Wellington Zoo – venue for hire

Choose a sustainable venue and book your next meeting or function at Wellington Zoo.

Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo, and Wellington's oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906. The Zoo is proud to be the world's first carboNZero certified zoo. When you choose to experience your event at Wellington Zoo, you're helping the Zoo make a difference by supporting their conservation work for animals around the world.

Wellington Zoo has a range of venues to choose from and a dedicated Zoo Venues Team to help customise your event.


Anywhere from five to 300.



Wellington Zoo's stunning architectural award winning venue is great for your next special event, wedding or celebration.

The Nest Boardroom

Perfect for small meetings, your attendees will love the stunning views from the heart of the Zoo hospital, The Nest Kōhanga.

The Archibald

Nestled next to Monkey Island, you will be captivated watching the Spider Monkeys, Capuchins and birdlife.

Wild Theatre

Perform amongst the animals. The Wild Theatre is available for concerts, presentations, movie nights, and more.

Your Zoo

Hire the whole Zoo or one of the unique outdoor locations and create an event your guests will never forget. Wellington Zoo can help plan your full day to cater for large groups.

For more information about the spaces available see Wellington Zoo's website


  • Be.Accessible Gold rating for Accessibility
  • Parking - right outside the Zoo or in the Newtown Park car park next door.

More information

Phone: 04 803 8172 or 021 227 8172
Website: wellingtonzoo.com/venues