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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our unique venues are perfect for a wedding or special occasion.   With views of Puget Sound,Incredible Surroundings and Experienced Staff, we provide an unforgettable experience for gatherings large and small.

Luz
7/23/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our ceremony in the Plaza with our reception in the South Pacific Aquarium, in front of the shark tanks. From start to finish, Lancer Catering (Chip Venzone specifically) was great about answering all of our questions in a very timely manner. We were on a pretty tight budget, but Chip helped us put together a night that we will never forget. We had several compliments on the wedding, and both my wife and I agree that it was even more than we had hoped for. I would absolutely recommend PDZA as a venue!
Sarah
6/24/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Can't say enough good things about the venue and Lancer catering. Multiple guests mentioned how awesome the venue and food were. Chip and Michael and their staff were great to work with both for the catering and event management parts of the wedding. Wedding and reception took place in Asian animal exhibit and the animal experiences were a highlight of the evening.
Emily
4/29/17
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We LOVED working with Chip at PDZA! Our venue and catering were the two things we never worried about because we knew Chip had it covered. If you're worried about "zoo food" at your wedding, don't be! The food was fresh, tasty, and all around amazing. Our guests raved about the garlic mash and delicious chicken. The venue was itself was lovely and we could explore both the top and bottom floors. This was especially nice for our more introverted guests since if they didn't want to dance they could look at fish and explore the aquarium. I could go on and on about how great this venue is! If you're even considering go take a tour, trust me, it's well worth your time.
Gloria
4/1/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I had our wedding and reception at the aquarium on April 1st this year. We were more than pleased with the venue and staff. From the planning to the end of the event, everything was perfect. Chip, Michael and their staff at Lancer Catering did an amazing job. Tours were easily arranged, questions we had throughout the planning were answered almost immediately and everything was done with professionalism and sincere kindness. The wedding and reception went off without a hitch. The venue was perfect and the food was amazing! Everyone, including my mother who can be difficult to please, raved about every aspect of the event. If I could do it all again, I would, just to have another party there.
Shelley
1/21/17
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Wonderful venue to help make magical memories
Jeremy and Katie
9/12/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were absolutely floored by the outstanding service provided by Chip, Emily, and the team of Lancer Catering. My wife and I could not be happier about this venue and catering. Chip and Emily constantly kept us in the loop, answered all of our questions (even if we'd already asked the same questions a thousand times), met with us when we needed, were patient and considerate the entire time, and even stayed during the wedding to make sure everything on their part ran smoothly. To say they are professional is an understatement. They were flat out amazing. And the zoo and aquarium were breathtaking for our wedding. From the view of the water in our backdrop to the cocktail hour and reception in the aquariums, everything was perfect. Chip even helped us arrange to have the stingray touch tank open for guests during the cocktail hour! Last but not least, the food was spectacular. We didn't hear one bad report of the food. In fact, we heard tons of comments raving about the food. Everyone loved it! The chefs clearly take pride in what they make. Couldn't have asked for a better first meal with my wife. Overall, it was everything we wanted and more. We had awe inspiring views, aquariums to keep guests entertained, a great dinner, and overall just an amazing day. And one of the nicest parts about it was that the price of this venue and catering is incredibly competitive. They beat out so many of our other venues that had far less to offer. What a fantastic place. Many thanks to Chip, Emily, and the entire staff of Lancer Catering.
Melissa
11/1/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
You will not find a more professional or courteous group of wonderful people to work with. My family is grateful for the services Lancer Catering provided for my daughters wedding. Chip Venzone and Emily Treadwell provided this first time catering client a total piece of mind so I could focus on all the other aspects of a wedding. The staff on the event night were amazing looking after every small detail so the guests could truly enjoy the wonderful and magical aquarium. Thank you again
Adam
3/22/14
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding at the Point Defiance Zoo was outstanding. Since the wedding on March 22nd my wife and I have received countless comments on how beautiful the venue turned out to be and how amazing the food was. Lancer Catering and Chip Venzone were amazing from the time we started planning until the end of the event.
Sabina
7/13/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful venue and amazing service
Sabina
7/13/13
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everything went smoothly. Chip made the whole process easy and stress free.
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful views, professional and knowledgeable staff, and the food was FANTASTIC!
Amy
4/24/10
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We really wanted to get married in an "unusual but not weird" location and since we both love aquariums, we figured we'd check out our options. We ruled out the Seattle Aquarium because of the cost and minimum number of people required. We'd never been to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium before but thought we'd check it out. We loved it at first site. We talked with the coordinator, Heidi, who completely sold us on the location. She had ideas for where to hold different parts of our event and was willing to work through the logistics with us whenever and however we needed. We booked the South Pacific Aquarium for the ceremony and the North Pacific Aquarium for the reception. It was perfect for the number of people and the price was totally reasonable. We did book 14 months prior to our wedding and visited the aquarium numerous times. Heidi was always willing to let us into the venue to check things out and was very responsive to all our questions. During the course of the 14 months, the zoo changed catering companies. While this made us nervous, it certainly benefited us in the end. The new catering company, Lancer Catering, did a great job. The food was excellent, the staff was professional and kind, and everything was exactly as we had asked for. They were flexible in the menu options and we were able to switch out a few things. They honored parts of the contract that existed with the old caterer which we appreciated. The venue was set up exactly as we had requested and all the staff were very patient with us on the wedding day. Heidi even gave up her office so my MOH and I could get ready for the ceremony. We had a perfect wedding in a great location and highly recommend it.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Italian, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
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