Melbourne Zoo

Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia


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Melbourne Zoo Weddings

Celebrate your special day in an extraordinary setting at Melbourne Zoo, one of Melbourne’s most unique wedding venues. With its iconic location, tranquil gardens, and unique wildlife, this multi-award-winning venue promises an unforgettable wedding experience filled with magical photo opportunities and gourmet delights.

The Scene at Melbourne Zoo

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Melbourne Zoo. Located just minutes from the CBD, this iconic venue boasts breathtaking landscapes and versatile wedding spaces that cater to every taste and style. From the serene Japanese Gardens and picturesque Moreton Bay Fig Tree to the lush Rainforest Room with its floor-to-ceiling glass and private animal exhibit, each setting exudes charm and elegance.

Melbourne Zoo Wedding Ceremonies

Exchange your vows amidst the beauty of nature with the unique ceremony options offered at Melbourne Zoo. Choose from enchanting backdrops such as the Butterfly House, the South East Asian bamboo forest or the Platypus Lawn. Each of these spaces offers varying capacities, with options to suit all wedding sizes. If you choose the captivating Butterfly House, expect to be surrounded by vibrant colours and gentle fluttering wings. 

For those seeking a more intimate and private setting, the lush South East Asian bamboo forest provides everything you need. The idyllic Japanese Garden, boasting unrivalled beauty, and the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree are equally popular choices. For a picture-perfect ceremony, the immaculate Platypus Lawn is a beautiful option. With charming pavilions and lush lawns throughout the venue, your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments that you and your guests will treasure forever.

Melbourne Zoo Wedding Receptions

Melbourne Zoo offers distinctive function spaces for an unforgettable reception to suit any style. Dance the night away in the Rainforest Room with its serene views over the Japanese Gardens and Lake, or feel the majestic presence of elephants in the Bong Su Room. With its lush green background and wildlife-inspired ambience, the Leopard Lodge accommodates larger receptions, making each celebration a truly remarkable experience. Each of the zoo’s exquisite reception rooms has a dancefloor and bridal suite, ensuring a seamless and memorable occasion.

Wedding Photography at Melbourne Zoo

Capture the magic of your special day with stunning wedding photography locations at Melbourne Zoo. Whether amidst fluttering butterflies in the Butterfly House, on the century-old Carousel, or in the lush gardens surrounded by gentle giraffes, each backdrop promises to create timeless and unforgettable memories. The venue’s unique blend of natural beauty and wildlife encounters ensures your wedding photos will be a captivating reflection of your love story.

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sitting Up to 200 Sitting
standing Up to 375 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


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, 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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