Indianapolis Zoo - Indianapolis, IN - Party Venue
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis, Indiana
Capacity: Up to 1200
1200 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Neighborhood: Westside
Maximum Capacity: 1200 people
Create a spectacular and fun wedding in the heart of downtown at the Indianapolis Zoo! Extraordinary amenities include the 3.3 acres of gorgeous gardens, 5,000 square foot Hilbert Conservatory with changing shows, breathtaking view of the city, and choice of memorable reception venues.

Available wedding events include: evening wedding/reception packages, evening receptions, day weddings, and rehearsal dinners.

The Indianapolis Zoo proudly uses 100% Green Power and is a member of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce's Green Business.
Phone: Show Phone

Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Efroymson Wedding Garden is a beautiful and breathtaking outdoor ceremony location. It is situated in 3.3 acres of outdoor gardens and can be rented April through the second weekend in October.

Photos published with permission of Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Efroymson Wedding Garden is a beautiful and breathtaking outdoor ceremony location. It is situated in 3.3 acres of outdoor gardens and can be rented April through the second weekend in October.Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Oceans Building adds dramatic ambiance to your event with full access to mingle among galleries that include penguins, sea lions, cownose rays and seahorses. Plus, your guests can interact with dog sharks until 9pm! The Oceans Building can accommodate up to 250 guests for a standing reception or 100 guests for a seated dinner.Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Hulman Riverhouse features nearly floor to ceiling windows that showcase the downtown skyline! This beautiful room can accommodate up to 160 guests for a seated meal.Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Party Pavilion is a large, white, four peaked tent located at the very front of the Zoo. This outdoor event space offers the ambiance of an outdoor event and has seen many different color schemes and themes! The Party Pavilion is available for rental May through September and can accommodate up to 350 guests for a seated meal including space for dancing and entertainment.Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — Centerplate is our exclusive caterer and they provide all food, beverage and room setup for our private events!Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Dolphin Gallery is a fun and magical location for a holiday party! Located at the heart of the Zoo, you and your guests enjoy a private event space that features two large glass windows that look into the main dolphin pool!Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Hilbert Conservatory is a 5,000 square foot glass enclosed conservatory that features changing shows! Add this memorable space onto your rental of the Hulman Riverhouse for your coporate dinner or wedding reception!Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — Use all or half of this conference-style meeting room, located near the Zoo entrance inside the Polly H. Hix Institute for Research and Conservation. This space is excellent for smaller parties, meetings and banquets. The Hix Institute can acocmmodate up to 120 guests for a seated meal or up to 200 guests for a standing reception.Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — The Party Pavilion is a fun and popular location for company picnics! Treat your employees to a day at the Zoo plus a private area for lunch. The Party Pavilion can accommodate up to 500 guests for a seated meal and is available for rental May - September.
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"Take Your Vows With Lions, Tigers and Bears", An Eventective User from Indianapolis, Indiana
Getting married at the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens is the most beautiful experience we could have possibly chosen for our wedding and reception. There are several different places that you can rent out for your wedding; we had the actual wedding underneath the dolphin tanks, in the dolphin dome. We had the reception in the Hilbert conservatory, although we nearly had it in the gardens because the flowers were in bloom at the time. The venue is slightly pricy to rent, however our guests were amazed and amused with how interesting and unique our wedding was. They provided just about everything we needed including decorations, chairs, arrangements, and even had party planners that helped us make our day super special. One thing we especially liked was that the caterers that work with the zoo were flexible and happy to work with our dietary restrictions. We don't eat meat and had a few guest with special needs that the caterers happily worked around. The zoo was happy, considerate, clean, and a very unique experience. I would be more than happy to have made this activity again since we had such a magical experience the first time. Another thing we really loved is that our guests were able to meander around and enjoy themselves in the zoo in between and after the actual wedding and ceremony. It was family-friendly and the kids in my family really enjoyed going to the zoo and a wedding with cake in the same day!
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Deserts Pavilion TentPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 700 people
Deserts Pavilion Tent, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis — Deserts Pavilion Tent
Deserts Pavilion Tent

Photos published with permission of Indianapolis Zoo

A modern, airy enclosure perfect for your special event
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 400 People
Capacity: 700 People
Dolphin Adventure GalleryPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 600 people
Education SuitesPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 300 people
Hilbert ConservatoryPhotos Available
Alternate Venue 5000 sq ft 464.5 sq meter
Hulman RiverhousePhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 300 people
Kroger Party PavilionPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 1200 people
World Of WatersPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 250 people
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