Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG

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Dartmoor Zoo Wedding
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  • Dartmoor Zoo Wedding
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Animal lovers, adventurers and those looking to do something a little bit different are all invited to explore Dartmoor Zoo as the place they say ‘I Do’.

Dartmoor Zoo weddings are wild and wonderful in every way. They are a perfect setting for a unique wedding with 33 acres of glorious woodland and a collection of beautiful exotic animals. The magic is never ending as guests are welcome to explore and learn while celebrating their special day.

The gorgeous Goodamoor House Ceremony Room offers an historic backdrop to proceedings with wooden floors and fireplace where 50 guests can observe the main moment before spilling out onto the 17th-century Manor House’s lawn.

There are a range of reception rooms on offer too, with the more intimate Jaguar Suite offering astonishing views of the neighbouring hills, up to larger events with the Jaguar Restaurant or Marquee Reception for summer weddings hosting 80-120 people.

And it’s not just larger weddings that Dartmoor Zoo plays host to either. Couples looking to renew their vowels, celebrate an engagement or elope can also enjoy their special day at this truly unique wedding venue.

But no zoo wedding would be complete without some additional guests who may have been missed off the original guest list, including a meet and greet with the cheeky meerkats, and the wedding couple can even meet the Zoo’s tiger, Dragon, for a truly spectacular experience and photo opportunity.

The Dartmoor Zoo weddings team cannot wait to meet couples to show them the stunning location, meet some of the animals that could be involved, and take a look at the different reception rooms and packages.

Couples looking for a truly unique wedding venue in Devon are encouraged to visit the Dartmoor Zoo weddings page to request more information.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Establishment Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Licenced for alcohol

Key Features

  • Unique venue


  • Locally Sourced Produce



Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car (sat nav PL7 5DG)

If you’re arriving from the A38, take the Deep Lane turn off signed for Plympton, follow the signs for ‘Wildlife Park’ from the roundabout at Chaddlewood. This will take you past Langage Business Park to Sparkwell village, which we are just on the far side of. Once you get to Sparkwell, drive through the village and you’ll find us approximately 300 yards further on.



Public Transport Directions

By bus: The 59 bus service stops outside the zoo main entrance.Route 59 operates from Monday to Saturday. There is no service on Sundays and bank holidays. The 59 leaves Royal Parade (stop A13) in Plymouth City Centre takes around 30 minutes, stopping at Sparkwell village and then right outside the zoo entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes in the opposite direction from the George Park and Ride outside of Plymouth.





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    Recent Reviews:

    • carlys977
      Colchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Its ok
      3 of 5 stars
      31st Mar 2024
      Not my favourite zoo but glad i ticked it off my list. Very hilly so be aware. Animals were well cared for in large enclosures. One of those zoos that need some good funding to make it more... Read full review
    • SSSh2010
      Chichester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely little zoo
      5 of 5 stars
      31st Mar 2024
      staff were welcoming& very helpful. Amur tiger and African lion were very impressive and had the most crowd. Kate gave a lovely commentary during tiger feeding time. Ice cream was lovely and... Read full review
    • pjpolden
      Trip Type:
      Great little zoo
      4 of 5 stars
      11th Apr 2024
      Stopped here on our way to our holiday cottage. We had been before so knew it wasn’t the biggest zoo but you can get up very close to the big cats which is cool. Also some very good talks... Read full review

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