Adelaide Zoo

Looking for an incredibly unique setting for your next event?

Think outside the box and thrill your guests with an unforgettable experience at Adelaide Zoo. Located just north of Adelaide’s central business district, Adelaide Zoo is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life. Experience the tranquility of holding your event in the spectacular eight hectares of botanical gardens home to more than 2,500 exotic and native animals. Let your guests, customers, members or staff know they are valued by treating them to a truly unique experience at the zoo. Adelaide Zoo has a range of wonderful indoor and outdoor venues, perfect for your next function.

Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda

This beautiful heritage listed venue located in the centre of Adelaide Zoo creates the feeling of outdoors with the comforts of undercover dining. The sounds of the nearby wildlife are the perfect accompaniment to a function in the Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda.

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Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo

Opened in 2010, Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo is a state of the art function facility located on the first floor of the front entrance precinct. This award winning venue offers a flexible meeting, exhibition or banquet space. With impressive floor to ceiling windows, the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo boasts magnificent views across the parklands, the city and the zoo. This unique and contemporary venue is sure to impress.

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Bamboo Forest Pavilion

Home to Australasia’s only Giant Panda pair, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, the Bamboo Forest Pavilion presents a unique opportunity to wine and dine amidst the stylish surrounds of this stunning habitat and its beautiful inhabitants.

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Our Caterers

Adelaide Zoo utilises two high quality catering services, Sanctuary Catering & Events and Quality Events.

Sanctuary Catering & Events is a leading South Australian company recognised for its services both locally and nationally. Specialising in outdoor catering, their capacity to cater between 10 guests to 5,000 guests covers all levels of catering.Visit for more information.

With over 15 years experience, Quality Events is inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce to create distinctive and high quality menu selections. Their chefs take the time to collaborate with you to ensure all your needs are met. Visit for more information.

Make it Extra Special

You can enhance your experience at each Adelaide Zoo venue with our range of unique animal encounters or intimate guided tours. We’ll help tailor a package to suit your event and ensure your guests have an unforgettable experience. Find our more about how you can customise your experience. 

Contact Us

To find about more about the full selection of venues and experiences contact our friendly staff in the Venue and Functions team on (08) 8230 1365 or enquire online here.