Snow Building

Nestled within the scenic landscapes of Oakland Zoo, the historic Snow Building combines the charm of a natural setting with modern amenities, making it perfect for luncheons, cocktail receptions, company picnics, weddings and more.

Spacious Interior

The Snow Building boasts a large, versatile indoor space that can be customized to suit your event's needs. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering or a large celebration, the flexible layout accommodates up to 200 guests.

Stunning Views

Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay Area and the surrounding zoo grounds. The picturesque backdrop adds a special touch to any event.

Outdoor Access

In addition to the indoor space, the venue provides private access to a lovely patio area, perfect for outdoor receptions and mingling.

Oakland Zoo partners with SSA Group, a premier food and beverage provider renowned for its high-quality catering services. SSA Group ensures that every culinary detail of your event is meticulously planned and executed, offering a variety of menu options to suit all tastes and dietary needs.

Customized Menus

Whether you prefer a formal sit-down dinner, a casual buffet, or gourmet hors d'oeuvres, SSA Group will work with you to create a menu that reflects your style and preferences.

Fresh and Local Ingredients

Committed to sustainability and quality, SSA Group uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to prepare delicious and innovative dishes.

Full-Service Catering

From setup to cleanup, SSA Group provides comprehensive catering services, including professional staff to ensure your event runs smoothly and your guests are left delighted.

Pricing Information

Additional hours, services, and customizations may be available at an extra cost. Contact the events team for detailed pricing and package options.

Booking and Contact Information

To inquire about availability or to book the Snow Building for your next event please fill out the form below or call 510.632.9525 ext106 and our Catering & Events team will reach out to assist within 48 hours.

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Make your event unforgettable at Oakland Zoo's Snow Building, where exceptional service, stunning surroundings, and exquisite catering create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion​.

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