The Melbourne Zoo

1 5 4.9 (35 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.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $135 / High $145


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


4.9" 35  reviews Review this supplier
25 Nov 2016

Catherine at the Compass Group Melbourne zoo made sure our day ran smoothly and our ceremony and reception was as perfect as we had dreamed of. Catering was incredible and overall setting of the zoo was just perfect me and the hubby are just so so happy.

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!

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!

22 Sep 2017

Location was a great setting for our wedding. The animal experiences made for very unique wedding photos and set the scene for a fun and relaxed event. Having everything at one location was a bonus. The venue was everything we wanted: a garden wedding, central to CBD, and amongst nature.

20 Apr 2017

Service was amazing. Food was delicious

The Melbourne Zoo  

It was a beautiful day Hollie, thank you for letting us share it with you!

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