Melbourne Zoo

Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia


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Melbourne Zoo Events

The Melbourne Zoo is one of Melbourne’s most iconic and multi-award-winning event venues! Ideally situated just minutes from the CBD, this unique venue offers a breathtaking setting for weddings, corporate events, and more. The options for weddings are endless, with versatile ceremony sites available indoors and outdoors. The reception spaces are equally enchanting.

For corporate events, immerse yourself in a wild and untamed experience amidst the animals. With sophisticated function rooms, professional chefs, and state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, Melbourne Zoo offers the perfect backdrop for conferences, team-building activities and memorable corporate family days. And by choosing this venue, you’re also contributing to wildlife conservation efforts, aligning with Zoos Victoria’s purpose of fighting extinction.

Celebrate your special moments and corporate occasions in a one-of-a-kind venue that combines nature’s beauty, wildlife encounters, and exceptional service. Melbourne Zoo is not just a venue; it’s an unforgettable experience that leaves lasting memories.

Highlights of Melbourne Zoo Events:

  • Iconic Melbourne location for weddings and events
  • Versatile, naturally lit function spaces
  • Delicious gourmet catering menus by Restaurant Associates
  • Dedicated events team to assist with planning
  • Customisable packages available
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sitting Up to 200 Sitting
standing Up to 375 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 3000

Spaces At This Venue

  • Long Tables At Melbourne Zoo

    Rainforest Room

    Step into the lush Rainforest Room with its floor-to-ceiling glass, overlooking the Japanese gardens and lake, and enjoy a tranquil ambience perfect for private dining, meetings, and wedding receptions.

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  • Melbourne Zoo Bong Su Room

    Bong Su Room

    Nestled in the heart of the Elephant Trail, the beautiful Bong Su room offers unrivalled views of the magnificent elephants, providing a unique setting for all manner of events at Melbourne Zoo.

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  • Melbourne Zoo Leopard Lodge

    Leopard Lodge

    Embrace the grandeur of the Leopard Lodge, accommodating up to 200 seated guests and 375 standing. Set to the sounds of lions roaring, this flexible space boasts a lush green background and a paved outdoor private terrace for an unforgettable event experience.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Melbourne Museum
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Fitzroy Gardens

Nearby hotels:

  • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
  • Quest Flemington Central
  • Mercure North Melbourne

Venue Testimonials

We had our wedding at the Melbourne Zoo and it was the most perfect venue for our special day. We couldn't recommend it more! Our ceremony took place on Platypus Lawn and our reception was in Leopard Lodge. The giraffe encounter was amazing! Thank you for making our day perfect in everyway!

Britney E

I cannot rave enough about our day at the Melbourne Zoo, every aspect was amazing. The events team especially Jo were absolutely unreal and we’re so incredibly helpful with any request we had. They made our wedding experience such a joyful and non stressful one. We got married under the Moreton bay fig tree which was magical and had our reception at the Rainforest Room, the perfect size for our intimate wedding. Beautiful atmosphere, Beautiful Food, a once in a lifetime opportunity and a place to get married if you’re wanting something out of the ordinary. A day I’ll never forget.

Bree H

The Melbourne Zoo was our dream venue, and it was just as amazing and incredible as we expected. The events staff were friendly, supportive and patient. Not to mention the experience of photos around the animals. Best day ever.

Sarah D

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of a wedding at Melbourne Zoo varies depending on the style and season. Seated or grazing weddings are priced at $195 per person from September to March and $185 per person from April to August, while cocktail-style weddings are priced at $185 per person from September to March and $175 per person from April to August, with a minimum of 40 guests.

Melbourne Zoo can accommodate up to 375 standing guests or 250 seated.

Weddings at Melbourne Zoo should end at midnight.

Yes, Melbourne Zoo caters to corporate functions and events, offering event spaces for team-building activities and the opportunity to support wildlife conservation initiatives through their sustainability-focused practices.

Yes, there are several hotels near Melbourne Zoo that cater to event or wedding guests, including Mercure North Melbourne and Park Hyatt Melbourne, among others. These hotels provide convenient accommodation options for attendees, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay during their visit to the venue.

Yes, there is parking available at Melbourne Zoo for up to 3,000 vehicles, providing convenient access for event and wedding guests.

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