The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo

If you want to host a “wild” function at Brookfield Zoo, you can choose from four new exotic venues. The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo are located near the North Gate entrance, with 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds as background, and can accommodate approximately 2,000 guests for both day and evening events.

The Swan Pavilion can accommodate up to 500 seated guests or 750 for a reception. For a slightly smaller venue, both the Bison Pavilion and Dolphin Pavilion hold 200 seated guests or 300 for a reception. Clients hosting a smaller event may choose the Peacock Pavilion with a maximum capacity of 120.
Pavilion at Brookfield ZooEach Pavilion has a distinctive personality, allowing us to customize any size event for any type of occasion, such as intimate or VIP events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, large-scale corporate meetings, fundraisers, bar or bat mitzvah parties, proms, school or family reunions, informal picnics, or anniversary celebrations. Or, if desired, guests can flow from one pavilion to another, having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in one pavilion followed by dinner and dancing in another.
The space can be rented out from early spring through late fall. The Pavilions area is gated, offering privacy for guests. In addition, a full-service kitchen has been incorporated into the design so staff can better serve clients.
If you are interested in planning an event at the zoo, please contact Catered Events at 708-688-8355 or
Pavilion at Brookfield Zoo  Bison Pavilion at Brookfield Zoo