We’re located in the heart of Lincoln Park, just minutes from downtown. It’s easy to plan a wild and unique event that your guests will remember for years to come.

Enjoy an elegant dinner while watching gorillas and chimpanzees explore their unique habitats. Your guests can sip cocktails while coming nose-to-nose with a 300-pound silverback without ever leaving the city. Treat your guests to an exotic reception overlooking our gorgeous African savannah with giraffes, gazelles, and ostriches. Imagine walking down the aisle while lions and tigers roar in the background.

With our spectacular and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces, Lincoln Park Zoo/Café Brauer can accommodate events for 10 to 10,000 guests.


Ceremony on site
Garden, patio, or outdoor area
Kosher menu available
Valet parking
Outside catering allowed by venue
Water views
Handicap accessible


Cafe Brauer: 250 guests seated
Kovler Lion House: 300 guests seated
Foreman Pavilion: 250 guests seated
Cafe at Wild Things: 275 guests seated
Regenstein Center for African Apes: 250 guests seated