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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

(651) 487-8282

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has magical gardens for ceremonies and event spaces that transform after hours into the perfect place for your wedding reception. Share your special day with family and friends among the natural flora and fauna. You can even have a special guest with an animal encounter that your guests will never forget! 

Como Zoo is conveniently located within 5 miles of Downtown Saint Paul, with nearby hotels offering room block rates and shuttle services. We also have free parking for you and your guests. Our award-winning, in-house catering provides exquisite cuisine and offers complimentary tastings for events of 100 or more.


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Comments & Reviews

Brittany J, said on
We held our ceremony in the Sunken Garden and our reception in the Bullard Rainforest Auditorium. The people at Como were great to work with and super responsive. Our pictures are gorgeous and all our guests had a great time -- everyone commented that they loved the food and the ceremony space. We had the sloth (Chloe) come for cocktail hour - definitely worth the extra $. She was so adorable and everyone loved it.
Gerri, said on
The Sunken Garden is an amazing ceremony location, the flowers give such a great ambiance and romantic environment. Contacting the facilities over email was very easy, and they responded to our questions accurately and on time. The 1.5 hour timeslot is not super flexible, but the room was ready when they said it would be on time. We rented a microphone but didn't end up needing it since you can project well in the room. The sound system provided was easy to hook up music to play over the speakers, and sounded great. Overall it was exactly what was advertised, and it was a lovely venue.
Bride, said on
We had our reception in the Covered Porch. The venue was incredible. It is amazing how they turn a hallway into a such beautiful venue! If you are looking for an intimate space for 200 people or less, look here! Add the fern room and splurge on the chair covers. You won't regret it!
Jenny, said on
The sunken garden is a breathtaking place to get married. The Conservatory is a jaw dropping crystal palace to begin with, but once you get into the sunken garden ... it's like a European fairytale garden from a dream. Our guests could hardly believe their eyes and I honestly couldn't have picked a more beautiful ceremony venue in Minnesota. I also couldn't believe that the entire place is kept operational by donations and event rentals. During regular business hours, there's no admissions to these lovely gardens for the public, and only a $2-3 suggested donation to get in. I loved the idea that my wedding ceremony helped pay to keep these gardens so accessible to the public. I do want to mention that this place is not very flexible. This is because it's a public garden that's open 7 days a week during the day to the public first, and a private wedding venue in the evenings second. Once you understand that, it's easy to understand why there are certain limitations - their priority is (and should be) to preserve the gardens first. Consequently, it's a perfect place for a small elegant wedding for a mostly adult guestlist.

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