San Diego Zoo Est. Prior to 1930

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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San Diego Zoo's beautiful outdoor and indoor settings will make your event even more special.
Why not show appreciation for your clients, guests or employees in an environment that is sure to have them trumpeting about the experience for years to come? Enjoy one of San Diego's finest treasures while hosting your event in a world-famous setting among exotic wildlife!
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Other
Park
Zoo
Views
Cityscape
Courtyard
Garden
Historical Monument
Jungle
Park
Waterfall
Style
Bohemian
Casual
Contemporary
Eco
Elegant
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

From large corporate events to weddings, receptions, kids’ birthday parties, high school proms to anniversary celebrations the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s beautiful outdoor and indoor settings—not to mention rare and exotic wildlife—will make your event even more special. Add an animal presentation or other enhancements and you’ll be set for a roaring good time!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Admissions (Admission is required to enter all special catered events, etc.)
1 Day Pass - Adult $36
1 Day Pass - Child $26

Evening Admissions (after 4 p.m.) $16

Memberships, Military & Promotional Discounts
We are a not-for-profit organization and rely on our ticket and food sales
to fund our mission. Memberships, military, promotional discounts do not
apply. Admissions are required.

Parking & Transportation to Venues
Zoo Free - not including valet
Park $7 per vehicle
Transportation $4-8

Tours & Experiences
Animal Encounter/Keeper Talk $750-1500
Guided Tour $350
Day Special Tours $39-49
Night Tours/Team Building $20-25

Food/Beverage Minimums and Rentals Inquire for details

Breakfast Buffet $22-28

Refreshment Breaks $7-28

Lunch
Plated $32-37
Buffet $33-37

Dinner
Plated $54-87
Buffet $65-83
Food Stations $16-26

Hors d’oeuvres $5.25-19.75

Packages
Picnic $55-70
Meeting $115+
School Dance $54-59
Kid’s Birthday $79
Rehearsal Dinner $65-87
Wedding $111-137

Bar - Consumption (cash or hosted, billed per drink)
Sodas + Bottled Water $5 ea
Beer $7-9 ea
Wine $8-9 ea
Cocktails, Grab & Go, Mixed Drinks $9-14 ea
Bar - Package (per person, per hour)
Sodas & Bottled Water $13-24
Beer & Wine $22-41
Full Bar $24-56

Equipment Rental
China Package (for outdoor venues) $16
Additional Tables $60-65/table
Cocktail Tables $35-45/table
Additional Standing Heaters $105 ea
Umbrellas $75 ea
Black or White Wooden Chairs $10 ea
Dance Floor Rental Varies
Delivery Fee (may apply) $150+

Audio/Visual
Projector & Screen $300+
Microphone/Podium $300+
Speakers & Microphone $300+
Full A/V Setup Varies

Labor & Service Charges
Groups under 50 guests $150
Bar Minimum $500/100 guests
Addt’l Bartender Service (above 4 hrs) $55/bartender/location
Bar Relocation Fee $110 /per bar
Wine Corkage Fee $20/750mL bottle

Taxes
Food, Beverage, Room Rental 7.75%
Admission, Tours, Animal Encounters N/A

Gratuity
Not required nor expected N/A

Optional Wildlife Conservancy Donation Varies

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
1000
Buffet
1500
Standing
5000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Why not show appreciation for your clients, guests or employees in an environment that is sure to have them trumpeting about the experience for years to come?

Enjoy one of San Diego's finest treasures while hosting your event in a world-famous setting among exotic wildlife!

Design:
Our very own Urban Jungle - explore gorgeous views and take advantage of all of our stellar photo opportunities. Our locations will make you feel like you're transported to another country, with every turn through our world-famous habitats. 
Standout Venue Features:
When you book your wedding at the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, you are supporting San Diego Zoo Global's wildlife conservation efforts at home and around the globe.
Extra Perks:
Admissions into the world-famous San Diego Zoo! Enjoy your day or evening with us while roaming and exploring our beautiful habitats and botanical gardens!
Celebration Locations
Rondavel:
This multi-faceted venue can be utilized for a casual lunch or dinner, corporate meeting, to an impressive formal dining affair.
- View: A short walk from the main entrance, this modern designed octagonal room features floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking an ornamental Asian garden complete with a koi pond and exotic waterfowl.
- Max Capacity: Recommended for group events of 30-50 guests.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Treetops Room & Decks:
his multi-faceted venue can be utilized for a casual lunch or dinner, corporate meeting, to an impressive formal dining affair.
- View: his serene and stylish venue is reminiscent of a plantation home in South Africa, with floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful decor, and a private patio and waterfall.
- Max Capacity: Recommended for group events of 50-100 guests.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Sabertooth Grill at Elephant Odyssey:
Mix and mingle with fellow attendees while indulging from our scrumptious food stations or buffet selections.
- View: This expansive terrace overlooking the Zoo's elephants offers a magnificent view and a one-of-a-kind reception or dinner. Lush landscaping and eye-level views of our elephants will have guests trumpeting about the experience for years to come.
- Max Capacity: Recommended for group events of 100-300 guests.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Sydney's at Australian Outback:
Mix and mingle with fellow attendees while indulging from our scrumptious food stations or buffet selections. Available for evening events.
- View: Up-lit trees and colorful umbrellas create ambience throughout this walk-around locale. Give your guests the opportunity to explore Urban Jungle, home to the largest colony of koalas outside of Australia. A few steps in any direction from this outdoor f
- Max Capacity: Recommended for group events of 100-800 guests.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing

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