Looking for somewhere different from your weekday lunch routine? Riverbanks is pleased to offer our business guests free entry into the Zoo at lunchtime! This is a great way to get out of the office and meet for lunch with colleagues or clients. With unparalleled views of giraffes, zebras and ostriches, at the Zoo’s flagship restaurant, Tuskers, no other lunch spot can begin to compare. Free Lunchtime Admission runs September through February and takes place Mondays through Fridays from 11:30am-1:30pm. You must show your company ID or business card with ID at any Riverbanks ticket booth for admission. Parking is free and Tuskers is only a short 2 minute walk from the main Zoo entrance. View the menu here – plus, we have a weekly feature!
While on the subject of meetings and working, why not give your employees and guests a change of pace from mundane venues and hold your meeting somewhere fun? We have Meeting Packages that include everything you need for a successful event in one of South Carolina’s most exciting and unique venues. We offer incredible experiences, distinctive menus and a beautiful atmosphere, making each meeting noteworthy. With these packages, we’ve simplified the planning process – from pricing to execution.
We have two different options for Meeting Packages to perfectly fit your agenda. The Half-Day Meeting Package, comes with your Zoo admission tickets for entry on that day, a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, audio visual equipment, basic Wi-Fi, all of your tables, chairs and linen, and your venue. The venue rental is from 9am to 1pm. This package can also be booked from noon-4pm with lunch and an afternoon snack.
The second option is our All-Day Meeting Package, which includes all items in the Half-Day Meeting Package along with all day drink refreshments, an afternoon snack of cookies and brownies, and stationery.
Both meeting packages also include staff, room set up before the meeting and clean up after the meeting. Meeting Packages are only available Monday through Friday, because no one likes to be doing work on the weekends.
Looking for even more? We have a lot of clients that enjoy adding different enhancements on to the Meeting Package. A few things we offer are menu upgrades, team building opportunities, and happy hours. Upgrade your lunch to one of our Hot Lunch Buffets or a fun menu addition is a Popcorn and Cotton Candy Station. Break into groups for our team building opportunities, the Zip-line or the Ropes Course. Once the day is done, the numbers have been crunched, the problems have been solved and the training is completed, you and your group deserve a reward. Give them a happy hour for the last hour of your event to celebrate a job well done! From Premium to Standard brands of beer, wine and liquor, everyone is bound to enjoy a beverage (or two).
Vote For Us!
Since you’re already thinking about the meetings and conferences you can book with us, go ahead and vote for us in Columbia Metro’s Best! We were honored to be voted Best Conference Venue last year and are nominated for three categories this year – Best Conference Venue, Best Caterer and Best Wedding Venue!