Indoor Reception Venues

1899 Grove
1899 Grove

CAPACITY: 250 (200 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April – 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

This space features a vaulted ceiling, pillars, and two full walls of windows creating an open and airy space filled with natural light. Host a cocktail hour on 1899 Grove’s wrap-around patio, looking over the zoo’s lush greenery. Available for evening receptions, 1899 Grove is the perfect setting for company receptions, award banquets and fundraisers.

INCLUDES: (20) 72” round tables and 200 black chairs
COST: $2,500 Friday & Saturday; $2,000 Sunday-Thursday
F&B MINIMUM: $7,000 (60-100), $8,000 (101-200)

Additional rental equipment (alternative chairs, cocktail tables and A/V needs) available for a fee.


Zoomazium
Zoomazium

CAPACITY: 150 (70 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April – 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

This nature-themed indoor play area by day transforms into an uplifting and unique location for a mid-size evening event. Zoomazium offers a fun and whimsical setting that will inspire guests to let loose and enjoy the atmosphere including two slides and a mountain to climb on. Zoomazium comes equipped with many audio visual capabilities including a large video screen, sound system and more.

INCLUDES: 70 wood chairs
COST: $1,300 full rental / $650 2-hour rental
F&B MINIMUM: $2,500

Additional rental equipment (tables, alternative or additional chairs and other A/V needs) available for a fee.


Tundra Center
Tundra Center

CAPACITY: 60 (40 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. October - April – 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Located just between our grizzly bear and snowy owl exhibits, the Tundra Center features a hand-painted panoramic mural of the arctic tundra. Your guests will experience the wild from the comfort and warmth of this meeting room. Tundra is available for both daytime and evening events, and can accommodate luncheons and small dinners.

COST: $1,100
F&B MINIMUM: $3,000

Rental equipment (tables and chairs) available for a fee.


Taiga Viewing Shelter
Taiga Viewing Shelter

CAPACITY: 80 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. October - April – 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Tucked between the grizzly bear and North American river otter exhibits, the Taiga Viewing Shelter immerses your guests in the naturalistic setting of the award-winning Northern Trail. Entertain your guests as the brown bears look on curiously and the otters zip around in the water, mere feet from your group.

COST: $1,300 (full trail access, $2,500)
F&B MINIMUM: $3,000

Rental equipment (tables and chairs) available for a fee.


Carousel
Carousel

CAPACITY: Daytime – 60 (48 seated) in party rooms / Evening – 150 (48 seated) in full building

AVAILABLE: May - September, Monday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (party rooms only) or 7:00 - 11 p.m. (full building) October - April, Monday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (party rooms only) or 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (full building, excluding during WildLights)

Built in 1918, the Historic Carousel is the perfect backdrop for a cocktail party or evening reception. Your guests will delight in the magic of the carousel lit up in the evening. A party room inside the building provides plenty of room for mingling. The party rooms are also available for daytime rental – ideal for a uniquely atypical meeting location.

INCLUDES: 60 wood chairs
COST: $1,200 (Full rental), $650 (2-hour rental)
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Additional rental equipment (tables and additional/alternative chairs) available for a fee.


Briar Oak
Briar Oak

CAPACITY: 80 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September - 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October - April - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (excluding during WildLights)

Our newest venue offers the perfect indoor space situated along the main path of the zoo. Located across from our expansive North Meadow, this rustic venue, complete with wood flooring and skylights, provides a beautiful setting for dinners, meetings and more!

INCLUDES: (6) 72” round tables and (60) wood chairs
COST: $1,000 Daytime / $2,000 Evening
F&B MINIMUM: $2,500

Additional rental equipment (tables and additional/alternative chairs) available for a fee.


Outdoor Reception Venues

Banyan Wilds
Banyan Wilds

CAPACITY: 150 (100 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate your private event in the zoo’s beautiful Banyan Wilds exhibit. Banyan Wilds features a glimpse into the wild world of Southeast Asia’s wildlife including sloth bears and tigers!

COST: $850
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


Jaguar Cove
Jaguar Cove

CAPACITY: 100 (60 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Awe your guests by hosting an outdoor cocktail hour or small dinner reception among the lush, tropical rain forest of Central and South America – the natural habitat of jaguars. The award-winning Jaguar Cove offers the thrill of a majestic cat overlooking your soiree.

COST: $700
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


MICROSOFT POLLINATOR PATIO
MICROSOFT POLLINATOR PATIO

CAPACITY: 150 (100 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Located behind the Molbak’s Butterfly Garden Exhibit, this beautiful oasis is surrounded with an abundance of Pacific Northwest greenery and flora. This event space is perfect for your guests to enjoy an outdoor cocktail or dinner reception.

COST: $1,100 garden only ($1,350 garden with Butterfly Exhibit access)
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


Humboldt penguin exhibit
Humboldt penguin exhibit

CAPACITY: 150 (50 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Party along the rocky coastline of Peru! The award-winning Humboldt penguin exhibit is a large, meandering space with plenty of nooks and crannies for your guests to explore. Watch the penguins’ playful antics from many angles as you enjoy your scrumptious catered event.

COST: $700
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee.


African Village
African Village

CAPACITY: 150 (100 seated in African Village)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (African schoolhouse closes at 9:00 p.m.)

Welcome your guests to an event space unlike any other in Seattle. Your guests will be drawn into the rural village life of East Africa, overlooking the award-winning African Savanna exhibit. Surrounded by traditional African structures, the African Village offers versatile event options.

COST: $1,200
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Rental equipment (tables, chairs and canopies) available for a fee


Peacock Plaza
Peacock Plaza

CAPACITY: 200 (80 seated)

AVAILABLE: May - September – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Help protect the greater one-horned rhino by hosting your event in our Peacock Plaza. Discover these amazing animals in our newest exhibit, the Assam Rhino Reserve, and mingle among Asian brown tortoises and demoiselle cranes. With a large covered area and lush horticulture, you and your quests can enjoy a private event space you won’t find anywhere else.

COST: $750
F&B MINIMUM: $1,500

Additional rental equipment (tables, chairs and A/V) available for a fee.


 
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