Renting Lakeside Cafe
A View of the Zoo
A spectacular waterfront pavilion at the heart of the Saint Louis Zoo, Lakeside Cafe provides a stunning setting for moonlit parties and functions. Lakeside Cafe's unique, broadly sweeping covered patio overlooks a shimmering lake filled with colorful waterfowl. Inside, the feeling is decidedly spacious and grand, with soaring columns and a spectacular vaulted ceiling. It's accented throughout by warmly glowing wall-mounted street lanterns. Fine cuisine, beautiful landscape and décor of Lakeside Cafe set the picturesque mood for your memorable event.
Lakeside Cafe is available seven days a week for evening events and is perfect for large cocktail parties, receptions and award ceremonies. It seats 300 guests indoors and can accommodate up to 800 guests when using the wrap-around patio.
Book an Event
Please feel free to contact one of our rental coordinators by filling out our online Rental Inquiry Form or by calling 314-646-4855 to make an appointment to walk through the facilities. Learn more about other rental opportunities at the Zoo: Renting the Event Tent, Renting River Camp and Renting The Living World.