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Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Goddard, KS View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
86 reviews
Up to 450 guests

About

Up to 450 guests

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 350 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
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,050

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?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

450

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

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
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

86 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Mckenzie M. Married on 12/07/2021
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    Beautiful and helpful

    The entire Tanganyika team made our wedding so wonderful! We had a penguin go down our aisle and multiple animals visit! Our guests were able to go into the Park which saved us money on having the bar open later while we finished our photos up. Ami was fantastic with being available when we needed her and she stayed the entire day! I helped my best friend plan her wedding somewhere else and couldn't believe how much more Ami would do. She even took out the trash! My guests couldn't stop talking about how magical Tanganyika was and my grandma called it the "Disney" of Kansas. You should definitely consider getting married here!
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    Rachel V. Married on 04/17/2021
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    Amazing Venue

    Ami and Connie were amazing. They made our day wonderful. They were very helpful with everything. The venue was amazing. They went above and beyond their call of duty. Thank you so much Ami and Connie for all that you did to make our day special and wonderful.

Awards

  • 86
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Mercedes & Matt
    26 photos · 09/19/2020
  • Dani Augustin & Sam Augustin
    9 photos · 10/13/2018

Deals

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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!

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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!

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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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Map

1000 S Hawkins Ln Goddard, KS, 67052
(316) 794-8954

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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:
  • Bartender(s)
  • 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 average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 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 for wedding services.

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