A private event at the Oregon Zoo is one that guests won't ever forget. From a family reunion on the concert lawn to a wedding reception for in the Cascade Crest Banquet Center, the zoo offers a one-of-a-kind venue for a variety of private events.
Events at the Zoo: Venues
The Oregon Zoo offers a full range of event venues from a Cascadian-themed indoor banquet facility to outdoor naturalistic spaces adjacent to some of our most popular exhibits. Learn more about all of the great locations available for a private event.
Birthdays: Party like an Animal
Birthdays celebrated at the Oregon Zoo offer multiple activities and educational opportunities in a fun, unique setting. Schedule a birthday party now.
It's a Zoo: Activities and Rentals
The zoo is the only local venue where your private event benefits animal care and conservation while providing your guests with a unique experience. Consider any of the following activities to complement your event or learn more here.
- Animal Displays and Shows
- Zoo Experiences and Attractions
- Mother's Day Brunch
- Sunset at the Zoo
- ZooLights Festival
- And more
Catering: Menu Planning Guide
The Oregon Zoo aims to be a model of sustainable conservation of natural resources and to become the 'greenest zoo' in the world. We use local, seasonal, sustainably grown and harvested products whenever possible. Our catering sales staff is available to make recommendations and create a customized menu for your event.
- Catering planning guide
- Breakfast menus
- Luncheon menus
- Dinner and receptions
- Bars and beverages
- Picnic menus