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A Special Message from the Zoo Events Team:

We understand the past few months have been very stressful for everyone and a lot of events and milestone celebrations are being rescheduled and cancelled. We are looking forward to hosting events this summer and are excited to share our outdoor event venues with your guests. We are here to help make the event planning process easy and safe for everyone. We have implemented updated safety protocols and are working closely with our Zoo team to keep all guests safe. Please let us know how we can help make your upcoming celebration wildly fun.

PRIVATE EVENTS AT THE ZOO

The natural setting of the Virginia Zoo with its well-appointed landscapes, gardens and public spaces – is the perfect location for your group event. With locations throughout the Zoo of various size and atmosphere, there is a setting to fit your needs.

Check out our Private Events Guide and Venue Rate Sheet for information on our venue options and pricing. If you have questions or are interesting in booking an event, please read our blog or contact our Events Department via email or at 757.441.2374 ext. 250.

Please have the following information available when you email or call:

  • Type of event (company picnic, networking event, wedding, etc.)
  • Preferred event date and time of day
  • Preferred event venue
  • Number of guests

DOWNLOAD THE PRIVATE EVENTS GUIDE

DOWNLOAD THE VENUE RATE SHEET

Did you know, a portion of the funds raised from Zoo events support our animals and conservation initiatives around the world!

*NEW* MICRO WEDDINGS

Did you have an unforeseen change to your big day? You can still celebrate in one of the wide-open spaces of the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy your nuptials with 15 of your closest friends or relatives with our packages that include:

  • Admissions for you and your guests
  • Day or evening times
  • Flexible locations throughout the Zoo
  • Tables and linens
  • Catering and animal ambassador appearances available for an extra charge
  • Contact our Events Department via email or at 757.441.2374 ext. 250 for pricing and availability.

 

Zoo Catering

The Virginia Zoo Catering Department is the exclusive caterer at the Zoo. Our full-service catering department is able to meet all your food and beverage needs; from a buffet to action stations, the possibilities are endless.

VIEW THE 2020 CATERING MENU

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