The iconic Melbourne Zoo offers a number of beautiful function spaces to choose from, each surrounded by the animals this historic setting houses.
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.
Min 1 / Max 500
Price per head
Low $108 / High $ 145
Indoors & Outdoors
Min 1 / Max 240
3rd party catering
Event time included
$10 Per Hour
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Melbourne Zoo provide a beautiful backdrop to any wedding and we loved that our guests could explore the Zoo while we were doing photos, as well as the opportunity to feed a giraffe as part of our photo tour. The food was great even though we couldn't pronounce half of it, and the service we had was wonderful, in particular, Jade who was our guide for our photo tour. The hickups we had across the day were minor and remedied quickly. We planned mostly via email which provided some obstacles and our coordinator put everything together for us.
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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