Santa Barbara Zoo Event Locations

Hilltop & Palm Garden

Capacity: 1,200

A gorgeous Hill Top with a 360 degree view of the Mountains and Santa Barbara Harbor. A large space for memorable weddings, large corporate picnics, social gatherings and more!

Site Fee Includes: The site rental from 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m., admission and parking for up to 200 guests. If the number of guests attending your event exceeds 200, an additional $18 per person for parking is required (in addition to the site fee). Two event hosts to assist with deliveries/escorts, and a friendly, yet professional, security guard will be on duty during your event. 

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Site Fee

  • Monday through Thursday (April – October)- 4,200.00

  • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (April – October) - 5,200.00


Rent the Entire Zoo for Your Event! 

Would you like to reserve the whole Zoo exclusively for your event? Give your guests the opportunity to really “spread their wings” after hours, for an additional fee of $2,000. None of the Zoo’s other event sites will be reserved for another private event on your date. This option includes Animals Out Late from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., a private look at our animals after hours. Available for Hilltop evening events only, based on availability.