The wildest way to host a wedding, picnic, birthday party, corporate event, or any special gathering.



Set on 92 acres, Woodland Park Zoo offers 19 unique and natural locations to host private parties and events of all sizes. With a selection of wild and fun activities and venues that will transport your guests all over the globe, your next event surely will be one your guests will talk about for a long time to come!

Our onsite caterer, Levy, is happy to prepare a delicious selection of food to fit any theme or budget. By choosing the zoo for your private event you are supporting our quality animal care, education and conservation projects and helping to preserve species and habitats for generations.




Premium Animal Tours

Experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour! See animals up close, participate in interactive sessions, talk with experienced animal staff and more.  Please allow at least two weeks notice to book tours. No tours on holidays.

Book your tour today!

Available Tours

Premium Animal Tours (pdf)

Picnics, Parties and Meetings

From outdoor picnics to indoor meeting facilities, Woodland Park Zoo has festive and functional venues that will be sure to take the corporate out of your next corporate function! Non-profit organizations need look no further for an auction or gala location. Even holiday parties can stay warm and dry with a private indoor location during our seasonal lighting event, WildLights. 

Plan Your Event

Event Catering Menu

Event Planning Packet and Venue Guide

Picnic Catering Menu

Picnic Planning Packet and Venue Guide

Weddings and Receptions

Jenny GG Photography

Nothing is more exotic than saying “I do” at Woodland Park Zoo! Lush, romantic and charming venues await you when you choose the zoo for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or proposal. From our 2 acre Rose Garden to our indoor reception hall and the Rain Forest Food Pavilion, the zoo is a great place to celebrate your love! 

Plan Your Wedding

Wedding Catering Menu

Wedding Planning Packet and Venue Guide (pdf)

Photo by: Jenny GG

Birthday Parties

The Historic Carousel features two private party rooms available year round for birthday parties for all ages, showers or small family gatherings! Our inclusive package makes it easy for you to plan and your guests will have a wonderful time riding our antique carousel horses.

Plan Your Birthday Party

Birthday Party Planning Guide (pdf)

Private Parties at WildLights

Experience a winter wonderland at Woodland Park Zoo’s annual WildLights! Enjoy one of our unique indoor venues, suitable for groups of 20-250, for your holiday gathering this year.

Plan Your Holiday Party

WildLights Planning Packet and Venue Guide (pdf)

Corporate Events

Become an instant hero at your company! Each year we host hundreds of groups and events at the zoo ranging from 20 to several thousand people through a variety of events, picnics, and private catered activities. Whether you want to offer a delicious catered picnic for your employees and their families, create an elegant and unique cocktail dinner or provide a memorable team building experience, our sales teams are eager to help you plan your next adventure at the zoo!



Submit an inquiry form to start planning

Fill out and submit the form that best fits the type of event you are planning:

Complete the Woodland Park Zoo event inquiry form

Complete the children's birthday party inquiry form


Complete Catering Information and Menus

Please call 206.545.2044, or email


Contact Us

For more information, you can reach us at or 206.548.2590.