Meeting & Conference Venue
If you're looking for a function room with a difference for your next meeting or conference, then look no further.
Located in Torbay, Devon, Paignton Zoo offers a variety of well-designed conference, seminar and meeting rooms. Set in 80 acres of botanical gardens, our hospitality facilities offer a truly inspirational and unique setting for groups both large and small.
If you need to organise a meeting, party, presentation or awards ceremony, we have the right room for you.
Conference and Meeting Rooms
Whether you need a venue for a work party, a more formal awards ceremony or a casual barbeque, our Island Restaurant is the perfect venue. With the ability to cater for large numbers and offering stunning views of our Gibbon Island, your guests will have an unforgettable time in this unique location.
The Whitley Room, adjoining the restaurant, is ideal for seminars, meetings and conferences for up to 100 people. The Primley Room, Green Room or themed Savannah Room can be hired for smaller boardroom style meetings or interviews, ideal for breakaway groups.
The Ark Lecture Theatre or Animal Encounters building in the heart of the Zoo, can seat up to 70 and 160 people respectively if you are looking to host a seminar, presentation or lecture.
Event management and client liaison
Our dedicated Functions Manager will take all of the stress out of planning your event, helping to organise everything you need from start to finish.
Whether you want a buffet or sit down meal, our talented team of chefs will create a delicious menu, typically using fresh, locally sourced produce. As a dedicated environmental park we endeavour to use palm oil free foods and fair-trade products where possible.
Please view our daily delegate rates, sample menus and room planner here.
If you're visiting us for an evening event we can offer something really special. For an extra charge, enjoy a walk and talk with one of our keepers, hire out the Jungle Express train or watch our fascinating bird show.
Transport and Car Parking
We have extensive on-site parking, easy access for coaches and good availability of public transport. Directions and further transport details can be found on our how to find us page.
For more details and to make a booking, please telephone 0844 474 2227 or email us.
Please note: For the comfort of our animals the availability of Zoo grounds will be limited after Zoo opening hours.