Werribee Open Range Zoo

(4 reviews)
K Road, Werribee South, Werribee South, Victoria
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
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A safari theme wedding venue in the Melbourne suburbs? Check. Werribee Zoo offers outdoor ceremony sites with garden backdrops and encounters with animals.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is located just thirty minutes from Melbourne’s CBD with the stunning 200-hectare property home to a range of magnificent animals from the grasslands of Africa, Asia, North America, and Australia.

The Zoo offers a unique wedding day experience for you and your guests with the Meerkat Room which is adjacent to the Meerkat exhibit and also has a deck overlooking Lakeside Cove and the gorilla exhibit in the distance.

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 grounds 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 on site 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 300

Price per head

Low $113 / High $ 140


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 120

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$10 Per Hour

Questions and Answers

Can I reserve a booking date?

Werribee Open Range Zoo


How do I confirm a booking?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Bookings are confirmed with a signed proposal and deposit payment.

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.

Can I upgrade the beverage package?

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Yes! We have a range of different options available.


(4 reviews)
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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!

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