Since opening on 17 December 1922, Auckland Zoo has evolved to become an active conservation organisation and has welcomed over 28 million visitors.
Auckland Zoo is a winner of national and international awards, is at the leading-edge of wildlife research, conservation work and innovative exhibits. Minutes away from Auckland CBD with ample onsite parking our event spaces can host a function & extravagant affairs for up to 4000, with exclusive access to our grounds.
We can create a memorable event in any of the function spaces – imagine a summer barbecue with the lions, dining in the historic Old Elephant House or getting married in the Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter. 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 can cater to weddings, celebrations, functions and corporate events.
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.
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.
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.
(Opening March 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.
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!
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.
With our stunning landscapes across the full venue with capacity for 4000, we have all you need to make your event one your guests will be talking about for years to come.
As custodians of New Zealand’s largest portfolio of iconic venues, Auckland Conventions Venues & Events offers a range of unique world-class venues for extraordinary events in Auckland, including Aotea Centre, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Zoo, Bruce Mason Centre, Mt Smart Stadium, North Harbour Stadium, Shed 10, The Civic, The Cloud.
Auckland Zoo has two large car parks providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches. Accessible car parking is available in the car park closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.