Dartmoor Zoo the perfect wedding venue for animal loving couples!

Dartmoor Zoo in Focus

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be difficult, but Dartmoor Zoo in Devon might be your solution, for all kinds of reasons!

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Devon wedding venue

Devon is always popular for holiday and day trips, so hosting your wedding there is certain to be a winner. One thing that makes Dartmoor Zoo so special is the opportunity to celebrate your most special day in a unique location; 33 acres of mature woodland that hosts a well-maintained collection of wonderful animals that can contribute to your wedding or vow renewal. There’s a pre-designed wedding package that takes all the strain out of wedding planning and includes Goodamoor House, a 17th-century manor as your venue, (seats 50) with a choice of reception locations. The ceremony will be followed by Bucks Fizz and canapés, then a three-course wedding breakfast with wine, Prosecco for the speeches and an evening buffet, licensed bar, DJ and dancing. And for the bride and groom, an extraordinary moment – they get to meet Dragan the tiger!

For any animal-loving couple, this is a venue that is simply unparalleled; the opportunity to marry in a location that is dedicated to animals and their wellbeing. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate surrounded by some of the world’s rarest species and to know that you’re contributing to their preservation – and it’s thrilling to plan your wedding, knowing that you and your guests will have the opportunity to explore the zoo.

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Bespoke wedding planning

One of the great joys of Dartmoor Zoo is that you can design your own wedding day, which can include big weddings in the Jaguar Restaurant (seats 120 guests, available off peak only) or – in summer – in a marquee (seats 80) in the very heart of the zoo, which has the additional advantage of giving you sight of some of the resident animals in their enclosures; an unforgettable experience. In addition to a fantastic choice of venues and menus, there’s something that Dartmoor Zoo offers that is really exceptional – the chance to meet the cheetahs, hang out with the resident jaguar or enjoy your own bespoke falconry display. There’s a dedicated team at the Zoo that will help you create the ideal wedding day for you and your guests, designing and delivering an unforgettable experience.

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A flexible, friendly wedding venue

There’s a church within walking distance and you get exclusive use of whichever venue you opt for, making Dartmoor Zoo a wedding venue that can meet all needs from the most traditional through to the funkiest! One unique feature of the zoo is the chance to get photos that most photographers would give their right arms for, and that will make your wedding album into something truly outstanding. And because the zoo is designed to give all visitors a great experience it has everything in place for your special day.

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Whether your ideal wedding has a destination vibe with a safari theme, a ramped-up adorability factor with a meerkat meeting, or the combination of classic British manor charm with glorious vistas and exotic animals, Dartmoor Zoo has it all.

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