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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Food stations were a fun element for this Fall 2015 wedding reception!
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57 Reviews for Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

Recommended by 91% 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 4.5
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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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    Sarah · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Highly recommend

    We had our wedding reception in the Dolphin Pavilion and it was beautiful! The team did a wonderful job making sure everything was perfect.

    Sent on 01/27/2019

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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • 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
    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
    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
    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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  • 1200 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, 46222 See on map
    317-489-3234 (Phone number)

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