Werribee Open Range Zoo is a unique venue for weddings, birthdays, corporate functions and everything in between. You can hold your cocktail party overlooking the African Savannah or have canapés with the Cheetahs. The Meerkat Room is the perfect venue for dinner functions with outdoor events at Lakeside Cove, Hippo Beach or the African Kia seating 800 guests (or cocktail to 1500). This unique venue offers your guests an unforgettable experience.
Take advantage of our range of beautiful indoor and outdoor function spaces, where we can help you plan a variety of events from relaxed BBQs to black-tie evening functions. Meet our team of professional chefs who will create an exciting and innovative menu for your next event that also complements our colourful Zoo environment.
At Zoo Events we are committed to supporting the environment as well as local producers and suppliers. Importantly, all our food is made fresh on site and we even have our very own Zoo Bakery where we make all our own breads, cakes, pastries, sandwich and more.
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The Meerkat Room features floor to ceiling windows looking onto the playful meerkat exhibit giving you a truly unique backdrop to your event. With a deck overlooking Lakeside Cove and the gorilla exhibit in the distance, this venue is sure to impress, seating 160 guests comfortably, or 250 guests for a standing cocktails and canapes. The meerkats at play in the background lend a joyful ambience to any event, with the surrounding African animals enhancing the overall exotic atmosphere.
Overlooking the African Savannah and Australian Journey landscapes, the Slumber Dining Hut is a unique space perfect for small intimate weddings, team building events, workshops, meetings and corporate conferences. The natural setting allows guests to immerse themselves in the relaxing atmosphere of the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Offers the outdoor experience of dining in an authentic African style hut or added marquees for up to 1500 guests. It’s an ideal choice for corporate or social events looking for an atmospheric setting or a dining destination with a difference. The large grassy surrounds are an inviting place for guests to relax or children to play – or for corporate games or exercises.
Enjoy this breathaking outdoor event space overlooking our majestic hippos. Perfect for pre-dinner canapes tied in with an hippo experience or on its own for cocktail events.
Hire out this hut for relaxed BBQs, family day catering or even as a base for your corporate training or casual events. Full catering can be provided.
K Road, Werribee, Victoria
Werribee Open Range Zoo is located 35 Kilometres west of Melbourne’s city centre, on the Princes Freeway. It is a short 30-minute drive from the city over the Westgate Bridge or via the Geelong Road. (Take the Werribee South exit to K Road)