Get married at the Zoo!

The Maryland Zoo welcomes and affirms same-sex couples. Election Day, 2012, was a historic day for the LGBT community, Maryland, and Baltimore as same-sex marriage was passed via a voter referendum.

The Maryland Zoo’s Lakeside Pavilion provides a private, serene setting with a spectacular waterfront view complete with a fountain as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony and our Mansion House Porch’s truly elegant setting will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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Questions? Read our Same-Sex Marriage Fact Sheet or contact the Rental Office at 443-552-5277 or