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Venues in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 962-5339
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 30 Reviews


    Susana Trujillo

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  • The zoo is absolutely beautiful and a great venue for a wedding. The animals offer and unique and intimate atmosphere. We decided on a different venue but would highly recommend the zoo for larger parties

    Ken

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue is absolutely awesome. The scenery and views made for some incredible photographs, and being able to enjoy the animals was an added bonus. We worked with Events by Rincon and they did an amazing job working with us to take our vision from merely ideas to reality. They let us choose from a lovely selection of items for our menu, which was well received by our guests. The servers and bartenders were very welcoming and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that all our guests left with full bellies and smiles on their faces. A huge thank you to Angie for making it all possible, she did an amazing job and we were beyond blessed to have her help us coordinate our day!

    Haley Chuang

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  • We got married at the SB Zoo in August 2019. I cannot say enough good things about Rincon. We got so many compliments on the food and amazing service. I'd also like to shout out Angie Chaves who was our event coordinator at the Zoo. She was so helpful and easy to work with during the whole process. During our wedding, she kept us on time and everything was on point!

    Rachel

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  • We had our wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo last month and wow, it was a total DREAM. No bridezillas, no groomzillas, no stress, just pure joy. Angie Chaves was our coordinator and she is hands down the best person you could have overseeing the most important day of your life. She is responsive, she remembers everything, she goes out of her way to make everything you want come true. And she does all of this with kindness and humor. Being a bride is stressful and Angie puts all of your stresses to ease. She makes everything easy! Honestly who could ask for more!? Not only will you have the most turnkey experience planning at the zoo (they have almost everything you need to have an event here and they've done it a million times so they KNOW what they're doing) but the Sb Zoo is not your normal zoo, it is one of the most gorgeous places you can get married at in SB. All of our guests commented on the greenery and how lush it was. You can see the mountains and the ocean! And come on, you c... Read more

    Alyson

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    5 out of 5
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  • Honestly we could have been married almost anywhere but the staff is what really sold me and their level of professionalism allowed me to put my trust in them for our big day. I received an overwhelming amount of feedback from my guests on the level of care and attention to detail the staff had on all the elements of our venue. Angie was truly the best- she was on it!

    shaun

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we told people we were getting married at the zoo, we got some funny looks. But it's so much more than a zoo. The beautiful grounds, the amazing views, and stellar staff (they work exclusively with Events by Rincon for coordinating and catering) are the stuff of perfect weddings. And mine was (not just my words...) The access to animals was an added bonus that we and our guests will remember forever. It's really a no brainer--you get the best of both worlds: an interesting and unique and beautiful venue with the extensive experience of a supporting staff and an amazing catering and rental team. They were a dream to work with and made the planning process incredibly easy.

    Helen

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an amazing wedding at the SB Zoo. Everything went flawlessly the day of, and planning was such a breeze, even though we were planning from out of town. Everyone was such a pleasure to work with. All our wedding guests commented how delicious the food was, and how the zoo felt like a tropical destination wedding with the beautiful palm tree foliage and the ocean right across the street. The zoo was such a unique wedding experience with the giraffe feeding as well. We are so happy with everything!

    Aulama

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow! What can I say about this amazing venue and staff! We got married on Dec. 15 while the Thomas Fire was happening and the staff and the Zoo in whole acoomadated us so much! They were so great to work with and our guest loved every bit of the wedding! The site is stunning rare and beautiful! We loved our wedding and wish we could get married every year there! I highly recommend them! The whole staff were friendly and great! Food was great and just overall experience was fantastic! Lacey and Angie did such amazing jobs! We are so blessed to have had them! The Lemalu’s

    Blake

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  • Oh my goodness.. Where do I even start?! The Santa Barbara Zoo could not have been a more perfect venue for our wedding. We are not from Santa Barbara (from Orange County), and Angie Chaves at Rincon Events and Lacey Morgan at the Zoo made this the best day ever and so easy to plan!! The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, the staff was wonderful, and yeah, everything went off without a hitch... okay, well we got hitched, but you get the point! One of the neatest features for the zoo is that during cocktail hour, your guests can grab a drink and walk around the zoo. They also have the unique opportunity to feed the Giraffes! Thanks again, Santa Barbara Zoo & Rincon Events. 10/10 would recommend.

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Getting married at the Santa Barbara Zoo is one of the best decisions we have ever made! Angie, Rincon, and the zoo staff are all INCREDIBLE! I cannot say enough about how wonderful everyone and everything was. The planning process was SO easy. We were able to visit the zoo as often as we wanted and Angie always made time for us when we came to visit. She answered every question, was extremely organized, and our wedding day had absolutely no issues thanks to her! We had giraffe feedings and a penguin, yes, a penguin. Who the heck has a penguin as a wedding guest?! the Zoo was so flexible. A couple of weeks before the wedding Lacey at the zoo emailed us letting us know the Flamingle might not be able to happen for our date since the flamingos were still being trained, plus they are young and still gray (not super cute for photos). She gave us the option of the penguin encounter instead and the rest is history. The food is AMAZING! Every one of our guests raved about the food. The amount... Read more

    Laura

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  • Getting married at the Zoo was my number one choice and after meeting Angie (the planner) it was my ONLY choice. The view was gorgeous, the experience for the guests was different than any wedding I've ever been to, and yes it was on the expensive side, but it was hands down worth it. It was incredibly memorable for everyone in our lives. The teams were so helpful, food was delicious. Best day ever!

    Emily

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  • Best decision! I loved the zoo as a venue. The guests had so much fun feeding the giraffes. The location is beautiful and so much better then a stuffy hotel ballroom. Originally I did not think I wanted and outdoor wedding, the zoo made me change my mind and I loved it. Also Angie the wedding coordinator is truly the best!!!

    Caitie

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  • Everything was better than ever imagined! We had a fairy tale wedding, the zoo and catering team are very organized and everything ran smoothly. There is so much beauty at the zoo in every direction!

    Dan

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  • The zoo was such a gorgeous venue, and everything went so incredibly smoothly! Special thanks to Angie, she was great to work with!!

    Alaina

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  • Angie, the wedding coordinator, is AMAZING! She was helpful, responsive, professional, and warm. She helped our wedding day go smoothly, and even took care of little details like packing dinner in a to-go box for my husband and I to enjoy after the wedding. They were flexible enough to allow us to incorporate special details into our day (i.e. a motorcycle as a getaway car). Value-wise, it is definitely expensive because it is Santa Barbara. But they do a good job of making the wedding beautiful and feel like a treat for guests!

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