About Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
The spectacular Visitor Center, Polar Bear Lodge and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory provide exquisite spaces for wedding receptions, special events, corporate meetings or retreats. The Midway Picnic Pavilion is the perfect place to plan a picnic for as many as 9,000 guests.
Features & amenities
- Located on the beautiful Como Park Zoo & Conservatory grounds
- Within 5 minutes of Downtown St. Paul
- Customized floor plans
Berglund Wright Room
The Berglund Wright Room is a perfect setting for medium-sized events. The room’s high ceiling, large picture window, and many skylights create a bright and open atmosphere. The room features a stunning view of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
Capacity: 60 seated, 100 cocktail reception
Bullard Rainforest Auditorium
The Bullard Rainforest Auditorium has a panoramic view of the Zoo’s bird exhibit and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner or 300 for a stand-up reception. The second floor auditorium space includes a foyer with floor to ceiling windows and access to a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
Capacity: 200 Seated, 300 cocktail reception
The Covered Porch is a long, modern-looking space with stone, romantic sconce lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass that provides a magnificent view of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, which is simply stunning at night! The Porch overlooks a water garden and the Centennial Garden. The Covered Porch can accommodate up to 240 guests for a seated dinner and 400 for a stand-up reception.
Capacity: 220-240 seated, 400 cocktail reception
The Ordway Gardens are a secluded, serene indoor and outdoor space available for both ceremonies and receptions year round. It has a long corridor leading from the Conservatory into the Bonsai Pavilion, a glass enclosed space providing the opportunity to display Bonsai trees year-round. The Ordway Garden can accommodate 70 people for a stand up reception or 40 people for a seated dinner.
Capacity: 42 seated, 70 cocktail reception
Polar Bear Lodge
This intimate space is perfect for small receptions. The Lodge offers up-close views of the Polar Bear Odyssey exhibit, a cozy fireplace, and a unique setting on the Como Zoo grounds.
Capacity: 30 Seated