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Taronga Zoo Weddings

Manicured gardens, exciting wildlife exhibits and beautiful wedding spaces collide at Taronga Zoo. It’s a unique Sydney wedding venue with so much to offer, from grand ballrooms and flavoursome catering to once in a lifetime photo opportunities with the resident animals.

  • Extraordinary 28-acre zoo wedding venue in Mosman
  • Unforgettable photo opportunities near to the exhibits
  • Incredible views of the Sydney Harbour skyline
  • Experienced Taronga Zoo Wedding Coordinators
  • Venues include a rooftop bar, ballroom and lawns
  • Flattering light through floor to ceiling windows
  • Latest AV equipment installed and wheelchair access
  • Sustainable menus provided by EPICURE catering
  • A 12-minute boat ride from Sydney Harbour and CBD

Our Capacity

Flexible venue spaces

Ceremony

Bird Ampitheatre
300
The Gili Rooftop
90

Dinner

Dalang Ballroom Seated
250
N’Galawa Terrace Seated
150
The Gili Rooftop Seated
60

Reception

Dalang Ballroom Cocktail Style
300
N’Galawa Terrace Cocktail Style
200
The Gili Rooftop Cocktail Style
110
Weddings at Taronga Zoo

Weddings at
Taronga Zoo

Couples choose Taronga Zoo Sydney for its joyful atmosphere, beautiful grounds and unsurpassed nature experiences near to the city. From the moment you step through the gates, this wildlife wedding venue in Mosman provides a memorable backdrop where unique animal encounters and sociable event spaces come together in harmony. 

From elegant ballrooms to modern rooftop terraces, Taronga Zoo has a plethora of desirable locations to tie the knot and celebrate your reception. The expert Wedding Coordinators will be able to transform each space into an area that reflects your unique personalities whilst keeping in tune with the signature Taronga Zoo environment. 

The rolling lawns that stretch down towards the Sydney Harbour waters make for exceptional photo backdrops as well as outdoor ceremony and marquee spaces. In every season, Taronga Zoo presents a romantic setting overlooking blushing ocean sunsets and the spectacular city skyline.

Taronga Zoo Wedding Gallery

Unique features of

Taronga Zoo Wedding Reception Venue

Dalang Ballroom

The largest event space at Taronga Zoo is the Dalang Ballroom. This modern, open-plan space features captivating floor to ceiling glass windows that reveal sensational Sydney skyline views.


Unique Features
Taronga Zoo Wedding Reception Venue

N’Galawa Terrace

Above the Dalang Ballroom, the N’Galawa Terrace is a wonderfully versatile space that you can set up in several configurations. It also includes a private bar and flexible partition walls.


Unique Features
Taronga Zoo Wedding Reception Venue

The Gili Rooftop

The latest event space addition to Taronga Zoo is the glorious Gili Rooftop. From the terrace you can look out over 180-degree Sydney Harbour views that transition from day into night.


Unique Features

Catering

Taronga Zoo has exclusively partnered with caterers that they trust. The award-winning EPICURE is a catering service that sets a sustainable standard for healthy, nutritious and eco-friendly food across the Sydney hospitality industry. Their principal food philosophy is ‘Living the Good Life’, which promotes minimum harm and maximum enjoyment for all. 

EPICURE carefully handpicks their suppliers and engages in the best possible cooking practices to sustain a very high-quality offering. For example, they use cage-free eggs, free-range poultry, Australian-farmed seafood and small local producers whenever they can. Above all, they are renowned for their delicious wedding menus with an ethical foundation.

The great thing about EPICURE is that their services run beyond food and beverages on your wedding day. They understand the importance of your schedule and all the requirements you may need, from seating plans to signage and furnishings. Their experienced team look forward to providing you with all the venue details that will make your wedding day extra special.

Catering Menus

A few selections from our menu

Braised Fremantle Octopus Heirloom Tomatoes — Smoked carrot puree, puffed black rice, petite herbs salad, mandarin infused olive oil (GF)
Beetroot & Gin Cured Tasmanian salmon — Roasted beetroot crostini, beetroot emulsion, crème fraiche
Coconut Poached Free Range Chicken — Apple, celeriac, compressed watermelon in verjuice, avocado mayonnaise, crispy filo pastry
Dukkah Crusted Lamb Rump — Honey glazed Dutch carrots, Queensland pumpkin puree, petit pois, red wine jus
NSW Grilled Beef Eye Fillet & Parmesan Crusted Potato Pave — Asparagus & green pea puree, roasted mushrooms, petite snow pea tendril salad, red wine jus
Pumpkin and Ricotta Gnocchi — Smoked tomato sugo, broccoli pesto, sage
Banana, Apricot & Coffee Crémeux — Chocolate ice cream, fruit coulis
Chocolate Passion Tower — Valrhona Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cup, Brownie Crumble, Matcha Tea Ice Cream
Tiramisu Goutte Teardrop — Chantilly cream, biscotti

Wedding Packages

Our customisable packages are great value

Gold Wedding Package

Package Features

Selection of 3 canapés

Alternating entree and main course

Sourdough Bread Rolls and side salad

5 Hour Gold Beverage Package

Wedding Cake served to guests with berry coulis and cream

Tea and Coffee served to your table

Platinum Wedding Package

Package Features

Selection of 3 canapés

Alternating entree and main course

Sourdough Bread Rolls and side salad

Select either antipasto platter per table or alternating dessert

5 Hour Platinum Beverage Package

Tea and Coffee served to your table

Diamond Wedding Package

Package Features

Selection of 3 canapés

Antipasto Platter per table

Alternating entree and main course

Sourdough Bread Rolls and side salad

Alternating dessert

5 Hour Diamond Beverage Package

Tea and Coffee served to your table

Gili Cocktail Package

Package Features

Chef selection of 8 canapes

Chef Selection of 3 substantial bowled canapes

Antipasto and Artisan cheese station

Dessert canapes

Tea and Coffee Station

5 Hour Platinum Beverage Package

The Bird Amphitheatre Ceremony

Package Features

2 hours exclusive venue hire

Access 4pm-6pm, including set-up, ceremony and packdown

Dedicated wedding planner Security personal to escort guests to and from ceremony

Security personal to escort guests to and from ceremony

Golf Buggy and driver to transfer bridal party to and from location

The Gili Rooftop Ceremony

Package Features

2 hours exclusive venue hire

Access 3pm-5pm, including set-up, ceremony and packdown

Dedicated wedding planner

Security personal

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About Us

A little bit of our history

Taronga Zoo will provide you and your wedding guests an extraordinary wildlife experience. Situated in Sydney’s northern suburb of Mosman, it’s a stunning outdoor wedding venue with numerous event spaces and ceremony locations. Couples can marry alfresco with breathtaking views of Sydney skyline as their backdrop, then take a selection of charismatic photographs near to the animal enclosures!

From intimate gatherings of 15 to grand affairs of up to 3000 guests, there are limitless options when it comes to planning your perfect wedding celebration. The venue contains a ballroom, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and plenty of grounds to host a marquee reception. It’s a beautiful setting where the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House rise from the shoreline in the distance. 

For an added dose of wedding exclusivity, the bridal couple and guests can arrive by yacht charter, water taxi or ferry, seeing as the venue is just a 12-minute boat ride from Sydney Harbour. It’s a luxurious starting point that sets the tone for what’s to come. Taronga Zoo weddings are unique and polished from start to finish.

Taronga Zoo is a 15-minute drive from Sydney CBD, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Alternatively, you can get the 20-minute 247 bus from Wynard Station to Taronga Zoo, or the Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo ferry across the harbour.

Taronga Zoo includes the on-site Wildlife Retreat. This is a 62 room Eco-Suite that conjures the feeling of being on safari. You’ll fall asleep to the immersive sounds of the zoo enclosures.

The maximum capacity at Taronga Zoo is 250 seated and 300 standing.

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Local Information

Taronga Zoo is based in the highly sought after area of Mosman, where natural beauty combines with quaint residential areas. Some key attractions include Maccallum Seawater Pool, coastal walks to Bradleys Head, Chowder Head, Georges Head and Middle Head, exploring the Sirius Cove and Clifton Gardens Reserves, as well as the gorgeous sands at Obelisk Beach and Balmoral Beach. Sydney CBD is also just a 12-minute ferry ride or a 15-minute drive away.

Taronga Zoo has multiple ceremony sites within their grounds. Couples can get married in the traditional ballroom, on the open-air Gili Rooftop, or out on the rolling green lawns with Sydney Harbour in the background. It’s even possible to exchange your vows in the outdoor Bird Amphitheatre, with its stone theatre seating already built-in.

The Wildlife Reserve at Taronga Zoo is the ultimate Australian retreat tucked away in the harbourside bushland. The hotel rooms and large glamping tents evoke the feeling of being on safari, surrounded by the echoing sounds of the enclosures nearby. From your windows, koalas sit in the trees and Sydney Harbour glistens just behind. Every stay at the Wildlife Retreat also contributes towards the care of Taronga’s animals and the zoo’s conservation programmes.