Whether you are planning a lavish wedding reception or something more intimate, Twycross Zoo offers a memorable alternative to a traditional wedding venue. We have a number of beautiful locations, capable of providing a stunning backdrop for your big day. Each of our spaces offer truly special views of the zoo and our Himalaya room even overlooks the snow leopard enclosure!
The opportunity for stunning weddings photographs can be found in the beautiful grounds of Twycross Zoo and in addition to this, your guests are welcome to explore the Zoo to see a host of different species of animal (unfortunately not a private viewing). To add an extra aspect to your perfect day, why not have an animal encounter with either the giraffes, penguins, meerkats or otters!*
To complement your beautiful surroundings, we offer exquisite food for your Wedding Breakfast to make it a meal to be savoured, using the finest locally sourced, sustainable and ethical ingredients prepared by our experienced brigade of chefs.
Our stunning Windows on the Wild room is fully licensed for civil ceremonies. The suite overlooks a natural area of the Zoo and has its own private entrance through the Fisherman’s Shack. Available for up to 100 guests, this beautiful, New England themed room is the perfect setting to host your ceremony and wedding breakfast.
We have a truly unique range of locations for drinks and your evening reception. From Gibbon Forest enclosure to Himalaya with views of the snow leopards. We have unusual spaces throughout the Zoo, all with stunning views and the opportunity for beautiful photography.
With rooms capable of hosting receptions for up to 250, a wedding at Twycross Zoo will be a day you will remember forever!!
Reviews for Twycross Zoo
Recommended by 100% of couples
Kirsty Jane · Married on 15/09/2018
We had the most magical time. They were with us from start to finish helping to plan with catch up meetings and a menu tasting and the ceremony set up.Sent on 26/09/2018
On the actual date we were there for the whole day from ceremony to reception and the staff were so attentive and flexible to our needs. They even helped phone round every taxi firm in the area to find us transportation when we realised our lift had needed to leave early and we hadn't arranged anything else.
I fully recommend Twycross to anyone looking at a zoo wedding, and if you can I would suggest booking an animal feed. We fed the otters and they are so adorable up close!!
Rosanna Bendall · Married on 19/05/2018
Created our perfect day
We got married on the 19th May 2018 and truly had the best day of our lives. We were at the zoo from ceremony to evening reception.Sent on 23/06/2018
We chose the zoo as it was one of the first places we went on a date together, we both love going to the zoo and we wanted something truly memorable and special for our wedding...and we definitely made the right decision!
The team did absolutely everything they could to make the day go smoothly and according to plan. We didn't have to worry about a single thing throughout the whole day. Guests had an amazing time and were so complementary about the day. Wonderful memories were made for all involved and we're so happy with how it turned out. Massive thank you to everyone who helped us plan and execute our perfect day - Jade, Katie, Elliot, James and everyone else involved, either beforehand or on the day....we can't thank you enough!
Deanna & Michael Woodbridge · Married on 18/02/2017
Great, quirky wedding venue!
We got married at Twycross Zoo on 18/02/17 and the day was amazing. We chose Twycross as it was somewhere a bit different from the traditional venues and was fun. It definitely exceeded both ours and our guests' expectations.Sent on 27/02/2017
We got married in the Windows on the Wild room, which has its own private entrance and is separate from the main zoo area. This room has lovely views across a pond area, which makes the room nice and light.
Following the ceremony, we then had our drinks reception and photos in the Gibbon Forest which guests loved, before we ventured further into the zoo with our photographer (using the zoo buggy we hired- definitely recommended!) to get some couple shots.
Following the photos (/time for guests to explore the zoo), we then returned to the Windows on the Wild room which had been set up with all our decorations and looked great. The wedding breakfast itself was delicious and seemed to go down well with all the guests. Being a coeliac this was an aspect of the wedding I was worried about, but I needn't have been as the chef was able to accomodate any dietary requirements (to which there were a few in our party)- including making a special gluten free cheesecake just for me!
For the evening reception, we then moved into the Himalaya room (overlooking the snow leopards). This included a DJ who had been booked by Twycross as part of our package, and the use of the soft play facility (an extra cost, but definitely worth it if you have lots of children attending!)
A big thank you to Elliot, Kellie, Jane & the team at Twycross for making our wedding day so special. All the staff were attentive and ensured the day went smoothly.