Dudley Zoo is an amazing visitor attraction and a unique venue for your personal or corporate event.  It has a wide range of facilities to cater for all group sizes.

Set in 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens the venue is home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world and the 11th century Dudley Castle.  In addition to the meeting rooms a marquee within the grounds offers guests a special setting.

The venue is ideal for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Corporate dinners
  • Family fun days
  • Summer BBQs

Amadeus operate the catering and event management for the venue.  As part of the NEC Group and with over 600 culinary awards, you can be confident that our award-winning Chefs and catering event team will deliver the most wonderful event and menu, created exactly to your taste.

The Queen Mary

A restaurant by day and the perfect event space by night. The Queen Mary, situated in the heart of the Zoo provides a flexible evening event space for up to 150 guests.


Our venue is an idyllic setting for Marquees.  Weddings receptions, evening cocktail parties and evening barbecues can be hosted in our delightful Courtyard and gardens, offering a romantic and private ambiance.


“So we had our wedding reception at Dudley zoo – it was absolutely magical, tipis in the castle! We can’t thank the zoo, Matt and Amadeus for the perfect evening!  Thank you for everything you did, Matt you were a star!!”

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all Dudley Zoo staff and all Amadeus staff that took part in organising and making our wedding day on August 27th 2016 so amazingly wonderful. The whole day from start to finish was fantastic and have had the same said by over 180 guests that attended. The run up to the wedding ran as smoothly as it could, and could not ask for nicer and any more helpful staff than I dealt with. Every single member of staff we spoke to were more than helpful and I could not recommend a better company to cater for your wedding. The female employee that took us to the penguin enclosure was also lovely, she was so helpful and made our day so memorable, it was mostly unique and so much fun. The BBQ and jacket potatoes were delicious and all my guests commented how great all the food and drink was. The Amadeus staff are fantastic and I would definitely recommend them especially Lisa who was the main person to help me plan the day and had it running smoothly, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. There was not one bad point at all about the whole day from start to finish and would again like to thank Dudley Zoo and Amadeus for giving me the most memorable, fun amazing day that I will always remember so fondly.”

Enhance your visit

For all events Dudley Zoo can provide animal creature features, guided tours and ghost walks as part of your event, along with Land train hire, Chair lift and access to the Zoo.