Minutes away from Auckland CBD with ample onsite parking our event spaces can host a function from 50 guests, to extravagant affairs for 5000, with exclusive access to our grounds.

We can create a memorable event in one of our many function spaces - imagine a summer barbecue with the lions, dining in the historic Old Elephant House or getting married in the iconic Band Rotund

With our stunning landscapes and unrivalled venues, we have all you need to make your event one your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Auckland Zoo's venues can cater to weddings, celebrations, functions and corporate functions.

Find out more about our various venues and their opportunities for hosting.

Auckland Zoo Venue Capacity Chart

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The Lion Viewing Shelter

A popular semi-outdoor venue, the Lion Viewing Shelter of Auckland Zoo will give your guests an extraordinary view of Pridelands. A rustic yet versatile space with both covered and uncovered areas, your guests will be able to watch these magnificent animals up close!

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The Marquee Band Rotunda

Located at the Band Rotunda Lawns, and near various animal exhibits, The Marquee Band Rotunda provides an exciting new function and event space. A new standard in the Auckland Zoo function venues scene, offering a dynamic, upmarket choice for all events

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Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter

Located in the middle of lush plants and surrounded by wildlife, this venue offers a rustic covered space which is perfect for wedding ceremonies, early evening dinner parties or pre-dinner drinks.

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African Savannah

Home to giraffe, zebra, ostrich, meerkats, leopard tortoises and African masked lovebirds, the new African Savannah brings visitors closer than ever to wildlife in an environment that offers a real sense of adventure.

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Tiger Territory

Come and dine with the tigers! The tiger territory is the ideal spot for your breakfast function, intimate dinner or cocktail event and conveniently located in the heart of the Zoo.

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The Old Elephant House 

Once home to Auckland Zoo’s elephants, the Old Elephant House is now an iconic restaurant, suitable for a variety of evening event types including wedding receptions, cocktail parties and seated dinners.

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The Old Elephant House Courtyard

The Old Elephant House outdoor courtyard is the perfect setting for all sorts of events and occasions. Soak up the sunshine or close the retractable roof for shelter if required. Featuring its own private bar, this is the perfect place for a BBQ, drinks and canapés, birthday celebrations or corporate occasions. 

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The Domes

The Domes is currently one of Auckland’s most unique spaces to hold an event – with its grand design, immersive feel and zoo soundtrack, this could be the perfect space for you to make your special event unforgettable. 

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New Restaraunt (Opening May 2020)

The new restaurant and function venue will be a great indoor/outdoor space located at the heart of Auckland Zoo, overlooking our central lake and new wetlands area. 

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