Melbourne Zoo

Function rooms

Melbourne Zoo is the perfect place to hold your next special event.

With four function rooms to choose from – all of them beautiful inside and out – we have a room-with-a-view to suit your needs. 

The Rainforest Room

Rainforest Room

Inside, the Rainforest Room looks onto the lush greenery of the playful Tamarin monkey habitat. Outside on the terrace, it overlooks the award-winning Japanese Garden and lake. 

With its own private animal exhibit, the Rainforest Room invites your guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the Melbourne Zoo.

Features include cathedral ceilings that fill the room with natural light, a permanent dance floor and a private bridal suite.

Capacity

The Rainforest Room is comfortable for 150 (standing) or 120 (seated).

Vital statistics

  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Natural light
  • Air-conditioning
  • No pillars
  • Dance floor available
  • Room can be partitioned
  • Good access for the disabled
  • Vehicle access

The Bong Su Room

Bong Su Room

Located at the heart of the Elephant Trail, the Bong Su Room is reached through a twisting bamboo forest, overlooking the Mek Kapah terrace. 

With its indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s ideal for a cocktail party or a leisurely dining experience that includes time for drinks on the deck.

Serene, elegant and ideal for animal lovers.
 

Capacity

The Bong Su Room is comfortable for 200 (standing) or 120 (seated).

Vital statistics

  • Leads onto Mek Kapah Terrace. 
  • Exclusive use of Terrace from 5pm (with the exception of Twilights concert evenings)
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Natural light
  • Air-conditioning
  • Good access for the disabled
  • Vehicle access

Lakeside Bistro

The evening-only Lakeside Bistro overlooks the zoo’s award-winning Japanese Garden and lake. 

With its built-in dance floor and gorgeous views, this perfect party room will see you and your guests dancing the night away in style.

The Lakeside Bistro is just right for corporate functions, such as awards dinners or Christmas parties, and private parties such as engagement parties, birthdays and other special occasions.

Capacity

The Lakeside Bistro is comfortable for 200 (standing) or 120 (seated).

Vital statistics

  • Lakeside Bistro available for evening functions only from 6.30pm
  • Lakeside Terrace is only available in conjunction with Lakeside Bistro
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Natural light
  • Air-conditioning
  • Good access for the disabled
  • Vehicle access

Leopard Lodge

Leopard Lodge

Our newest function room is also our biggest, with room for up to 500 guests (or 240 seated). 

Overlooking our beautiful gardens and lawns, this flexible venue is within lion’s roar of the big cats’ habitat – a suitably dramatic backdrop for your next special event.

 

Capacity

The Leopard Lodge is comfortable for 500 guests (standing) or 240 (seated).

Vital statistics

  • Natural light
  • Air-conditioning
  • Good access for the disabled
  • Purpose built bridal suite

 

Contact & Bookings

Get in touch and let us help plan your next event, big or small.

Contact the zoo’s official caterers,
Compass Group 
phone (03) 9285 9440 
email MelbourneZooFunctions@compass-group.com.au