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Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

1200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
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(317) 630-2008
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 63 Reviews


    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!

    Joanna U

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  • We had the most wonderful day and we loved every minute of it. The staff was wonderful and made the day go off without a hitch. I would do it all over again if I could!

    Cortnie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I would definitely recommend getting married here. Jackie was our contact and she was incredibly helpful and accommodating. She answers questions quickly and is very knowledgeable. We had our wedding in the Efroymson Wedding Garden, cocktails in the knot gardens and reception in the Hulman Riverhouse. It was beautiful. It requires little decorations and feels magical. We got so many compliments on the venue. And it was a wonderful experience. They provide someone day of as well, we had Kayli who was also wonderful. You have to choose their catering, but the food was amazing. We got so many compliments on it and we loved it as well! Hazel is the catering manager and she’s great and answering questions and be able to meet to go over things. This is also a very affordable venue, which is surprising since it is so beautiful. The only issue (I didn’t mind but my mom did) was that there can be an event in the morning before yours and they can only guarantee you access 2 hours before. I d... Read more

    Tess

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    5 out of 5
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  • My (now) husband and I chose the Indianapolis Zoo for our wedding venue due to the uniqueness and love for animals. I'm so glad we went with it because the experience was awesome from start to finish. Working with Jackie, the wedding and events manager, was amazing and I'm so grateful I had her throughout the planning and even the wedding itself. Her patience and dedication will make you feel heard and supported. The catering company, Centerplate, that works with the Zoo is amazing as well. We did not opt for a food tasting and the food turned out delicious! Our guests raved about the dinner options and how they would never forget our wedding in the dolphin dome. If you're considering the Indianapolis Zoo for your wedding please please pick it! You won't regret it.

    Mark Swick

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  • Beautiful facility with friendly staff and dolphins!

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding reception in the Dolphin Pavilion and it was beautiful! The team did a wonderful job making sure everything was perfect.

    Arianna

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  • We had the most wonderful experience getting married at the zoo. Jackie our coordinator was amazing and went above and beyond. We appreciate everything the zoo staff did to make our wedding great!!

    Ashley

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  • I had a great time working with Jackie at the Indianapolis Zoo! Jackie is extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help answer any questions I had. She gave so many great recommendations on vendors, decor, and timeline - I don't think my wedding would have been anywhere near as amazing as it was without her. The day of the wedding, Jackie was not working, but Kayli did an excellent job coordinating our day of the wedding. If you get married at the zoo, you pretty much have a built in day-of planner! I have received so many compliments on the location of my wedding. Visit the zoo and you won't be disappointed in your choice!

    Alisha

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  • I could not of asked for a better wedding!! This place is amazing and the workers did an amazing job. Miranda, Mackenzie, and Jackie are awesome to work with and they make sure everything is perfect. Food was delicious. Would recommend this place 100%. So beautiful.

    Ashly

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  • Jackie and Miranda were great to work with. Jackie always responded the day I would ask questions and Miranda was very flexible with our needs. The staff at the zoo was very professional and polite to all of our guests. It is a little expensive but the venue is beautiful, the service is exceptional, and it is worth every penny. Although Jackie is not a wedding coordinator she made sure that everything was communicated among the different vendors and offered several suggestions for wedding day. Since I did not have a wedding coordinator, she and Miranda made sure that our timeline fit our needs and gave me all of the information that I needed. Set-up was perfect and everything that I wanted was there. They are a great team and you will not be disappointed if you use them.

    Megan Donisch

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  • The Indianapolis Zoo was such a fun place to get married. My husband and I had our wedding there on September 1st and we got married in the gardens. Our reception was at the dolphin pavillion. It was so beautiful in the gardens and even though we've only seen guest pictures so far we are wowed! We got to feed giraffes, and play with dolphins through the glass on our wedding day. A lot of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! If you have a caterer in mind, they do not let you use anyone but their in house caterer, but we enjoyed the food! Jackie was amazing to work with and was there for us every step of the way. She even went above and beyond to help make everything we wanted happen. Even if I had gotten married somewhere else, I would have wanted Jackie to be my coordinator! I would highly recommend the zoo to anyone who feels the classic banquet hall is just not their style, the zoo has so much more to offer! Thanks for everything Jackie!

    Samantha

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  • I cannot speak enough about how amazing Jackie is! From start to finish and everything in between, Jackie always went above and beyond and held our hands throughout the entire process! There were very few things that I had to worry about because Jackie, Hazel and their teams really took care of everything! It exceeded any and all expectations!!

    Nakilah

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  • I have been in love with this venue from day one! I can't wait to have my special day here. I know it will be amazing.

    Becca

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  • The zoo was the perfect venue for us. The outdoor space is gorgeous and Jackie is a dream to work with. She's incredibly responsive with emails and I felt she was very invested in our wedding. Miranda and Centerplate, the in-house caterer, were excellent too. Miranda was very accomodating of our requests and paid close attention to our guests with food allergies. The food was tasty and the service was good. Overall it was a fabulous experience.

    Ashley

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  • My husband and I had an amazing experience with the Indianapolis Zoo. It was absolutely a gorgeous venue. Jackie Sabrowsky was our event contact and our day of coordinator, she was always very easy to reach and returned emails/phone calls in a timely fashion. She was just so pleasant and easy to work with. I can’t express enough how much I enjoyed working with her and would recommend her. We were extremely happy with our decision to host our wedding in the Efroymson Wedding Garden and the reception in the Hulman Riverhouse. It was such a beautiful venue and didn’t require a lot of decorations at all. The catering at the zoo was handled by Centerplate only. Miranda Kessler and her team were very pleasant to work with. The only thing I have negative to say is that communication with Miranda wasn’t always on point. The food (Filet and Salmon) turned out amazing and received lots of compliments. Guests were even raving about the servers and bartenders. We absolutely loved the v... Read more
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