Wedding Venues Adelaide

Welcome to the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo

Thank you for considering Sanctuary Catering & Events at Adelaide Zoo for your upcoming wedding.

Sanctuary Catering and Events provides premium catering and event solutions for 7 unique locations throughout Adelaide Zoo. From our contemporary flagship venue, Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo Function Centre, through to beautiful lawns, and event spaces that are immersed within the natural habitat of some of the animal
enclosures, guests will know they are about to experience something special with an event hosted by the team at Sanctuary Catering & Events

Owned and operated by the multi-award-winning Blanco Horner Hospitality Management, Sanctuary Catering & Events is backed by over 4 decades of experience, the highest quality ethically sustainable food, and exceptional service, perfect for your special day.

Our partnership with Adelaide Zoo provides you with opportunities to add unique experiences to your event. Giant pandas, tiger feeding, and intimate animal handling encounters can provide a memorable and unique experience at your wedding. Feel free to discuss an array of wedding solutions to make your special day memorable.

ATTENBOROUGH ROOM (Sir David Attenborough)

 A large space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and west aspects, with doors leading to the outside terrace and views across the Adelaide Zoo. The in-house sound system for speeches is throughout the room, ensuring your guests do not miss a word.

Dimensions Round Tables (10 guests) Long Tables (10 guests) Cocktail
27×9 /11 240 260 280

GOODALL ROOM (Jane Goodall)

A quiet bridal retreat with a small private terrace overlooking the Giant Panda enclosure. You will be looked after by your own designated staff member throughout the evening.

Dimensions Round Tables (10 guests) Long Tables (10 guests) Cocktail
10 x 6.6 40 40 60

DURRELL GALLERY (Gerald Durrell)

Inclusive in Above Room Hire

With a full-length window taking in views across Botanic Park and a tranquil water feature. This space is perfect for pre-wedding drinks and canapés. Dance the night away on the Durrell Gallery’s polished concrete floor.

Dimensions Round Tables (10 guests) Long Tables (10 guests) Cocktail
45 x 9 / 2.0 100 250
  • Seating capacities represent maximum numbers with allowance for a lecture only.
  • Set-up, display, staging, dance floor, entertainment & audiovisual requirements will reduce capacities.
  • Subject to numbers and catering, room hire charges may be applicable.


Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo is located in the beautiful Adelaide parklands. With Botanic Park and the Adelaide Botanic Garden on our doorstep, you have a wonderful backdrop for photography.


  • Airport 20 min by car/taxi
  • Bus Local 10 min walk
  • Bus Interstate 10 min by car/taxi
  • Train Station 15 min walk
  • Tram 15 min walk


Entrance Sanctuary entrance via Plane Tree Drive

Traffic Plane Tree Drive is a ONE WAY public road

Deliveries Via Gate 1 off Plane Tree Drive between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

Wedding Packages

Select from one of the following menu packages to suit your wedding reception. All inclusions for each menu package are listed. We can upgrade packages to accommodate your specific needs.

Menu Package A

$140 per person
Celebration Cocktail Package
Wicks Estate Package – 5 Hours

Menu Package B

$150 per person
Entree, main & individual dessert or cheese platter
Wicks Estate Package – 5 hours

Menu Package C

$160 per person
Antipasto platters, share platter main (2 choices), cheese platter
Wicks Estate Package – 5 hours

Menu Package D

$175 per person
Pre-dinner  canapes, entree, choice main, individual dessert, or cheese platter
Wicks Estate Package – 5 hours


  • All menu packages include the following –
  • Venue hire
  • Microphone & lectern
  • Cake table and cake knife
  • Gift table
  • Your wedding cake platter
  • Vittoria coffee & Twinings tea
  • Individually wrapped Haigh’s chocolate
  • Menu tasting

Contact Us

Call our event & catering team today on (08) 8230 1313

Open Hours

10 am–5 pm


Adelaide Zoo Entrance, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000