It’s a venue like no other, where over 11 varied settings offer supreme versatility and one-of-a-kind views of exotic animal residents and environments in 36 acres of zoological gardens and rolling lawns. Hidden within the zoo are a number of elegant rooms that are ideal for conferences, private dining, awards ceremonies, receptions and product launches. And then of course there is the unique selection of animal houses and animal kingdoms which can be used for receptions, parties, barbeques and weddings! The most recent addition is the fantastic Tiger Territory. No matter which of the versatile spaces you choose, hosting an event at ZSL London Zoo will add a unique touch of animal magic to your day, and daytime guests can enjoy a one-hour free pass to explore the 36 acres of rolling lawns and zoological gardens. By holding your event at ZSL London Zoo, you will be directly contributing to the conservation of wild animals and their habitats.

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Weddings at ZSL London Zoo

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships

To ensure your special day is truly memorable, say ‘I do’ at ZSL London Zoo and celebrate in elegant and stylish event spaces overlooking exotic animals.

A unique setting for both ceremonies and receptions from 45-240 guests, you can add that extra touch with an unforgettable ‘Animal Encounter’, providing a distinctive backdrop for photographs. Our award winning chefs will lovingly create a wedding breakfast tailored to you and your guests, whether you desire a relaxed barbeque or a formal four course wedding breakfast.

By holding your event at the Zoo you will be helping us to contribute to ZSL, a charity supporting the global conservation of animals and their habitats.

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo

You will find amazing festive possibilities at ZSL London Zoo.
The entrance looks beautiful in the winter, strewn with twinkling fairy-lights, and this is where the fun will begin. From here your guests may be shown to one of the Zoo’s animal houses, to sip refreshing prosecco surrounded by fascinating live talking points. Guests may be able to get even closer to one of the furry or feathered friends when one of the friendliest animal residents pops over for a unique meet-and-greet, keeper in tow. Then, after all the excitement, why not unwind with a delicious three course meal with wine in one of the beautifully decorated and striking event suites. After dinner the night is yours – sit back and relax, or create a wild rumpus on the dancefloor as our professional DJ plays the evening out in style!
By holding your event with ZSL London Zoo, you will be directly contributing to conservation projects around the world, helping critically endangered animals and their habitats. In return, their animal residents will help to make your Christmas a truly magical one!

Rooms in the ZSL London Zoo

Prince Albert Suite

Standing 300 Long Tables 260 Standing 300 Standing 260 Standing 208 Standing 70

The regally decorated Prince Albert Suite with its private terrace and zoological lawn, is one of the largest and most versatile event spaces within the zoo. The room boasts a fixed bar, dance floor, and plenty of natural daylight through wall to wall windows and double height ceilings, making it ideal for both conferences and social entertaining. The Prince Albert Suite overlooks the stunning Penguin Beach, with views of exotic Gorilla Kingdom to the west. The views are even more impressive from the fantastic new terrace which extends from the suite to overlook the zoo.

Mappin Pavilion

Standing 120 Long Tables 26 Standing 72 Standing 90 Standing 70 Standing 30

This beautifully restored Grade II listed pavilion from the 1920s breaks out onto views of wallabies and emus in their Australian ‘Outback’ home. The pavilion’s 360 degree views continue to the rear where Regent’s Park can be seen through floor to ceiling windows. The Mappin Pavilion’s warm neutral elegance needs little theming, but does provide a stunning blank canvas if you so wish. This room is frequently used for small conferences, receptions and dinners, BBQ’s as well as beautiful receptions. With the opportunity to incorporate a wallaby or emu feed into your occasion you can create an event to be remembered for years to come.

Huxley Lecture Theatre

Standing 200

The Huxley Lecture Theatre can hold up to 200 guests in fixed tiered seating and boasts its own private foyer, ideal for registration and refreshment breaks. When booking the Huxley, you will also have complimentary access to the adjoining Bartlett Room, which can extend the seating in the lecture theatre to 250, or provide a small exhibition space. The theatre also has its own audio visual booth and complimentary technician for your event.

Animal Houses

Standing 300

ZSL London Zoo’s world famous animal habitats offer a unique
alternative to the traditional drinks reception setting. With a
choice of seven settings including the Komodo Dragon House,
B.U.G.S!, the Lion Terraces and the Reptile House, you can enjoy exclusive
evening hire and an opportunity for your guests to come face to face with incredible animals in a networking or social environment.

Take a walk on the wild side – throw a barbecue at magical Penguin Beach, an enchanting evening reception in a glistening rainforest abundant with life, or a roaring celebration in the incredible new Tiger Territory.

The Terrace

Standing 600

Housed in the Zoo’s historic Regent’s Building, the new Terrace events facility is a visually stunning setting featuring a double height 40ft ceiling. The space is overlooked by a beautiful mezzanine level, which leads onto an upper terrace deck designed to afford unique views across the Zoo.
When booking the space you will also have complimentary access to the adjoining Garden Room, which can be used as a quiet area, cloakroom or small exhibition space.

Garden Room

Standing 60 Standing 40 Standing 20

Available for daytime hire, the Garden Room is a versatile space that offers plenty of natural daylight. It is an ideal place for training, presentations, dinners, breakfast meetings or simply used as a boardroom.