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Host your next gathering at the Zoo.

Host your group at the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. This versatile event space features an outdoor courtyard, covered porch, and a 3,400 square foot banquet hall.

You can also enjoy your function immersed in natural surroundings at the Rainforest Pavilion. This private, covered facility has seating for up to 200, a kitchenette, private restrooms, and plenty of space for games and activities. It is available from February 1 – October 10 of each year.

Come see us! Site visits are available 7 days a week.

For more information, send an email to events@centralfloridazoo.org or call 407-323-4450 ext. 103.

Whether your group is 25 or 200, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has the space and equipment you need to host the perfect meeting, staff retreat, holiday party, or company picnic. In addition to the space, we also offer audio visual and projection equipment, a stage, and other add-ons to meet all of your event needs.

We do the heavy lifting! The room is set up by our incredible staff so that you can focus on your program and guests.

Located in Sanford, Florida, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is ideally situated close to Orlando’s main attractions, and is adjacent to I-4 for ease of travel and transportation.

We have many different venue spaces to suit weddings of any style. We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, a reception space, as well as small wedding spaces. The possibilities are endless here, and the Zoo’s natural surroundings make for beautiful and unique photography. Our events team is here to make sure your special day goes smoothly, and our caterers are fully versed in delighting everyone’s taste buds.

Let us help create your happy ending when you say “I Do” at the Central Florida Zoo!


Your family, friends, and employees will have the time of their lives when you invite them to our Zoo for your life celebrations, company picnics, and family reunions.  


We have the ideal menus to provide your social event a delicious touch, and all sorts of fun things for people of all ages to indulge in. Our inside spaces and outdoor spaces will suit your needs any time of year. Group rates, scavenger hunts, giraffe feedings, and much more will give your guests a memorable experience they’ll be eager to repeat.   


Come have fun with us at the Central Florida Zoo!  

The Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center is home to our Safari Room, a large banquet hall perfect for parties or corporate meetings. Attached to that space is our beautiful, rustic covered porch, perfect for mingling or a hosted bar. Just past the porch you’ll see our Gazebo Courtyard. This space is surrounded by lush, seasonal flowers and greenery, making it the ideal location for a wedding ceremony.

Inside the lobby you’ll find our Insect Zoo; with a hair-raising ambiance, any event held here will be unforgettable.

Dimming lights, staging, cocktail tables, and more are set up by our event staff so that you can focus on having fun!

The Rainforest Pavilion is tucked away under our magnificent canopy of trees near the front of the property. It is fully covered, and our large trees keep the space shaded and cool year-round. With nearby parking and plenty of outdoor space, this is the perfect venue for a company picnic or family event, giving you access to private restrooms and a kitchenette.

At the Zoo, we don’t just offer you a space to host your event — we offer you unforgettable experiences! Bundle any of these add-ons into your event:

-Giraffe Feedings
-Animal Encounters
-Team Building Scavenger Hunt
-Seminole Aerial Adventures
-Night Hikes

Audio Visual Equipment Available:

-Anchor Podium
-Wireless Microphones
-Overhead Speakers
-Projection Equipment
-Wireless Slide Remote
-Laptop Computer

ZOOper Birthday Parties

Most of us have cherished birthday party memories that last us a lifetime. This is your opportunity to help the little ones in your life have their own unforgettable moments. Bring the whole family and plenty of friends to the Zoo for the most exciting, stress-free, and WILD party around!

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