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Make your wedding unforgettable at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Guests will enjoy nearly 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean views, and our incredible animals. We work with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is perfect.




Our ceremony site, Palm Garden, can accommodate 250-275 guests; the Hilltop reception site can accommodate parties of up to 2500.


We request a deposit of 50% of the site fee and a refundable security deposit at the time of reservation.

Catering, Beverage, and Rental Services

Events by Rincon will assist you with all catering, beverage service, and rental needs. Specialty services such as lighting, full wedding coordination, cakes, and decor can also be arranged.


Everything was absolutely wonderful. Our guests repeatedly told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and that the venue was just absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for helping us make it so special!

ShannonJune 2014

Thank you so much for everything!!!! I cannot put into words how perfect the Zoo was for us. We were overjoyed with how wonderful everything was, consistently exceeding expectations, it was the perfect venue for us. I tend to believe that guests will always tell the couple what they want to hear, even if it isn't the truth, so I tend to take everything with a grain of salt, but I do believe deep down that people were genuinely excited about the giraffe feeding and surprised by the unique atmosphere the Zoo provided. To be able to provide friends and family a unique experience was a gift for us.

AnnaSeptember 2014

Thank you so much for all that you did for us in the months leading up to our wedding! Cameron and I both had the greatest experience and couldn't have imagined a better wedding day, and the Zoo was a huge part of that. Our friends and family are still talking about the incredible venue.

AshleySeptember 2014

We loved how the wedding turned out and can't wait to go back again. Again, thank you so much for all the help and making our special day outstanding.

EricAugust 2014

You and your staff were awesome! We had an amazing experience, so thank you.

AaronMay 2014

Ron and I would like to thank you all for the wonderful wedding day you provided for Scott and Kelly. You provided us with excellent service from start to finish. Everyone was so helpful and professional but with almost a family quality. All the guests fell in love with the site, the food, the presentation was perfect!

Kathy RodriquezAugust 2009

Joshua and I had the wedding of our dreams -thanks to the hard work that you, the zoo staff, and Zoo Catering by Rincon did for us. I know that Marc & the catering team are a recent addition to the Zoo staff -and an excellent one! They were so thorough and professional throughout the entire wedding planning process...and were truly a joy to work with.

Lani & JoshuaSeptember 2008

I just got back from my honeymoon yesterday, and I wanted to say thank you for all your help with the wedding. It was perfect, it really was. It was such a unique and beautiful venue and very memorable for our guests. I got a lot of compliments on the food, and it was delicious. Everything else you guys did was great too, I'd recommend you anytime!

CarolineSeptember 2009

Thank you for setting up such a great event! We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our employees.

Nusil TechJuly 2014

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500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103