Maddy & Harry’s Wedding Reception At Taronga Centre ft. Giraffes

Mosman’s Taronga Zoo has been a favourite destination for Sydney locals and international visitors – and for good reason given the views of the Sydney harbour, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – it’s even better for wedding photos and as a function centre for your wedding reception

Maddy + Harry needed a reception venue that would comfortable seat 140 guests on their special day. With family travelling from other parts of the world and Australia, they wanted a reception venue with a view of Sydney harbour. Taronga Centre made perfect sense.

With access to the zoo grounds and breathtaking views for their wedding guests to enjoy during drinks and canapés on the terrace outside of the Harbourview Ballroom, it was the perfect location for the last part of their wedding day celebrations.

To be honest, we don’t love the low ceiling of the function room but the floor-to-ceiling windows more than make up for it. With the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the background of their wedding photos, we quite like this wedding reception venue.

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bride (madeline) walks down the aisle towards her husband-to-be (harry) with her mother beside her at their wedding venue the Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) | photographed by angusporter.com
elegant indoor wedding ceremony venue at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia in Circular Quay | photographed by Angus Porter Photography (angusporter.com)
harry's groomsmen having a laugh during a pause in the wedding ceremony at the RACA
portrait of groom (harry) taken at Wendy's Secret Garden, Lavendar Bay | photographed by Angus Porter Photography
wedding photos on the zoo grounds at taronga zoo as part of epicure wedding package
wedding photos taken at sydney taronga zo
bride and groom look at a giraffe during their bridal portraits at taronga zoo
taronga zoo bridal photo opportunities with the giraffes
wedding at taronga zoo
guests enjoy drinks and canapes during cocktail hour at Epicure, Taronga Zoo with a stunning front row view of the city skyline from the terrace balcony
bride and groom cut their cake at taronga centre with sunset in the background as seen from the harbourview ballroom
wedding reception held at taronga centre by epicure at taronga zoo
the view from taronga centre harbourview ballroom delivers on its name
sunset bridal photo taken at terrace of harbourview ballroom at taronga zoo sydney nsw | by angusporter.com

Our Review of Taronga Centre as a Wedding Reception Venue ★★★★

A function centre is a function centre.

Taronga Centre by Epicure is no different but where it shines is the view it offers from its Harbourivew Ballroom and Harbourview Terrace.

As wedding photographers and videographers, having access to Taronga Zoo grounds as part of your wedding package allows for unique photo opportunities. No other Sydney wedding venue offers interaction with elephants and giraffes (although their cooperativeness is not guaranteed).

The best time of year for a Taronga Zoo wedding is probably in spring and autumn. That is, when the daylight hours are shorter meaning that you can get full advantage of sunset bridal photos before going inside to enjoy the party. Given the amount of walking that is required for bridal photos on the zoo grounds, we recommend avoiding Taronga Centre for summer weddings.

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About This Wedding

Bridal makeup: Christina Cleary
Wedding florist: Pandanus Design
Wedding ceremony venue: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia
Wedding reception venue: Taronga Centre

If you enjoyed this wedding, why don’t you check out some others in our portfolio:

Kristi + Shane’s rustic barn wedding reception
Eva + Tim’s Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel wedding
Hayley + Oscar’s wedding under the stars

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