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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

Indianapolis , IN
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LOCATION

1200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222 US (map)

PHONE

317-630-2008

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1988
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Tropical, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1988
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Tropical, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Hillary
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience with the Indianapolis Zoo was amazing from start to finish. Jackie, our event contact, was easy to reach and always returned our calls and emails in a timely fashion. She allowed us the freedom to customize our day and make it extremely personal while still providing guidance and suggestions for a smooth wedding day. We couldn't be happier with our decision to hold our wedding ceremony and reception at the White River Gardens. Such a beautiful space, friendly staff, and easy process. I can't recommend them enough!
Our experience with the Indianapolis Zoo was amazing from start to finish. Jackie, our event contact, was easy to reach Read more...
Our experience with the Indianapolis Zoo was amazing from start to finish. Jackie, our event contact, was easy to reach and always returned our calls and emails in a timely fashion. She allowed us the freedom to customize our day and make it extremely personal while still providing guidance and suggestions for a smooth wedding day. We couldn't be happier with our decision to hold our wedding ceremony and reception at the White River Gardens. Such a beautiful space, friendly staff, and easy process. I can't recommend them enough! Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The zoo was a gorgeous venue, and everyone who worked there was extremely helpful! The dolphins even showed up for our reception, which was an added bonus. I had the pleasure of working with Jackie while we were planning, and Lori on the day of the wedding. Both were very professional and made sure that things went smoothly. Miranda was also wonderful to work with for catering, and we heard back from many of our guests that the food was the best wedding food they had ever had. Thanks to the zoo (and our other amazing vendors), we had the best wedding ever!
The zoo was a gorgeous venue, and everyone who worked there was extremely helpful! The dolphins even showed up for our Read more...
The zoo was a gorgeous venue, and everyone who worked there was extremely helpful! The dolphins even showed up for our reception, which was an added bonus. I had the pleasure of working with Jackie while we were planning, and Lori on the day of the wedding. Both were very professional and made sure that things went smoothly. Miranda was also wonderful to work with for catering, and we heard back from many of our guests that the food was the best wedding food they had ever had. Thanks to the zoo (and our other amazing vendors), we had the best wedding ever! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The zoo was absolutely wonderful and I would recommend to anyone!
The zoo was absolutely wonderful and I would recommend to anyone!
The zoo was absolutely wonderful and I would recommend to anyone! Read less
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Karol
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff for the zoo and centerplate catering were always professional and personable during the planning stages of our wedding all the way up to the day of our wedding. They were very patient, flexible, accomodating and understading. Although they are not true wedding coordinators they went above and beyond in my opinion to ensure that our wedding day was PERFECT for us. Even though it is their job to provide these services and they have done numerous events before they always made sure our time with them was our time and that all of our needs were met. They helped us be creative within our budget also. All of our guests loved the grounds of the garden(s) and the riverhouse and were raving about the food and service provided by Centerplate. I wish I was planning another event just so I could work with Jackie Sabrowsky and Miranda Kessler.
The staff for the zoo and centerplate catering were always professional and personable during the planning stages of our Read more...
The staff for the zoo and centerplate catering were always professional and personable during the planning stages of our wedding all the way up to the day of our wedding. They were very patient, flexible, accomodating and understading. Although they are not true wedding coordinators they went above and beyond in my opinion to ensure that our wedding day was PERFECT for us. Even though it is their job to provide these services and they have done numerous events before they always made sure our time with them was our time and that all of our needs were met. They helped us be creative within our budget also. All of our guests loved the grounds of the garden(s) and the riverhouse and were raving about the food and service provided by Centerplate. I wish I was planning another event just so I could work with Jackie Sabrowsky and Miranda Kessler. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jackie, Lori, and Miranda are fantastic! Things couldn't have gone any smoother - I had absolutely nothing to worry about before, during, or after the wedding and reception. Would highly recommend the zoo to anyone planning a wedding!

thanks much -

Karen
Jackie, Lori, and Miranda are fantastic! Things couldn't have gone any smoother - I had absolutely nothing to worry about Read more...
Jackie, Lori, and Miranda are fantastic! Things couldn't have gone any smoother - I had absolutely nothing to worry about before, during, or after the wedding and reception. Would highly recommend the zoo to anyone planning a wedding!

thanks much -

Karen Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I have nothing negative to say about the Zoo or Jackie. They were all great and helpful with anything we needed and our wedding day was perfect! Thank you guys!
I have nothing negative to say about the Zoo or Jackie. They were all great and helpful with anything we needed and our Read more...
I have nothing negative to say about the Zoo or Jackie. They were all great and helpful with anything we needed and our wedding day was perfect! Thank you guys! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone we worked with at the zoo was wonderful and made my life as a bride easier! I never worried about things being done the way I wanted or them not understanding my vision. We had our ceremony in the gardens followed by a cocktail hour. I can not tell you how many compliments we received on how perfect and gorgeous the gardens were for a wedding. Everyone was in awe. Then, our reception was in the Party Pavilion.
We had the threat of rain the day before and the staff made us aware of our options (more than I imagined having!), and were flexible in waiting on a decision until the day of since there were not other events happening at that time. I didn't have to worry at all that everything would go smoothly regardless of the weather!
We also had several compliments on the food. It was delicious!
Overall, everything went better than I could have asked for thanks to their hard work. I even had catering staff trying to help me safety pin the train of my dress that had fallen throughout the night!!!
Everyone we worked with at the zoo was wonderful and made my life as a bride easier! I never worried about things being Read more...
Everyone we worked with at the zoo was wonderful and made my life as a bride easier! I never worried about things being done the way I wanted or them not understanding my vision. We had our ceremony in the gardens followed by a cocktail hour. I can not tell you how many compliments we received on how perfect and gorgeous the gardens were for a wedding. Everyone was in awe. Then, our reception was in the Party Pavilion.
We had the threat of rain the day before and the staff made us aware of our options (more than I imagined having!), and were flexible in waiting on a decision until the day of since there were not other events happening at that time. I didn't have to worry at all that everything would go smoothly regardless of the weather!
We also had several compliments on the food. It was delicious!
Overall, everything went better than I could have asked for thanks to their hard work. I even had catering staff trying to help me safety pin the train of my dress that had fallen throughout the night!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Ronda
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue was gorgeous. The staff was very helpful and accommodating! Highly recommended!
The venue was gorgeous. The staff was very helpful and accommodating! Highly recommended!
The venue was gorgeous. The staff was very helpful and accommodating! Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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John
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Had a great time. Thank you Jackie!
Had a great time. Thank you Jackie!
Had a great time. Thank you Jackie! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Jackie was awesome to work with! All of my many emails full of questions were quickly answered and very professionally! The Zoo was an amazing place to get married, and every accommodation was made to make sure we were able to have the day exactly as we wanted it! I would gladly work with them again if I should have a need for another event in the future, hopefully not another wedding for my sake! I have already recommended them to anyone who is willing to listen! Thank you for a unforgettable, absolutely amazing experience!
Jackie was awesome to work with! All of my many emails full of questions were quickly answered and very professionally! Read more...
Jackie was awesome to work with! All of my many emails full of questions were quickly answered and very professionally! The Zoo was an amazing place to get married, and every accommodation was made to make sure we were able to have the day exactly as we wanted it! I would gladly work with them again if I should have a need for another event in the future, hopefully not another wedding for my sake! I have already recommended them to anyone who is willing to listen! Thank you for a unforgettable, absolutely amazing experience! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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