Host an Event at the Zoo

Nashville Zoo has a wide variety of event spaces for your gathering, from unique themed indoor facilities to beautifully spacious outdoor surroundings. The perfect place for picnics, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate gatherings, themed parties, family reunions and black tie affairs!

Our catering department, A Taste of the Wild, accommodates your tastes and offers a variety of delicious menu options. The beautifully prepared food will be ready for your event, allowing you to enjoy a worry-free experience. Let us cater to your wildest instincts!


Dragging everyone to another sales meeting or marketing seminar can be quite a burden. Let us help you round everyone up! Our surroundings will surely inspire your team to get a little wild and think outside the box.


Whether it's a company event, family reunion or client appreciation day, a picnic at Nashville Zoo is just the kind of adventure everyone is sure to enjoy! We have a variety of rental locations to accommodate groups from 50 to 5,000.


Nashville Zoo offers a variety of wedding ceremony and reception sites, ranging from quaint and intimate to exotic and grandiose. No matter which location you choose, you can be assured that your wedding will be a “wild” affair that will keep your guests talking.

Private Luncheons

The Botswana Overlook is Nashville Zoo’s best kept secret. Treat your friends to a mid-week vacation with a private luncheon with sweeping views of the African Elephant Savannah. This rental area is the ideal place for a garden luncheon for friends, clients or family.

After Hours Events

There is no better way to stand out from the "pack" than to host an evening at a Nashville Zoo venue.