Corporate & Tailored Events

Lose the business suits, leave the stress at the office, and get wild at the Zoo. Host a corporate outing, conference dinner, or networking event at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and your guests will be talking about their experience for years to come. Or create a dazzling private party for a special event and tailor it to make a spectacularly unique celebration your guests will never forget. Contact 412-365-2536 or rentals@pittsburghzoo.org for help with designing or booking your party.

Learn more about our banquet and reception packages, our bar packages, our full catering menu, or our picnic packages and be sure to peruse the stunning venues available for corporate and private tailored events below.
  • All Zoo Rental
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      Why not go all out for your event? A complete Safari Adventure, plus Kids Kingdom, Worlds of Discovery building, and amusement rides. This package is ideal for events with younger guests.

      The All Zoo Rental can accommodate up to 10,000 guests and is available April through October, evenings only. The rental rate is $7 per guest with a minimum of 2,000 guests. Animal exhibits and rides close at dusk

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • Asian Forest & African Savanna
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      Your guests will roar with delight at a party that spans the entire path through the Asian Forest and African Savanna. An oasis can be set up for refreshments and grazing that will satiate your guests' most ravenous appetites. Stroll the lush walkways and mingle in this exceptionally beautiful setting. At dusk, you and your guests can meander down to the Garden Tent to conclude your evening.

      The Asian Forest & African Savanna rental can accommodate up to 500 guests and is available April through October, evenings only. The rental rate is $1,600 with a 20 percent discount on additional facility rentals. Animal exhibits and rides close at dusk.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • Garden Tent
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      Our illuminated 7,200 square-foot Garden Tent is a grand venue for your wedding reception, anniversary party, barbecue, or corporate event. Surrounded by lavish foliage and botanical gardens, this is an excellent space for an elegant dinner with dancing.

      The Garden Tent can accommodate a maximum of 500 seated guests, 600 theater-style guests, or 800 guests in a cocktail-style setting. This stunning venue is available April through October, both daytimes and evenings (weather permitting). The rental rate is $1,200 for evening events and discounted to $600 for daytime events (discounted group admission rates also apply to daytime events), and includes seating for up to 150 guests.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • PNC Pavilion
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      Located between the Water's Edge complex and the sea lions exhibit in Kids Kingdom, this venue offers a convenient location and comfortable setting. Whether planning a family reunion, company picnic, or school group visit, the PNC Pavilion offers many ways to effortlessly entertain your guests.

      PNC Pavilion can accommodate up to 192 guests and is available for rental year-round (weather permitting). The rental rate is $500 for daytime events and $1,000 for evening events, and discounted group admission rates apply to this rental facility.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • PPG Aquarium
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      Brilliantly colored aquatic life from around the globe, a lush rainforest, and waterfalls make a fabulous setting for a refreshing event, whether for a business function or a social gathering. Dine next to sharks and sip on tropical drinks as exotic fish swim by for remarkable photo memories.

      The PPG Aquarium can accommodate a maximum of 200 seated guests or 500 guests in a cocktail-style setting. This stunning venue is available year-round, evenings only. The $3,000 rental rate includes one shuttle for five hours*, and seating for up to 150 people (additional outdoor seating can be arranged on the Aquarium Plaza upon request).

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.

      *Shuttle runs one-half hour before your four-hour event begins and up to one-half hour after your event ends.
  • Safari Adventure
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      Treat your guests to an event unlike any other. The Safari Adventure rental includes the Garden Tent, Lecture Hall, Asian Forest, African Savanna, Safari Plaza (outdoors), PPG Aquarium, and Water's Edge.

      The Safari Adventure rental can accommodate up to 8,000 guests and is available April through October, evenings only. The rental rate is $5 per guest with a minimum of 2,000 guests. Animal exhibits and rides close at dusk

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • Safari Plaza
    • safplThis spectacular outdoor area includes a deck overlooking the gorilla yard and is a wonderful setting for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Imagine an evening barbecue surrounded by tiki torches, thatched roof umbrellas, and a starry sky, creating an ambiance reminiscent of being on a safari.

      The Safari Placa can accommodate a maximum of 500 guests. This stunning venue is available April through October, evenings only. The $1,000 rental rate includes one tram for five hours*, and use of Zoo tables and chairs.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.

      *Tram runs one-half hour before your four-hour event begins and up to one-half hour after your event ends.
  • Water's Edge
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      Everything about this venue is awe-inspiring. The entrance transports visitors to Pier Town, a coastal village complete with polar bears, sea otters, and sand tiger sharks. Your guests will encounter two underwater tunnels with polar bears and sharks as they enter and exit the spacious and elegant event room. This indoor and outdoor venue is well suited for wedding receptions, holiday parties, mitzvahs, meetings, cocktail parties, and many imaginative happenings.

      Water's Edge can accommodate a maximum of 140 seated guests or 200 guests in a cocktail-style setting. This stunning venue is available year-round, evenings only. The $2,250 rental rate for Pier Town and the indoor event space includes one shuttle for five hours*, and seating for up to 140 people. For a rental rate of $3,000, your rental can include the entire Water's Edge complex and the adjacent PNC Pavilion.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.

      *Shuttle runs one-half hour before your four-hour event begins and up to one-half hour after your event ends.
  • Worlds of Discovery
    • Full of interactive exhibits for children and adults of all ages, this bi-level building provides a mezzanine level for cocktails and food, while the first floor offers many fascinating exhibits to entertain your guests.

      Worlds of Discovery can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests seated at 72-inch round tables, or 200 guests in a cocktail-style setting. This stunning venue is available year-round, evenings only for full building rentals and weekdays, daytime only for just the mezzanine level. A $450 rental rate includes the entire building (available evenings only) and a $200 rental rate reserves the mezzanine level (daytime only). Discounted group admission rates apply for daytime rentals.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.