Functions and Venue Hire

Functions and Venue Hire

Looking for the perfect spot for your wedding or event? 

Taronga Zoo represents a destination that can play host to exceptional and unique events. Each event space with their own unique aspects. Our event spaces can hold intimate events from 15 people in our boardroom or lavish affairs for up to 2000 in Taronga’s grounds.

Only 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and within the grounds of the iconic Taronga Zoo, you and your guests can arrive by charter, water taxi or the historic ferry for your next event. 

    Taronga's Heritage Archway provides a beautiful photo opportunity
    Taronga's Heritage Archway provides a beautiful photo opportunity

    The Taronga Centre

    The Taronga Centre’s breathtaking floor to ceiling 180-degree views of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge make it Sydney’s most sought-after event space. Not to mention the amazing sunset views of the Sydney city’s skyline as a backdrop to your special occasion.

    When planning your wedding with us, combined with our exclusive locations for your bridal photos, our range of event spaces, breathtaking views and wild inhabitants make it an extraordinary place to say I-do.

    Suitable for:

    • Weddings 
    • Gala dinners 
    • Corporate events 
    • Conferences 
    • Society fundraisers
    • Formals and Graduation celebrations
    • New Year’s Eve celebrations 

    The Taronga Centre has two magnificent ballrooms, terrace and balcony spaces, multiple meeting rooms and garden courts, plus an exquisite food and drink selection. 

    Harbourview Terrace

    Located above the ballroom sits the Harbourview Terrace. With beautiful panorama views of the Zoo grounds and Sydney Harbour, this is a versatile space perfect for dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, and social celebrations.

    The Harbourview Terrace features a private bar, the ability to divide the room with partitions, blinds, an internal sound system and a separate entry point for disabled access.

    Harbourview Terrace, Taronga Centre
    Harbourview Terrace, Taronga Centre

    Harbourview Ballroom

    The largest of all function spaces, the Harbourview Ballroom is a contemporary and sophisticated space with stunning floor-to-ceiling glass windows and spectacular views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour.

    An impressive open plan dining area allows you to dress the room to fit your theme. The key features of this premium room include 180 degree views of Sydney’s Harbour, a private balcony surrounding your function room along with a neutral colour palette.

    Harbourview Ballroom, Taronga Centre
    Harbourview Ballroom, Taronga Centre

    Heritage Boardroom

    Host your next offsite meeting with us in the beautiful Heritage Boardroom, located in the Top Plaza heritage entrance building.

    Forage and Graze

    Located inside the impressive front entrance of the Taronga Zoo gate, let your guests start to experience the sights and sounds of the Taronga Zoo with pre-dinner drinks or a cocktail function.

    Taronga Food Market 

    With seating of up to 250 guests, why not enjoy a 3-course dinner overlooking the famous Thai elephant enclosure. The Taronga Food Market was designed to allow guests to create their perfect event, the options are limitless. This space is newly renovated, featuring high exposed ceilings and views that will impress your guests.

    The View

    The View Restaurant is available after hours to provide your guests with an exclusive experience in the Zoo grounds. With a picturesque backdrop, The View Restaurant is a stunning space for your next special event.

    The View restaurant features a private bar, large glass windows from floor to ceiling, an internal sound system, private balcony & an open plan rustic feel room.

    The View Restaurant, Taronga Zoo Sydney
    The View Restaurant, Taronga Zoo Sydney

    Lawn Event Spaces

    Looking for a new event concept? Why not set up a marquee in one of our lawn areas with stunning views of the City skyline and Harbour Bridge. With multiple locations throughout the zoo, our lawn areas are a great space for those family and social barbecues.

    Concert lawns, Taronga Zoo Sydney
    Concert lawns, Taronga Zoo Sydney
    • Concert Lawns: Taronga Zoo Concert Lawns are the home of the largest functions to take place, accommodating up to 3,000 guests for a cocktail/stand up event or 350 guests in a unique marquee. With a million-dollar backdrop of Sydney, we are the home of the renowned Twilight Concert Series.
    • Condor Lawns: A unique outdoor space with breathtaking views of the heart of Sydney. Situated next to the iconic Bird Amphitheatre, our concert lawn is a great location for a cocktail function or gathering.
    • Soden Lawns: The Soden Lawns are ideal for a corporate family open day or networking event. With three-tiered lawn space and incredible views of Sydney Harbour, this is the perfect space to for your guests to enjoy a relaxed beverage.