Daytime Events at Brookfield Zoo

Corporate Events at Brookfield Zoo

Whether you’re looking to hold an intimate gathering of close friends or a lavish party for hundreds, Brookfield Zoo provides the ideal setting for all your daytime social celebrations. Our unique venues provide the perfect backdrop for any event, from company picnics to formal affairs, weddings to bar & bat mitzvahs. Plus, our professional catering and culinary teams will ensure that your event is elegant, exciting, and effortless. Whether your event is for 30 people or 300 people, Brookfield Zoo has options to make it one they won’t soon forget. 

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Unique Reception Venues

Unique Venues

Brookfield Zoo's venues provide an ideal backdrop for your event, whether you want a casual setting for a company picnic or a formal space for a very special day. Each venue provides a unique spin on your daytime event needs. However, no matter which one you choose, our catering team will ensure that it's a time your guests will never forget. 

Read below for the full list of year-round and seasonal reception venues throughout the zoo.

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)

  • The Pavillions
    If you want to host a “wild” function at Brookfield Zoo, you can choose from four new exotic venues. The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo are located near the North Gate entrance, with 235 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds as background, and can accommodate approximately 2,000 guests for both day and evening events.The space can be rented out from early spring through late fall. The Pavilions area is gated, offering privacy for guests. In addition, a full-service kitchen has been incorporated into the design so staff can better serve clients.
    Swan Pavillion - Capacity: 750 (reception); 500 (seated)
    Bison Pavillion - Capacity: 300 (reception); 200 (seated)
    Dolphin Pavillion - Capacity: 300 (reception); 200 (seated)
    Peacock Pavillion - Capacity: 120 (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)