Private Parties

Looking for a venue to host your private party within unique surroundings?

Whether you are looking to host a gala dinner, dinner party, family occasion, life celebration, awards ceremony or prom, our event spaces here at the Zoo can cater for your needs.

Bristol Zoo is the ideal, all year round venue. Set in 12-acres of beautiful, award-winning grounds, holding private functions here gives you an unrivalled opportunity to provide your guests with something completely unique and inspiring.

To complement the beautiful surroundings, we offer exquisite food, prepared by our brigade of chefs, using the finest locally sourced, sustainable and ethical ingredients available. Our experienced team here are also on-hand to offer advice and support throughout, to make sure your day is a stress-free experience and perfect in every way.

  • Complimentary access into Bristol Zoo Gardens until 7.30pm (April - September)
  • On-site parking
  • Why not hire one of our animal houses for your drinks reception?
  • All inclusive packages and bespoke options available

Call us on 0117 923 8332 or e-mail for more information.

The Clifton Pavilion

The Clifton Pavilion can offer the perfect venue for any occasion. Built in the 1920s, the building’s graceful architecture offers elegant rooms with beautiful views overlooking the west lawn and flamingos.

The Garden Room is light and airy with a patio leading out in to the gardens; a great space for your reception drinks and evening party. With its high vaulted ceiling and chandeliers, the Clifton Suite offers a stunning backdrop for any dinner for up to 120 guests.

Day Delegate Lunch Menu

Day Delegate Refreshments

Spring / Summer: 

Banqueting and Wedding Breakfast Menu

Banqueting and Wedding Vegan Breakfast Menu

Autumn / Winter: 

Banqueting and Wedding Breakfast Menu

Banqueting and Wedding Vegan Breakfast Menu

Call us on 0117 9238332 or e-mail for more information.

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The Hide Cafe Restaurant

Bristol Zoo Gardens' restaurant is a modern, fun and flexible event space located at the heart of the Zoo, among exotic animals from across the world. This impressive new venue can accommodate up to 250 people, to celebrate a range of occasions with themes ranging from relaxed dining to canapés and cocktails.

Featuring sleek white-glazed brick and copper theming on the outside and immersive interactive features on the inside, the venue has augmented reality screens, wall murals and animal sounds which create the feeling of being amongst the animals. Interior designers took inspiration from nature and installed five themed zones, based on a range of animal habitats to enhance the experience of visitors.

The Hide is only available for private bookings outside of the Zoo’s usual operating hours.

Call us on 0117 9238332 or e-mail for more information.

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