Event Venues at ZooTampa

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Indoor & Outdoor Event Venues at ZooTampa

Host Your Event in One Of Our Exotic Zoo Venues

From large corporate events such as holiday parties and company picnics, to social events like weddings, proms, and birthday parties, at ZooTampa you'll find the perfect space to amaze your guests. As part of our modified operations, for the health and safety of our guests, our venues have reduced safe capacities which are reflected below.

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: 150

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

Africa Circle
An outdoor wedding ceremony at the Zoo's Africa Circle

Africa Circle

For larger outdoor events or wedding ceremonies, utilize ZooTampa’s Africa Circle. You and your guests will be surrounded by beautiful towering trees, lush vegetation and unique African species. Hosting your event in Africa Circle will truly be a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience!

Modified Safe Capacity: 150

Wallaroo Station
Outdoor table settings at night at the Zoo

Wallaroo Station

Guests of all ages will rave about your next event held in the whimsical, 4.5 acres Wallaroo Station. Transport your guests into the heart of Australia featuring Queensland koalas, wallabies and more! This venue is perfect for events with kids as it features water splash pads, five wild rides, and room to explore!

Modified Safe Capacity: 50

Ituri Forest Patio
Bride and groom walk down the aisle outside during their wedding ceremony at Ituri Forest at the Zoo in Tampa

Ituri Forest Patio

Imagine your next event among beautiful towering trees, lush vegetation, and African species. Perfect for weddings, cocktail receptions and banquets, the Ituri Forest transforms your event into a tranquil experience surrounded by okapis, pygmy hippos and more.

Modified Safe Capacity: 50

Event Yard
Kids gather around a member of the animal care team for an up-close mingle with a large coloful macaw

Event Yard

The sky is the limit! This open-air space is a blank canvas for you to have the event you desire. Our Event Yard is the ultimate venue for hosting large groups, company parties, networking or social events, and even concerts! There's plenty of space for multiple pavilion canopies, seating, tables, and an outdoor stage.

Modified Safe Capacity: 500

Event Pavilion

Saunders Pavilion

Coming December 2020 — Create a memorable experience for your guests in our newly renovated covered outdoor 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: 250

Enjoy Happy Hour with the Manatees

Manatee Overlook

Host your happy hour like a true Floridian at Manatee Deck! This open-air venue overlooks the Florida manatees in our care. Watch these gentle giants eat, swim and play while enjoying a unique event your guests won't soon forget!

Modified Safe Capacity: 40

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.

Modified Safe Capacity: 100

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 500+ Guests