The Melbourne Zoo

4.9 (31 reviews) 
Parkville, Victoria  View Map
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Celebrate your special day with family and friends in a truly unique and unforgettable setting at Melbourne Zoo.

Melbourne Zoo is a multi-award winning tourist attraction set in beautiful natural surrounds just minutes from the CBD. The Zoo offers a unique wedding day experience for you and your guests with the option of four different reception venues: the Rainforest Room looks onto the lush greenery of the playful Tamarin monkeys’ habitat through floor to ceiling windows, the Bong Su room is located at the end of the twisting bamboo elephant trail, the Lakeside Room offers stunning views of the Japanese garden and lake and the Leopard Lodge caters up to 240 guests and looks onto the gardens and lawns of the lower Zoo .

Our outdoor ceremony sites are set amidst breathtaking natural surrounds offering a picturesque and intimate setting to exchange your vows. Your wedding photos will be truly unique with a variety of backdrops including beautifully manicured gardens, South East Asian inspired bamboo forest or animals wandering in their natural environment.

The Compass Group team provides dedicated catering for all Zoo functions.  Our Chef has created location inspired menus using the very best quality produce, locally sourced, prepared onsite and served with professional skill and care.  

Whether you are looking for traditional seated dining, a cocktail set up or a tailor made package our dedicated Wedding Coordinators will be happy to help you create your perfect day.


Wedding Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $129 / High $139


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 240

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5 hours

Additional hours

$10 Per Hour

Music must end by

12:00 AM


4.9" 31  reviews Review this supplier
27 Aug 2016

When we found out that you can get married at the zoo we instantly locked it in. It is a very sentimental place for us and honestly it was the most amazing wedding! I could not recommend the zoo as a wedding venue any more highly!

17 Jun 2016

The team at the Melbourne Zoo did a fantastic job - exactly what we wanted and perfect for our surprise wedding. We couldn't have asked for more.

1 Apr 2016

I wanted to get married at the zoo ever since I was a little girl. Now that my dreams have come true, I can tell you it was everything I could have wanted! The staff were so great and helpful, and to have such a unique location was incredible!

18 Mar 2016

Being An animal lover I couldn't have asked for a better location!! Amazing staff, great food and great service..huge thanks to Catherine grantee who was our wedding coordinator!! Amazing job!!

4 Mar 2016

The Zoo was the perfect location for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff were exceptionally helpful. The Zoo provides a wedding planner to assist with all the details - which made planning super easy! We also got some great pictures with the animals!

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