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Your Wedding at The San Diego Zoo Safari Park 🐯

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

The San Diego Zoo is reopening today! Everyone dreams of a fairytale-like wedding surrounded by those you love, but what if you were surrounded by safari animals?! The San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido can make it happen! Who knew you could sip cocktails and dance the night away next to baby giraffes and cheetahs? Your guests can truly make a day out of it by exploring to their hearts content before witnessing your "I dos."

San Diego Safari Park Wedding Kijamii Overlook
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding Kijamii

As a venue that has it, bar & rentals in-house along with gorgeous backdrops for ceremony, cocktail hour & reception, not much decor needs to be brought in as the space really speaks for itself! Between the lions, tigers, bears (oh my!) and all that is included, all you really need is love.

Cost: Their Wedding Packages start at $120 per person and all include the following:

1 All Day Pass for your guests on the big day.

• Complimentary Parking

• First Hour of Hosted Bar for Cocktail Hour

• Appetizers

Plated Entrée, Buffet or Food Stations

• "Jungle" Juice, Sparkling Cider Toast or Champagne

• Cake Cutting

• Water, Iced Tea & Coffee Service

Floor Length Ivory or Black Linens

• Napkins in a Variety of Colors

• Tables & Chairs (for Ceremony & Reception)

• Silverware, Stemware & China

• Votives

BONUS!: Includes 1 Year Annual Pass as a gift to the couple

ADD-ON: No safari wedding is complete without an Animal Encounter during Cocktail Hour. You and your guests will get to experience an up-close and personal encounter with some of the rarest animals. You can sip cocktails while learning about wildlife, a truly educational and once in a lifetime experience. The bride & groom get front row seats, of course!

San Diego Safari Park Wedding

Animal presentation during cocktail hour at The Safari Park

With 10 different venues to choose from, all unique and truly exotic, the options are endless. From the panoramic views at the Kijamii Overlook that are reminiscent of African plains to experiencing an Indonesian getaway with Sumatran tigers streaking about. Give in to the scenic beauty and enchanting atmosphere for the most instagram worthy photos. Each venue offers something special that you and your guests will cherish forever!

Every corner you turn at the Safari Park is an opportunity to take memorable, one of a kind photos. Say I do with giraffes galloping in the background and elephants parading about. Take some shots at the Tiger Trail or with Flamingos standing tall and pretty. Since you will want to maximize your reception time with your beloved guests, a "First Look" is recommended prior to ceremony to take advantage of all the cool spots the Safari Park has to offer and not miss out on all the fun. Contact our Photography & Videography team for more tips on how to make the most out of your big day.

Tiger Trail San Diego Safari park Wedding Zoo

When a big cat shows up at your own wedding :-x

Since weddings take place during operating hours, you definitely need a team that understands how to navigate the various venues and locations amidst the visitors, that knows the ins and outs of the park, that can manage the intricate details and logistics for both vendors and guests. Don't sweat! Willmus Weddings has your back. Contact our Wedding Planning team for tips on how to have a stress free day.

So if you are an animal lover and want to have an unforgettable wedding in the coolest wedding venue in San Diego, look no further than the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Reach out to our Wedding Planning team for more info and check out a recent wedding we planned + captured in video below. As one of our favorite venues in San Diego, we know how to give you and your guests an experience they will never forget!

Lastly, check out our latest wedding video at the Zoo and contact us for more info!

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