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
“Our event went off perfectly…The personnel we worked with were very accommodating towards our requests and helped me ensure that we had a very fun day. The food and venue were good for our size group…We also got to feed the giraffes which was an awesome experience.”
- Cynthia Smith
“Recently hosted an event at the Houston Zoo’s Natural Encounters venue, very unique and intimate setting, and perfect for my group size. The food was terrific and the staff was great. Definitely would return!”
- Chris Barrett
“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. Whether it’s a class reunion, an intimate dinner, or a stunning gala, we have the capabilities and resources to offer a truly unique social 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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Questions? Need Pricing? For more information, fill out our convenient form, and a Houston Zoo Special Events representative will contact you with all the answers.
Houston Zoo Special Events