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

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

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.

Photo Policy

By entering the Virginia Zoo, all guests, patrons, employees and volunteers agree that photographs and videos taken of animals and other property at the Virginia Zoo may not be used for commercial profit or publicity.

During your visit to the Virginia Zoo, you may be filmed, videotaped or photographed by or on behalf of the Virginia Zoo. Your admission to the Zoo serves as permission for use of your image by the Virginia Zoo.

All trademarks, logos, images, and facilities of the Virginia Zoo are the sole property of the Virginia Zoo and may not be used, reproduced, displayed or distributed without written consent of the Virginia Zoo. Personal photography is welcome and encouraged.  All commercial photography and/or photo shoots are prohibited without prior permission from the Marketing Department.

To request a commercial or noncommercial photo shoot, please fill out the appropriate form below:

For more information about pricing and policies, contact info@virginiazoo.org or call 757.441.2374 (275).