At a Glance
● Hosting your wedding at Werribee Open Range Zoo is a unique celebration of your wedding day.
● You will always remember the possible encounters, gently offered by some of the Zoo’s wildlife, while your guests marvel at the natural diversity and take pleasure in being transported into a completely new world where animals thrive.
● Attention to detail is our byword, from superb cuisine and wines, flexible world class venues to our dedicated team who are renowned for going the extra mile to make your day extra special.
Unique venues, beautiful location & unforgettable experiences.
Share the special moment of saying ‘I do’ in the open ranges or on our beautiful manicured lawns. After all, what better way to celebrate than with family and friends against such a unique backdrop?
For a striking setting to exchange your vows, celebrate with loved ones in the grounds of one of our inspiring outdoor venues. Our tranquil surrounds and dramatic backdrops, enlivened by African animals in action and sprawling open ranges, are sure to give your wedding photos an extra touch of magic. You also have the option to choose from one-of-a-kind animal experiences: feed a specially prepared giraffe-friendly bouquet to the giraffes, or get up close to the servals.
We are proud to offer a unique wedding day experience for you and your guests. Meet our team of professional chefs who can create (and tailor make) an exciting and innovative menu for your wedding that also complements our colourful zoo environment.
An array of animals live on 200 hectares of wide, open savannah in Werribee Open Range Zoo. The zoo is located on the Werribee River in Werribee Park, adjacent to the Werribee Mansion. The African themed zoo is about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Function spaces are available for weddings.
Weddings at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Wedding ceremony sites include the Gorilla Viewing Platform and the Secret Garden. Seating capacity is 100 guests. The Slumber Dining Hut, ideal for cocktail wedding receptions, overlooks the African Savannah. The evening-only Meerkat Room, with a capacity of 160 seated or 300 standing guests, has a deck overlooking Lakeside Cove.
Restaurant Associates is the caterer for the zoo. The culinary team creates innovative menus that combine African food and flavours with the finest Victorian regional produce. Wedding packages include optional animal experiences like feeding a specially prepared giraffe-friendly bouquet to the giraffes.
Accommodation and Estate Amenities
The Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park has 91 sophisticated guest rooms. Hotel amenities include a day spa, pool, and gym as well as the Library and Billiard Room. Other nearby accommodation options include Quest, Werribee Short Stay Villas & Accommodation, Werribee Motel & Apartments, Werribee Park Motor Inn, and MiHomes.
Werribee Open Range Zoo features a bus tour as well as two independent walking trails. In addition to the zoo, the Werribee Park estate in Werribee South includes the Victoria State Rose Garden, Shadowfax Winery, Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Heritage Orchard, and Sculpture Walk.