Chester Zoo Weddings

Chester Zoo Wedding Venue

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Chester Zoo Wedding Venue


Getting married at the Zoo

Can you imagine having a Chester Zoo Wedding Venue? How wonderful that would be.
Chester zoo opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family, and is one of the biggest Zoo’s in the UK.
Chester Zoo is an remarkable wedding venue. Getting married at The Zoo would certainly make for an unforgettable wedding.
I have put together some FAQ’s for anyone thinking of having a Chester Zoo Wedding.


Where is Chester Zoo?

You can find the zoo at Upton-by-Chester. This is a 5 minute taxi journey from the centre of Chester City Centre. This is convenient for your guests that live outside of Chester as there are very good train links to the city. If your guests are thinking of spending the weekend in Chester site-seeing then they could stay in Chester City Centre and only have a short journey to Chester Zoo.

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Where in Chester Zoo do Weddings take place?

The Oakfield is where Chester Zoo weddings take place. The stunning Grade II listed building has been beautifully restored and is full of character. The Manor is situated right in the centre of the Zoo, just strides away from the animals, and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. This is the perfect setting to tie the knot.

The ceremony room has big windows that let in lots of natural light and give views on to the rock gardens. The garden room is where you would have wedding breakfast and Evening celebrations.



What has Chester Zoo got to offer?

The Zoo is 128 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. I am a member of Chester Zoo and often come to the zoo just to have a walk around and admire the surroundings. Taking in the smells and sounds. All areas of the Zoo has been landscaped, being full of interesting, beautiful plants and flowers. Some of the worlds most endangered wildlife is at Chester Zoo. With just over 35,000 animals.


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Chester Zoo Wedding Venue Grounds

Just opposite The Oakfield is the Zen Rock Gardens. The garden has a red oriental bridge which stands out from the luscious green plants. There is a small trickling stream and pond water feature. This is a lovely backdrop for having your bridal portraits taken. You will get a chance to walk around the Zoo and have some more relaxed photographs. This is just an nice area which is within the immediate area of The Oakfield.


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Will We be allowed access to the Zoo?

You and your guests will be allowed complimentary access to the Zoo after the ceremony and before your wedding breakfast. This is a huge incentive. No need to be thinking of ways to entertain your guests during this time. The Zoo is of interest to young and old so everyone will be happy.


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Why choose Chester Zoo as a Wedding Venue?

Here are few reasons why you may choose Chester Zoo as your wedding Venue

  • You love animals.
  • The Zoo provides interest for all ages
  • Your guests can have free access to the zoo in between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast (BIG BONUS)
  • Oakfield Manor is a beautiful building surrounded by a stunning backdrop.
  • Its quirky, fun and different
  • Your wedding photographs will look amazing.
  • After-hours access to Chester Zoo with guided tours from our Safari Rangers

Wedding Story at Chester Zoo Wedding Venue

Chester Zoo Map and directions