Say I do at the Zoo! Located just a few miles from Downtown Norfolk and nestled on the Lafayette River, the Virginia Zoo is the perfect escape from the ordinary. The natural setting of the Zoo with its well-appointed landscapes, gardens and various venue options makes the Zoo the perfect location for a wedding that will exceed your wildest dreams. Melissa Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org The Virginia Zoo offers a variety of venue options that are unique, unlike any other in the area. If you want to take your event to the next level, you can add on an animal encounter, mascot appearance, bounce houses, or train tickets. After-hours train rentals and extended animal exhibit hours are also available for evening events.