|Elmwood Park Zoo is Montgomery County’s most unique event venue, offering both indoor and outdoor party space. The zoo serves guests from the surrounding areas in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia, PA.
Our facilities are ideal for weddings, corporate events, family gatherings, fundraisers, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more! Create a unique and lasting experience for your guests by adding animal feedings, pony rides, face painting, zoo tours, animal encounters, and more to your special event.
Our Canopy Gardens Hall is our premiere indoor event space, perfect for events that need to be climate controlled. The hall is a beautiful venue that can seat up to 150 guests, complete with a dance floor and room for catering services. Canopy Gardens Hall features fully retractable, floor-to-ceiling window doors along the garden side of the pavilion, giving the option of open access to the adjacent patio and garden area. The hall features a full stone accent wall, along with wood-accented flooring and ceilings, making for an elegant lodge-like feel.
The Calle Mae Picnic Pavilion is the zoo’s featured outdoor event space. The covered pavilion is perfect for picnics, company outings, and field trips, and can seat up to 160 guests at once. This space is located beside our giraffe and zebra exhibit, giving guests a unique viewing experience during their events!
Olivia’s Eagle Canyon Observation Deck is a wonderful outdoor location for meet and mingles, cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies, and presentations. Any event held on the deck is sure to wow your guests with our majestic bald eagle exhibit as the backdrop.
Trail of the Jaguar is EPZ's latest attraction. Our state-of-the-art exhibit that will immerse guests into the habitat of these big cats.
The Karibu Hut or giraffe pavilion, is a scenic outdoor venue that gives guests the opportunity to get close to our long-legged friends!
The Zoo Brew is EPZ's in-house bar, located besides the bison feeding station. It's ideal for cocktails, appetizers, or action stations.
The Zoo Bowl Theater is a spacious outdoor venue, seating 150 guests. The theater is picturesque and an ideal set-up for presentations, wedding ceremonies, and performances.
Our Classic Red Barn is a charmingly rustic setting, perfect for your ceremony or event.
The Duck Pond and Bison Exhibit Archway are beautiful outdoor event spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions.
The ENTIRE ZOO is available to rent for private after-hours events! All exhibits will remain open exclusively for you and your guests. Additional options to enhance the evening are available upon meeting with our banquet manager.
The Elmwood Park Zoo offers a wide range of opportunities to enhance your event experience with us. Please contact our banquet manager for pricing and additional options available. If you can dream it, we can make it happen!
Equipment Available for Rental:
- Audio/Visual Equipment including microphones, speaker systems, projectors, and much more
- Additional tables and chairs, including long banquet style tables, serpentine tables, and upgraded chair options
- Centerpiece options
- Lighting design
- Decorative pieces such as aisle runners, linen accents, and floral design
Wild Guest Enhancements*:
- Giraffe feedings
- Bison feedings
- Bird feedings
- Petting barn feedings and interactions
- Live animal shows
- Animal meet and mingles
- Treetop Adventure zipline and ropes course experiences
- Photo booth with props and photo copies
- Carousel rides
- Train rides
- Pony and horse rides
- Face painting
- Private zoo tours
*Please note that some additional experiences and amenities are only available seasonally.
For more information, please contact one of our events specialists at 800.652.4143 x 242 or fill out an Event Inquiry Form.