Prom, Homecoming, and Other Social Events at the Zoo

Prom, Homecoming, & Other Social Events at the Zoo

Quit Monkeying Around — Book Your Next Social Event at the Zoo!

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Private Venues for Social Events
A look at the Savanna Oasis decorated indoor venue at the Zoo

For a Wild Private Event you won't get anywhere else

ZooTampa is the perfect place to host any social event, large or small! Our events team can help you choose the right venue for your event, whether it's our spacious indoor Savanna Oasis, our covered outdoor Saunders Pavilion, or our more intimate Reilly's Reserve with a view of roaming giraffes and zebras. You can even rent out the entire Zoo! And don't forget to add up-close animal meet-&-greets to your event to really dazzle your guests!

Contact our Events Specialist today to schedule a venue tour, and learn how we can help with the logistics, catering, guest services and more.

Party with a Purpose

ZooTampa 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 social event at our non-profit Zoo will have lasting positive impacts all over the world.

A young girl is amazed by an armadillo during an animal mingle at a private event
Chef prepares dessert for guests at a private wedding at the zoo
Unforgettable Natural Connections
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
A woman feeds an African crowned crane during a private event at ZooTampa

Unforgettable Natural Connections

Give your guests an unforgettable experience with the addition of a Wildlife Connection. This unique opportunity offers and up-close look at the amazing animals that share our planet from the team that cares for them every day. Create a memorable event, all while supporting the Zoo’s critical conservation work.

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 zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Event Pavilion
Private event at the covered event pavilion

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

Reilly's Reserve
Tables set up for a formal event at the Zoo

Reilly's Reserve

For a more intimate event, Reilly's Reserve is the perfect venue to dazzle your guests whilst overlooking the Savanna Reserve. Enjoy a plated dinner or buffet style with views of roaming giraffes, elephants and zebras to truly tie your wild event together.

For larger gatherings, Reilly's Reserve can be opened to combine space with the Savanna Oasis.

Modified Safe Capacity: 60

Beer & Wine Garden
The outdoor beer and wine garden at ZooTampa

Beer & Wine Garden

Host your next event in this trendy outdoor space that’s nestled between oak trees draped with glowing lights. The perfect place for hosting a cocktail reception or casual dinner. This space makes for beautiful pictures!

Modified Safe Capacity: 50