Werribee Open Range Zoo

Rating
(6 reviews)
 
Location
K Road, Werribee South, Werribee South, Victoria
Business Hours
By Appointment
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The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a popular, safari-themed attraction nestled in Victoria, just thirty minutes from Melbourne CBD. It boasts gorgeous indoor and outdoor wedding settings, 200 hectares of breathtaking animals from Africa, Asia, North America, and Australia, and endless, unique photo opportunities. For delicious, fresh menus and tailor-made packages, Werribee Open Range Zoo is for you!

Looking for a unique wedding setting that will undoubtedly impress your guests? If so, you can’t look past the majestic Werribee Open Range Zoo. Complete with stunning, versatile ceremony and reception spaces, exquisite animal exhibits, and an undeniably magical atmosphere, you won’t want to leave! 

From African-styled huts and hippopotamus beaches to spectacular vistas and secret gardens, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer a formal indoor affair or a charming, intimate alfresco dining experience, Werribee Open Range Zoo can accommodate. 

Manicured lawns, floor-to-ceiling glass, rustic corrugated iron sheeting, unique architectural design, and unbeatable views over the sweeping grounds and animals are just a handful of the wonders Werribee Open Range Zoo has to offer. Not to mention delectable, fresh menus with innovation, quality, sustainability, and flavour at their core. Brought to you by The Compass Group, you can expect nothing less than the finest catering. If you have a specific vision in mind, they are happy to craft a bespoke menu just for you! 

 

“Our wedding was utterly perfect! We cannot thank Cassie enough for all her help and support for our wedding ceremony and reception. She was funny, friendly and calm. She helped us get some amazing photos with the animals and ensured we had an amazing experience. The food was delicious, and everyone was so impressed! Our wedding was honestly better than we could have ever imagined.” — Lily M. 

 

What you’ll love about your wedding at Werribee Open Range Zoo:  

  • Stunning safari-inspired reception settings. If you want to host your wedding day in a truly unforgettable environment, you’ve come to the right place. Werribee Open Range Zoo boasts several gorgeous safari-themed reception spaces you won’t want to leave. The Meerkat Room offers a breathtaking setting, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the joy-filled meerkats exhibit, artistic architectural design, and a beautiful decking overlooking the gorillas and Lakeside Cove, perfect for both seated and cocktail receptions. The Slumber Dining Hut is perfect for a more intimate gathering — complete with rustic wooden furniture, corrugated iron sheeting, and your own private outdoor space. The Hippo Beach provides mesmerising close-up views of the hippopotamuses playing in the water with a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the hippos as the sun goes down. And let’s not forget about the gorgeous, renowned African Kia — boasting manicured lawns and African-styled huts where marquees and tipi’s can be hired to create that wow experience. 
  • Beautiful ceremony locations. There are multiple stunning spots to exchange your vows within the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Surrounded by African wildlife and lush greenery, the possibilities are endless. The Gorilla Viewing space, Secret Garden, and Meerkat Room are all perfect for a memorable, romantic ceremony with amazing photo opportunities. 
  • Innovative, gourmet menus. At the Werribee Open Range Zoo, you can expect nothing less than high quality, flavoursome fare brought to you by the beloved Compass Group. Utilising expert culinary techniques and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this team of catering specialist ensure a vibrant, colourful menu you and your guests will love. They can also create a menu specific to your individual needs, dietary requirements, and vision. 

 

What Werribee Open Range Zoo weddings are like:

  • Spectacular, safari-themed wedding venue 
  • Gorgeous indoor and outdoor wedding settings 
  • Delicious, gourmet menus 
  • Various catering styles, including sit-down, cocktail, and grazing 
  • Tailor-made packages 
  • Endless breathtaking photo opportunities 
  • Outstanding, personable customer service 
  • Fantastic entertainment services

 

What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Werribee Open Range Zoo Victoria?

The Werribee Open Range Zoo can accommodate up to 1,500 guests standing outside and up to 160 seated indoors with a dancefloor for a beautiful, unique, safari-themed wedding experience. 

 

“We had both our ceremony and reception at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. We had 60 or so guests, including the photographer and photo booth member, and everything went so smoothly. It was just an amazing environment. The venue team were extremely helpful and were so flexible — they even moved the location last minute because of torrential rain. I couldn't have asked for a more professional team and a more wonderful location.” — Kendall W. 


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 2 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $120 / High $ 155

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 120

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

No

Event time included

5.00 hours

Music must end by

12:00 AM


Questions and Answers

Can I reserve a booking date?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

 Absolutely!

How do I confirm a booking?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Bookings are confirmed with a signed proposal and deposit payment.

Can I have our wedding ceremony at your venue?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Absolutely, we would love to host your perfect wedding ceremony. We have many stunning locations to capture gorgeous wedding photos to last a life time.

How late can we party?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

We invite you to party the night away until midnight!

Can I extend beyond the package time, eg. 5 hour event?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Of course! Your wedding coordinator will tailor the perfect package to suit your requirements.

Reviews

(6 reviews)
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11 Dec 2021

The most amazing wedding venue ever. Staff were amazing and no maccas run needed at the end of the night! Jo and her team were so helpful, and a special mention to Kim who went above and beyond to make my daughter's day extra special. I would highly recommend the Werribee Open Range Zoo as a wedding venue.

4 Apr 2021

Our wedding was utterly perfect! We loved every minute. We cannot thank Cassie enough for all her help and support for our wedding ceremony and reception. She made sure everything was running smoothly. She was funny, friendly and calm. Everything we needed! She made sure we had something to eat and drink. Helped us get some amazing photos with the animals and made sure we had an amazing experience. We felt like she went above and beyond for us which made us feel very special. All the staff were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic which made the whole night special for everyone. The food was delicious and everyone was so impressed so please pass on our thanks to David and the chefs. The Giraffe Zookeepers Deb and Lauren and our guide Helen for the Giraffe Encounter were amazing. They coaxed the giraffes to come over to us so we could feed them by hand on our wedding day is something we will never ever forget. Thanks Kirstin, for organizing and coordinating everything, we couldn’t have done it without your help. Our wedding was honestly better than we could have ever imagined.

10 Mar 2018

Werribee Zoo is great venue for photos & entertaining guests. Our day was extremely hot so the venue was opened up earlier which was lovely. Our guests raved about the food - plenty of it & it was tasty! And excellent staff service (even though we had to set up our own decorations including the ceremony ones). The lady on the day running it was brilliant - however, the lack of communication between werribee staff & the company who run the business wasn’t great. Be sure to read the fine print - I’d recommend an earlier wedding so there’s time for good photos & guests to explore the zoo. Also the giraffe photo experience is a must ;)

10 Apr 2010

Lovely venue!

Werribee Open Range Zoo  

Thank you so much, Alison. We're glad you think so too!

1 Dec 2007

Beautiful surroundings. Food delicious. Staff attentive and helpful! Awesome day!

Werribee Open Range Zoo  

Thank you, Samya. You were a delight to work with. Congratulations again to you both!


Red or Ivory carpet to walk down the aisle to, white chairs, a gorgeous table for signing paperwork, your choice of location within the Zoo, the works. We had both our Ceremony and Reception at the Werribee Zoo. We had 60 or so guests, including the photographer and photo booth member, and everything went so smoothly and it was just an amazing environment. The Venue staff were extremely helpful and were so flexible, even moving the location last minute because of torrential rain. I couldn't have asked for a more professional team and a more wonderful location.


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