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About this Ceremony Site

Once called the Reptile House with a small mammal wing, it was constructed in 1927. The idea of having a building specifically for snakes, lizards, frogs and other amphibians was new at the time, but interest in these creatures seemed to be high enough to warrant the new facility. The Reptile House was renovated 50 years later and today is home to more than 700 animals. In 2002, the Reptile House was renamed the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium in honor of the Zoo's Director Emeritus.
The Mediterranean-style building with a red tile roof, trees, vines, rocks and water features are a beautiful backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

Max capacity: 150 for ceremony only
Evening availability only (after Zoo hours).
Restrooms are not available inside the building.