Taronga Zoo Weddings

Rating
(72 reviews)
 
Location
2A Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Taronga Zoo is without a doubt Sydney’s most unique wedding offering. Set on 28 hectares of Sydney Harbour foreshore, just 12-minutes from Circular Quay by ferry, it offers direct views over Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Taronga Zoo weddings by Epicure always offer couples a day to remember. Not only will you get close up access to the sensational animal exhibits, but you’ll be able to dine and dance in a variety of elegant, nature-inspired event spaces. Fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the beautiful landscaped gardens and harbour views, the bright and contemporary function rooms effortlessly blend into the environment. 

 

Taronga Zoo is an attractive destination for any style of wedding — it’s a versatile venue with award-winning catering provided by Epicure.

 

Whether you're planning an intimate boutique-style wedding for 60 guests, a grand gala dinner for 200 guests, or a splash-out cocktail party for 300 guests, Taronga Zoo weddings are simply spectacular.

 

The amazing sunset views of Sydney's city skyline offer an unforgettable ceremony backdrop, while countless outdoor opportunities abound for beautiful post-ceremony photo ops.

 

Top three things you’ll love about your Taronga Zoo wedding:

  • Sydney Harbour views. Each wedding reception space at Taronga Zoo features floor-to-ceiling windows with uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour. Your guests will be delighted by the vantage points indoors and out, with balconies and circular room layouts ensuring there are plenty of sights to see.
  • Remarkable photo locations. With 28 hectares of photo ops, Taronga Zoo is like a wedding photographer's playground. Get up close with the animals in the zoo, explore secret gardens, and capture the backdrop of Sydney Harbour.
  • Delicious catering. Epicure is the exclusive catering partner of Taronga Zoo. They source locally grown and produced foods, and offer high-quality seasonal menus. They strive to be at the forefront of ethically responsible catering. 

 

The versatile ceremony and reception options at Taronga Zoo:

  • The N'galawa Terrace. Above the ballroom, the N’galawa Terrace enjoys a gorgeous outlook over the zoo premises and Sydney Harbour. Features include beech herringbone flooring, a wraparound balcony, and 180-degree views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Capacity: 80-150 guests.
  • The Dalang Ballroom. The Dalang Ballroom is the largest blank canvas space on offer, with a neutral colour palette and 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour. It’s an impressive dining area with a private wraparound balcony that you can dress to fit your wedding theme. Capacity: 220 guests.
  • The Gili Rooftop. The Gili Rooftop is known for the best views of Sydney. With sweeping harbour views by day and a sparkling night’s sky overhead by night, the semi-circular terrace proves picture-perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. Bi-fold doors give the interior an open and airy feel. Capacity: 60 guests.
  • Lawn Event Spaces. The outdoor event spaces at Taronga Zoo all have unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour. The impressive Bird Amphitheatre, Harbour View Lawns and the African Savannah all offer gorgeous wedding settings.

 

What the Taronga Zoo wedding spaces are like: 

  • A variety of flexible event spaces, including a rooftop, ballroom, terrace and gardens
  • The maximum wedding capacity is 220 seated and 300 standing
  • Experienced Taronga Zoo Wedding Coordinator
  • Stunning views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour
  • An abundance of natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Contemporary interiors and full wheelchair access
  • Exclusive use of your event space on your wedding day
  • Exceptional catering by Epicure 

 

Here’s what else you need to know about Taronga Zoo weddings:

  • The venue is an easy 12-minute ferry ride from Sydney CBD
  • Spacious terraces and lawns for romantic outdoor photographs
  • On-site accommodation available at the Wildlife Retreat
  • White Tiffany chairs included

 

What Taronga Zoo wedding couples say:

‘Taronga Zoo was the perfect venue. Our guests loved the view (vivid was on) and commented on the great food. Throughout the whole planning process, the Wedding Coordinator was amazing. She was very informative and answered all of my questions. Everything went to plan and it was an incredible day. The venue is breathtaking, the food was tasty and the customer service throughout we could not fault.’ Kirsty C

 

What’s the wedding accommodation like at Taronga Zoo?

There are 62 carefully curated boutique hotel guest rooms at Taronga Zoo Sydney, offering experiences that range from resting in the treetops to gazing across Sydney Harbour. Couples have the choice to book exclusive use of all the rooms and suites, creating a real weekend retreat atmosphere for your dream wedding experience.

 

What are some of the nearby attractions to Taronga Zoo?

  • Bradleys Head Amphitheatre
  • Sirius Cove Reserve
  • Clifton Gardens Reserve
  • Balmoral Beach

 

Is Taronga Zoo a nice place for a wedding?

Definitely. Taronga Zoo by Epicure weddings are an incredible celebration of nature. From the exciting wildlife displays to the sustainable wedding menus, animal and nature lovers will appreciate this exciting venue just 12 minutes from Sydney CBD. The wedding team look forward to discussing your ideas and bringing them to life at Taronga Zoo. 


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $175 / High $ 220

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

(72 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!

Taronga Zoo Weddings  

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!

Taronga Zoo Weddings  

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

12 Jun 2021

Taronga was a very beautiful wedding venue. We had our ceremony on the Gili Rooftop and the views were just spectacular. We were lucky in that the weather was also very nice with blue skies. Our guests loved the view and a lot of them managed to snap some beautiful photos for themselves. We then were in the N'galawa Terrace for our reception. The space itself was a good fit for a wedding about 100-120 people. The help staff were incredibly nice and accomodating. There were a few little things where it didn't go according to our instructions on the day that we paid for which I assume was just miscommunication however you're just so busy throughout the day that you don't notice it until after it has happened and your guests tell you. Overall, we would still recommend Taronga Zoo.

26 Mar 2021

We chose to have our wedding a few months ago at Taronga because of the photography options: being able to take pics at the bird amphitheatre, with the elephants, giraffe and the stunning harbour views. When we got our wedding pics/ videos we had no regrets! The service was amazing - guests commented the food was delicious and staff kept topping drinks up. Wedding planner, Maria was professional, reliable and responsive!!! The team - Reena and others were so helpful, attentive and professional! Our guests kept mentioning how beautiful the views were. They had fun taking many selfies at the balcony with the harbour / opera! Parking was easy for them as well. Day and night pictures were stunning as you can see. We stayed at the wildlife retreat right after the wedding and woke up to koalas. Highly recommended!!

6 Dec 2020

What a beautiful place to have a wedding! We both love animals so when we found out that Taronga was a possible venue it was immediately a no brainer for us. The newly rennovated Taronga Centre is gorgeous, and of course the view from there is stunning. The sunset view on the balcony was the best part. We got a chance to take photos within the zoo just after it closed with no one around. We even got one of the elephants in our photos. We also stayed at the new Wildlife Retreat suite afterwards and it was the perfect way to finish a perfect day. Thank you to Maria for always being there to help us through the organisation, even helping us postpone due to covid!

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.

Taronga Zoo Weddings  

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.

Taronga Zoo Weddings  

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.

Taronga Zoo Weddings  

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!


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