organisation'. Being organised from the very start willl make the journey much smoother! Secondly, work out a budget that you can afford for your ideal Wedding and tailor your inclusions to meet this budget, things like making your own decorations to match your theme will save you a lot of money and is a rather fun hen get together activity!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Due to the rising costs of Venues and services, we have seen a lot of brides and grooms unleashing their inner creative selves by making their own table decorations. We've seen brides browse the local charity shops for old hardback books and pocket watches to match their Alice in Wonderland theme but we've also seen innovative yet vintage Wedding favours such as homemade jam's instead of the classic name place cards.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Accomodating, Personal, Scenic, Natural Beauty

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Goodamoor Lawns with views beyond

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Celebrity Guests include; -Benjamin Mee -Ross Noble -Anna Richardson -Sue Perkins -Tonia Couch -Martin Johnson -Helen Skelton -Kate Bliss

What’s your favourite canapé?

Parma Ham, Watermelon & Smoked Cheese skewers

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The echoing howls of the Iberian Wolves.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The tremondous roar of Jasiri our male lion.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Benjamin Mee's international bestselling book 'We Bought A Zoo' which is based on Dartmoor Zoo has been reproduced by Hollywood studios into the family film starring Matt Damon & Scarlett Johanson.

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