Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

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!

Services Offered

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens provides venues with green practices. Take advantage of:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Wireless internet
  • Bridal suite
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63 Reviews for Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Joanna U · Married on 12/28/2019

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    Extraordinarily perfect

    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!

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    Cortnie · Married on 09/14/2019

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    September Wedding

    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

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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Park
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Event Rentals
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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16 Endorsements

  • Brittany Erwin Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Bello Romance Photography Wedding Photographers

    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 Wedding Lady Wedding Planners

    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.

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