Wild encounter for EAs

EAs were treated to a memorable evening of animal encounters, amazing food and drinks and a chance to explore the Taronga Centre

This exciting event started at 6pm after the busy working day, with most guests arriving by ferry and riding the sky safari cable car up from the Ferry Wharf to the main entrance of the Taronga Centre. The first stop was the Piazza, where glasses of pink lemonade were handed round – a fun and fresh way to start the evening. Complimenting the refreshments was a selection of canapés, that EAs could enjoy while mingling with Taronga staff and fellow guests. A quick welcome speech was conducted before guests were escorted through the zoo to our next location, the Garden Court to escape the impending rain.

Here they experienced a Taronga speciality – animal encounters! Two Taronga Zoo Keepers brought a tortoise and a snake for people to see and touch and interact with, while they spoke about the history of the species and their plight in the wild. A portion of all revenue from events goes directly to supporting Taronga Zoo and its international wildlife conservation efforts, and we at the Taronga Centre love having the chance to share some of the knowledge with our clients. More canapés were passed around – this time accompanied by fresh homemade sangria.

Following this, guests were then escorted up to the Terrace for a seated dinner and dessert experience station. A delicious entrée was followed by a main course and served with a selection of house wine and beer. To finish the evening, general manager Patrick Maher got up to say a few words and thank everyone for coming, and then guests devoured the dessert experience station, which was carefully designed and displayed by the amazing team of in-house chefs.

“Despite some rainy weather, we were extremely pleased with the amazing turn out to our first ever corporate famil at the Taronga Centre. It was so much fun to host such an amazing crowd of business professionals, and have the chance to show them what we can do here. There is so much opportunity and we just want to share it!” -Samantha Denovan, the Taronga Centre

“A wonderful evening and also a fantastic showcase of the Taronga function centre and zoo. Please pass on to the Taronga staff and catering services our thanks for hosting a fantastic event at their lovely venue.” -Cherish Beardmore, EA, Goldman Sachs

“What a fabulous evening, I can’t wait to book the ballroom and other areas… so well put together from start to finish, skyride, canapés in the garden, animal encounters and fabulous meal. Well done!” -Rachel Henning, EA, Inghams Group

“The event last night at Taronga was fantastic. I really liked how it was set out like an event and we were fed a 3-course meal with drinks. It gave us a feel of what an event would be like here if we had one booked.” -Elizabeth Hennessey, PA Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

“My very first Executive PA Media event and it was fabulous! Loved it. Beautiful spot and food was sensational!” -Linda Brady, EA, Credit Suisse

“Thank you so much for the event last night, I had a great time!” -Samantha Barr, EA, KPMG

“It was brilliant! Nice food and company. Cute animals too!” -Joyce Ogden, EA, Westpac