Many Australian zoos, both traditional and open range, have made available a variety of fantastic function rooms and beautiful outdoor areas that are ideal for wedding receptions – your ceremony too if you’d like – and their popularity with Australian couples wanting to create an exciting and memorable wedding event is increasing.
Probably one of the first things that pops into your mind as you ponder this option is the opportunity for absolutely amazing photographs. Tigers, pandas, elephants, aviaries, boardwalks and stunning views… the possibilities really are limitless.
And to keep your guests entertained while you’re busy with your photographer, organise an amazing animal encounter for them. Most zoos offer special guided tours that are sure to delight your family and friends, or can arrange for a zoo keeper to mingle with your guests and introduce them to some of the zoo’s cuter characters.
Another thought that might have occurred to you is that your zoo venue will give you the chance to run wild with your wedding and reception theme and decorations. Will you opt for a sensational savannah ambience, a fun safari theme, or create an intriguing contrast with formal elegance? And if you’d like a helping organisational hand, ask whether the zoo offers the services of a wedding co-ordinator. Many do. A co-ordinator will be able to help you with everything from styling to menu choices.
While on the subject of fine food and wine, you will find there is often a choice of on-site caterers who offer a truly exceptional dining experience, no matter whether you’ve chosen a chic cocktail style reception, or an elegant seated dinner. Ask for some package options that are tailored to please your palate as well as your budget.
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