Functions and Venue Hire

Functions and Venue Hire

Looking for the perfect spot for your wedding or event? 

Taronga Zoo is a destination that can play host to exceptional events. Each space has its own unique aspects and can hold intimate events from 15 people in our boardroom for lavish affairs or up to 2,000 in Taronga’s grounds.

Events at Taronga Zoo

Events at Taronga Zoo’s venue spaces have breathtaking views across the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge making it Sydney’s most sought-after event space. Not to mention the amazing sunset views of the Sydney city’s skyline as a backdrop to your special occasion. 

Suitable for:

  • Weddings
  • Gala dinners
  • Corporate events
  • Conferences
  • Society fundraisers
  • Formals and Graduation celebrations
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations 

Events at Taronga (previously known as Taronga Centre) have a rooftop event space, a magnificent ballroom, terrace and balcony spaces, multiple meeting rooms and garden courts, plus more.

N'galawa Terrace
N'galawa Terrace
The Dalang Ballroom
The Dalang Ballroom
Gili Rooftop
Gili Rooftop
Gili Rooftop
Gili Rooftop
Function Lawns
Function Lawns
Concert Lawn Marquee
Concert Lawn Marquee
Concert Lawn Marquee
Concert Lawn Marquee

Taronga Venues

Concert Lawn Marquee - NEW venue option

Concert Lawn Marquee

Overlooking Sydney’s iconic harbour, the Marquee at Taronga is set in one of Sydney’s most exclusive and unique locations. The venue holds between 350 and 550 people depending on your occasion. Sitting in the heart of Taronga Zoo, the custom-built Marquee is built with a clear gable to enjoy the unique view of Sydney’s skyline, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from the north shore of Sydney Harbour.

The silk-lined marquee has wooden floors, and covers a 20x35m space, featuring an expansive harbour deck. It's the perfect setting for your large-scale end-of-year celebration. Whether it's an elegant cocktail party or a large-scale fine-dining event, the space offers an extraordinary experience. The marquee will be built with the highest quality AV and will have access to a full working kitchen.

*Available from Saturday 26 October 2024 to 10 November 2024, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For enquiries, please email

The Dalang Ballroom

Dalang Ballroom

Dalang - 'A place to talk' 

The largest of all function spaces, the Dalang Ballroom is a contemporary and sophisticated space with stunning floor-to-ceiling glass windows and spectacular views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour.

An impressive open plan dining area allows you to dress the room to fit your theme. The key features of this premium room include 180 degree views of Sydney’s Harbour, a private balcony surrounding your function room along with a neutral colour palette.

Take a walkaround 3D tour here for your dinner or here for a conference. 

The N'galawa Terrace

N'galawa Terrace

N'Galawa - 'Sitting with people'

Located above the Ballroom sits the N’galawa Terrace With beautiful panorama views of the Zoo grounds and Sydney Harbour, this is a versatile space perfect for dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, and social celebrations.

The N’galawa Terrace features a private bar, the ability to divide the room with partitions, blinds, an internal sound system and a separate entry point for disabled access.

Take a walkaround 3D tour here.

The Gili Rooftop

Gili Rooftop

Gili - 'Light, spark or candlelight' 

It’s a backdrop like no other. The new Gili Rooftop function space is an incredible setting for any event. Sweeping harbour views by day, shimmering skyline views by night, it is the perfect backdrop for your event, one that will stay with guests forever. 

Watch the sun set over Sydney harbour whilst sampling beautiful crafted food. This truly spectacular space is versatile to your event needs from weddings and cocktail parties, to team workshops and dinners. 

Take a walkaround 3D tour for dinner here or the perfect wedding ceremony location here

Heritage Boardroom

Host your next offsite meeting with us in the beautiful Heritage Boardroom, located in the Top Plaza heritage entrance building.

Forage and Graze

Located inside the impressive front entrance of the Taronga Zoo gate, let your guests start to experience the sights and sounds of the Taronga Zoo with pre-dinner drinks or a cocktail function.

Lawn Event Spaces

Looking for a new event concept? Why not set up a marquee in one of our lawn areas with stunning views of the City skyline and Harbour Bridge. With multiple locations throughout the zoo, our lawn areas are a great space for those family and social barbecues.

Concert Lawns

Taronga Zoo Concert Lawns are the home of the largest functions to take place, accommodating up to 3,000 guests for a cocktail/stand up event or 350 guests in a unique marquee. With a million-dollar backdrop of Sydney, we are the home of the renowned Twilight Concert Series.

Condor Lawns

A unique outdoor space with breathtaking views of the heart of Sydney. Situated next to the iconic Bird Amphitheatre, our concert lawn is a great location for a cocktail function or gathering.

Soden Lawns

The Soden Lawns are ideal for a corporate family open day or networking event. With three-tiered lawn space and incredible views of Sydney Harbour, this is the perfect space to for your guests to enjoy a relaxed beverage.

Weddings and Corporate Events


When planning your wedding with us, combined with our exclusive locations for your bridal photos, our range of event spaces, breathtaking views and wild inhabitants make it an extraordinary space to say "I do."


What's the best way for me to get to Taronga for my event?

Only 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and within the grounds of the iconic Taronga Zoo Sydney, you and your guests can arrive by charter, water taxi or the historic ferry for your next event.