Epicure at Taronga Zoo

Rating
(69 reviews)
 
Location
2A Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment
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If you haven't pictured your special day at Epicure at Taronga Zoo, you may be missing out on one of Sydney’s most unique wedding venue. Located only 12 minutes from Circular Quay, discover an alternative venue with world-class wedding spaces and floor to ceiling windows flaunting breathtaking views, overlooking the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Garden.

Wedding venue snapshot:

  • Sydney’s most unique wedding venue.
  • Floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour.
  • Great location, only minutes from Circular Quay.
  • A variety of versatile spaces including a rooftop event space, magnificent ballroom, terrace and balcony spaces as well as gardens.
  • Option for an outdoor ceremony and reception.
  • Incredible photo opportunities.
  • On-street parking and a multi-storey carpark available at a day rate of $19.
  • Maximum seated capacity of 250 guests.
  • Maximum standing reception of 2,000 guests.
  • On-site accommodation available at the Wildlife Retreat.
  • Disabled access.

    Without doubt, your wedding day is the most important day of your life and what better way than to celebrate with friends and family at the unique Epicure at Taronga Zoo. Thoughts of the zoo undoubtedly conjure up animals, but Epicure at Taronga Zoo is also home to a number of tasteful indoor wedding spaces as well as outdoor options. With floor to ceiling windows displaying panoramic views of Sydney’s spectacular harbour, combined with drink opportunities within the Taronga Zoo grounds amongst a giraffe or two, this remarkable space offers the most innovative and distinctly different option for your big day.

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo is a striking destination for any style of wedding celebration, a versatile venue with recently refurbished spaces catering small affairs of 50 to extravagant wedding breakfasts of up to 250 guests. Choose from three indoor event spaces: The N’galawa Terrace, The Dalang Ballroom and The Gili Rooftop.

    The largest of all the three spaces is the Dalang Ballroom, a contemporary and sophisticated space with a maximum seated capacity of 250 guests and dancefloor. With floor to ceiling windows displaying beautiful panorama views of the Zoo’s grounds and the Sydney Harbour, a private balcony and private bar, the Dalang Ballroom is a fantastic option. Meanwhile, the neutral colour palette and impressive open plan dining area allows you to dress the room to fit your theme.

    Located above the Dalang Ballroom sits the N’galawa Terrace. It too features the many inclusions the Dalang Ballroom has: floor to ceiling windows, a private balcony, private bar and a separate disabled access. For those of you who do not want to compromise on uninterrupted sunset views of Sydney city skyline, consider the Gili Rooftop. It’s a backdrop like no other, envisage sweeping harbour views by day and shimmering skyline views by night. The Rooftop is ideal for smaller gatherings with a maximum seated capacity of 90.

    Lastly, to add that extra sparkle to your wedding, ensure your special day integrates the lawn spaces, an idyllic scene for beautiful ceremonies and outdoor receptions. The Bird Amphitheatre is the go-to spot to get married if having the iconic Sydney skyline as your backdrop is on your dream wedding list. With the phenomenal view as your backdrop, wedding styling costs can be kept to a minimal. Moreover, as it’s an amphitheatre, you will not need to bring in your own seating.

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    Venue Features

    Reception guests

    Min 50 / Max 250

    Ceremony

    Outdoors

    Ceremony Guests

    Min 50 / Max 250

    Time restrictions

    12:00 AM

    In-house catering

    Yes

    3rd party catering

    No

    Event time included

    5.00 hours

    Music must end by

    12:00 AM

    Reviews

    (69 reviews)
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    17 Aug 2018

    Taronga Centre was the perfect venue for us. The top to bottom full glass window views from the room were a stunning iconic Sydney backdrop. We absolute loved our photo & video shoot in the zoo! Was so much fun! We also loved working with Kylie & Nichole. They are very experienced and have been very helpful responsive throughout the entire process from beginning till end. Even when we were still considering they gave us time and space to do this. They’ve been flexible and easygoing, and they’ve gone above and beyond to help us with our wedding. This assured us that everything was in great hands and we didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you so so much ladies for your wonderful assistance!

    29 Mar 2018

    Highly recommended! Beautiful venue with a breathtaking view. Great food and excellent service from the wait staff - everything ran so smoothly. All this couldn't have happened without Nichole and Kylie's hard work. They are a pleasure to work with - you can rest easy with them coordinating your reception!

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Sherman & Kat! We appreciate your kind words. Nichole and I absolutely loved working with you to create such a memorable day from start to finish. With the harbour views from our venue and the perfect sunset - Sydney definitely put on a show for your overseas and local guests. We wish you all the happiness and can't wait to see your photos! Kylie & Nichole xx

    18 Nov 2017

    Taronga Function Centre was such a beautiful wedding venue. Our guests could not stop raving about the view, service, food and beverages. They were extremely accommodating and so beautiful to work with in the lead up to our wedding!

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Tamara & Phil, we hope married life is treating you both well! Thank you for the feedback. It was a pleasure to host your wedding at the Taronga Centre and we love knowing that your guests and yourselves had such a great time enjoying the Sydney views and EPICURE's service. We are still admiring your lovely photos!! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! Kylie & Nichole x

    27 Dec 2019

    Pro - Awesome Sydney Harbour view and smooth wedding day. Con - high turn over on staff and no change management process. I dealt with 6 event coordinator in less than 12 months and they didn't keep a good record on our past communication. I recommend to budget for your own event coordinator/wedding planner to save yourself the headache. Leisa from Windwood Event rescued my sanity and I was relaxed even the venue provided me with a new event coordinator again 5 days before the wedding!

    12 Oct 2019

    We were excited to book with Epicure at Taronga Zoo but disappointed with the journey. The staff are great and are very helpful when you are communicating with them 1:1. However, we rotated through 3 wedding coordinators in the 12 months leading up to our wedding. Throughout our engagement with Epicure, it was difficult to reach our coordinator at times, we had to communicate the same info every time we switched coordinators and we were promised inclusions that didn't present themselves on the wedding day. It suggests to me deep cultural issues, where staff are trying to do right by their clients but are heavily under-resourced. I would like to thank the staff for doing their best to support their clients (they are accommodating and great on the day), but if we were to do it all over again, we would not host our wedding at the Taronga Centre and would not recommend it to our family or friends.

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Sui, thank you for your feedback. We will have someone from our team get in touch soon to discuss this further with you. Regards, The Taronga Centre team

    11 Oct 2019

    The best view in Sydney! We had both our ceremony and reception at Taronga and could not have asked for a better venue. Although we had to change our ceremony location from outside to inside, it worked out perfectly. Their new rooftop room is the perfect ceremony location. The ceremony and reception were absolutely perfect.

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Adelle, thank you for the kind words! Wwe hope married life is treating you both well. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding at the Taronga Centre. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. The Taronga Centre team.

    23 Aug 2019

    Beautiful beautiful location and excellent food! This place is simply magical and has the best views of the harbour bridge and opera house and sunset. The service was amazing also. The only reason for a 4 instead of a 5 star is we had significant turnover in our contact person / wedding coordinator which created some stress - over a period of 6 months everytime we spoke to someone shortly after they had left and there wasn't a smooth communication process.

    6 Apr 2019

    We had our wedding at the view restaurant with 50 guests. The venue itself is amazing with a great view of Sydney and the staff on the day of the wedding was very helpful. We also had an amazing wedding coordinator who was very helpful. However, she has left and we have got a new coordinator a few months before our wedding. We are giving 3 stars because we found the communication with the new coordinator was not always clear as the instructions we discussed weren't followed. We prepare the seating chart so the family and friends can sit together but this was not followed so some were sitting separately. Also some dietary requirements weren't followed so some guests get dish that they cannot eat. We wish her communication was better so there would be no issues on the big day!

    5 Apr 2019

    I could never fault this venue. The food and the view are both incredible but the thing that stood out for us was the staff at the venue. We visited other venue locations in Sydney and they felt like they just pumped out weddings and were not at all invested in your day...you don't feel like this with Taronga. One of my bridesmaids had a number of food issues and like everything else they did everything to accomodate. Thank you to Jessie and Katherine for everything.

    9 Mar 2019

    Taronga Centre is an absolutely beautiful venue. The view is stunning and the environment is beautiful. There is a supportive team which were very helpful on the day, at times I felt the organisation could be improved. Overall, I had a great time having my wedding at the Taronga Centre, and was happy with the food on the day as well.

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Xiang. We appreciate your kind words. Jess absolutely loved working with you for your special day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! Jess and the Taronga Centre team xx

    9 Feb 2019

    Simply an amazing venue and place to celebrate your wedding! We got the Harbourview Terrace, we celebrate our day on a Saturday afternoon and the view was absolutely gorgeous. All our guests were​ impacted on how amazing the city looks from that point, it was beautiful! In regards the coordination, at the beginning was really good, we had a lady that was helping us a lot and she was very attentive with the emails, calls and replying as soon as she could, all our doubts and mini details. Unfortunately, around 2 months before the wedding, she left the center and we got a new coordinator and it wasn´t the same. The emails, responses, and coordination of everything we had with the previous lady was a mess, and we ended up with some problems and discussions after the wedding. A shame knowing that after a month of the big day we were still dealing with issues and discussions. Besides the bad part of the process, the place was amazing, the food was REALLY good, it felt like it was not going to be enough but it wasn´t, delicious and very good treatment from the staff. We had a blast!

    18 Aug 2018

    Great place, great views and amazing people to deal with! Very helpful and the chef.. he is amazing!

    1 Jun 2018

    Taronga centre was the perfect venue. Our guests loved the view (vivid was on) and commented on the great food. Throughout the whole planning process, Nichole was amazing. She was very informative and answered allll of my questions. Everything went to plan and was an incredible day. The venue is breathtaking, the food was tasty and the customer service throughout we could not fault. Only minor thing I could complain about was having to walk through the grounds to each photo location when we thought the buggies would transport us around so the 1 hour photo time feels mostly spent walking around.

    19 May 2018

    Taronga Centre were fabulous! They made our day perfect! All of our guests raved about the venue too. Thank you so much to the whole team!

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Thank you for your lovely review, Laura & Matt! We are so happy to hear that your wedding day was everything you dreamed of and more. It was a pleasure to host your guests at our venue and by the looks of the beautiful images and video; you all had so much fun!! Wishing you the very best always, Kylie, Nichole & the Taronga Centre events team. x

    21 Dec 2017

    Amazing venue and amazing service on the night and also throughout the organisation of the event. Nichole and Kylie are great! Would highly recommend!

    Epicure at Taronga Zoo  

    Hi Nicky & Chris, thank you for your lovely feedback. We had a ball assisting with your wedding plans and couldn’t think of a better couple to finish off our 2017 year. Jewel Phon did an amazing job on styling your room too - everything was just beautiful! Thank you again for sharing this special day with us and the Taronga Centre. We wish you the very best always. Kylie & Nichole xx


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