Are you planning a conference, company retreat or employee picnic?

Our in-house catering professionals will help you plan a memorable event in an extraordinary setting that is anything but a typical day in the office. We offer the unique mix of professionality and fun for your meeting, with audio visual equipment, free Wi-Fi, and a highly engaging venue for unwinding during breaks. You can even rent the entire zoo for your company picnic.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is the only venue in Syracuse that gives your guests the chance to visit over 700 different kinds of animals – plus, your event helps support their care here at the zoo. Contact our team today to book your unforgettable event with Catering at the Zoo.

Now Offering Clambakes - Perfect for a Company Picnic!

Regroup, Reconnect, Reimagine

Corporate Meeting Winter Specials

Book our Full-Service Corporate Meeting,
(January through March)
and receive 10% off your event.

+ Discounted zoo admission for
Snow Leopard Days.

+ Complementary Meet and Mingle with one of
our animal ambassadors.

25 people minimum to book package

Host an Unforgettable Holiday Party!

Corporate Packages

Schedule your next meeting, seminar or corporate gathering today!
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo offers plenty of convenient parking, free WiFi, and flexible room options.

Special Mid-Week Banquet Room Rental


Book your day or evening event on a
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

and receive this special rate on your banquet room rental.
Includes state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
*$800 value 

(50 person minimum with corporate breakfast or lunch package.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking is free and abundant at our facility. Frequently, events start before the zoo opens, ensuring available parking spots. In winter, lots are plowed and walkways are cleared prior to guest arrival.

The banquet room is located to the right of the lobby as you enter the zoo. The registration table is placed just outside the banquet room, clearly showing guests where to check in.

Organizers are welcome to arrive one hour prior to their event start time. If you believe you require more time to set up, please discuss this with the event manager during the planning stage.

The room can be set up with round tables of 6-8 people, theatre style or classroom style depending on your group size and event needs. White or ivory linen is included in the room rental fee, as is table setup.

You are more than welcome to set up an appointment prior to your event to test the audiovisual equipment and ask any questions you may have. On the day of your event, the event manager will be on hand to ensure everything works properly, test volumes and answer any questions that may come up!

Zoo admission tickets are offered at a discounted price of $3 per person for catering client guests. This can be added to your overall invoice.

What our clients say...

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is the ideal location for our large annual company picnic, perfect for families, great food and professional event coordination by their staff.

Hannah Fuller

SRC, Inc.​

Thank you for a great evening at the Zoo!
Everything was wonderful and
the service was excellent!

Toni Rogers

Huntington Family Centers

Thanks for a great event, everyone keeps telling me how much fun they had! I will check our calendar and let you know the date we’d like to hold it again next year.

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Susan Nash

Newhouse School, Syracuse University

Thank you! You and your staff were amazing!
The zoo helps us continue to make our event a success, year after year.

Christin Willis

CNY Fertility

Words cannot express how grateful I am for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. I knew the moment I walked into your beautiful venue that it was the perfect place to make magic.  On behalf of our counselors, campers and the Camp Kesem at Syracuse University Community, we thank you and your spectacular staff. 

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Gabriela Brooks

Camp Kesem Syracuse