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.

Square one of our zoo

We’re breathing new life into square one of our zoo. You’ll find The Square in a secluded setting in the heart of the zoo. Featuring an impressive gated entrance, the building features a large private courtyard, exposed brick walls, vaulted rafters, large feature windows overlooking the garden and a host of original features which tell the story of the original building.

Flexibility and creativity

The venue offers ultimate flexibility for weddings and corporate events, with a 200 capacity venue as well as a courtyard, garden and set of unique smaller meeting spaces.

Sustainability, built in

The building itself is being sustainably renovated. From the use of reclaimed materials to air source heating solutions.

Feel good events

All the profits from every event at The Square will go towards our conservation work to help prevent extinction both here and around the world.

Key Features

  • 200 capacity main event space
  • Up to 380 capacity in full venue
  • 3 syndicate rooms with flexible layouts
  • Bar and reception area
  • Large private courtyard
  • Private garden
  • Free access to the zoo
  • Opportunity to add animal experiences to your package
  • In-house AV in each room
  • Complimentary parking and Wi-Fi

Complete the form below to make an enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon to discuss your event in more detail. Feel free to talk to our events team on 01244 650 209.

  • We will only use your contact details to get in touch with you about weddings at Chester Zoo