Meeting & Conference Venue

Meeting & Conference Venue

An unusual venue for a club, society, group or association meeting or conference.

Located in Torbay, Devon, Paignton Zoo offers a variety of well-designed conference 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 are looking for an unusual venue for a meeting, party, presentation or awards ceremony, we have the right room for you.

Presentation, conference and meeting rooms

Our Island Restaurant is the perfect venue for a party, a more formal awards ceremony or a casual barbecue. 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 are perfect for smaller meetings or 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 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 download our daily delegate rates, sample menus and room planner or contact our functions team on 01803 697520 to discuss your specific requirements.

Unique environment

If you are planning an evening event, we can offer something very special. Why not offer your guests the opportunity to enjoy a walk and talk with one of our keepers, ride on the Jungle Express train or watch our fascinating bird show.

Transport, car parking and local hotels

We have extensive on-site parking, easy access for coaches directly to the main entrance and good availability of public transport. Directions and further transport details can be found on our how to find us page.

The Torbay area offers a wealth of hotels catering for all budgets and offering a great choice of styles from modern to traditional, period seafront accommodation.


For more details and to make a booking, please telephone 01803 697520 or email us.

Please note: For the comfort of our animals the availability of Zoo grounds will be limited after Zoo opening hours.


What You Say
Excellent value for money. A fantastic day out for the whole family! 
Volunteers were very friendly and keen to share information about the animals. 
Astounding zoo to explore, with a whole range of great habitats to gain insights from