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 couples with a wedding venue in 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 has four locations to celebrate your wedding that are all friendly to the environment. The Efroymson Wedding Garden surrounds your ceremony with brick walls and climbing foliage. Up to 350 guests will gather to the 3.3-acre lawn to watch your ceremony. The Hulman Riverhouse is a space where guests can take in views of the city through a wall of windows. This is a great space for seated receptions. The St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery seats up to 250 guests for private access to the only underwater dolphin viewing dome. Interact with dog sharks and other sea creatures in the Oceans Room.

Services Offered
Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens provides couples with green practices. They provide the following services:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Wireless internet
  • Bridal suite
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The Dolphin Gallery set for a wedding reception!
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The Dolphin Gallery includes the underwater viewing dome. When you stand in the dome you are in the...
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Food stations were a fun element for this Fall 2015 wedding reception!
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View of the Hilbert Conservatory from the Knot Gardens. Picture provided by Amanda Hoffman with...
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61 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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    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!

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    Mark Swick · Married on 01/25/2019

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    Beautiful facility

    Beautiful facility with friendly staff and dolphins!

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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions 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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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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