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.
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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.
(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.