Epicure at Taronga Zoo

(3 Reviews) ·

Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales, 2088, Australia

Looking for a day to remember? Try a zoo wedding venue. Get up close with wildlife, say your vows against a backdrop of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, enjoy exceptional ethically-responsible catering in stunning contemporary spaces that feel at one with nature, and party the night away surrounded by natural bushland at Epicure at Taronga Zoo – the unique wedding venue that’s full of immersive experiences. 


The Scene at Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Hop on the ferry from Sydney’s CBD and travel in style to one of the city’s most unique wedding venues: Epicure at Taronga Zoo. Within 12 minutes you’ll arrive at this stunning location nestled in Sydney Harbour National Park; the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney skyline and glistening water behind you. 

Epicure at Taronga Zoo has a variety of event spaces for your ceremony and reception; all contemporary, seamlessly blended into their natural surroundings and built to make the most of this unique location and striking views.

Say your vows in one of the stunning outdoor areas and enjoy after-hours zoo access for you and your guests to get up and close with the beautiful wildlife. Then, enjoy an exceptional dinner created by award-winning caterers Epicure and an evening of dancing in the ballroom, outdoor terrace, rooftop or large lawn spaces. 

Your wedding day at Epicure by Taronga Zoo doesn’t need to end when the music stops. Couples and guests can prolong their stay at the on-site accommodation, with a luxury eco-retreat and glamping options for a safari-style experience. 


Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

Couples can have their pick of unique spots to say ‘I do’ at their zoo wedding. We love the outdoor areas at Epicure at Taronga Zoo for unrivalled views of the Sydney Harbour and its iconic landmarks.

The Bird Ampitheatre has panoramic views of the harbour and can host up to 300 guests who will watch you say your vows surrounded by natural bushland.

For a space that goes straight into celebratory drinks and canapes, the Gili Rooftop has the same stunning views with the added benefit of covered indoor venue space. 


Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney Wedding Receptions

There are a variety of event spaces to host your wedding reception at Epicure at Taronga Zoo, each one offering sweeping views of the harbour and zoo. 

  • The Dalang Ballroom is the largest of the reception spaces, with capacity for up to 250 for dinner and dancing. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony, this venue offers the best of this location, with an indoor blank canvas room that’s yours to style. The Dalang comes with a private bridal suite for the bridal party to use one hour before and during your wedding. 
  • Above the ballroom is the N’galawa Terrace, with capacity for 150 for dinner and dancing, or 200 cocktail-style. Enjoy panoramic views of the zoo and harbour, a private bar and private bridal suite. 
  • The Gili Rooftop is a beautiful new outdoor function space which can host up to 90 guests banquet-style, or 150 cocktail. 
  • Overlooking the Thai elephant enclosure, the Taronga Food Market is a chance to spend your wedding reception with a host of beautiful animals, along with up to 250 guests for dinner. 
  • Choose one of the three lawn areas dotted throughout the zoo. We especially love the Taronga Zoo Concert Lawns, which can accommodate a cool 3,000 guests for a cocktail event, or 350 in a marquee, all with a stunning backdrop of Sydney. 


Wedding Photography Near Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney are:

  • The Bird Pavilion at Taronga Zoo
  • Bradleys Head Amphitheatre


Up to 400 Standing
Up to 250 Dinner & Dance
Up to 300 Theatre
Up to 100 Cabaret

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available 62
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options  In-house Catering
Cuisine Options

Spaces At This Venue

Dalang Ballroom, Wedding Setup at Epicure at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Dalang Ballroom

The largest indoor function space, the Dalang Ballroom has capacity for up to 300 cocktail style, or 250 banquet-style with a dancefloor. This contemporary space has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the harbour and city skyline, with a neutral colour palette inside that is a true blank canvas.

Epicure at Taronga Zoo Wedding Venue, Lawn, Photography by Angus Porter

The Bird Amphitheatre

360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline are on full display from this gorgeous lawn that's just 10 minutes' walk from the entrance to Taronga Zoo.

Epicure at Taronga Zoo Corporate Dinner, N'Galawa Terrace

N’galawa Terrace

N’galawa Terrace sits above the ballroom and has capacity for up to 200. The panoramic views create a stunning backdrop, with a private bar, room partitions and internal sound system that makes this a versatile room for any event.

Epicure at Taronga Zoo Networking Event, Gili Rooftop

Gili Rooftop

The Gili Rooftop overlooks the harbour and skyline and is particularly impressive at night.


The location of Epicure at Taronga Zoo

Nearby Hotels

  • Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
  • The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

Nearby Restaurants

  • Aria Restaurant Sydney
  • Quay Restaurant
  • Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
  • The Dining Room

Nearby Parks

  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Balmoral Park
  • Hickson Road Reserve
  • Bradfield Park

Nearby Attractions

  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk
  • Madame Tussauds Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Venue Testimonials

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!

Sherman L ·

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!

Marlous T ·

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.

Adelle B ·

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Epicure at Taronga Zoo range in pricing, but generally start from around $175 per person.

Ceremony hire starts from around $3,000.

Most winter weddings and Friday weddings are extended a 10% discount off the Gold, Platinum and Diamond Wedding Packages.

For more information on wedding pricing, packages and inclusions, download a Taronga Zoo wedding brochure here.

Weddings and events venues at Epicure at Taronga Zoo have a variety of capacities. The largest of the indoor venues can host up to 300 guests while standing outdoor events can host up to 3,000.

Weddings at Epicure at Taronga Zoo can end at 12am.

Weddings at Epicure at Taronga Zoo are truly special. Each event space – large or small – is immersed in nature and has sweeping views of the zoo, Sydney Harbour and city skyline. Couples and guests can get up close to the wildlife and nature and will love the ethically sourced menus from award-winning caterers Epicure.

Taronga Zoo has its own on-site accommodation, the Wildlife Retreat, starting at $456 per adult per night. Other hotels nearby include:

  • Cremorne Point Manor, from $74 per night
  • Carnarvon Lodge Kirribilli, from $71 per night

Yes, parking is available at Taronga Zoo at a flat day rate of $19.

Food at Epicure at Taronga Zoo events comes from award-winning caterers Epicure who use locally-sourced, seasonal produce to create dishes inspired by worldwide flavours. Depending on the event, the team can create informal menus, canapes, and formal fine dining. Halal and Kosher options available on request.

Stephanie Harrison

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Stephanie Harrison

Venue Specialist ·Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Harrison is our lead Sydney Venue Specialist. Steph's worked in event management since 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge about the best party spots, wedding venues and conference sites in Sydney. She's a trained wine connoisseur and loves to share her favourite dining recommendations around town.

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