Private Functions

The beautiful setting of Les Augrès Manor, nestled in the lush, green rural parish of Trinity in Jersey, is steeped in history. The picturesque 17th century manor house sits in a site of medieval origin. Since 1963 Les Augrès Manor has been home to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, an international charity founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell and dedicated to saving species from extinction. The 32 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds are also home to some of the most threatened species of animals, living safely in large, open and natural spaces that offer a unique window into their natural worlds.

Jersey Zoo offers a totally unique setting for a truly memorable event. Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, a special birthday dinner, a summer ball or a Christmas party with a difference, we have a number of settings that will lend themselves perfectly to your event.

Café Dodo

If you are planning a ‘Wild Night Out’ for 100 plus guests, Café Dodo is the ideal place for your informal event. This versatile venue can provide enough space for a buffet or sit-down meal, a dance floor and DJ booth, a chill out area and drinks outside on the terrace with views of the meerkats! If you want to surprise your guests, then look no further.

160 sit-down meal guests / 200 buffet event guests.


Les Augrès Manor Boardroom

Les Augrès Manor is at the heart of the wildlife park. Gerald Durrell’s study was adjacent to the Boardroom, which overlooks the Manor’s beautiful sheltered courtyard. The Boardroom is steeped in history, with traditional granite walls, large French windows and a magnificent granite fireplace. The room features historical memorabilia and a large custom-made table, making it an ideal venue for a board meeting or a small private dining function. It is also a beautiful setting for intimate civil marriages and partnerships.

20 seated guests (civil ceremony) / 16 guests (board meeting) / 12 guests (private dining)


Les Augrès Manor Courtyard

Sheltered by three granite walls with beautiful landscaped gardens across the pathway, the Courtyard is a stunning location for a civil wedding or partnership, drinks and canapés, corporate events or special birthday celebrations. A marquee adjoining the Boardroom can create a picturesque and versatile setting for any ceremony or event.

170 seated or standing guests



Kirindy Cabin

At the heart of Kirindy Forest and overlooking Lemur Lake lies Kirindy Cabin, a rustic wooden building with covered veranda that will transport you to the sights, sounds and feel of Madagascar. The Cabin is a fantastic option for afternoon tea, a post ceremony reception or informal drinks and canapés. As you enjoy your event you will be able to get close to Madagascan wildlife and observe the lemurs at play.

40 standing guests



The Longhouse

Indonesian stilted ‘longhouses’ are traditionally the centre of social life, annual events and ceremonies. Our longhouse represents our ties to Sumatra, the home of the orangutans and gibbons who play just metres away from the viewing deck, the perfect perching point for drinks and canapés.

40 standing guests



Organic Orchard

Stroll through the Manor courtyard, down Camellia Walk and past the amazing bat tunnel, and you will find yourself in the private and magical Organic Orchard. It is an ideal space for picnics, drinks receptions and small gatherings and can be personalised with bunting and other decorations. Enjoy drinks and canapés amidst the dappled shade of the apple trees and the edible plants and flowers grown to nourish our animals and feed our human guests!

170 standing guests




Princess Royal Pavilion

The Harcourt Theatre in the Princess Royal Pavilion is the perfect out of town venue for a seminar, board meeting, presentation or awards ceremony. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, a laptop, projector, lighting and sound systems. The room can be presented in a variety of formats and personalised to suit your needs.

80 guests theatre style / 42 guests cabaret style / 30 guests closed rectangle formation / 120 standing guests




Café Firefly

The Café provides a modern, versatile space for drinks receptions or sit-down dinners. In the summer months the terrace is a fantastic outdoor venue, with the sound of the waterfall and stunning views of the bears and howler monkeys. The space can also be set up for presentations subject to the café being booked for a suitable drinks reception.

65 diners / 125 standing guests



For further information or to book please contact our events team by emailing events@durrell.org.


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