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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

1200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
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(317) 630-2008

About Us

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

Andrew Weissmann

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  • The zoo did a great job with our wedding! Planning a wedding during a pandemic was not easy and we are so glad we chose the zoo as our venue! They did amazing with helping us navigate all the restrictions and working with us to make our wedding perfect!

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    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Parking

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    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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