3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
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About Us

Say "I Do" at the Zoo!

Elegant, Exotic and Unique

Imagine saying "I Do" in the most exotic place in Knoxville.  You and your guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres among giraffe, elephants, red pandas, and many other amazing animals that call Knoxville Zoo home.  Enjoy all of this while starting the beginning of your new life at the most elegant, exotic and unique venue in East Tennessee.

Knoxville Zoo's lush grounds and tranquil settings form a lovely, and completely unique, backdrop for your special day.  Your guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres with the animals in one of the zoo's most magnificent wildlife habitats - from the grasslands and rainforests of far-away lands, to the local flair of East Tennessee.

Then, it's off to your elegant dinner reception.  Your guests will be mesmerized by your event and the surroundings as they enjoy the food and atmosphere as they dance the night away.

Cocktail parties, plated dinners or buffets - you name it, we can do it.  Our unique animal exhibits and knowledgeable staff will make your event truly unforgettable.


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 500
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 500
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 500
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Bar AvailableFull Service Wedding PackagesNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite ParkingOnsite Wedding CoordinationOutside Catering AllowedWedding Planner
Venue Style
DestinationEco-friendly / Green
Venue Type
Botanic Garden / ParkOther Venue Type