The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form a beautiful and unique backdrop for your special day. Treat your guests to the Zoo in a private setting, while celebrating your special occasion.
One of the Minnesota Zoo's internationally acclaimed exhibits is a one-of-a-kind setting for your event. Guests can stroll in a living rain forest with green foliage, beautiful orchids and a winding path featuring exotic animals, birds, and fish. Inquisitive lemurs, shy tamarins and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals who will share in your private event! Beauty and unique wildlife of the Tropics will captivate your guests. This area is perfect for hosting a unique social hour, for dinner or greeting guests.
The Minnesota Zoo's restaurant is magically transformed into an elegant banquet facility. Located in the center of the Zoo, this venue provides a peaceful view of our Main Lake. Dine and dance in the Zoo’s most traditional room setting. With an outstanding view of Minnesota’s natural beauty through floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy beautiful summer sunsets as you watch trumpeter swans glide across the lake.
Gather in the warm, welcoming lodge of the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. Log siding, a grand stone fireplace, and beautiful artifacts showcase Minnesota’s rich heritage with the outdoors. This setting is one smaller groups are sure to love. May-August include the Medtronic Minnesota Trail to enjoy the native animals of Minnesota such as lynx, puma, and gray wolves.
Consider combining our spaces! Treat your guests to hors d’oeuvres in one area then lead them to another for a delicious dinner and entertainment. Imagine how guests will feel as they are treated to multiple Zoo venues in a private setting!
Talk to your Zoo representative for pricing information: 952.431.9200