Do you want more pricing details?
On WeddingWire since 2013
Blank Park Zoo is an exotic wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa, that provides a unique and exciting setting for weddings. Nestled on 22 acres of land, this wildlife park allows guests to be entertained by zoo animals during the cocktail hour, offering an out-of-the-ordinary wedding experience.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue provides five outdoor and indoor facilities that can host up to 400 guests. The Discovery Center ballroom is best suited for weddings of 120 people or less and overlooks our indoor rainforest. The brand new Holmes Foster Event Center can accomodate up to 350 guests banquet style for larger wedding parties.
Blank Park Zoo offers spaces for hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, baby showers, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special events. It has a friendly, attentive staff to choreograph and ensure that the event will be a complete success. They will help provide the following services:
- Set up
- Bride & Groom suites
- Event planning
- Clean up
Aside from being a wedding venue, Blank Park Zoo also offers educational and fun classes, educating young children and even adults on how to take care of the animals. The park also accommodates fun, educational field trips and camping, exhibiting the park’s rainforest and zoo animals.
Bundle and save time!
Contact Blank Park Zoo and their preferred vendors
Blank Park Zoo
Baratta's Restaurant & Italian Catering
Something Chic Floral
Bella Flora Event Design
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
Any other questions?
ReviewsWrite a review
Fantastic throughout the whole process
Are you interested?
Professional Network & Endorsements3 Endorsements
The staff at the Blank Park Zoo goes above and beyond to make every wedding and event perfect. Every request my most recent bride made during her event was met with an upbeat, positive response. Great staff to work with, great catering from Johnny's, and a fantastic venue!
If you are looking for a unique venue, and a great team to help you plan your event - look no further than Blank Park Zoo! They work hard to make sure you are thrilled with your ceremony & reception!
A wildly different place to have your reception and ceremony, if you like. Very friendly and easy to work with.
Would you like to visit?