The historic Band Rotunda is an iconic function space surrounded by four lush lawn areas at Auckland Zoo. Lawns can be booked separately or combined with the Band Rotunda Stand to suit your specific function requirements.

A romantic space for hosting weddings, the bride and groom can take pride of place in the Band Rotunda surrounded by their guests in this quaint setting.

For formal dinner or cocktail parties enjoy the flexibility of being able to erect a marquee on the rear lawn (Lawn B only) and utilise the Band Rotunda for entertainment such as a DJ or acoustic music set.

For a more informal event, consider treating your guests to a relaxed picnic on the lawn and take full advantage of the beautiful environment that surrounds you at Auckland Zoo.

This area is perfect for day or early evening functions, but is also available for night functions.

  1. Day Hire: 9:30am-4:00pm
  2. Evening Hire: 5:30pm - Midnight

Individual Lawns

You are also able to hire individual lawns surrounding the Rotunda to expand your space.

  1. Size: varies depending on lawn
  2. Theatre capacity: 150
  3. Classroom capacity: n/a
  4. Banquet capacity: 150
  5. Cocktail capacity: 2000
  6. Picnic capacity: 200
  7. Included admissions in Venue Hire fee: 50

Venue Rental Pricing

Venue Inclusions:

  • Please note the venue hire cost for this function space is for a venue hire only which means that all furniture, linen, marquee, lighting etc. costs are additional and this needs to be arranged from one of our approved suppliers.

Whole Band Rotunda (evening hire only) - including lawns $4,500

GST exclusive

Band Rotunda Stand$2,000

GST exclusive

Band Rotunda Lawn Quadrant (per quarter with Band Rotunda hire only)$1,000

GST exclusive

Band Rotunda Lawn Quadrant (per quarter)$1,500

GST exclusive