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Host an Event at the Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo provides an unforgettable setting for your special event – either a wedding, corporate meeting or class reunion. Flexible in design and accommodating by function, the Zoo's event venues can be transformed to fit your unique vision. Whether your event is for ten people or 10,000 the Zoo's superior services, meticulous planning and attention to detail will make your event a memorable one.

Types of Events

  • Weddings

    We understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. We want to make the planning of your event as effortless for you as possible, all while providing the details that can make each event as unique as each couple.

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  • Celebrations

    The Zoo is the wildest event destination for anniversary celebrations, milestone birthday parties or class reunions. The generous amenities of our venues are suitable for any size event, and the iconic backdrop of animal habitats is sure to rekindle fond memories while creating new ones.

    *Children's Birthday Parties

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  • Corporate Events

    From business meetings and team-building experiences, to company picnics and holiday parties, every corporate event is a little more fun when held at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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  • Picnics

    With built-in entertainment for your guests, exceptional food and drink, a picnic at the Zoo is like no other.Whether you’re planning for 15 guests or 10,000 guests, the Saint Louis Zoo can be transformed to fit your unique vision and needs. Leave the planning to us. We will work with you in detailing the event, from the logistics of vendor and guest arrivals, security, and event flow, to rentals and décor. Our team specializes in creating roaring good times at the Saint Louis Zoo. We’re your one-stop shop for an event like no other!

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Venue Rates and Catering Menu

Learn more about our catering menu and rental rates.
Rental Rates
Catering Menu


We invite you to let the Saint Louis Zoo's talent and unique atmosphere capture the desired mood and every detail of your imagination! You can count on us to understand your need for flexibility, service and care. We'll handle the details. You can just relax and handle the compliments.


Our world-class Zoo offers elegant wedding ceremony sites sure to set an exotic yet serene scene for the exchanging of your vows

ll outdoor locations are seasonal and availability depends on natural light and weather conditions.
A venue rental is required to add on a ceremony site location

Catering & Beverage Service

The Saint Louis Zoo has its own in-house catering team and executive chef. We offer a diverse array of menu options, as well as theme development including décor, entertainment and special touches that make your event truly outstanding. From boxed lunches to caviar to wedding plates, our staff of culinary experts will be available to assist you in the coordination of every palate-pleasing detail.

Click here to view our Catering Menu.

Animals & Attractions

Imagine having your guests see penguins, sea lions or stingrays at your special event! To make your event more impressive, how about taking a quick tour of the Zoo on the Emerson Zooline Railroad or a spin on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel? Your private event manager will be happy to discuss available options with you.

Inquire about renting the Saint Louis Zoo!

Rental Inquiry Form

Plan Your Event

To have a Saint Louis Zoo representative contact you about pricing, availability and the details of your event, call us at (314) 646-4855, email or submit our rental inquiry form.


Children's birthday packages are not available

Catered events are offered for birthday parties. Rentals include a private venue with a food and beverage minimum. Birthday party pricing starts at $800 for a daytime event. Please see our Group Discounts page for information on tickets and food options. Picnic table seating is available on Zoo grounds, based on availability.

For the safety of our animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring balloons or straws.

Your business supports our conservation efforts.

Booking your event with us helps support the world-class Saint Louis Zoo and our conservation efforts here and around the world.