Company Events

Corporate Events at Brookfield Zoo

A Great Change of Place!

Whether you aim to inspire employees or impress potential clients, holding your next event at Brookfield Zoo will have them all saying, "Wow!" Brookfield Zoo does it all: corporate events, sales meetings, holiday parties, company picnics, team building, client appreciation, product role-outs, employee award parties...and the list goes on. Our top-notch catering staff and professional culinary team offer the highest-quality service. We can provide everything from casual dining fare to exquisite plated dinners. And, since this IS Brookfield Zoo, the animal experience can't be beat.

Enjoy "Cocktails with the Animals" receptions in one of our world-class exhibits, or simply stroll through our beautifully landscaped grounds and visit amazing animals from around the world. Our state-of-the-art audio visual services and meeting rooms offer a professional meeting atmosphere when it's time to get back to work.

Contact Us

(708) 688 - 8355

Information Request Form

catering@brookfieldzoo.org

 

Unique Reception Venues

Unique VenuesOur unique venues provide the perfect backdrop for any event--from company picnics to formal affairs, weddings to bar mitzvahs. Plus, our top-notch catering staff and professional culinary team will ensure that your event is elegant and virtually effortless.

Discover which spectacular venue is right for your event starting with our newest facility The Pavilions, which is located near the zoo's North Gate entrance.

Check out The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo!

Or, read below for our list of other fantastic reception venues throughout the park!

Dining and Meeting Venues
  • Discovery Center
    Serving as Brookfield Zoo's premiere banquet facility, Discovery Center offers an array of room options ideal for receptions, banquets, dances and business meetings:
    Savannah Room - Capacity: 350 (reception); 300 (banquet rounds); 350 (theater)
    Founders Room - Capacity: 100 (reception); 80 (banquet rounds); 80 (theater)
    Riverside Lobby - Capacity: 150 (reception)

  • Bocaditos
    This beautiful banquet and meeting facility features hardwood floors, hand-carved South American artwork, and stunning balcony views. Available for receptions, dinners, dances, and meetings.
    Capacity: 250 (reception); 150 (banquet); 150 (theater); 40 (u-shaped)

Cocktails with the Animals

As part of your evening at Brookfield Zoo, treat your guests to “Cocktails with the Animals.” View fascinating animals from around the world and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amid the beautiful d├ęcor of one of our world-class exhibits. Some animal exhibits can accommodate dining.

  • Great Bear Wilderness
    Explore the wilderness and celebrate among playful grizzly and polar bears. Enjoy fresh air in a scenic, lush landscape or trek below the surface to enjoy dual underwater viewing windows with bears swimming through your backdrop.
    Capacity: 200 (reception)

  • Tropic World
    Explore the lush rain-forest canopies of Africa while monkeys, apes, birds, and other amazing animals look on.
    Capacity: 400 (reception)

  • The Swamp
    Drift along a Cajun country bayou and get close to crocodiles, wood storks, snapping turtles, river otters, and a host of other wetland creatures.
    Capacity: 400 (reception)

  • Seven Seas
    Enjoy the graceful antics of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they provide a constantly changing backdrop to your festive event.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

  • The Living Coast
    Break away to the coastal waters of South America and see moon jellies, sharks, green sea turtles, and a myriad of sea creatures.
    Capacity: 200 (reception)

  • Habitat Africa!
    Visit the plains of Africa and mingle with giraffes and other magnificent animals as they move gracefully across the savannah. Both indoor and outdoor event venues are available.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

     

Seasonal Venues
  • Feathers and Scales: Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians
    Your event will soar to new heights in this newly rennovated exhibit a variety of fine-feathered friends, including hornbills, toucan, cookoos, and roadrunners.
    Capacity: 150 (reception)

  • Pinniped Point
    Watch sea lions and seals splish and splash in their open-air exhibit. Go nose to nose with these playful pinnipeds as they glide past you in the Underwater Viewing Area.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

  • Butterflies!
    Discover hundreds of dazzling butterflies flitting about in this lush, open-air, garden setting. This seasonal exhibit is open late May through mid-September.
    Capacity: 100 (reception)



Information Request Form

Thanks for your interest in hosting an event at Brookfield Zoo--the WILDEST place in Chicago! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your special event and you will be contacted by one of our party professionals!

   
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