Event bookers get set for a grrr-eat Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo’s Events & Hospitality team hold exclusive showcase event
On Tuesday 30 September, ZSL London Zoo opened its doors to a herd of event bookers for an exclusive preview of the Zoo’s Christmas packages. More than 200 event bookers stampeded to ZSL London Zoo to devour the new autumn/ winter menu, get a flavour of the Zoo’s various event packages and of course to meet some of the stars of the Zoo itself.
Starting at 6pm, the three hour special event showcased ZSL London Zoo’s versatile and inspiring function spaces, and the in-house team’s fantastic attention to detail and creativity.
Bookers were welcomed with an exclusive Penguin Beach Live! demonstration before heading through the heart of the Zoo to come eye-to-eye with llamas and donkeys, who were on-hand to show off why they make a great addition to any event.
The Terrace Restaurant and Prince Albert Suite were an ideal next stop for guests to network, with onsite award winning caterers, Ampersand, cooking up culinary delights including a mini Christmas dinner, a duo of Dorset crab, and a black forest gateaux for the bookers to get their teeth into. ZSL’s Events and Hospitality team were on-hand to give tours of the Zoo’s event spaces and inspire guests with the variety of packages available, both corporate and private. With 13 venues at the Zoo, which can accommodate from 20 to 600 guests from 9am until 1am, bookers were treated to a whistle-stop showcase of all ZSL has to offer.
The team also highlighted their vast array of suppliers, from Liquid Chefs, The Ice Box, The London Flower House, and Events in Business, to Spun Candy, All Smart, Fishee Productions photo booth, and face painting company Funny Faces. All were a hit with the guests and many even joined in the host’s theme and added a touch of animal to their outfits with face paint.
Of course, the stars of the evening were the Zoo’s friendly animal residents, including an energetic armadillo who was the special guest and gave attendees a taste of the Animal Encounters ZSL London Zoo offers to make an event within the Zoo even more unique and memorable. ZSL London Zoo, Events and Hospitality Sales Manager Kate Gibson said: “With Christmas less than three months away we were thrilled to welcome so many event bookers to get in the spirit with us for some fantastic festive fun. We look forward to organising some fabulous events with them soon!”