Adelaide Zoo is one of the city’s most recognizable attractions and is home to over 3,000 animals and 250 types of exotic and native mammals. Birds, reptiles, and fish are spread across the eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
Adelaide Zoo, located next to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, is open every day of the year from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is only a 15-minute walk from the city.
The Adelaide Zoo has various wedding ceremonies and reception locations, with guest capacities ranging from 50 to 900. The scenery is impressive, ranging from heritage-listed rotundas to grassy hills and bamboo forests. All while being surrounded by the animals that live at the Adelaide Zoo!
The stunning grounds of Adelaide Zoo offer you the perfect locations to choose from for your garden wedding ceremony.
You can choose from the many stunning ceremony locations, which include
- Central Lawns
- The Immersion Rainforest
- The Jewels of Asia Gardens
- Bamboo Forest
For the daring brides, how about exchanging vows in the ‘Immersion Longhouse’ under the watchful gaze of a tiger? The Immersion Lawns can host up to 80 people and is perfect for adventurous couples who want a garden wedding ceremony.
Or perhaps you’d like Wang Wang and Funi (the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere) to be witnesses at your Bamboo Forest wedding? If you’d like this, then the Bamboo Forest is perfect for you and can hold up to 150 people.
The Central Lawns is one of the most popular venues and can host up to 900 people. The Rotunda can host up to 200 people, and the Jewels of Asia Lawns can host up to 50.
The Adelaide Zoo’s feathered and furry friends would love to join you in celebrating your special day. You and your bridal party can explore the zoo to find unique locations to take wedding day photos. Guests can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds on our guided zoo tour or at one of the animal experiences available while you are busy with your photos.
As one would expect, in such a diverse location, you can take pictures in several places. Since there are abundant bridges, greenery, flowers, and trees, taking beautiful pictures shouldn’t be hard. There are even a few lovely-looking buildings you can use and, of course, the animals. You can also pay extra for a personal photo tour with a Zoo ranger!
The wedding team offers you a great range of options to help make your day extra special for you and your guests.
You can use the Adelaide Zoo’s onsite caterers at an additional cost if you want.
Sanctuary Catering & Events and Quality Events are two high-quality catering services used by Adelaide Zoo.
Sanctuary Catering & Events is a leading South Australian company well-known locally and nationally for its services. Their capacity to cater between 10 and 5,000 guests covers all levels of catering. They specialize in outdoor catering.
Quality Events has over 15 years of experience and is inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce to create distinctive and high-quality menu selections. Their chefs take the time to work with you to ensure that all of your needs are met.
Adelaide Zoo’s Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda or other function centres in the zoo are ideal for your reception to round up your zoo wedding.
The Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda is considered South Australia’s largest of its kind. This lovely heritage-listed venue in the heart of the zoo combines the feel of being outside with the conveniences of indoor dining. The sounds of the nearby animals make the Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda the ideal setting for a function.
You can also hold your reception at the Fig Tree Function Centre. It is a lovely light-filled space surrounded by the zoo’s activity and ambience; ideal for any function at any time of year. Another stunning wedding reception venue is the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo.
Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, which opened in 2010, is a cutting-edge function facility located on the first floor of the front entrance precinct. The Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, with its impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, offers breathtaking views of the parklands, the city, and the zoo. This one-of-a-kind and state-of-the-art venue are sure to impress.
The animal experiences are sure to thrill your guests between the ceremony and the reception.