Werribee Open Range Zoo

K Road, Werribee South, Victoria, 3030, Australia


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Werribee Open Range Zoo Weddings

Situated on the outskirts of Melbourne, Werribee Open Range Zoo is a captivating safari-themed wedding venue. With its stunning indoor and outdoor settings, delicious gourmet menus, and immersive animal exhibits, the zoo offers an unforgettable atmosphere that will leave couples and guests in awe.

The Scene at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo features lush landscapes and animal enclosures from around the world. The zoo’s 200 hectares of scenic beauty make it a one-of-a-kind wedding destination – ensuring couples find the perfect backdrop to suit their vision.

Werribee Open Range Zoo Wedding Ceremonies

Couples have an array of stunning options for their wedding ceremonies at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Surrounded by African wildlife and lush greenery, the possibilities are endless. Choose from the Gorilla Viewing Platform, Secret Garden, or the Meerkat Room, each offering a romantic setting with exceptional photo opportunities. Whether opting for an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the zoo provides a magical setting to say “I do.”

Werribee Open Range Zoo Wedding Receptions

The venue also provides a range of options for wedding receptions. The Meerkat Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking playful meerkats, creates a unique and joyous ambience. The African Kia presents an outdoor setting with huts and manicured lawns, perfect for a wow experience. The enchanting Slumber Dining Hut is ideal for intimate gatherings, while Hippo Beach offers mesmerising views of the hippos in the evening. Couples can choose from cocktail parties with delectable hors d’oeuvres or indulgent feasts for a seated dinner.

Wedding Photography at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Couples can capture timeless memories amidst sprawling open ranges or get up close with African animals, adding a touch of the wild to their wedding album. From playful meerkats to majestic gorillas, the zoo’s diverse habitats offer endless photo opportunities to create treasured memories that last a lifetime.

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sitting Up to 140 Sitting
standing Up to 250 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


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.

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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