Beardsley Zoo tops for weddings

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BRIDGEPORT — Beardsley Zoo has been recognized as a winner of the 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards as a Connecticut wedding venue.

WeddingWire, Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the accolade.

“Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is host to nearly two dozen weddings or wedding-related events per year, and that number is growing as more people hear about the Zoo’s availability as a unique venue,” said the Zoo’s Rentals and Events Manager Lindsay Durkee. “Couples love the carousel, beautiful outdoor wedding sites, and the possibility to interact with their favorite animals.”

The zoo was recognized solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency, and timeliness of the reviews they have received from past clients.

“We host a great many wedding proposals, bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and anniversary parties in our greenhouse, carousel building, or rustic Hanson Building,” Durkee said. “There was a call recently to host an outdoor yoga/bachelorette party, which we were happy to help plan.”