A unique venue for unique events!

Are you looking to create a special event in a unique setting that will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime? Whether it’s a birthday party or special anniversary, we can help you bring your ideas to life. We have a range of options available, and can help you plan a special event that all of your guests will LOVE.

You can celebrate even more in the knowledge that you’re also helping us in our mission of preventing extinction! 

Discover our stunning venues:

The Square

New for 2023! The Square is a stunning new venue based in the original stable block where the zoo began back in the 1930s. Offering a large open plan venue as well as a set of unique smaller meeting spaces, the Grade II listed building has been sustainably renovated into a timeless space where old meets new.

Up to 380 guests


The Oakfield

In 1930, George Mottershead moved into this glorious Victorian mansion and began realising his vision for a new kind of zoo – a haven for animals from all over the globe. 

Today the Manor remains at the heart of Chester Zoo, and has been lovingly restored to become the ideal setting for your event. Ornately decorated and rich with historical details, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect location for an experience you’ll remember all your life.

Up to 120 guests


Take a look around The Oakfield without stepping foot inside the building…

Memorable events,
BIG or small

Our spaces are flexible and can cater for parties of any size. From christenings and anniversaries to big sparkling birthday celebrations, our venue is the perfect space to create the most wonderful and unique memories.


Add a little Chester Zoo magic to your party with an extraordinary evening at The Oakfield. Great food, entertainment, music and all of the sparkle that you’d expect.



Feeding time is always a highlight at the zoo, and it’s no different for our human guests. Our chefs will cook you a feast of freshly prepared food and drinks to satisfy and delight you!

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