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.

Downloadable map of venue locations (1.15mb pdf)

C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Banquet seating for 200 – 250
Can accommodate: Classroom 200 / theater style 200 – 250
Reception 400 indoor only / 600 indoor & outdoor

Located hilltop adjacent to the Zoo’s Tropics Trail. This versatile indoor climate controlled facility will provide a unique and up-to-date setting for everything from business meetings to weddings. The main indoor hall can be divided into three separate smaller rooms as needed.

The beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking the Main Lake and gibbon island, is included for evening rentals of the banquet space.

Desert Grove

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Round table seating for 100
Can accommodate up to 100 sit down / 150 reception

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.

Desert Lives / Bighorn Lookout

Available for Evening events

Round table seating for 40, 5 cocktail rounds included
Can accommodate up to 40 sit down or 100 reception style
Specialty seating requires additional rentals

A breathtaking setting for your next small gathering. Set on our award winning Desert Lives Trail, you can gaze at the Desert bighorn as they graze. Perfect for small cocktail receptions or intimate dinners.

Desert Tents

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Round table seating for 120 included
Can accommodate up to 120 sit down or 300 reception style

This unique desert oasis is a Bedouin style campsite nestled at the base of the Bighorn Buttes, including five permanent tent structures surrounding the open event space & central fire pit. Great day or night for a quick escape.

Forest of Uco

Available for Evening events

Round table seating for 120 included
Can accommodate up to 120 sit down, 300 reception style

Surround your event with the ambiance of a small Columbian mountain village right here in Phoenix. Fiesta on the cobblestone street under special Portofino lighting to get that true south of the border feel.  A fun and festive location for your next evening event.

Harmony Farm

Available for Evening events

Round table seating for 200 included
Can accommodate up to 200 sit down, 1000 reception style

Have your next dinner down on the farm, surrounded in country charm. A fun evening awaits next to our big red barn under the starry sky. From BBQ’s to more sophisticated fare, Harmony Farm welcomes you.

Lakeside

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Picnic style seating for 300 included
Can accommodate up to 1000 sit down, 6000 reception style

Located in the center of the Zoo this venue provides a peaceful view of our Main Lake. Under the canopy tent is a great location for your fun packed picnic or an elegant evening gala outdoors.

Land of the Dragons

Available for Evening events

Round table seating for 60 included
Can accommodate up to 60 sit down / 200 reception style

Dine on the main Tropic’s 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.

Lemur Lane

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Locations:

  • Zebra Overlook: Picnic style seating for 24 included
    • Can accommodate up to 100 sit down / 200 reception style
  • Pelican Patio: Picnic seating for 24 included
    • Can accommodate up to 40 sit down / 50 reception style
  • Podd Ramada: Picnic seating for 36 included
    • Can accommodate up to 80 sit down 100 reception style

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

Orang-Hutan

Available for Evening events

Banquet seating for up to 80 people included
Can accommodate reception style for 200

This indoor climate controlled room is set in the center of our newest animal experience Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest.” With large windows looking into the orangutan exhibit and beautifully landscaped outdoor gardens, this uniquely different location is unmatched by any other venue in the valley. Only available for evening rentals, this one of a kind venue will provide the perfect backdrop for your event.

Plaza De Los Niños

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Picnic style seating for 160 included
Can accommodate up to 500 sit down, 800 reception style

Adjacent to our Asian elephant exhibit, Plaza de los Niños provides an Aztec-inspired lakeside venue. This multi-tiered space is perfect for shaded daytime events or evening gatherings.

Ruby's House

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Round table seating for 60 included
Can accommodate up to 60 sit down, 150 reception style, ceremony seating for 60

A charming piece of Phoenix Zoo history, the original building on Zoo grounds is now dedicated to the Zoo’s famous painting elephant, Ruby. This quaint stone cottage in a garden setting boasts fantastic sunset views. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and any other intimate event.

Savanna Pointe

Available for Evening events

Round table seating for 30 included
Can accommodate up to 30 sit down / 50 ceremony / 100 reception

Treat your guests to sweeping views of the Phoenix Zoo’s African Savanna. This location can be combined with neighboring Rhino Retreat to allow for full sit down dinners.

Stone House Pavilion

Available for Daytime and Evening events

Round table seating for up to 300 included
Can accommodate up to 300 sit down, 200 classroom style, 400 theater style, and 550 reception.
Podium and microphone included; all other audio visual and rental needs can be arranged through the Group Events department.

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

Yakulla Caverns

Yakulla Caverns

Available for Evening events

Permanent picnic style seating for 108
Can accommodate up to 108 sit down / 250 reception style
Specialty seating not available in this location

On the south shore of the Zoo’s main lake you will find a permanent covered picnic area offering a unique setting for evening events. The cavern makes for a stunning backdrop year round and provides a fun water-play experience during the warmer months. Overlooking Lemur Island on the south shore of the Zoo’s main lake, this adventurous venue is sure to please everyone.