Social & Corporate Events

A Wildly Good Time

When you plan your next event at Elmwood Park Zoo, not only do you treat your guests to a highly interactive experience at the most unique event venue in the Greater Philadelphia area, but you also support an important nonprofit organization. Our facilities are ideal for corporate events, family gatherings, showers, fundraisers, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more! The zoo is centrally located in Montgomery County and is easily accessible to guests from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. Create a unique and lasting experience by adding giraffe feedings, animal meet and greets, and carousel rides to your special event.

Corporate Events

Elmwood Park Zoo is the Philadelphia area’s largest corporate retreat destination, with up to 16 acres available for groups to roam and enjoy. Organize your next business meeting, company picnic or employee appreciation day with help from our expert planning team. With multiple indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, your employees will enjoy connecting through highly interactive shared experiences. For team building events, consider our zipline courses at Treetop Adventures.


Make your next shower, birthday, anniversary or other special occasion one that your guests will never forget. Our beautiful event space, Canopy Gardens Hall, is the perfect place to celebrate. Contact our event planning team for available menus and pricing.

*Please note: Outside caterers are not permitted

Food and refreshments provided by EPZ are not guaranteed to be allergy-friendly. If you have specific allergy needs, please make an event staff member aware by contacting


canopy gardens

Our beautiful premier indoor event space can seat up to 150 guests, complete with a dance floor and room for catering services. The space features a full stone accent wall, along with wood-accented flooring and ceilings, making for an elegant lodge-like feel. It also has retractable, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, giving the option of open access to the adjacent patio.

trail of the jaguar

Available after public zoo hours only

Our state-of-the-art exhibit will put you and you guests face to face with our majestic big cats. Not only will you be sharing a cocktail with our jaguars, but also with a variety of other small animals. This space is ideal for a cocktail party of 100 guests or less.

zoo brew beer garden

Our in-house bar and beer garden is ideal for an outdoor cocktail hour. Your guests will enjoy a taste of our craft beers on tap, as well as the relaxing sounds of the creek. This space is also perfect for live music. Overhead bistro lights and interactive games are available.

calle mae picnic Pavilion

This covered pavilion is perfect for picnics, birthday parties, company outings, and school/group field trips. It can seat up to 150 guests at once. This space is located beside our giraffe and zebra exhibit, giving guests a unique viewing experience during their events!

Stony Creek Pavilion

Our newest event location, Stony Creek Pavilion features stunning views of the creek, a gorgeous covered cedar pavilion, and can seat up to 150 guests. The pavilion is centrally located inside the zoo right by the north end of our bison exhibit and Zoo Brew Beer Garden.


Rent the entire zoo for your private event! All exhibits will remain open exclusively for you and your guests. Choose options to enhance your experience, such as animal shows, live music, carousel rides, and more.

Animal Meet and Greet

Get closer than you ever imagined by adding an animal meet and greet to your event at Elmwood Park Zoo! Allow your guests to meet the zoo’s most popular animal ambassadors up close. A member from our knowledgeable education staff will provide you and your guests with a unique interactive animal experience. Animals may include owls, hedgehogs, or even snakes!

Giraffe Feedings

Guests can hand-feed the world’s tallest mammal in this highly unique experience. Climb our giraffe deck and stand face-to-face with our three gentle giants as you feed them their favorite snack…lettuce!

*Feedings are weather and temperature dependent – giraffes will not be available when temperatures are below 55º. Our lower giraffe deck is wheelchair accessible. 


Enjoy a spin on the zoo’s vintage-inspired, animal-themed carousel. This is an experience that guests of all ages can enjoy!


Tell us a little about the event you are planning and the date(s) you had in mind. One of our Event Planners will respond to you soon! You can also reach us at 800.652.4143 x 271 and