Taronga Event Centre Weddings
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 Taronga Event Centre — a truly unique wedding venue that’s full of immersive experiences.
The Scene at Taronga Event Centre Sydney
Hop on the ferry from Sydney’s CBD and travel in style to one of the city’s most unique wedding venues: Taronga Event Centre. 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.
Taronga Event Centre 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 Trippas Group and an evening of dancing in the ballroom, outdoor terrace, rooftop or large lawn spaces.
Your wedding day at Taronga Event Centre 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.
Taronga Event Centre Wedding Ceremonies
Couples can have their pick of unique spots to say ‘I do’ at their zoo wedding. We love the outdoor areas at Taronga Event Centre for unrivalled views of the Sydney Harbour and its iconic landmarks.
The Bird Amphitheatre 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.
Taronga Event Centre Wedding Receptions
There are a variety of event spaces to host your wedding reception at Taronga Event Centre, each one offering sweeping views of the harbour and zoo.
- The Dalang Ballroom is the largest of the reception spaces, with a capacity of up to 250 for dinner and dancing. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony, this stunning venue offers the best of this location, with an indoor blank canvas room that’s yours to style.
- Above the ballroom is the N’Galawa Terrace, with a capacity for 150 for dinner and dancing or 200 cocktail-style. Enjoy panoramic views of the zoo and harbour, a private bar and a private bridal suite.
- The Gili Rooftop is a beautiful new outdoor function space that can host up to 90 guests banquet-style or 150 standing for a cocktail wedding.
- 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 Taronga Event Centre
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Taronga Event Centre Sydney are:
- The Bird Pavilion at Taronga Zoo
- Bradleys Head Amphitheatre
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The largest indoor function space at Taronga Event Centre, the spectacular Dalang Ballroom 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.Read More
The elegant N’Galawa Terrace sits above the ballroom. 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.Read More
The gorgeous Gili Rooftop overlooks the harbour and skyline and is particularly impressive at night. This light-filled space is perfect for cocktail events, weddings, and smaller corporate functions.Read More
The African Savannah Deck
At the African Savannah, you'll be able to exchange vows against a spectacular animal backdrop, creating a memorable and immersive outdoor ceremony experience for you and your guests.Read More
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.Read More
- Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
- The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
- Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
- Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
- Taronga Zoo
- Bradleys Head Amphitheatre
- Balmoral Beach
- Clifton Gardens
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!
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!
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.
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
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, 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.