Taronga Event Centre

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


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Taronga Event Centre Sydney Events

It’s not every venue that allows you to get up close and personal with big cats pre-dinner; enjoy uninterrupted views of the sun setting over the top of Sydney’s skyline; party with the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the background; and sleep the night off in a luxury glamping tent surrounded by natural bushland. But Taronga Event Centre is no ordinary venue.

Nestled in Sydney Harbour National Park, Taronga Event Centre is truly unique, with a variety of small and large function spaces (everything from a grand ballroom to a stunning rooftop and large informal lawn areas) and, of course, the chance to spend time with guests of the animal variety.

As a Trippas White Group Venue, you can expect an unparalleled event experience at this unique Sydney location. This includes dedicated service, mouthwatering menus, and bespoke function packages tailored to your budget and vision.

Highlights of Taronga Events Sydney:

  • Stunning Sydney Harbour location
  • Unique wildlife experiences 
  • 12-minute ferry ride from Sydney CBD
  • Variety of spaces for small and large events 
  • 62-room eco-suite Wildlife Retreat
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standing Up to 300 Standing
dinner Up to 250 Dinner & Dance


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 62
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

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    The Bird Amphitheatre

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Nearby Hotels

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

Nearby Attractions

  • Taronga Zoo
  • Bradleys Head Amphitheatre
  • Balmoral Beach
  • Clifton Gardens


Venue Testimonials

Highly recommended! Beautiful venue with a breathtaking view. Great food and excellent service from the wait staff - everything ran so smoothly. The team 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!

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. Their new rooftop room is the perfect ceremony location. The ceremony and reception were absolutely perfect.

Adelle B

Frequently Asked Questions

Capacity limits will vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • Gili Rooftop – 60 guests seated, 80 guests cocktail style
  • N’Galawa Terrace – 150 guests seated, 200 guests cocktail style
  • Dalang Ballroom – 250 guests seated, 300 guests cocktail style
  • Marquee at Taronga – 400 guests seated, 550 guests cocktail style

Weddings at this unique Mosman venue should end by midnight at the latest.

Weddings at Taronga Event Centre 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 Trippas White Group.


Yes, Taronga Event Centre Sydney can host corporate functions. State-of-the-art AV technology is available for presentations, workshops, and seminars.

Yes, paid parking is available on-site at Taronga Zoo. All Taronga Zoo Car Park proceeds are donated to the Animal Conservation Program. There is also paid metered parking located opposite the Event Centre.


The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is nestled amongst the natural landscape of the zoo and has 62 rooms and suites, giving you and your wedding guests the opportunity to come eye-to-eye with Taronga’s unique animals from your accommodation. You might like to enjoy the luxurious comforts of a Treetop Suite, providing the perfect setting for you to get ready on the morning of your wedding. There is also the option to book all 62 rooms and suites for the exclusive use of The Wildlife Retreat during your wedding celebrations.

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