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For animal lovers, adventurers, couples who love to be in nature, and those looking to do something that they and their guests will never forget…

Dartmoor Zoo offers a truly unique wedding experience and venue in Devon’s stunning Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by 33 acres of gardens and fascinating animals, getting married at Dartmoor Zoo promises to deliver a fantastic experience for everyone.

Our beautiful ceremony room, with original wooden floor and fireplace, creates a perfectly intimate atmosphere, accommodating up to 50 seated guests – but we can host larger ceremonies too! Large Winter ceremonies are held in our light and spacious Jaguar Restaurant. Large Summer ceremonies are held in marquees in the heart of the zoo surrounded by luscious greenery and enclosures that house some of our most exciting animal residents.

Why not seize the opportunity and book an animal experience after the ceremony for a wedding photo like no other! There is a choice of exclusive couple experiences, as well as experiences your whole wedding party can enjoy.

From buffets to barbecues, to a sit down three course meal. You can be certain that Dartmoor Zoo can cater to all your specific needs with our flexible catering packages.

Winter receptions and Summer receptions both offer ample space for 80-120 guests with their own dancefloors, bars, and facilities to suit everyone. Perfect for an evening of celebration.

From your first initial consultation through to the big day, our team will be fully devoted to exceeding expectations. Our dedication and eye for detail ensures you and your guests leave with happy memories to last a lifetime.

Dartmoor Zoo is ready to host you and your partner’s big day at our unique wedding venue in Devon.

We can’t wait to show you around!

  • Unique zoo venue with fantastic exotic animals
  • Set in 33 acres of woodland in the heart of Devon countryside
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies in The Goodamoor Room
  • Receptions can be held in the Jaguar Restaurant
  • In the summer, a Marquee is available for a reception in the heart of the zoo
  • Dedicated Wedding Manager available to help with the planning
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell PL7 5DG Plymouth (Devon)
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