Looking for a one-of-a-kind venue in Calgary to host a Corporate Meeting, Special Holiday experience or Team Building Event? We’ve got the ultimate backdrop!



Explore our Corporate Events by Type

Corporate Meetings


Choosing the right venue for your corporate meeting, event, conference or training is just as important to your success as carefully planning the schedule of sessions and speakers. We know that you’ll find a unique corporate event space that fits your agenda at zoo – let us help you shape your attendees’ experience!



A banquet is a perfect choice for both personal and professional purposes – they can be as formal or informal as you like, and as big or as small as you want them to be. Our corporate event venues haves the space, support staff, amenities, catering, and equipment necessary to make your banquet a smashing success!



Bring your team together with the wild flavours and fun of a zoo BBQ. Our catering professionals are here to help you host a fun outdoor corporate event. Whether you’re planning a Stampede event or having a smaller team gathering, we can start your summer off right with our delicious food and tasty drinks!

Build-Your-Own BBQ Menu

Christmas & Holiday Parties


Provide some cheer with Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition! With customizable options for food, beverage and gifts, it’s the most magical way to wish your staff the best of the season with your corporate holiday party. Join us for an incredible indoor or outdoor experience! Ask us for more details.

Cocktail Receptions


Looking for the perfect social environment for networking within the business world, launching a new product or making an announcement?  Indulge in an elegant cocktail party in any of our four venues – celebrating all types of occasions. Make your reception atmosphere as classy or relaxed as you like with budget-friendly food and beverage options!

Client & Employee Appreciation


A client or employee who feels appreciated is more likely to stick with you. Increase awareness of you and your brand, and give your clients or employees a chance to see you in a different light. Appreciation events are available both indoors and outdoors – ask us for more info!

Corporate Zoo Admission Packages


Discover customizable packages for your guests to use at their leisure – Admission packages can include either food & beverage vouchers or pre-arranged options for each of your guests!



From celebrity soirees to charitable benefits, there’s a big list of responsibilities that go into creating a fundraising event with a guest experience that will bustle with energy. Let our experienced team help ensure that your fundraising event in Calgary is a winner!

Stampede Parties


Calgary will soon be in the throws of a whole lot of boot scootin’ fun! If you’re looking for a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core, we can help you make the most of the 10-day celebration with plenty of Stampede catering options to suit any style or size of event. Choose a flapjack breakfast, a pulled pork lunch or an incredible steak dinner with all of the trimmings!

Plus many more…!

  • AGM’s
  • Corporate Milestones
  • Corporate Breakouts
  • Corporate Training Sessions
  • Team Building Events
  • Virtual Meetings & Conferences
  • Open to your ideas!

Explore our Corporate Event Venues

Safari Lodge


Venue Capacity (*Reception): Up to 350 Guests

Venue Rental Price: $950 to $2,550

Venue Food & Beverage Minimum Spend: $900 to $8,750

Venue Size (Sq. ft.): 4,000


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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.

Organic Gathered Tangled Greens - Resized
Compressed Watermelon Salad - Resized
Soup course - Resized
Appy - 5
Zoolights Enchanted Dinner Event. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski
Summer Vegetable Risotto - Resized
Chocolate Olive Oil Pyramid Cake - Resized

Contact us today for more information!

Phone: (403) 232-7770

Email: [email protected]


Did you know?

One benefit of sponsoring the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo could be a free venue for your next Corporate Event?!

For more information, please contact:

Kimberly Greenlaw-Arseneau –  Manager, Sponsorship

T (403) 294-7670 | C (403) 680 6571


Can we come to the Calgary Zoo to do a Site Tour of your Corporate Venues?

Yes – in fact, we encourage it! We’d be thrilled to welcome you to the zoo for a private Tour of our facilities. Site Tours are free and we will take you through the Venues of any locations that you’re interested in. Please contact us to schedule the Site Tour.

What type of setups are available for my Corporate Meeting?

We offer a wide range of Corporate setups including: Banquet Style (with both Plated and Buffet options), Stand-Up Reception, Theater/Lecture Style, Conference/Boardroom Style, U-Shaped Style, Hollow Square Style, Classroom Style, Family/Cafeteria Style, and we’re open to all other ideas!

How does your Corporate pricing work?

Our Corporate pricing has two essential components:

  1. Venue Rental Fee (which varies based on the location that you select)
  2. Venue Food & Beverage Minimum Spend (which varies based on the location and week day that you select)
Do you charge GST? Do you charge Gratuity?

As a charity not for profit, we do not charge GST on the applicable Venue Rental and Food & Beverage spend. An 18% gratuity will be automatically charged on all Food & Beverage selections.

What would the payment schedule look like for my Corporate Event?

In order to guarantee your Event date and Venue selection, you must provide your initial deposit along with the signed Contract Agreement. This deposit is equal to the Venue Rental Fee for the Venue that you selected. The outstanding balance is then due within 10 days of the Event date.

What is your cancellation policy?

You have the right to cancel the Event and terminate the Contract Agreement by giving the Calgary Zoo written notice. If you cancel the Agreement by giving at least six (6) months written notice, we will refund the deposit – except for Team Builders, Christmas & Holiday Parties, and all BBQ’s (E.g. there are no refunds for these types of Events). Corporate and social functions cancelled in writing between two and six (2 and 6) months before the Event date will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit(s). Events cancelled within two (2) months of the date will result in the full anticipated charges of the Event being invoiced.

Do you have an in-house caterer? Can we bring our own food & beverages?

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 that your guests will enjoy a first-rate dining experience as civilized or wild as your taste! No outside food or beverage is permitted.

Can our guests come in early or stay at the zoo after the Event?

Yes, your Event includes admission to the zoo for you and your guests. Guests may arrive up to two hours prior to the Event start time to enjoy the zoo. From 6:00 pm and onwards, you and your guests are requested to remain inside the Venue. Please note that your guests will not be able to access the Venue location before the start time. In order to facilitate entry, your guests will give the name of the Event Party that they are attending.

Where do guests park?

The guest parking location will be determined by your Venue (E.g. where the Event is being held). Please contact us for more information on assigned Parking locations. Note: parking is not included in your Event – the cost is $13 per vehicle daily. Any attendees with a valid Engage or Inspire membership may use their pass for parking access. Please note that all vehicles must be moved by 11:00 am the following day or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Do you offer projectors, screens, a sound system and/or microphones for Corporate Meetings?

Yes, each Venue offers a basic sound system, and we offer all of the necessary Meeting equipment. Please ask us for more information on additional Audio/Visual needs at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.