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San Francisco Zoo Wedding

Bride and groom enjoy the carousel at their San Francisco Zoo wedding

As a San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, people often ask me what is the most unusual place that I have photographed a wedding.

San Francisco Zoo weddings are the definitely the most unique weddings that I have been honored to experience. Luckily I have photographed many weddings at the zoo. It is always a lively and whimsical place where I get to document a couple’s joyful wedding day celebration.

Left photo is colorful peacock and right photo is giraffe at the San Francisco Zoo

Samantha and Jake had an amazing San Francisco Zoo wedding. They chose the zoo as their wedding venue because they are avid animal lovers. They wanted to create a magical experience for their family and friends to enjoy. Their wedding ceremony took place at the African Savannah where exotic animals could be seen in the background. During the cocktail hour, guests were nibbled on appetizers, were invited to hop on the magical Carousel, and then feed giraffes! Yes, you heard me right! Being in the presence of these towering creatures is truly mind blowing. A few feathered friends made an appearance as well.

Zebras at the African Savannah of the San Francisco Zoo

Flowergirl and ringbearer walk down the aisle at a San Francisco Zoo wedding

Bride and her father walk down the aisle at her San Francisco Zoo wedding

Father hugs his daughter during her wedding ceremony at the San Francisco Zoo

Groom hold his brides hand and smiles at her with the groomsmen in the background at a San Francisco Zoo wedding

Mother of the bride tenderly kisses her daughter on the cheek during her wedding ceremony at the SF Zoo

Bridesmaids at San Francisco Zoo wedding

Groomsmen at San Francisco Zoo wedding

Bride places ring on her grooms hand with bridesmaids in the background

Bride and groom hold hands during wedding ceremony

The Kiss at a wedding ceremony then the couple celebrates

Black and white photo of bride and groom walking down the aisle

Parents of the bride smile and laugh at the end of a wedding ceremony

Bride and groom walk in front of the carousel at their San Francisco Zoo wedding

Bride and groom at Ocean Beach

We stopped at Ocean Beach for portraits before the wedding.

Black and white photography of couple enjoying the carousel at their San Francisco Zoo wedding

Bride and groom at Ocean Beach

San Francisco Zoo staff member holding a large owl

San Francisco Zoo team member holding a bird of prey

Bride feeds lettuce to a giraffe at the brides SF Zoo wedding

Bride and groom feed a giraffe at their wedding at the San Francisco Zoo

Little boy is held up by his father and feeds a giraffe

Bride and groom enter their wedding reception

Bride groom and friend toast at a wedding reception

Bridesmaids toasts bride

Black and white photo of bride and groom walking to their reception

Reception room at the San Francisco Zoo

The reception was lit with beautiful pink glowing lights with the shadow of a tree projected onto one wall. Colorful paper lanterns were hung above the head table and added to the playful yet elegant theme of the reception.

Pink candy wedding favors

Pink wedding palette chairs

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake

About San Francisco Zoo Weddings

Sign for the San Francisco Zoo

If you are looking for a unique and untraditional wedding venue in the San Francisco Bay Area, then the San Francisco Zoo fits the bill. Wedding ceremonies at the African Savannah allow your guests to see exotic animals during your ceremony. There are options to have cocktail hour at the Carousel, feed giraffes, or have animal ambassadors join you and your guests where you can see animals up close and learn from knowledgeable zoo staff members.

The San Francisco Zoo features over 100 acres of zoological gardens, and is home to over 260 different species of animals. The Zoo uses sustainable and fair trade produce and locally sourced ingredients in their catering. In addition, all Zoo profits from your event go towards conservation efforts to help endangered animals and their habitats around the world.

Website: San Francisco Zoo Events
Address: Sloat Boulevard at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94132

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