Tanganyika Wildlife Park

1000 S Hawkins Ln, Goddard, KS 67052 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a premier wedding venue located in Goddard, Kansas. A 15-minute drive from Wichita, the venue offers lush green landscapes, a waterfall, and is home to rare and endangered animals. The dedication taken to keeping the Park picture-worthy at all times provides an exotic backdrop with the feel of a destination wedding. As a bonus, your wedding directly contributes to the care and continuation of some of the rarest species in the world.

Facilities and Capacity
Tanganyika Wildlife Park has three indoor and two outdoor event spaces for hosting wedding celebrations and can accommodate up to 450 guests in the Serengeti Room and Patio. Couples may choose the stunning Manyara Garden or the fun and quirky Tanganyika Falls Courtyard for outdoor wedding ceremonies, or from several indoor rooms. Two of the rooms have multi-media equipment for video or slideshows and built-in sound systems. All rooms feature large picture windows offering beautiful views of the landscape. Tanganyika Wildlife Park also has a private room for hosting rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered
Tanganyika Wildlife Park customizes its wedding and reception packages to meet each couple's specific desires and accommodate weddings of all sizes and budgets. Their full services include:

  • Indoor and Outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties
  • 30+ Species available to visit as Animal Ambassadors
  • Bridal suite
  • Set-Up and Teardown of all tables and chairs
  • Preferred vendors
  • Generous Parking Lot
  • On-Site Coordinator
  • Lighted Ceiling Design in Serengeti Room
  • Engagement Photo Packages
  • Linen Credit
    • 72+ colors (standard polyester and specialty linens)
    • available to rent, if not included in the package
  • Open Catering. Ask about bar services.
  • Season Passes for Couple
  • Admission for Guests during regular business hours
  • Photo Booth Printer
  • Wheelchair access
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Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
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Nosey Giraffe
Nosey Giraffe
Serengeti Room
Serengeti Room
Reception Room
Reception Room
Lemur Love!
Lemur Love!
The Waterfall at Tanganyika
The Waterfall at Tanganyika
Through the night
Through the night
All the money we raise from events goes to support the exotic and endangered species at the Park.
All the money we raise from events goes to support the exotic and endangered species at the Park.
Balthazar. Credit: Beau Vaughn
Balthazar. Credit: Beau Vaughn
Kissing couple | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Kissing couple | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Having fun with the giraffe | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Having fun with the giraffe | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Lemurs are very cooperative | photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Lemurs are very cooperative | photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Out in the field | photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Out in the field | photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
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I do, too!
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Python. Ph Credit: Beau Vaughn
Cute giraffe photobomber | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Cute giraffe photobomber | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Most of our facilities are available for stunning pictures including this 50ft waterfall.
Most of our facilities are available for stunning pictures including this 50ft waterfall.
With the special participation of the friendly giraffe
With the special participation of the friendly giraffe
Special guest penguin | photo credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Special guest penguin | photo credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
With the kangaroos | photo credit: Grant Cox Photography
With the kangaroos | photo credit: Grant Cox Photography
Lemur ready for the camera | Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
Lemur ready for the camera | Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
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Photo credit: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Hand tattoos | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Hand tattoos | Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Outdoor wedding venue | photo credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Outdoor wedding venue | photo credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Penguin "Flower Girl"
Penguin "Flower Girl"
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
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Photo credit: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
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All our facilities offer wonderful views!photo credit: Unknown
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Photo credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
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Photo Credit: Scrappy Bee Photography
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Photo Credit: Lola Jo Photo Design
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Photo credit: Absolute Sound DJ Entertainment
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Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney Photography
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Nosey Giraffe
Nosey Giraffe

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82 Reviews for Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Maria M. · Married on 08/23/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Responsive and Happy to Help

    We worked with Ami this year and she was awesome! Not only did she know how to calm me down when I was feeling a little anxious, but she was super easy to work with! We loved our venue and the staff was super helpful! If you love animals and you want to work with knowledgeable, trustworthy people, I would definitely recommend Tanganyika!

    Sent on 12/29/2020
  • J

    Jana B. · Married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Saved the day!!

    My husband of 20 years and I had been planning our dream wedding for so long that when Covid threatened to not only ruin our wedding once but twice I was broken. The first time we postponed and the second time our venue canceled but I wasn't giving up. We love TWP and spend many weekends with our kids there, we even shot our love story there so when we got the cancel notice a month before I called them. They have an amazing event coordinator Ami and she set us up to come look that evening. We got there and it seemed meant to be. They didn't hesitate to take on all our craziness and they worked well with all our vendors. We wanted the fairytale and they delivered. From chandeliers and draperies too a sloth greeting guests at our cocktail hour too making sure we had room for all the extras I wanted. They really did come through for us and I will forever be grateful! They made our day WONDERFULLY AMAZING!! Thank you so much Matt, Ami, and the entire staff that helped make our dream wedding happen!!

    Sent on 11/25/2020

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Tanganyika Wildlife Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1050
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 840
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 900
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 720
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 12
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    450
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Park
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Outside Cake
  • 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?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

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2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park 1
    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park 2
    Off-Season Special

    Get up to 20% off when booking your event in the off-season.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements

  • Flower Factory Flowers Wedding Florists

    The Ladies at Tanganyika are the absolute best event coordinators in Wichita! They always go above and beyond for EVERY Bride. We love working with Tanganika, and love knowing that our Brides are in the best of hands, and will receive the upmost care and attention. They are a joy to work with, and we just love getting to be a part of their awesome venue!

  • Black Tie Celebrations Wedding DJs

    If you are seeking a unique venue and an awesome staff, then look no further! Tanganyika is a beautiful venue that has a lot to offer. The park has a great outdoor site for your outdoor wedding and the air conditioned reception site is just a few paces away. Parking is never a problem and the staff is awesome. You will never be met with a fake smile, the staff is there to help and they are very accommodating to everyone involved in your event. I understand that they are adding some new lighting, so stay tuned! Tanganyika is easily one of the top choices for me when it comes to venue recommendations!

  • Cameo Cakes Wedding Cakes

    Sense they came upon the wedding scene a few years back they have made wonderful strides in both venues and customer satisfaction. It is a great place for a animal or outdoorsy type of weddings.

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Tanganyika Wildlife Park frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Tanganyika Wildlife Park?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Tanganyika Wildlife Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Tanganyika Wildlife Park includes:

  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Tanganyika Wildlife Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Tanganyika Wildlife Park for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Tanganyika Wildlife Park for wedding events?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Tanganyika Wildlife Park offer?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Tanganyika Wildlife Park offer for wedding events?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Tanganyika Wildlife Park have available for wedding events?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Tanganyika Wildlife Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Tanganyika Wildlife Park offer?

Tanganyika Wildlife Park currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.