From cocktail parties to class reunions, have your party at the Houston Zoo – you can be sure your guests will be buzzing about your event long after the party ends. Enjoy everything from an unforgettable pool-side evening on our sea lion deck to a lush tropical rainforest setting with cascading waterfalls in our Natural Encounters building.
Explore the special event venues below. These spaces are ordered with your guest count in mind. Whichever you choose, the Special Events staff at the zoo will work with you to make your private event elegant and unique.
New Venues at Gorillas
Three new venues are available for your private event beginning in the summer of 2015, within our brand new Gorillas habitat area. Make your reservation today and reserve your chosen space.
Choose from our Many Venue Options
up to 60 guests
up to 60 guests
“The Houston Zoo far exceeded my expectations for the Jones Graduate School of Business Gala. The event was completely seamless and the Zoo staff allowed me to relax and enjoy the event. This was by far the best gala Rice has seen!”
– Kristen Meyer, Rice University
“Since our event several of our guests have stated that it was so well they will consider hosting events there in the future. In addition, several older guests said they hadn’t been to the Zoo in more than 20 years and were pleased with how beautiful the grounds were and couldn’t wait to come back soon with their grandkids.”
– Ryan Dagley, North Shore Rotary
“The Houston Zoo is the best place/venue to hold our fundraising events. The event coordination staff is phenomenal and very patient working with clients. We have all our fundraising events at the Houston Zoo!”
– Alex Urband, Epilepsy Foundation Texas
We provide extensive, full-service catering detailed to fit your specific party needs. By serving locally sourced and sustainable products, we have the capabilities and resources to make your business luncheon, intimate dinner, or stunning gala a truly unique event experience.
If you’re looking to have the most unique special event in town, we’ve got plenty of exciting experiences and extras to ensure your guests have the best time. From animal experiences to beautiful décor, we can help you create the perfect party.
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Houston Zoo Special Events