The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and exotic setting offer a unique backdrop for your special occasion. We are happy to host your reception only or add your ceremony on so you can celebrate event. The Zoo features a number of distinctive and private locations so that you will experience the highest of quality amenities for your special occasion.

Ceremony and Reception Options
Options Rates Capacity Reception Only
Tropics Ceremony/ Call of the Wild Reception Friday & Saturday:
$2,600 Room Rental/$5,800 F&B
Ceremony Fee: $250
Ceremony – 150 people
Reception – 275 people
Call of the Wild: $1,200 Room Rental /$3,800 F&B
Lakeside Terrace Ceremony/ Discovery Bay Reception Friday & Saturday:
$2,400 Room Rental/ $4,800 F&B
Ceremony Fee: $250
Ceremony – 150 people
Reception – 240 people
Discovery Bay:
$1,900 Room Rental/ $4,800 F&B
Tropics Ceremony/ Discovery Bay Reception Friday & Saturday:
$3,200 Room Rental/ $6,000 F&B
Ceremony Fee: $250
Ceremony – 150 people
Reception – 240 people
Discovery Bay:
$1,900 Room Rental/ $4,800 F&B

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of entertainment does the Zoo allow?
Can we bring in our own caterer?
Is there a food and beverage minimum?
Do we have to use Lancer's preferred bakery, Buttercream?
Are there decorating parameters?
Can we have alcohol?
Is there a security charge?
What parts of the Zoo can we see during our event?
Does it smell like a zoo?
How far in advance can we reserve one of your facilities?
What is your deposit policy?
Can ceremonies be held at the Zoo?
Do you have audio/ visual equipment on-site that we can use?