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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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About ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a Tampa-based wedding venue located in the heart of Tampa’s picturesque zoo. If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding experience, look no further than this unique wedding venue. By hosting your guests at ZooTampa, you’ll provide your guests with an unforgettable experience as they’re surrounded by wildlife throughout your big day.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity for up to 500 guests, ZooTampa is the perfect venue for intimate gatherings and grandiose events alike. Savanna Marketplace, a 17,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility, is the perfect setting for a wedding surrounded by a variety of African species. Meerkats, zebras, giraffes and elephants will be just outside the doors of your celebration as you enjoy a time of dining and dancing with friends and family. For outdoor ceremonies, utilize ZooTampa’s Ituri Forest Patio. Your guests will be surrounded by towering trees, lush vegetation and unique African species. They’ll sit on the charming wooden boardwalk as you say “I do” beneath the grand gazebo.

Services Offered
The events team at ZooTampa at Lowry Park is committed to providing an unforgettable wedding experience to each and every couple they host. By providing interactive animal encounters throughout the day, they’ll make sure your guests look back on your big day with delight. The venue’s state-of-the-art AV equipment will make the production process easy, while their in-house catering services make for an all-around spectacular wedding experience. Services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Private bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Interactive animal encounters
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar services
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access

When you book your wedding at ZooTampa, you’ll receive access to top-of-the-line dining services. Located in the Savannah Marketplace, you’ll find classic Latino cuisine your friends and family will love. From fresh pico di gallo to empanadas and more, you’ll find mouthwatering dishes that’ll leave you coming back for more. Some of the chef’s favorite dishes include:

  • Ropa vieja (pulled beef)
  • Picadillo (traditional ground beef stew)
  • Fresh pressed Cuban sandwich
  • Croquetas de jamon (three ham and cheese croquettes)
  • Tres leche cake
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Married on 03/03/2018

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

We said I do at the zoo

Our journey with Lowry Park (now known as ZooTampa at Lowry Park) began rocky but turned out Beautifully. It will be a day we will forever cherish. We started our planning 2 years in advance and ... Read more everyone that we met with was extremely helpful in allowing us to come look at the venue and quickly returned our emails/questions. Since we planned for 2 years our coordinator through the zoo changed 3-4 times which at the time was nerve wrecking but thankfully each coordinator was diligently in writing down all our requests so the next one was able to pick up with no issue. Nicole was the coordinator who we had the longest and actually handled our wedding day and she was phenomenal! The day of the ceremony was perfect with no issues relating to the zoo. Our guests loved getting to see and take pictures with the animals during are animal mingle. I loved having the giraffes and zebras as our background! Our guests are still talking about how good our food was! (One of my biggest regrets is that I wish I had gotten more or asked to take some with me at the end of the night because it was so good!)

Brandon D Borga

Married on 02/17/2018

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

Amazing experience

I couldn't possibly say enough positive things about the venue and staff! We had a fantastic wedding and the food far exceeded any expectations! I would recommend including the giraffe feeding and ... Read more the exotic animal encounter to your event! If you're looking for a venue out of the norm ,THIS IS IT!


Married on 01/06/2018

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

Getting married at the Lowry Park Zoo was the best decision we made! Our wedding guests are still raving about the venue! We worked with Nicole Morrison who was incredibly reliable and accommodating. ... Read more accommodating. The food was wonderful and having Nicole there to coordinate everything was invaluable. The giraffe feedings and exotic animal mingle was everything we could have wished for. Thank you!!

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