Weddings at Taronga Zoo

With majestic views of the Sydney harbour, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions at Taronga Zoo are popular for good reason.

Getting Married At Taronga Zoo

The Bird Amphitheatre (where the QBE Free-flight Bird Show takes place) is the go-to spot to get married if having the iconic Sydney skyline as your backdrop is on your dream wedding list.

As an amphitheatre you will not need to bring in your own seating and you can keep your wedding styling costs down because the backdrop is a multi-million dollar view.

There is street parking and a multi-storey carpark available for your wedding guests. The car park day rate is $19 (per entry).

If you have elderly guests attending, speak to the venue manager to see if they can provide golf buggy transportation as the Bird Amphitheatre is a considerable distance away from the main entrance of the zoo.

Weddings and events at Taronga Zoo are managed by Epicure.

About The Reception Venue

If you are an animal lover and want to feature some of the exotic animals in your wedding photos, having your wedding reception is the best way to make this happen.

Subject to availability, most wedding bookings of Taronga Centre come with a short guided photo op tour within the grounds of the zoo.

Or if you want one of the most panoramic backdrops of the Sydney city skyline for your wedding, the Bird Amphitheatre should be on your shortlist.

For your Taronga Zoo wedding reception, choose from three event spaces managed by Epicure at Taronga Zoo (previously known as Taronga Centre):

  1. The N’galawa Terrace (pictured above)
  2. The Dalang Ballroom
  3. The Gili Rooftop

For large wedding receptions, the Dalang Ballroom has a maximum seated capacity of 250 pax. With floor to ceiling windows and a private balcony for your guests – the Dalang Ballroom is a fantastic option.

The N’galawa Terrace is a popular wedding reception event space due to its inclusion of its very own private bar and separate disabled access. The N’galawa Terrace has a maximum seated capacity of 150 pax. It too has a private balcony for your guests and floor to ceiling windows with 180-degree views of the Sydney harbour.

And for those of you who do not want to compromise on uninterrupted sunset views of Sydney city skyline, consider the Gili Rooftop. It is ideal smaller gatherings with a maximum capacity of 90 pax (seated).

Essential Information

🐵 Can we have our wedding ceremony here?

The Bird Amphitheatre is one of the main attractions of having your wedding ceremony at Taronga Zoo.

Contact Epicure on (02) 9969 2400 for availability and pricing.

🙈 What is the cost per head?

Like most Sydney wedding reception venues, you can expect to pay $160+ per head. Get in touch with Epicure at Taronga Zoo for a custom quote based on your requirements.

🙉 What event spaces are there at Taronga Zoo?

For wedding receptions, Epicure at Taronga Centre offers 3 event spaces:

  1. The N’galawa Terrace | 150 pax (seated)
  2. The Dalang Ballroom | 250 pax (seated)
  3. The Gili Rooftop | 90 pax (seated)

FYI, seated capacity does not factor in social distancing rules.

🙊 How many seated guests can we have here?

For large wedding receptions, the Dalang Ballroom has a maximum seated capacity of 250 pax. With floor to ceiling windows and a private balcony for your guests – the Dalang Ballroom is a fantastic option.

The N’galawa Terrace is a popular wedding reception event space due to its inclusion of its very own private bar and separate disabled access. The N’galawa Terrace has a maximum seated capacity of 150 pax. It too has a private balcony for your guests and floor to ceiling windows with 180-degree views of the Sydney harbour.

And for those of you who do not want to compromise on uninterrupted sunset views of Sydney city skyline, consider the Gili Rooftop. It is ideal smaller gatherings with a maximum capacity of 90 pax (seated).

Is Epicure At Taronga Zoo A Good Wedding Venue?

With 180-degrees of uninterrupted views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the city skyline from its floor to ceiling windows, the backdrop is one of the selling points of Epicure at Taronga Zoo.

The team at Epicure know how to run successful events and weddings are no different.

The venue does lack high ceilings but the view and menu and drinks packages are on par with any other premium Sydney wedding reception venue.

As an ex-wedding photographer, the benefit of a Taronga Zoo wedding is that there are so many beautiful locations for your bridal portraits. Plus, there’s always some fun to be had with the elephants, meerkats and giraffes.

In summary, for wedding receptions big and small, Epicure at Taronga Zoo can probably meet your expectations with ease.

Taronga Zoo Wedding Photos

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FAQs

Where is Taronga Zoo?

Taronga Zoo is found on Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman. There is street parking (paid) and a covered multi-level carpark available for your wedding guests.

Can we have our wedding reception here?

Yes. Epicure at Taronga Zoo (formerly known was Taronga Centre) offers three levels of event spaces. The most popular event space for wedding receptions is the N’galawa Terrace. It can cater for up to 150 seated guests.

For larger wedding receptions, the Dalang Ballroom is your best choice as it can cater up to 250 seated guests.

For smaller wedding receptions, the Gili Rooftop offers the same stunning view of the Sydney harbour. It has a maximum seated capacity of 90 pax.

Are there any nearby locations good for wedding photography?

Mosman is home to many wedding photography locations. This is because the coast and sunset are a pair made in heaven. Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is a popular spot, as is a Balmoral beach, or the lesser known beaches or coves you will find along the shoreline.

Ask any of our recommended wedding photographers and they will have plenty of options for you to consider.

Is there a minimum spend?

Minimum numbers apply. Contact Epicure at Taronga Zoo for package details.

Get In Touch With The Venue

Did you know that popular wedding reception venues book out well in advance?

To avoid disappointment, use the following form to lodge an availability and pricing request and we will deliver it directly to the venue manager.

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