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Weddings at Big Cat Rescue are never… Ordinary!


Get married at Big Cat RescueEnjoy a taste of life less ordinary. Bring your wedding to Big Cat Rescue – nothing could be more unique! If typical wedding ceremonies are not for you, Big Cat Rescue can provide the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony of your dreams. A day everyone will remember and be talking about for years.


Big Cat Rescue provides a setting of sheer paradise for nature-loving couples seeking an exotic location for the wedding of their dreams. Imagine palm trees stirring in a light breeze, sunlight trickling through the canopy of trees overhead. Your guests are seated, anticipating the ceremony to begin. Then you hear the ROAR of several of our wild cats; announcing they too are witness to your special moment. There is nothing ordinary about a wedding at Big Cat Rescue; an unforgettable memory.


You and your guests will feel you have traveled to the ends of the earth, surrounded by 69 acres, home to around 70 exotic cats. But you haven’t. You’ve just had the wedding ceremony of your dreams at Big Cat Rescue.


“One of the most popular locations for Tampa weddings.”


Weddings are nothing short of amazing at Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary home to approximately 70 exotic wild cats.


Big Cat Rescue provides the ideal backdrop for weddings, but the experience doesn’t stop there. The wedding couple and guests can follow the ceremony with a private up-close tour of our sanctuary; visiting the special Cat-a-tat homes to our rescued exotic cats. Around every corner awaits a unique experience. Follow your tour with an indoor reception at our ‘Lions Lair Party Pavilion’. No part of your special day will be ordinary at Big Cat Rescue.


Countless Options Available to ensure that your Wedding Day Is a Totally Unique Experience for all in Attendance.


Wedding Party at Big Cat Rescue

“We didn’t want a big, fancy or traditional wedding ceremony but we did want it to be memorable for ourselves, our family and our friends. Our *wedding consultant* Barbara was always available to answer any questions that I had along the path. We had friends from as far away as Finland come for our wedding.


Everyone had a great time and we so enjoyed the walking tour afterward. What a wonderful experience! From the Guinea Hens to the Tigers, they all assisted in making our day so special. THANK YOU Carole, Barbara and all the volunteers of BigCats for providing this service for us. We so appreciate your sharing BigCat Rescue and your wonderful animals with us so that our special day became not only special but unforgettable.


Bobby and Susi Kirkpatrick
Lakeland, FL


10/21/2010 “Thank you for having our wedding! Is was such a unique and memorable experience. You all really made us feel welcome and very special. The tour was wonderful too and we enjoyed learning & meeting all the Kitties and now are sharing all that we saw with friends & family at home. I hope we’ll get back to Florida sometime so we can stop in and say “hello” again! Sabina & Jason



If you are looking for an out of the ordinary setting for your wedding…


Look no further!


So many details, so little time! Not a worry! Big Cat Rescue can take care of almost everything.


  • We can provide digital wedding photography and state-of-the-art HD video too!
  • Need more assistance planning your special day? Not to worry. Call Sherry at 813.962.3837 or email us for details  or
  • For additional costs we can supply big cat themed decorations like the ones below.

Who do you know that’s been married in the midst of about 70 exotic wild cats?


tigerlionYou can have the wedding of your dreams – unlike any other – and have the peace of mind knowing that your wedding dollars are going to fund this Big Cat Sanctuary; home to about 70 unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals. All of your wedding dollars go directly to the cats; providing them with better Cat-a-tats, food, and health care.



Wedding ceremony: $200.00

Bride, Groom and each guest: multiply by $39.00 for seating on the sandy white beach and your private guided tour of the Sanctuary.

Digital Wedding Photography: $400.00. Price includes a CD of all photos and a slide-show CD set to music. OR

HD Video: $400.00 with footage on disc. We only have one person to do both photos and videos, so he can only do one or the other (photos or video). You are welcome to have your own person doing photos and videos at no charge, other than the $39.00 visiting fee.

There is a 25% non-refundable deposit. Prices and terms subject to change without notice. Call or email for details. 813.962-3837

As seen in Tampa Bay’s Best Wedding and Party Planner Fox 13 and Cox Radio’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Stories

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For more information on your eligibility to marry in Hillsborough County Florida visit the Clerk’s Office.


See and read more about renting the Lions Lair Party Pavilion


Create a wedding gift registry with the I Do Foundation’s partner stores and up to 10% of gift purchases will be donated to your favorite charity. Choose Big Cat Rescue when you register HERE


Reserve your date today!


Get Married At Big Cat Rescue

All the Cool Cats Get Married At Big Cat Rescue

We will help make your wedding a one-of-a-kind unique experience.


Did you tie the knot at Big Cat Rescue?


Is so, please share your story with our potential newlyweds below by adding your comments:


Purr-fect Couple

Regina Brian Purrfect Couple Wedding Big Cat Rescue

So, where did you spend your honeymoon? Acapulco, Costa Rico, Tahiti? For animal lovers Regina and Brian Turgeon the decision was easy – Big Cat Rescue! These newlyweds have always wanted to come and see our amazing Sanctuary. What better time then on their honeymoon!
Regina and Brian were married in Chicopee, Mass. on September 5. To make this time in their lives extra special they journeyed to Tampa and Big Cat Rescue. The couple went all out and scheduled all the fantastic tours that are available. They enjoyed a Photo Tour, Day Tour, Keeper Tour, Night Tour, Feeding Tour and the best of all was a Private Tour with Animal Planet Hero of the Year Scott Lope. Both agreed that “meeting Scott was their most memorable moment”.
Regina said that their favorite cat on the tour was Hercules the Snow Leopard. “Being so close to this magnificent cat that is an Endangered Species was indescribable”. “In fact, being so close to all these animals was truly beyond words”. Both Regina and Brian agreed “that out of all we have seen and done on this trip, visiting Big Cat Rescue was absolutely the highlight”.
Big Cat Rescue wishes Regina and Brian a wonderful future together and invites them to return on their anniversary.


Volunteer Senior Keeper

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