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Last update: June 2023
Located in Hoole, Cheshire, Chester Zoo is a wedding venue and zoological garden that can set the stage for a truly unforgettable and distinctive celebration. Adored by happy couples and animal lovers alike, this Cheshire gem boasts a Grade II listed manor house perfect for romantic occasions. Historic and refined, The Oakfield has the means to accommodate every part of your wedding, from rehearsal to reception. Led by a seasoned events coordinator, their impeccable team will make it their mission to realize every aspect of your marital vision.
Facilities and Capacity
At Chester Zoo's charming Oakfield manor house, your nearest and dearest are bound to be impressed by the vintage architecture. A listed building that has been lovingly restored, it is replete with detailed wood panelling, and the walls are lined with old-fashioned photos. You and your partner can say 'I do' in the gardens, a wonderful place to make your union official. After your ceremony, you can explore the zoo while enjoying your photoshoot. The zoo is home to 27,000 species of animals, and you are welcome to pose beside them. Ceremonies and receptions can take place inside the mansion.
The Chester Zoo staff is passionate about helping soon-to-be newlyweds with planning their special days. As such, they offer a variety of services designed to do just that. Consultations, planning assistance, and day-of coordination are just a few of the duties they are happy to perform. In addition, the venue's exceptional culinary team can complement your event with a mouth-watering meal.
New For 2023
We are creating a stunning new venue for 2023, the original stable block where the zoo began back in the 1930s. Offering a large open plan venue as well as a set of unique smaller meeting spaces, the grade II listed building is being sustainably renovated into a timeless space where old meets new.
Square one of our zoo
We are breathing new life into square one of our zoo. You’ll find The Square in a secluded setting in the heart of the zoo. Featuring an impressive gated entrance, the building features a large private courtyard, exposed brick walls, vaulted rafters, large feature windows overlooking the garden and a host of original features which tell the story of the original building.
Flexibility and creativity
The venue offers ultimate flexibility for weddings and corporate events, with a 200 capacity venue as well as a courtyard, garden and set of unique smaller meeting spaces.
Sustainability, built in
The building itself is being sustainably renovated. From sedum roofs, to the use of reclaimed materials and air source heating solutions.
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