Private Events and Meetings


Since 1894, the Buttonwood Park Zoo has been a local visiting spot in the Greater New Bedford area. We have seen many changes over the past century. With each generation, we have seen one thing that remains constant. People enjoy spending their leisure time in nature. They value the presence of beautiful landscapes and the company of animals. Here at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, we have both.

The Buttonwood Park Zoo has many different special event options and can custom tailor any of our offerings to meet your special occasion needs. From our unique covered bridge to our versatile outdoor patio, we can create an affair to surely be remembered.  We look forward to sharing in your life’s milestones and invite you to enjoy our Buttonwood Park Zoo with your wedding, graduation and other event guests.

For more information about hosting an event or a meeting at the Zoo please contact us at:

(508) 991-4556 ext. 120



Don’t take it from us, here’s what one of our clients had to say about their experience:

“Advance Air’s Company Outing was held at Buttonwood Zoo this year. We had a fantastic spread catered by the Zoo Cafe. With the Café Manager’s help, planning the event was a breeze and a pleasure. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend the Zoo for any event from casual to glam…. this was my favorite party yet!”
– Karen Lamy DeSousa