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Virginia Zoo


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3500 Granby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party
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  • Virginia Zoo EntranceVirginia Zoo Entrance
  • Virginia Zoo Asia PathwayVirginia Zoo Asia Pathway
  • Event Pavilion and FieldEvent Pavilion and Field
  • Event Pavilion and FieldEvent Pavilion and Field
  • Virginia Zoo Event Pavilion Virginia Zoo Event Pavilion
  • Virginia Zoo Fountain PlazaVirginia Zoo Fountain Plaza
  • Virginia Zoo Macaw Animal AmbassadorVirginia Zoo Macaw Animal Ambassador
  • ZooLive! StageZooLive! Stage
  • ZooLive! Stage SeatingZooLive! Stage Seating
  • Virginia Zoo Rose Garden TentVirginia Zoo Rose Garden Tent
  • Virginia Zoo CateringVirginia Zoo Catering
  • Flora PointFlora Point
  • Rose Garden & GazeboRose Garden & Gazebo
  • Virginia Zoo Africa Okavango DeltaVirginia Zoo Africa Okavango Delta
  • Virginia Zoo CateringVirginia Zoo Catering
  • Virginia Zoo Trail of the TigerVirginia Zoo Trail of the Tiger
  • Asia - Trail of the TigerAsia - Trail of the Tiger
  • Virginia Zoo ZooFarmVirginia Zoo ZooFarm
  • Virginia Zoo Fountain PlazaVirginia Zoo Fountain Plaza
  • Virginia Zoo Porcupine Animal AmbassadorVirginia Zoo Porcupine Animal Ambassador
  • Zoo TrainZoo Train


About Virginia Zoo

Located just a few miles from downtown Norfolk, VA and nestled on the LaFayette River, the Virginia Zoo is the perfect escape from the ordinary. We offer a variety of outdoor Norfolk venue options that are unique, unlike any other in the area. Whether you are planning an executive luncheon, company-wide picnic, wedding, or charity function, the Virginia Zoo is the desired location to exceed your wildest dreams.

If you want to take your Norfolk, Virginia event to the next level, you can add on an animal encounter, mascot appearance, bounce house, or train tickets. After hours train rentals and extended animal exhibit hours are also available for evening events.

We have availability for both daytime and evening venue rentals in a variety of event venues here at the Virginia Zoo. Groups of 50-5,000 can be accommodated. Download our Private Events Guide from our website for additional information about our Norfolk venue options: 

Watch the video above to learn about even more of the unique features that make the Virginia Zoo the perfect Norfolk venue for everything from corporate networking events to incredible weddings.
Norfolk Airport (ORF) - 30 minutes

Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber

Onsite: Yes Free

All catering is provided by the Virginia Zoo's own Catering Department. Check out our current menus here:

Must Use In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO

ADA Accessible
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site

5000 Attendees

Standing Reception 4000 | Seated Reception 3000



Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110