Event FAQ

What time can my private event start?

Generally, private events begin after the Zoo closes and the public guests have had a chance to exit, approximately 4:30 pm. CLC Deck and Meeting Room are available for use during Zoo hours.

Can I have it catered?

Yes, the Reid Park Zoo is proud to partner with Craft Culinary catering to bring you many wonderful menus for your event.

Can I have a band or entertainment?

Bands and entertainment are allowed to perform at private events with approval. Bands and entertainment must complete a walkthrough of the facilities with an Events Department staff person, and sign a rules and procedure agreement prior to event date.

Is alcohol permitted during a private event?

Alcohol can be provided during after-hours private rentals only. Service must be provided by Craft Culinary Concepts. An alcohol policy and price list can be provided upon request.

Can we feed the animals?

The Zoo’s educational & keeper staffs are happy to offer the opportunity to feed our giraffes with prior arrangements made. Please speak to an Events Department representative for details.