Events and Hospitality at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Spaces for special events, corporate gatherings, meetings, weddings, receptions and birthday parties in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Local produce and expert preparation for your social event or corporate party in Columbia
  • Columbia's best venue for social and corporate events

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina, is home to more than 2,000 magnificent animals and provides an extraordinary setting for both corporate and social events.

By day, the meeting rooms and picnic areas of Riverbanks Zoo boast such unusual backdrops as elephant habitats and tropical gardens. By night, the sounds of exotic animals may be heard as guests arrive for their cocktail parties and wedding receptions. Event spaces are versatile in style and appearance, with capacities ranging from 20 guests to 5,000.

Riverbanks holds an exclusive partnership with one of the country’s most innovative event specialist caterers, Service Systems Associates, Inc. ‘SSA’ is committed to quality, sustainability and supporting local farmers. With its headquarters located on Zoo premises, SSA can ensure smooth event planning and execution.

In addition, a significant portion of your event’s proceeds support animal conservation, helping protect endangered animals and their habitats around the world.

More About Events at Riverbanks

Corporate Events

From meetings and company picnics to holiday parties and exclusive park buy-outs, Riverbanks has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to suit the most unusual of needs.



Whether it’s the elegance of Magnolia Room, the contemporary chic of Tuskers, or the rustic charm of Ndoki Lodge, all of our suites can be tailored to your vision.


Social Events

We also host birthday parties, family gatherings and most types of special events. Several extraordinary settings, including a few animal exhibits after-hours, await!



From a commitment to sustainability and support of local farmers, our event specialist caterer has designed a truly global menu with a focus on Southern specialties.