Event Rental Space | After Hours Events at Nashville Zoo

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.

Our on-site caterer, Taste, serves only the freshest and highest quality product, offering delicious menus and a la carte options to accommodate every palate.

Call our events sales office at 615-833-1534 x190 or fill out an online form for more information. View our venue guide (PDF) and start planning!


Jungle Terrace Pavilion

(Up to 350 guests*)

Our most popular venue option, Jungle Terrace surrounds guests with lush landscape and the sounds of wildlife. With the Zoo as your backdrop, this covered tented area is ideal for company picnics and client appreciation parties.

*Maximum capacity: 350 cocktail-style / 250 seated


Wild Animal Carousel

(Up to 150 Guests*)

The Wild Animal Carousel adds fun to any celebration. Experience the carousel with ride tickets during the day, or add a cocktail or dessert hour to an evening event.

*Maximum capacity: 150 cocktail-style / 60 seated


Botswana Overlook

(Up to 100 guests*)

Let our herd be your hosts at this secret hideout nestled in the Africa Savanna.

*Maximum capacity: 100 cocktail-style / 60 seated


Flamingo Lagoon

(Up to 150 guests)

Have your flock meet our flock! Flamingo Lagoon offers outdoor event space perfect for cocktail parties and receptions

Maximum capacity: 150 standing


Unseen New World & Plaza

(Up to 200 guests*)

Have drinks with the lizards, turtles and frogs before moving outside to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the Zoo in the evening.

*Maximum capacity: 100 cocktail-style (indoors), 200 cocktail-style / 100 seated (including outdoors)



(Up to 100 guests*)

The Gallery can go from a business lecture to a company dinner in one day. With convenient access to the main parking lot, this is the ideal meeting location that will certainly give your guests something to tweet about.

*Maximum capacity: 100 theater-style / 50 classroom


Expedition Peru

(Up to 150 guests*)

Join the bears for a intimate dinner party or cocktail hour that will have your guests roaring with excitement.

*Maximum capacity: 150 standing


Venue Enhancements

Nowhere else in town can you get your picture taken with a giraffe or have a chinchilla greet your guests. Host an event that stands out with these venue enhancements. Prices vary for each enhancement, with something fun for every budget!

Programs &

  • Animal Meet and Greet
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Docent Tour
  • Team Building Activities 

Entertainment & Activities

  • Carousel Rides
  • Soaring Eagle Rental
  • Cornhole
  • Digital Photo Booth

Equipment &

  • Sound System or DJ
  • Linens
  • China
  • Lighting

Start planning today.

Call our events sales office at 615-833-1534 x190 or fill out an online form for more information.