Private events, venues, catering

A private event at the Oregon Zoo is one that guests won't ever forget. From a family reunion on the concert lawn to a wedding reception in the Cascade Crest Banquet Center, the zoo offers one-of-a-kind venues for a variety of private events.


The Oregon Zoo offers a full range of event venues from a Cascadian-themed indoor banquet facility to outdoor naturalistic spaces adjacent to some of our most popular exhibits. 


Birthdays celebrated at the Oregon Zoo offer multiple activities and educational opportunities in a fun, unique setting. Schedule a birthday party now.

Activities and Rentals

The zoo is the only local venue where your private event benefits animal care and conservation while providing your guests with a unique experience. Consider any of the following activities to complement your event:

  • Animal Displays and Shows
  • Zoo Experiences and Attractions
  • Mother's Day Brunch
  • Sunset at the Zoo
  • ZooLights Festival

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