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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

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About Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a wedding venue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Centrally located between Greenwich and New Haven, Beardsley Zoo is situated on 52 spacious acres in Beardsley Park. Their lush gardens and unique buildings provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day. Your guests can dine and mingle with North and South American animals, providing a truly unforgettable experience. Their experienced staff will work alongside you to design and create your one-of-a-kind wedding and turn your dreams into a reality!

Facilities and Capacity

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to host any year-round event, large or small! Each space features its own unique ambience in a gorgeous setting, perfect for your ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is also available for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehersal dinners and so much more! Their spectacular spaces include:

  • Victorian Greenhouse - unique and intimate greenhouse space for 75 seated guests.
  • The Carousel Building - spacious circular building which features an indoor working carousel and comfortably fits 180 seated guests.
  • Picnic Grove - beautiful outdoor space for up to 500 guests.
  • Hanson Exploration Station - rustic log cabin accommodating 100 seated guests.

Services Offered

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo offers many wedding-related services as well as providing tables and chairs for your event. Whether you want your wedding to be during the day or at night after zoo hours, their professional rentals and event staff will help make your day exactly as your envisioned it to be. They even provide a preferred vendor list to help make your decisions a little easier. The wedding services they offer include:

  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Preferred vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

History

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 90 years as Connecticut’s only zoo. They are an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) program, a program dedicated to the preservation of endangered animals and actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. All proceeds from your wedding directly support the zoo and its conservation efforts.

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Ali

Married on 12/08/2017

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had our ceremony and reception in the Victorian Greenhouse this December and it was perfect from start to finish! Lindsay and all of the staff at the zoo were so helpful, knowledgeable, friendly ... Read more and professional. Lindsay was so responsive and made wedding planning easy and fun! The space itself was gorgeous and intimate and made for a very unique and memorable wedding. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. The Beardsley will now always have a special place in our hearts and it will be fun to go back to visit!

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Mike

Married on 09/02/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I cannot say enough about our wedding yesterday. Lindsey was amazing. We have had a dozen plus guests tell us it was the most fun they ever had at a wedding. The kids that came loved being on the ... Read more carousel all night. Lindsey took cares of everything, and it is something everyone will remember for a forever. Just as a tip, I recommend getting first look photos around the zoo. It stretched out the day so that it all didn't fly by Also, do an animal feeding. Being up close to the animals makes a huge difference and you will remember it forever. We fed the anteater and it was amazing. I know this is not the traditional wedding factory, but that is the best part. You are not shoehorned into options. We were able to decide everything.

Michael
Michael

Married on 08/11/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Exceeded expectations in every way

We absolutely loved this venue. There are few like it. Many were skeptical when we told them where we were having our wedding but were floored when they saw it in person. There are so many available ... Read more options for ceremony locations and the reception. Most importantly, we had indoor and outdoor options for each in the case of rain...which it did for us. You would most likely see the venue during the day, and it is beautiful. When it gets dark, the lights get turned down, and you have minimal uplighting, it gets even better. Also, I cannot say enough about Lindsay and her staff. She was there every step of the way, offered suggestions, and overall went above and beyond. We love the idea that we can take our children back to the place we got married in the future.

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