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Who Are We?

Since 2014, we have been serving the finest cuisine at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, providing memorable dining experiences surrounded by exotic gardens and wildlife from around the world.

We are a member of Restaurant Associates, a global group of award-winning chefs and catering specialists known for their focus on quality, originality and sustainability. Our menus are crafted by the celebrated Tom Craig-Moonie to complement and enhance the natural setting and elegant function rooms in which they are shared. We prepare our food onsite daily, sourcing ingredients from local producers to ensure each bite is distinctive and delectable.

 

Janine Van Camp
Janine Van Camp Sales and Marketing Manager

Janine leads our expert team with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Combining her considerable sales and event experience, she has organised outstanding events for a wide range of clients over her long and prosperous career. Janine’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail ensures that your event will be an affair that is remembered for years to come.

Joanna Shurey
Joanna Shurey Wedding and Events Coordinator

Jo is a natural when it comes to the wedding and events industry. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her passion and extensive experience in both event operations and coordination has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Jo prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can enjoy their moment. You can be assured with Jo co ordinating your wedding it will be planned to perfection.

Laura Court
Laura Court Event Coordinator

Laura has been working in the events industry since 2013. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her extensive experience in the corporate sector has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Laura prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can always ensure satisfaction. 

Victoria Credland
Victoria Credland Sales and Events Assistant

It is Victoria’s positive and enthusiastic attitude, along with her strong eye for detail that has ensured her ongoing success. She prides herself on her ability to consider every aspect needed to execute an event seamlessly, so that her clients can simply enjoy the moment. Victoria’s diligent work ethic guarantees that your next event, whether it is a birthday or corporate function, will be planned to perfection.

Janine leads our expert team with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Combining her considerable sales and event experience, she has organised outstanding events for a wide range of clients over her long and prosperous career. Janine’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail ensures that your event will be an affair that is remembered for years to come.

Jo is a natural when it comes to the wedding and events industry. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her passion and extensive experience in both event operations and coordination has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Jo prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can enjoy their moment. You can be assured with Jo co ordinating your wedding it will be planned to perfection.

Laura has been working in the events industry since 2013. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her extensive experience in the corporate sector has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Laura prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can always ensure satisfaction. 

It is Victoria’s positive and enthusiastic attitude, along with her strong eye for detail that has ensured her ongoing success. She prides herself on her ability to consider every aspect needed to execute an event seamlessly, so that her clients can simply enjoy the moment. Victoria’s diligent work ethic guarantees that your next event, whether it is a birthday or corporate function, will be planned to perfection.

Zoo Events at Melbourne Zoo

Testimonials

Bong Su – Banquet Long

The whole team leading up to the day as well as the day of the wedding were amazing. All my suppliers also noted how accomodating and kind they were. Nothing was too hard, they were flexible and did such a great job setting up and escorting us around! Thank you to you all!

Great value, no hidden fees as you’d usually encounter. Everything was accounted for, easy to select and the drinks and food were delicious. Very happy!

- Adel

Wedding Cake

Jo was great, always responded to her calls and emails and was very friendly and informative when we met her 🙂

- Stefanie G

Wedding Natural Setting

Absolutely amazing. The on the day team was astronomical. Special shout out to Jamie/Jessie he joined us on the photo walk, was the best bar tender ever and made sure that both myself and Nathan are through the night. He made such an impact on us (but we both are still arguing about which one heard the name right. T, our on the day contact was also fantastic!

- Heath C

Platypus Lawn

Due to COVID we cancelled our wedding twice, the coordinator was lovely and helped us through the difficult period. The information was helpful and the handling of the suppliers on the day wonderful

- Janina W

Corporate Events

The room was super great, and conducive to the workshop we were hosting. Having the greenery and animals as backdrop created a relaxing environment..if not a distraction! Also, being able to walk around the enclosures during lunch created an excitement with the group.

- Nathan J

Rainforest Room – Beautiful Styling

Hidden Gem in Melbourne inner suburbs, great space and can accommodate large groups with parking

- Jacqueline

Small bites

Friendly service and well organised. Any requests were accommodated and all very positive

- Robbie W

Service was fantastic, IT was professional and made my life so much easier & such a beautiful backdrop of the zoo

- Hollie W

Many event space options

Our original wedding venue left us completely in the lurch a few months out from our wedding date and we saw an advertisement for wedding packages with Zoo Events and they completely came to our rescue and helped us have the most special and amazing wedding day of all. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing, in fact we think this was even better than our original wedding plans. A big shoutout to Jo who helped us every step of the way and was amazing compared to our previous venue!!! Also a thank you to Eliza who looked after us on the day, she was fantastic looking after the bridal party. Would highly recommend Zoo Events for any events, you won’t be disappointed.

- Liz K

I thought the following were great: Laura Court and Oliver, size of the room, facilities, the upholding of the original quote, the provision of display facilities.

- Allison T

We loved that it was so easy to organise and everything was ready for us prior to our arrival. Service to assist with setting up and packing up was also available

- Steph R

Outdoor Pavilions

The food was great, the sheltered pavilion was handy as it was drizzling on and off on the day. The food was great and the little activity of cookie decorating was fun for the kids.

- Desiree O

Leopard Lodge Awards Night

The wait staff was really helpful on the day and provided good service. Victoria Credland was great at the lead up to the event.

- Marielle J

After multiple cancellations we finally had our dream wedding at the zoo. During COVID Zoo Coordinator walked us through what we could needed to do and supported us with this difficult time. Ceremony was in the Japanese’s Garden, Reception Rainforest Room, the Zoo managed all my suppliers and everything perfect on the day. The venues was wonderful enjoyed by all our guests and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dinner and drinks were delicious and a great time had by everyone. Highly recommend this venue.

- Janina W

Wedding Reception – Attention to detail

Having our wedding at Melbourne Zoo was picture perfect in every way! The elopement package the zoo offered us was so perfect for what we wanted and our day could not have been more like a fairy-tale. Jo was an amazing planner and person to work with, no matter how busy she was she always made time to answer all of our questions and make sure our day looked exactly how we wanted it too and she was overall so lovely and accommodating. The staff on the day that assisted with taking care of us were so lovely, the food was beautiful and the service was great and the guided photo tour we received was great as our guide helped us find all the best spots for our photos and helped keep the public out of our photos and created such a fun and relaxed experience. Thank you Melbourne zoo!

- Chloe H