DELIVERING REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES

For more than 90 years, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has offered visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife and wild places. We are confident that we have the perfect inspiring and unique venue for your Event!

EXPLORE OUR EVENT POSSIBILITIES!

Whether it’s an intimate occasion or a big bash, a formal affair or a more casual party, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo can accommodate groups of 10 to 1,000+.

By supporting the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, not only will you impress your guests but you’ll be supporting our critical conservation efforts locally and around the world.

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WHY CHOOSE THE WILDER INSTITUTE/CALGARY ZOO?

Here’s a small sample of reasons as to why you should consider hosting your Event with us at the zoo

  • Truly Inspiring & Unique Spaces

    Eight unique venues across 120 acres

  • World-Class Catering

    Extensive menu options with a farm-to-table mentality

  • Flexible Booking Options

    Ask us about our COVID-19 postponement policies

  • Activities & Experiences

    Enhance your Event with our add-on experiences

  • No GST on Venue Rentals or F&B

    We are a non-profit charitable organization

  • Ample Parking & LRT Access

    Easy access from the downtown core

  • Supporting Wildlife Conservation

    Revenue from your Event goes to our important efforts

Did you know?!

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is proud to have been named Avenue Magazine’s 2022 Runner-Up for “Best Unique Wedding Venue in Calgary”! We work hard to make each Wedding on our grounds a truly unforgettable experience.

EXPLORE OUR VENUES

ENMAX Conservatory

 

The banquet facilities in our ENMAX Conservatory will allow your guests to enjoy your function amidst the backdrop of our Nutrien Garden of Life at one end and the Garden Gallery at the other. Every aspect of the design and construction of the ENMAX Conservatory has been developed with green building practices and sustainable systems in mind.

Grazers Restaurant

 

Looking for that perfect intimate event? Open seasonally and newly renovated, it is perfect for smaller gatherings. Centrally located next to our gorgeous Dorothy Harvie Gardens, this rustic venue boasts floor to ceiling windows, granite countertops, cedar panelling and a private licensed patio overlooking our alpaca and rhea habitat. It is perfectly styled for trendy rustic or country chic weddings, and events.

Safari Lodge

 

Safari Lodge is a unique choice to host your event. With a veranda that overlooks the giraffes, zebras and ostriches, your guests will take in a view they won’t find anywhere else. The building makes the most of its location and flexible space by creating a warm atmosphere with décor and lighting.

Asia Lawn & Tent

 

With a fantastic natural backdrop on the West Lawn, the Asia Lawn & Tent at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo works double duty as both an indoor and outdoor venue for weddings.

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A TASTE FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY

At the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, the exotic experiences don’t end with the animals. Our chefs extend that feeling of discovery and excitement with inspired creations to delight your senses. With one of the largest catering teams in the city, we’re confident your guests will enjoy a first-rate dining experience as civilized or wild as your taste.

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Contact us today for more information or to schedule a Site Tour!

Phone: (403) 232-7770

Email: [email protected]

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