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Menus from £115
50 to 100 Guests

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Menus from £115
50 to 100 Guests

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.

You and your guests are welcome to explore the Zoo and to add a unique experience to your perfect day, why not have an animal encounter with either the giraffes, penguins or meerkats!

Our stunning Windows on the Wild room is fully licensed for civil ceremonies up to 90 guests, with its own private entrance. It is an ideal space for ceremonies and wedding breakfast.

For your evening reception, we have the Himalaya building with a private bar and ample space to dance the night away, with capacity for 80-150 guests.

Why choose Twycross Zoo?

  • We are in the heart of conservation with the majority of profits from your wedding day being ploughed back into the zoo so that it can keep open for years to come
  • Entrance to the zoo for you and your guests throughout your wedding day
  • Option to have your drinks reception in the Gibbon Forest
  • Open 364 days of the year
  • Offer exiquisite food for your wedding day using sustainable ingredients from our carefully selected suppliers

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Kirsty Married on 15/09/2018
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    Amazing

    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.
    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!!
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    Rosanna Married on 19/05/2018
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    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.
    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!
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    Deanna Married on 18/02/2017
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    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.

    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.
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    Our day was perfect.....

    Hiya Katie,

    Sorry it's been a while, it's been hard going straight back to work and we have been unwell.

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Alma and all the staff. Our day was perfect we couldn't have asked for anymore. Everyone has commented on how lovely the whole day was, and how amazing the food and service was.

    We would love to arrange to come and see you all in the new year to thank you.

    Hope you are all well.

    Jess and Dave xx
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    Thank you!

    We didn't see you to say goodbye so we want to say a massive thank you for all your help and the help of everyone on the day. We had such a fantastic day as did all our guests. Everyone said how brilliant all the staff were and that nobody would have changed a thing. You even made it sunny! We really couldn't have had a better day, you made everything run so smoothly.
    The girl we did the bookings at champneys through (Mickala) said that they are thinking of having their christmas party with you, I think you should ask for a swap and get a spa weekend!
    Thanks again,
    Matt and Alison Quemby
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    Ross
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    The day has been etched into our guests memories

    Stuart and I had our civil ceremony at Twycross in August. I have worked in the wedding industry for several years and this made us VERY picky and demanding of our venue (it took over a year to find one I liked). I cant find the words to express how happy we were with the service that we received and the quality of the venue, food and, most importantly for us, the staff. From the first contact with Katie Pell, right to the wedding itself, we couldn't have been treated any better. The whole day has been etched into our guests memories and memory cards, and for that we can only say thank you.
    We chose one of the wedding packages on offer and after seeing the prices most venues charge, this is not only fantastic value, but what other venue do you know that has Snow Leopards dancing the night away with you!
    If you are thinking about having your wedding or civil ceremony at Twycross, please go and visit and have a chat with Katie and I am sure you will book there and then.
    If you are still not certain feel free to email me through facebook and I will gladly expand on our experience and you can see any of our photos.
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    Best wedding they’ve ever been to!

    "Thank you to everyone at Twycross Zoo for an amazing day, everyone has said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Everyone was brilliant and so friendly, from the bar staff and the zoo keepers, to the golf buggy driver and everyone in between. And a giant thank you to Katie Pell who whilst coming in late in the process of planning our wedding was a brilliant wedding organiser and pulled everything together.

    The weather held up and the venue was brilliant, having the snow leopards out all night during the reception was amazing and kept the kids entertained all night, as well as providing a bit of hunting practice for the snow leopards.

    A wonderful day that we will remember forever, and be reminded of everytime we come back to the zoo."
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    Chris
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    The whole day was just beautiful!

    "What a amazing wedding we had on Saturday August the 4th the whole day was just amazing. The staff looked after us so well and the zoo time was fantastic . The meal and later the Buffet we had was lovely and exceeded our expectations. The whole day was just beautiful I know you made Stuart and Ross's wedding day so special. All our friends and family who came have spoke so very highly of the whole day and the experiences we all had. Once again, thank you all so very much."
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    A venue like no other!

    ''A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO KATIE, ALMA AND THE TEAM AT TWYCROSS FOR WONDERFUL CARE AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE GIVEN AT OUR SONS CIVIL CEREMONY. YOU ALL MADE THE DAY SO SPECIAL. HELPING WITH EVERY LITTLE DETAIL FROM DEALING WITH PROTECTION FROM THE GREAT BRITISH WEATHER TO EVERY GUESTS INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, A VENUE LIKE NO OTHER, ONCE AGAIN MANY THANKS FROM JULIE AND JOHN.XXX PS SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOON'' Julie Maidment
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    Fun, versatile and modern wedding venue!

    "We chose Twycross Zoo since it was a venue with a difference, there is obvious entertainment for guests of all ages – the snow leopards at Himalaya particularly provided entertainment in the evening. The Zoo did not present with a plan for us to follow but told us about the facilities available for us to use in the way we wanted to so we could create the day we wanted and not one which fitted protocol as many wedding venues require.

    Staff at Twycross were professional, friendly, helpful and well presented they also all appeared to share in the excitement of our day. Particular thanks must be paid to Alma, Charlotte and Katie ready to help with anything required and subtly ensuring that everything went as planned on the day, the even smallest of things were made perfect.

    Twycross Zoo provided a DJ for us and we were able to submit requests in advance which led to us having a DJ knowledgeable of our preferences and we had a fantastic evening dancing the night away on the dance floor.

    To conclude: Twycross is a fun, versatile and modern wedding venue with excellent staff, fresh and tasty food and plenty of room to dance the night away. The perfect memories of our wedding day will stay with us and our guests forever. " Philippa (Bride)
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    Our special day that bit more special...

    Dear all at Twycross Zoo,

    Just a quick note to thank you all for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful! From Katie and Neil helping with all the planning to Alma and the table teams
    making sure the event itself went without a hitch. Everyone has commented on how well the day went, how nice the food was and how lovely the venue was. The kids loved the zoo and as one of the girls said at the next wedding they went too "Where are the animals?". Thank you all for all your help to make our special day that bit more special.


    All the best,
    Clare and Matt Dowson
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    Charlotte
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    BIG BIG thank you

    I would just like to say a BIG BIG thank you to Neil, Alma, Katie and the rest of the staff at the zoo for our wonderful wedding. We had a fantastic day. The comments that we recieved about the zoo, staff and service were all impecable and we both have agree. You couldnt have made our day any better.. you all made it perfection. I really cannot thank you enough. Love Your Bride and Groom for the day(24th March 2012), Charlotte Ayesha Bradbury and Malcolm Bradbury xx
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    Exhibitor at Twycross Zoo Wedding Show

    Upon walking into the main restaurant at Twycross zoo you could not help but be impressed with the design layout and quality of the build, fixtures and fittings, with huge glass windows placing you in the centre of the zoo's enclosure with various animals in what can only be described as touching distance.
    The Wedding show was busy with a good number of wedding couples interested in looking at the various wedding suppliers. I was extremely pleased that I attended their wedding show and looking forward to their next one in October.
    As for Twycross Zoo being suitable for a wedding venue, well this is my take on it: different, yes! Unusual, yes! Now, as a contemporary wedding photographer I search for fantastic lighting and areas of creative interest to place my wedding couples in, in a natural stylised way, and this venue is bursting with the right ingredients. One of the main wedding rooms I visited really excited my interest because of the huge glass windows stretching all the way down one side, it would create some beautiful wedding ceremony pictures. The room is uniquely designed and would make for some really fresh and modern wedding images. I would love to make use of the main hall with all its design features, but most of all I would be excited to see this place come alive in the evening with its ambient lighting!
    All in all I would love to recommend Twycross Zoo, not only to wedding couples but also to visitors as a whole, This Zoo has moved on, it’s not the musty, old fashioned place I expected. It’s modern, fresh and could not get any more contemporary if it tried. Check it out for yourselves!
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    The day was fantastic!

    The day was fantastic for us both and one we will never forget. The team there were so accomodating to our needs on the day and coped so well with all the delays, you wouldn't have believed we turned up 45 mins late in the first place! The food and service throughout was exceptional throughout and please pass on our thanks again to Alma. Our only regret was not getting more of the buffet food - the evening flew by!

    Thank you,

    Laura & Ian
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    Thank you for a wonderful day

    Thank you for a wonderful day. Everything went perfectly as we planned, thank you so much for the hard work. Everyone was extremely helpful and eager to assist in every way. No grumpy faces to be seen. Everyone was very professional and knew what needed to be done. We felt like VIPs for the day.

    I loved how well the trip on the land train went down and how much people looked forward to looking round. The drinks by the elephants were brilliant and kept everyone entertained.

    The reception food was very good and way above many guests expectations. The service again here was exceptional and the fillings perfect.

    The face painting went down extremely well with young and old and has been a favourite anecdote for many of the guests. The disco was good, I was pleased with the dj, he played exactly what we wanted.

    The only negative was we did not get to see the snow leopards. But if they could be conditioned to like drum and bass we would very close to perfection!

    Thank you all

    Leeanne and Jim

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Twycross Zoo 1
Gift

Love is in the air and we want to share some love with you too!

Whether you are choosing a date in 2022 or 2023 we are offering our "Hitched" couples a complimentary animal encounter experience within your wedding package.

Choose your animal encounter from:

  • The Meerkats
  • The Otters
  • The Penguins

*Usually priced at £100 for a group of up to 4 guests

Quote "Valentines at Hitched" to recieve the complimentary upgrade.

T&C: Booking contract signed and deposit paid by no later than 30th June 2022.

Twycross Zoo 2
Offer

  • Hire of Windows on the Wild for your wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast
  • Hire of the Himilayas for your evening reception
  • An arrival drink of sparkling wine
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • ½ a bottle of house wine with your wedding breakfast per adult
  • A Prosecco toast drink with your speeches
  • Access into Twycross Zoo for all day guests
  • Complimentary car parking for all guests
  • Table linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Cake stand and cake knife and an easel for your table plan
  • Invitation to exclusive menu tasting for wedding breakfast
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator to help plan your big day
  • A dedicated Event manager on the day

£118 per adult / £35 per child under the age of 10 years

£25 per additional evening guest

** Please note that minimum daytime adult numbers of 60 are required for Friday and Saturday weddings. Minimum numbers for Sunday – Thursday are 50 adults.

Twycross Zoo 3
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For weddings up to 30 guests - £2,700

  • Hire of Windows on the Wild for your celebratory lunch
  • Access into Twycross Zoo for you and you guests
  • Two course wedding breakfast
  • A Prosecco toast drink with your speeches
  • Table linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Cake stand and cake knife and an easel for your table plan
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator to help plan your big day
  • A dedicated Event manager on the day
  • Complementary car parking for all guests

This package is available Monday-Thursday daytime and is ideal for couples looking for a more intimate celebration.

(Not available on Bank Holiday Mondays)

Events

23 Jul
Open Door

Windows on the Wild is open for our annual Wedding Weekend!

An ideal opportunity for you to see our fabulous Windows on the Wild room, experience the zoo as a wedding venue and to chat to our friendly team about how we can make your wedding day so special.

Our stunning Windows on the Wild room, which overlooks a natural area of the zoo, will be set and dressed for a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast. The team will be on hand to talk through our wedding packages and all the enhancements that you can add to make your day even more memorable - from feeding the giraffes to hosting your drinks reception amongst the gibbons!

Our wedding weekend is open between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2022. Entry is free of charge.

If you are interested in attending or would like further information about weddings at Twycross Zoo please contact alice.sibley@restaurantassociates.co.uk.

Date: From 23/07/2022 to 24/07/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire
23 Sep
Open Door

THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR WEDDING INSPIRATION

Twycross Zoo are heading to the NEC Birmingham again!

This is an ideal opportunity for you to meet the team, discuss your wedding plans and of course, hear more about how we can make your wedding day so special.

Any animal lovers will be sure to ask about our animal encounters which are a fabulous addition to any wedding day.

We look forward to meeting you there!

Date: From 23/09/2022 to 25/09/2022 Schedule all day
Place: Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire

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