After Hours Events

Cocktail Parties, Dinners, Soirees, and More
There is no better way to stand out in the pack than to host an evening at Nashville Zoo, which is nestled in the heart of the city yet capable of transporting you to the savannahs of Africa, rainforests in South America and the gardens of the Far East.

Our on-site caterer, Taste of the Wild, serves only the freshest and highest quality product, offering delicious menus and ala carte options to accommodate every palette.

Hosting an evening event at Nashville Zoo has many benefits. In addition to the exotic animals and beautiful surroundings, we offer:

  • Validated parking
  • Onsite coordinator
  • Set up and clean up for your event
  • A "Zoo-nique" experience!
  • Eco-Friendly Event: By choosing Nashville Zoo, a federally recognized 501(c) non-profit organization, your rental fees go directly toward conservation and our mission: “To inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership.”

Zoo Nights
Want the Zoo all to yourself? Zoo Nights allow for you and your crew of up to 4,000 to have an exclusive rental of the whole park from 6 - 10 p.m. Imagine your employees relaxing among at the African Savannah and Bamboo Trail as they encounter tigers, giraffes, meerkats and more.

Call our events sales office at 615-445-7825 or fill out an online form for more information about our event spaces.

"We attended the company Zoo Night, and it was wonderful! The Zoo was great, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed it so much and have memories that our children will never forget."

“Our son has been an animal lover since he was born, so it was especially meaningful to celebrate this milestone in his life at the Zoo. From start to finish, the event was more wonderful than we ever could have imagined. We found planning the event surprisingly easy, thanks to the expertise of the event sales manager. During the party, the tent glowed and provided just the right atmosphere against the flowers and greenery of the Zoo. The chef really worked with us to accommodate our food preferences and designed a menu that was delicious for all, as many of our guests continue to tell us. The staff was warm, welcoming and able to help us dodge a bit of rain and manage 100 kids (really!) without missing a beat. How great for our son and his friends to move from jungle gym to dance floor to zoo carousel, complete with ice cream bar, all in one party! The adults loved the carousel, too. Even the gift store helped us to find the perfect party favors for our guests as they left. The event was beautiful and enjoyable in every way.”