Werribee Open Range Zoo

K Road, Werribee South, Victoria, 3030, Australia


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Werribee Open Range Zoo Events

Discover the magic of Werribee Open Range Zoo, one of Melbourne’s most unique event venues. Located 30 minutes west of Melbourne CBD, this safari-themed attraction offers an enchanting experience. With 200 hectares and animals from Africa, Asia, North America, and Australia, it’s a captivating backdrop for any occasion.

Werribee Open Range Zoo boasts stunning indoor and outdoor settings for weddings, with versatile ceremony and reception spaces that cater to your every desire. From the Meerkat Room’s floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking playful meerkats to the picturesque African Kia with authentic huts, there’s a space to suit every style.

The highlight is the unforgettable experience of exchanging vows surrounded by African wildlife and lush greenery, providing endless photo opportunities to treasure for a lifetime. The gourmet menus crafted by the talented Restaurant Associates catering team, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensure a culinary delight for you and your guests. With its commitment to sustainability and wildlife conservation, celebrating your wedding day at Werribee Open Range Zoo creates beautiful memories and supports a meaningful cause. 

Highlights of Werribee Open Range Zoo Events:

  • Immersive safari-themed setting
  • Picturesque indoor/outdoor event spaces
  • Delicious gourmet menus by Restaurant Associations
  • Only 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD
  • Dedicated events team
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sitting Up to 140 Sitting
standing Up to 250 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 1000

Spaces At This Venue

  • Reception Setup At Werribee Open Range Zoo

    Meerkat Room

    The Meerkat Room offers a breathtaking setting for private events with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the playful meerkats exhibit. This unique venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for seated events and up to 300 guests for standing cocktail receptions.

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  • Secret Garden

    Tucked away amidst lush greenery, the Secret Garden provides a picturesque outdoor oasis for cocktail functions and ceremonies, with a capacity of 120 guests standing. Its beautiful surroundings make it an enchanting location for intimate gatherings and special occasions.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Werribee Park
  • Victoria State Rose Garden
  • Wyndham Harbour

Nearby hotels:

  • Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
  • Quest Sanctuary Lakes
  • Quality Suites Point Cook Seasons 5

Venue Testimonials

What a beautiful wedding we had, with a stunning backdrop and some special animal visitors. The food was delicious, the staff were fabulous and the set up for our reception was exactly what we wanted. 10/10 would do it again (you know, if I weren't already married).

Jacqueline W

The most amazing wedding venue ever. Staff were amazing and no Maccas run needed at the end of the night! Jo and her team were so helpful, and a special mention to Kim who went above and beyond to make my daughter's day extra special. I would highly recommend the Werribee Open Range Zoo as a wedding venue.

Helena D

Werribee Zoo is great venue for photos & entertaining guests. Our day was extremely hot so the venue was opened up earlier which was lovely. Our guests raved about the food - plenty of it & it was tasty! And excellent staff service.

Nadine H

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Werribee Open Range Zoo range from $175 to $195 per person, depending on the season and seating preference, with standing options available from April to August and seated options open year-round.

At Werribee Open Range Zoo, events and weddings can host up to 1,500 standing guests outdoors and accommodate up to 140 seated guests indoors. This spacious capacity makes it perfect for various event sizes, from large gatherings to more intimate celebrations.

Weddings at Werribee Open Range Zoo can end as late as midnight.

Couples and their guests are treated to stunning safari-inspired settings, gourmet menus, and outstanding customer service, making it a unique celebration.

Werribee Open Range Zoo hosts corporate functions, offering elegant function rooms and unique outdoor spaces to accommodate various event styles and sizes.

There are a number of hotels near Werribee Open Range Zoo that can accommodate event or wedding guests, including Lancemore and Werribee Mansion. Additionally, on-site Slumber Huts are available, with packages starting from $495 per person.

Yes, there is plenty of parking available at Werribee Open Range Zoo for the convenience of guests attending events and weddings.

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