Private Function Venue

Private Function Venue

If you're looking for a really 'wild' venue for a private function, then look no further.

At Paignton Zoo we have a variety of rooms set in 80 acres of botanical gardens, offering the perfect setting for a truly unique celebration.

Our Function Rooms

private functions

Whether you need a venue for a birthday party, barbeque or wedding reception our Island Restaurant is the perfect choice, catering for up to 300 guests and offering stunning views of our Gibbon Island, your guests will enjoy a unique experience.

The Whitley Room, adjoining the restaurant, is ideal for smaller weddings, receptions or parties for up to 100 people, and on sunny days you can make use of our terrace.

Function Management & 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 an environmental park we endeavour to use palm oil free food and fair-trade products where possible.

Please view our daily delegate rates and sample function menus here.

Unique Environment

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 & 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 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
It's got to be said, Paignton Zoo is hard to beat! 
Volunteers were very friendly and keen to share information about the animals. 
It's a beautiful attraction with plenty to see