The Phoenix Zoo offers more than 15 unique and beautiful venues for weddings, corporate events, proms, retreats and any of your special event needs.

All evening rentals include a basic lighting package. When needed, evening rentals also include umbrella heaters and guest transportation to and from the Zoo entrance and the venue.

For more information, please call us at 602.914.4301.

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C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center

Available for Daytime and Evening events

 

Located hilltop adjacent to the Zoo’s Tropics Trail, this versatile indoor climate-controlled facility provides a unique and modern setting for everything from business meetings to weddings. The main indoor hall can be divided into three separate rooms for smaller functions. The beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking the main lake and Gibbon Island, is included for evening rentals. Basic in-house audio visual system available for use in this facility.

Capacity

  • Banquet seating for 200 – 240 included
  • Accommodates 200 classroom-style | 200 – 240 theater-style
  • Reception-style 400 indoor | 600 indoor & outdoor
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Desert Grove

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Surround yourself with the beauty of Arizona. This private venue in the middle of the Zoo’s Arizona Trail is a great fit for daytime or evening events. Dine amongst the native Arizona vegetation and then wander the trail to meet some of its animal residents. Evening rentals include private access to the Arizona Trail, lighting package and two umbrella heaters when needed.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 100 included
  • Accommodates 100 seated | 150 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Desert Tents

Available for Daytime and Evening events

This desert oasis is a Bedouin-style campsite nestled at the base of the Bighorn Buttes, including five permanent tent structures surrounding an open event space and central fire pit. Desert Tents is a unique escape, day or night. Evening rentals include guest transportation to and from the Zoo entrance and venue, basic lighting package and two umbrella heaters when needed.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 120 included
  • Accommodates 120 seated | 300 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Forest of Uco

Available for Evening events

Surround your guests with the ambiance of a small Colombian mountain village right here in Phoenix. Fiesta in the cobblestone street under special Portofino lighting for a true south-of-the-border feel. Evening rentals include guest transportation to and from the Zoo entrance and venue, basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 120 included
  • Accommodates 120 seated | 300 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Harmony Farm

Available for Evening events

Have your next event under the starry sky, surrounded by country charm. A fun evening awaits down on the farm next to our Big Red Barn. From BBQ to more sophisticated fare, Harmony Farm welcomes you. Evening rentals include guest transportation to and from the Zoo entrance and venue, basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 200 included
  • Accommodates 200 seated | 1,000 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Lakeside

Available for Daytime and Evening events

 

Located in the center of the Zoo, this venue provides a peaceful view of the main lake. Under the canopy tent is a great location for your fun-packed picnic or an elegant evening gala. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed.

Capacity

  • Picnic-style seating for 300 included
  • Accommodates 1,000 seated | 5,000 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Land of the Dragons

Available for Evening events

Dine on the main Tropics Trail next to Land of the Dragons. Encourage your guests to wander through this beautifully landscaped exhibit to catch a glimpse of the Komodo dragons. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 60 included
  • Accommodates 60 seated | 200 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Lemur Lane

Available for Daytime and Evening events

This park-like lakeside area offers stunning views of the Zoo’s main lake and its island residents. Consisting of Podd Ramada, Pelican Patio and Zebra Overlook areas, they can be combined for a larger area or used separately for smaller gatherings.

Capacity

Zebra Overlook

  • Round table seating for 50 included
  • Accommodates 100 seated | 200 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals

Pelican Patio

  • Picnic-style seating for 18 included
  • Accommodates 20 seated | 50 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals

Podd Ramada

  • Picnic-style seating for 36 included
  • Accommodates 60 seated | 100 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Orang-Hutan

Available for Evening events

This indoor climate-controlled room is set in the center of the Zoo’s breathtaking orangutan experience, Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest.” With large windows looking into the exhibit and beautifully landscaped outdoor gardens, this unique location is unmatched by any other venue in the Valley. Only available for evening rentals, this one-of-akind space will provide the perfect backdrop for your event. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Banquet seating for 80 included
  • Accommodates 200 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Plaza de los Ninos

Available for Daytime and Evening events

An enchanting outdoor site offering flexibility and privacy while overlooking the Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail lake. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed.

Capacity

  • Picnic-style seating for 100 included
  • Accommodates 400 seated | 1,000 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Ruby's House

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Built in 1935, Ruby’s House is a charming piece of Zoo history, dedicated to Ruby, the Zoo’s famous painting elephant. This quaint, garden cottage boasts spectacular sunset views and is ideal for wedding ceremonies, smaller receptions and other intimate events. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and two umbrella heaters when needed.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 60 included
  • Accommodates 60 seated | 150 reception-style | 60 ceremony
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Savanna

Available for Early Morning & Evening events

Treat your guests to sweeping views of the Zoo’s African Savanna exhibit. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and two umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 50 included
  • Accommodates 80 seated | 50 ceremony | 100 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Stone House Pavilion

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Stone House Pavilion is an upscale indoor meeting and banquet facility that features an outdoor covered terrace. This popular venue is an excellent setting for corporate gatherings, dinners, wedding receptions and more.

  • Podium and microphone included; all other audio visual and rental needs can be arranged through the Zoo’s Group Events department
  • 15’ x 20’ Oak Dance Floor: $400

Capacity

  • Banquet seating for 300 included
  • Accommodates 550 reception-style | 200 classroom-style | 400 theater-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Tropical Flights

Available for Daytime events

Dine on the main Tropics Trail next to Land of the Dragons. Encourage your guests to wander through this beautifully landscaped exhibit to catch a glimpse of the Komodo dragons. Evening rentals include basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Round table seating for 60 included
  • Accommodates 60 seated | 200 reception-style
  • Specialty seating requires additional rentals
Yakulla Caverns

Available for Evening events

On the south shore of the Zoo’s main lake, overlooking Lemur Island, you will find a covered picnic area offering a unique setting for evening events. Yakulla Caverns makes for a stunning backdrop year-round and provides a fun water-play experience during the warmer months. This adventurous venue is sure to please everyone. Evening rentals include guest transportation to and from the Zoo entrance and venue, basic lighting package and four umbrella heaters when needed. Sorry, no daytime rentals available.

Capacity

  • Permanent picnic-style seating for 96 included
  • Accommodates 96 seated | 250 reception-style
  • Specialty seating not available in this location