Corporate Events & Holiday Parties at ZooTampa

Corporate Events & Holiday Parties at the Zoo

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Holiday Parties Award Ceremonies Company Banquets

Give your employees an event they'll be talking about for years! Whether you're hosting a holiday party, award ceremony, or any other corporate event, ZooTampa has the experienced staff and unique venues to fit your needs.

Company Holiday Parties
Coworkers have fun at a company party at ZooTampa

Unforgettable Holiday Parties

End-of-year events at the Zoo are the perfect way to show appreciation to your employees, and their family members will have a wild time, too! ZooTampa is decorated throughout the holiday season, making it an ideal, picturesque location for your event while making it easier on your team.

When you host your company holiday party at the Zoo you'll have a number of indoor and outdoor venues to choose from — or you can rent out the entire Zoo — and our experienced events staff will be there providing first-class service every step of the way. We can handle all of your needs including festive decorations, logistics, catering, live music, animal mingles & more.

Festive Events that Make a Difference

During the season of giving it makes sense to choose a non-profit venue like ZooTampa to host your holiday celebration. Our Zoo is a leader in wildlife conservation, working to save endangered species around the world, from the Florida panther and manatee to the southern white rhino and Bornean orangutan. Your employees will appreciate that 100% of event proceeds are benefitting such an important cause. Plus, they'll get to enjoy up-close experiences with some of the animals we're working together to protect!

The Christmas party for Leadership Tampa Alumni was fabulous. The facilities, the food and your team made for a very special evening. Even the tornado watch did not ruffle the staff!

A family gets up close with an animal care team member and an owl with Christmas trees in the background
A look at the Savanna Oasis decorated indoor venue at the Zoo
Company Banquets & More
Private event at the covered event pavilion

Venues for Any Corporate Event

Need a small outdoor space for your employees? Our Beer & Wine Garden will surely be a hit. Need a huge open-air space for hundreds of guests and a stage for a band? Our covered outdoor Saunders Pavilion can handle that. Want to hold your event in a unique indoor setting? Savanna Oasis gives you lots of room, while Riley's Reserve has stunning views of our African savanna. No matter the size or reason for your company's private event, ZooTampa will give you and your staff memories to last a lifetime.

Explore all of our indoor & outdoor event venues

Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
A woman and her child kneel down to get a closer look at a blue macaw during an animal mingle at the Zoo

Animal Meet-&-Greets

ZooTampa's unique animal meet-&-greets set us apart from standard venues. You and your wide-eyed guests can get up-close with exotic animals such as hedgehogs, porcupine, owl, macaws, hawks, tarantulas and more!

Meet-&-Greets can be an added enhancement for your next corporate event here at the Zoo!

A crowd gathers to watch elephants and other African animals in the savanna at the Zoo
A man wearing a tuxedo takes a fun selfie with a giraffe
Indoor & Outdoor Venues
Savanna Oasis
A large corporate event at the Zoo

Savanna Oasis

Impress your guests by hosting your next event in a wild setting at ZooTampa's Savanna Oasis. This 17,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled facility blends the beauty and wonder of nature and culinary sensations - giving you the ability to turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience. Located within the Savanna Reserve, your event will be among a variety of African species including meerkats, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Tom and Sandy Callahan Conservation Center
A private event is held outdoors and indoors at the Conservation Center at the Zoo

Tom and Sandy Callahan Conservation Center

View one of the endangered big cats in our care, the clouded leopard, when entering this newly constructed venue. This air-conditioned indoor space opens to a unique outdoor patio.

Max Capacity (indoor space): 20
Max Capacity (with outdoor space): 60
Max Capacity (with outdoor space & Roaring Springs): 100

Event Pavilion
Art event at outdoor covered pavilion at the zoo

Saunders Pavilion

Create a memorable experience for your guests in our newly renovated event pavilion. Our team can help create the event you envision, from a casual picnic to a sophisticated gala. With a private entrance accessible from ZooTampa’s parking lot, Saunders Pavilion provides a sense of arrival for your guests.

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Only sustainable flatware may be used in this venue

Zoo Buyouts
Guests at ZooTampa raise their arms into the air as they splash down into the water at the bottom of a three story drop on the Roaring Springs water ride at ZooTampa

Rent Out the Entire Zoo!

Enjoy exclusive use of ZooTampa at Lowry Park and everything it has to offer — beautiful landscapes, up-close animal experiences, rides and more.

For 1,000+ Guests