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Conveniently located in the centre of Adelaide Zoo, this stunning heritage listed venue was built in 1884 and is believed to be the largest of its kind in South Australia.  This versatile space can accommodate up to 180 people for a sit down function, cocktail style is 250 people.  Embrace the sights and sounds of being in a zoo after hours – hear the roar of the lion or the calls of the primates from this unique location!   Overlooking the central lawns this function space creates the feeling of outdoors with the comforts of under cover dining.  Theming, lighting and draping are all commonly used to enhance this space and create the perfect feel for your event.  This venue is commonly used for family days and casual BBQ dining.  It is regularly used as a spectacular wedding reception venue!

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Perfect For...

  • Weddings
  • Cocktail Evenings
  • Corporate Dinners
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Social Functions
  • Christmas Parties
  • Staff Events
  • Client Events
  • Staff Family Days
  • Cocktail functions

Customise your experience

Make your event extra special with our range of unique animal encounters or intimate guided tours. We’ll work with you to develop a package to perfectly compliment your event and ensure your guests have an unforgettable experience.  See more information regarding our experiences here Animal Encounters

Want to make experience more of Adelaide Zoo? Why not enjoy some pre-dinner drinks and canapes in one of our other venues!  These spaces are also perfect for pre-post conference networking.  For more information click here: 1 Hour Functions

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.




180 Seated (no dance floor)
130 Seated (with a dance floor)
250 Cocktail
All Day
Venue Hire Cost
$500 Sunday to Thursday
$700 Friday & Saturday evenings
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