Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

Safari Park - Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
Venue San Diego Zoo & Safari Park           
Location San Diego & Escondido
Person to Contact Patti Betts
Phone 619-685-3259
Safari Park: Left, credit Chelsea Anne Photography; Right, credit Xavier Perez, Bellasposa
Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
How would you describe the atmosphere of San Diego Zoo & Safari Park in three words?
Awe-inspiring, exotic and ‘world-famous’

What makes San Diego Zoo & Safari Park stand out as a wedding venue?
Our beautiful settings, exotic wildlife and top-notch customer service will make your event even more memorable.

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?  
We can accommodate parties from 25 to 300 guests for ceremony and reception. Up to 500 guests for a reception only.

Safari Park:
Lagoon Overlook Ceremony Site
Heart of Africa Ceremony Site
Mombasa Island Pavilion Reception Venue
Hunte Nairobi Pavilion Reception Venue

San Diego Zoo:
Treehouse Deck Ceremony Sites (2 Areas)
Treetops Reception Venue
Rondavel Reception Venue
Sabertooth Grill Reception Venue
Zoofari Party Area Reception Venue

Is there in-house catering? Yes
Is there a day-of coordinator? A venue coordinator is provided through the Zoo and Safari Park.

How would you describe the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park experience?
Walking into the Zoo or the Safari Park carries with it feelings of nostalgia, excitement, and experiences that some will only encounter once in a lifetime. We like to say ‘guests will be trumpeting about the experience for years to come’, which is true, but guests who have spent time with us become part of the bigger picture in our efforts to save animals from the brink of extinction. 

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?  
Your wedding venue should reflect who you are as couple. A place to revisit for years to come and remember that special day you decided to embark on your exciting new journey together. 
Photo Credit: Ken Bohn
Left, Safari Park. Photo Credit: Ken Bohn

San Diego Zoo. Photo Credit: Ken Bohn