With the Holidays right around the corner, now is the best time to start thinking about how you plan to celebrate the season with your fellow colleagues. Company holiday parties provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and to thank your team for a job well done. Company holiday parties are also a great way to rally your team around your company’s shared goals and a wonderful way to make sure you start out the New Year on a positive note!
Let Riverbanks Zoo & Garden help take your 2019 Holiday Party to the next level with one of our Holiday Packages. By offering a choice of event space, menu, bar package, and additional enhancements you are able to customize your party to meet your preferences. Parties can also be tailored to meet just about any budget.
Give your Holiday Party Guests a Memorable Experience with our Unique Event Spaces!
Choosing the facility is the first step in this 4 step planning process! Riverbanks has 4 different event spaces that can be used for holiday parties. Three of these venues give your guests the truly memorable experience of Lights Before Christmas, Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition featuring nearly 1 million lights. Tickets are required, but available at a discounted rate. If this doesn’t sound like the best fit for your group, no worries! The Magnolia Room in the Botanical Gardens is for you.
- Ndoki Lodge: With exposed beams and wood paneling, this room has a rustic feel with views of the forest. It comes with access to an outdoor patio area perfect for cocktails on those not so chilly Carolina nights.
- The A.R.C: A truly unique space allowing guests to mingle among the aquatic animals and the reptiles. With several themed galleries, the possibilities are endless in this space.
- The Birdhouse: Come party with the penguins…and other exotic birds! The Birdhouse is perfect for smaller groups or those looking for something a little different.
- Magnolia Room: Located in our beautiful Botanical Garden, this room is a blank canvas perfect for any themed party.
All of these facilities are decorated during the holiday season with trees and other Christmas décor, with the exception of the Magnolia Room. Rental prices and seating capacities vary. Think this still might be a little out of your budget? Evening holiday parties booked in January come with 50% off the facility rental!
Fun Catering Menus to Make Your Zoo Holiday Party Shine
Food is the best part of any party! Step two is picking the menu. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden offers full service catering! Our holiday package comes with three standard menus to meet varying budgets and appetites. Check out the menus here. Prefer a more formal menu with a plated or dinner buffet? We do that too! Those menus can be found separate from the package here.
What’s a party without a little alcohol? Step 3 is all about the booze. Choose between our 4 different bar packages:
- Full Bar Package
- Beer & Wine Package
- Consumption Bar
- Cash Bar
Standard or premium brands can be stocked in the bars. Bar packages are available for 1 to 4 hours. You can keep one bar package the whole night, or switch packages. Also, champagne or a festive cocktail can be added for an extra $2 per person, to any hourly rate!
Give everyone a great time at your Holiday Party at the Zoo!
The final step is to pick any additional enhancements or entertainment.
Enhancements allow for customization to fit your group. Have some real sweet eaters in your group? Add on some assorted dessert bars or assorted cheesecakes. Think your menu just doesn’t have enough food for your crowd? Add on extra food stations and hors d’oeuvres. Our action stations such as the Mashed Potato Bar and the Shrimp & Grits Bar are real crowd pleasers.
Keep your guests on their toes with a strolling magician. He will be sure to WOW them with the tricks up his sleeve. Or let your guests create their own memories with a photo booth. Those photos will document what a great time everyone had and what a fantastic party your company can throw!
Book Ahead to Save a Headache! Plan Your Private Event Now
Make things even easier on yourself, by going ahead and booking your holiday party now, giving you plenty of time for everything else on your to-do list!
For more information, please visit our website at http://planyourevent.riverbanks.org/ or call our Private Events Department at (803) 602-0900 to speak to one of our representatives.