As a function venue, Melbourne Zoo stands alone. Seriously - are there many venues that can boast the things the Zoo holds in its grasp? First off, it’s a zoo. With real live animals. Secondly, as a function space the Zoo can accommodate groups numbering between 10 and 3000. Thirdly, it’s a zoo.
Aside from the obvious fact that Melbourne Zoo is a veritable wonderland of animals like lions and gorillas and bears and snakes, our city’s zoo also sports a number of function spaces for events that range from the end-of-year party time variety, to the kids birthday kind, or the breed of event more conducive to fostering business relationships with clients (in a unique setting).
There’s the Lakeside Room, overlooking the zoo’s award-winning Japanese gardens. Then there’s the Leopard Lounge, located a lion’s roar from the big cats and fitting up to 500 guests. Then there’s the Bong Su Room, found in the heart of the Elephant Trail.Melbourne Zoo is (in case you live under a rock, and are in desperate need of a reconnection with your childhood) found along Elliott Avenue in Parkville. That’s just off Royal Parade, surprisingly close to Melbourne University, and a veritable stone’s throw (train ride) from the city and Citylink.