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the stage

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incredible event


Central Park Zoo

Why we
love it

Our venues beautifully blend form and function, combining rich design with modern amenities while keeping sustainability in mind. They serve as the ideal backdrop to meet your event needs and enhance your guest experience with stunning views, history, artwork and more.

Central Park Zoo

This tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most idyllic and unique locations in New York City. The habitats, set on 6.5 acres, include over 1,400 animals of more than 130 species throughout tropical, temperate, and polar habitats.

Whether sipping cocktails as our sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through the lush gardens taking in the elegant architecture, your guests will experience an exotic environment set against a classic New York City backdrop.

The Central Park Zoo is operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the international conservation organization. WCS’s unique network of New York Zoo facilities also includes the Prospect Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium in Brooklyn and Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Make your green go further. All proceeds from events support ongoing global conservation efforts of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Amenities & Petals
Styles at Central Park Zoo

  • Amenities

    • natural-lightNatural Light
    • outdoor-spaceOutdoor Space
    • defaultOpen style event space
    • default200 ft Clear-Top Tent
    • defaultAnimal Interactions
    • defaultOn-Site Security
  • Styles

    • defaultClassic
    • historicHistoric
    • defaultIconic
    • defaultLandmark
    • defaultOutdoor
    • defaultView
    • defaultWide Open

Frequently Asked

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If you are planning an event and are looking for a truly unique space, you may want to consider hosting it at Central Park Zoo.

  • What Kind Of Events Can Be Held At the Central Park Zoo?

    The Central Park Zoo is perfect for all types of events including premiere and award after-parties, galas, receptions, weddings, brand activation, and corporate events.
  • Is The Central Park Zoo Suitable For Weddings?

    With one of the most fantastic garden-style set up in Manhattan, Central Park Zoo is a dream wedding venue for a lot of couples. The location is romantic and transports you away from the city without going away from the city with its lush greeneries.
  • Can I Have My Event At Central Park Zoo Catered?

    Of course. The Great Performances catering team can work with you to help you plan the perfect event along with our team of culinary experts.
  • Who Does Catering For Central Park Zoo?

    Central Park Zoo's preferred caterers includes Great Performances. Contact us with details of your event so we can discuss how we can make your catered event extra special.
  • Are We Allowed To Bring In An Outside Caterer?

    Great Performances is a preferred caterer for Central Park Zoo. Contact us so we can help you in planning the perfect event at Central Park Zoo.
  • How Do I Contact Central Park Zoo To Run An Event?

    For bookings and/or inquiries for Central Park Zoo, you can call Great Performances at 212.727.2424 or email us at celebratefood@greatperformances.com.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Run A Catered Event At Central Park Zoo?

    Catering costs vary depending on the requirements for your event including the number of people, the type of event (breakfast buffet, cocktail reception, seated dinner, etc.), the style of service and waitstaff needs, and the food that is being served. Our team of expert event planners can help you design the perfect menu for your catered event.
  • What Events Has Great Performances Run At Central Park Zoo?

    Great Performances works with the Central Park Zoo on all kinds of events including weddings, corporate events, lectures, and more.


Fabulous celebrations!

Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.

You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!

– Victoria W.

The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.

– Yvonne G.

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Central Park Zoo Map

830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

To get started planning your event, contact:

Contact: 212.727.2424

Email: celebratefood@greatperformances.com

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