Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens provides you with a memorable wedding venue in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Say “I do” at the zoo! Your guests will enjoy green spaces, skyline views and unique exhibits that the zoo has to offer.
Facilities and Capacity
The Zoo offers a handful of fun and memorable locations to celebrate your wedding that are all friendly to the environment.
The Efroymson Wedding Garden is a picturesque outdoor, circular wedding lawn with a curved brick and wood trellis backdrop draped in greenery. Situated in 3.3 acres of gardens, picture opportunities seem endless!
The Hulman Riverhouse accommodates up to 160 guests for a seated reception and overlooks the downtown skyline via nearly floor to ceiling windows!
The Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery accommodates up to 250 guests for a seated reception and features private access to the only underwater dolphin viewing dome!
The Bicentennial Pavilion accommodates up to 220 - 300 guests for a seated reception. The Bicentennial Pavilion features a double sided fireplace and overlaping ceiling installations that represent being under the forest canopy!
The Oceans Building accommodates up to 100 guests for a seated dinner. Enjoy private access to the entire Oceans Building and interact with dog sharks until 9:00pm!
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Andrew W. · Married on 08/28/2020
Amazing wedding at the zoo!!
The zoo did a great job with our wedding! Planning a wedding during a pandemic was not easy and we are so glad we chose the zoo as our venue! They did amazing with helping us navigate all the restrictions and working with us to make our wedding perfect!Sent on 09/07/2020
Joanna · Married on 12/28/2019
We had the most wonderful day and we loved every minute of it. The staff was wonderful and made the day go off without a hitch. I would do it all over again if I could!Sent on 01/08/2020
Cortnie · Married on 09/14/2019
I would definitely recommend getting married here. Jackie was our contact and she was incredibly helpful and accommodating. She answers questions quickly and is very knowledgeable. We had our wedding in the Efroymson Wedding Garden, cocktails in the knot gardens and reception in the Hulman Riverhouse. It was beautiful. It requires little decorations and feels magical. We got so many compliments on the venue. And it was a wonderful experience. They provide someone day of as well, we had Kayli who was also wonderful. You have to choose their catering, but the food was amazing. We got so many compliments on it and we loved it as well! Hazel is the catering manager and she’s great and answering questions and be able to meet to go over things. This is also a very affordable venue, which is surprising since it is so beautiful. The only issue (I didn’t mind but my mom did) was that there can be an event in the morning before yours and they can only guarantee you access 2 hours before. I didn’t mind because it’s so beautiful I only had decor on tables. Definitely recommend!Sent on 10/30/2019
I absolutely love working with the whole staff at the Indianapolis Zoo. Everyone works hard to make sure the day is perfect and the whole venue is stunning. I can't say enough nice things about the zoo and the people who work there.
Working with the Indianapolis Zoo, and especially Jackie & Miranda, always makes the event less stressful for our couples, and even the vendors who provide services. You can always count on them to give excellent services, and always with a smile.
The Indianapolis Zoo And White River Gardens is one of my favorite venues to suggest to a bride & groom. They offer so many different spaces and the staff works wonderfully with all the vendors to make a perfect team on Wedding Day.