With a variety of rooms and areas, we can cater for parties small and large, creating the perfect occasion just for you.

Flexible rooms for your ceremony and reception

The Island Restaurant is perfect venue for receptions, with the ability to cater for larger numbers and offering stunning views of our Gibbon Island, you and your guests will remember this distinctive location forever.

Our Whitley Room, adjoining the restaurant, is an ideal venue for wedding breakfasts or smaller receptions and you can even make use of our outdoor terrace to appreciate the natural beauty of the lakeside area.

If you're passionate about animals and want a really special day for an exclusive group, you could get married at our Tiger or Lion Viewing areas.

Please contact the Functions Manager on 01803 697520 or email us for more information about available rooms.

Experienced event team

Our dedicated Functions Manager will take all of the stress out of planning your day, helping you to organise everything you need from start to finish.

Whether you want a cold 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.

Unique setting

We can offer something really special for your big day. For an extra charge, your guests can enjoy a walk and talk with one of our keepers, hire out the Jungle Express train or watch our fascinating bird show (seasonal).

Plenty of 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.

A day to remember 

We understand that this is your special day, and you can rest assured that with our dedicated Functions Team and attention to detail, coupled with one of the most unusual locations in Torbay, a wedding or civil partnership ceremony at Paignton Zoo is guaranteed to be a success.


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

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