Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Facilities & Rental Fees

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has a variety of unique venues that would be perfect for a wedding or special occasion. With views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainer and pristine forests, we offer the perfect setting for gatherings large and small.  

 
Education Center

This versatile 3,000 sq. ft. venue has a private entrance and can be divided into three separate rooms. Rent a portion of the space for a cozier feel or the entire facility for a large banquet or reception.

• Capacity: 175 guests (entire facility)
• Rental Fee:
     $400 - 1 room
     $800 - 2 rooms combined
     $1000 - entire facility
• Fee includes: 6 hours rental time
• Additional: $150 per additional hour
DeFalco Family Pavilion
 
The DeFalco Family Pavilion is home to the Paul Titus Antique Carousel, a recreated historic carousel featuring beautifully carved animals. The pavilion includes dramatic photo opportunities and a private room for banquet seating and catering.

• Accommodates: 30 seated
• Available Day and Evening
 
Asian Forest Sanctuary
 
This lush five-acre exhibit complex is the ultimate outdoor event location. Enjoy six romantic exhibit areas complete with two waterfalls, exotic flowers, and a bamboo forest. Two viewing pavilions and the Asian Dayroom provide covered space for buffet stations and seating.

• Capacity: 300 guests - entire complex
• Rental Fee: $1300
• Fee includes: 5 hours rental time
• Additional: $150 per additional hour
• Animals on exhibit will incur an additional fee
• Available after zoo hours

    
 
Pacific Rim Plaza
 
Spectacular views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier make this globe-shaped plaza the premier setting for wedding ceremonies and outdoor celebrations.

• Rental Fee: $500/2 hours
• Additional: $150 per additional hour
• Available after zoo hours
South Pacific Aquarium
 
Perfect for intimate gatherings, this alluring aquarium offers a total sensory experience. Transport your guests to the steamy, tropical beaches of the Lagoon exhibit and take in the view at the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Outer Reef and shark exhibits.

• Capacity: 85 guests
• Rental Fee: $600
• Fee includes: 4 hours rental time
• Additional: $150 per additional hour
• Available after zoo hours


 
North Pacific Aquarium
 
Host all your friends and family in this spacious, one-of-a-kind setting. Admire the mystical sea life of Puget Sound in the large underwater exhibit gallery.

• Capacity: 150-200 guests
• Rental Fee: $900
• Fee includes: 5 hours rental time
• Additional: $150 per additional hour
• Amplified sound is prohibited in North Pacific Aquarium; DJs and live bands are prohibited.
• Available after zoo hours
Red Wolf Picnic Site

The Red Wolf Picnic Site is located next to the beautiful Red Wolf Woods exhibit.

• Capacity: 250 guests
• Rental Fee: $400
• Fee includes: covered picnic site with picnic tables

North & South Pacific Aquariums

• Capacity: 300 guests
• Rental Fee: $1200
• Fee includes: 5 hours rental time
Additional: $150/per additional hour

Contact Us

For more information about booking your wedding at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, please contact pdzasales@lancercatering.com or call 253.404.3823.