Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers magnificent venues that cater to all types of events. All event proceeds help support the WCS’s mission to help save wildlife and wild places around the globe.


This tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most idyllic locations in New York City. Whether sipping cocktails as sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through lush gardens taking in the elegant architecture, you and your guests will be inspired by the exotic wildlife and breathtaking city skyline views.

A unique, outdoor event space that is perfect for both cocktail receptions and seated dinners. This open space has the flexibility to accommodate a variety of event layouts. A nearly 200’ long, clear-top seasonal tent is included in the site fee, with options to add-on connecting tents for those events with larger guest counts; up to 700-seated. The moss-covered colonnades also provide for additional covered space, as well as a tranquil backdrop to any photo. Exclusive access to exhibits are available, based on sunset times. The Central Park Zoo is much more than just a zoo, it’s a premiere event location!

Capacity: 2,000 Guests for Reception, 700 Guests for Seated Dinner

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