The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form a beautiful and unique backdrop for your special day. Treat your guests to the Zoo in a private setting, while celebrating your special occasion.

Tropics

Tropics WeddingOne of the Minnesota Zoo’s internationally acclaimed exhibits is a one-of-a-kind setting for your event. Guests can stroll in a living rain forest with green foliage, beautiful orchids and a winding path featuring exotic animals, birds, and fish. Inquisitive lemurs, shy tamarins and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals who will share in your private event! Beauty and unique wildlife of the Tropics will captivate your guests. This area is perfect for hosting a unique social hour, for dinner or greeting guests.

Maximum Capacity:
Cocktail reception – 400
Seated & served – 200
Buffet style – 175
Facility Rental Fee: 
Friday & Saturday: $1,900
Sunday-Thursday: $1,600
Food & Beverage Minimums:
Friday & Saturday: $4,300
Sunday-Thursday: $2,300
Rental Hours:
October–April: 6 p.m.–Midnight
May-September: 6:30 p.m.– Midnight
Call of the Wild

The Minnesota Zoo’s restaurant is magically transformed into an elegant banquet facility. Located in the center of the Zoo, this venue provides a peaceful view of our Main Lake. Dine and dance in the Zoo’s most traditional room setting. With an outstanding view of Minnesota’s natural beauty through floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy beautiful summer sunsets as you watch trumpeter swans glide across the lake.

 

Maximum Capacity:
Cocktail reception – 425
Seated & served – 280
Buffet style – 250
Facility Rental Fee: 
Friday & Saturday: $1,200
Sunday-Thursday: $900
Food & Beverage Minimums:
Friday & Saturday: $3,800
Sunday-Thursday: $2,300
Rental Hours:
October–April: 6 p.m.– Midnight
May–September: 7 p.m.–Midnight
Minnesota Lodge & Trail

Gather in the warm, welcoming lodge of the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. Log siding, a grand stone fireplace, and beautiful artifacts showcase Minnesota’s rich heritage with the outdoors. This setting is one smaller groups are sure to love.  May-August include the Medtronic Minnesota Trail to enjoy the native animals of Minnesota such as lynx, puma, and gray wolves.

Maximum Capacity:
Cocktail reception – 100
Seated & served – 80
Buffet style – 80
Facility Rental Fee: 
Friday & Saturday: $1,000
Sunday-Thursday: $700
Add the Minnesota trail for $400.00 more; Trail available May-August
Food & Beverage Minimums:
Friday & Saturday: $3,000
Sunday-Thursday: $2,300
Rental Hours:
October–April: 6 p.m.– Midnight
May–September: 6:30 p.m.–Midnight
Trail closes at 8 p.m.; subject to change

Consider combining our spaces! Treat your guests to hors d’oeuvres in one area then lead them to another for a delicious dinner and entertainment. Imagine how guests will feel as they are treated to multiple Zoo venues in a private setting!

Tropics Trail/Call of the Wild
Facility Rental Fee: $2300 (Friday & Saturday) and
$2200 (Sunday-Thursday)
Food & Beverage Minimums: Sunday-Thursday: $4,300
Friday & Saturday: $5,800