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Catered Events 

Unique. Elegant. Exotic.

Host an Exceptional Event at Knoxville Zoo! 

No matter what the occasion, Knoxville Zoo's expert staff will create an event your guests will never forget.  From elegant weddings and formal affairs, to corporate meetings and events, to casual company picnics, Knoxville Zoo offers truly unique settings where memories are made.
 

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Unique Zoo Venues

Nothing else in Knoxville is quite so wild!  When it comes to setting a truly exotic stage for your special event, no place compares to Knoxville Zoo.  Lions roar in the distance, monkeys chatter nearby, and a giraffe might even stretch his neck in your direction to check out your party.  Our unique venues provide the perfect backdrop for an every event, from company picnics to formal affairs, weddings to mitzvahs.  Plus, our knowledgable catering staff will ensure your event is elegant and virtually effortless.

Venues

Cocktails with the Animals
Seating Capacity
Availability
African Forest
featuring chimpanzees, gorillas, lions
300
Seasonal evenings
Birds of Central America
featuring crested screamers and macaws
150
Seasonal evenings
Grasslands of Africa
featuring African elephants, Grant's zebras and giraffe
250
Seasonal evenings
Pridelands of Africa
featuring African lions and wild dogs
250
Seasonal evenings
Kids Cove
featuring beavers, farm animals and an aviary
300
Seasonal evenings
Tortoise Territory
featuring tortoises, turtles, snakes and alligators
250
Seasonal evenings
Tigers
featuring white tiger, Malayan tiger, and gibbons
150 Seasonal evenings
 
In case of inclement weather, an animal encounter can be held in your dining area.  Please ask the Sales Manager.
 
Dinner Venues
Capacity
Availability
Tiger Tops or Log Cabin
Minimum 10 guests
30
Year-Round
Kids Cove Tent
Minimum 75 guests
400
Seasonal
Pilot Building
Minimum 50 guests
300
Seasonal
Lee Congleton Conference Center
Minimum 35 guests
100
Year-Round

Table, chairs, linens and seasonal plants are included for all guest tables.

 
For more information or to schedule an event, please contact Manager of Corporate Sales, Ashley Hackney at (865) 637-5331 ext.307 or by email at ahackney@knoxville-zoo.org