Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 630-2051
  • Banquet seating for 250
  • Beautiful outdoor wedding garden
  • Multiple, unique spaces across a sprawling campus

Let’s face it… some Indianapolis Wedding Venues are just naturally cool (without even really trying), and the Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens are definitely one of those ‘cool’ places to host your wedding! One of the Zoo’s main attractions to newly engaged couples is the number of fun, unique spaces it offers and the unlimited decorative potential of each space.

The White River Gardens area features two unique, and equally breathtaking, ceremony spaces… the glass enclosed Hilbert Conservatory and the outdoor marvel Efroymson Wedding Garden. Once the ceremony is finished, the Knott Garden is a perfectly landscaped outdoor space for an intimate cocktail hour, and the finally the Hulman Riverhouse, which can host a reception of 160 guests (see the lighting photos below!), provides an unmatched view of the downtown skyline over the White River.

The Indianapolis Zoo itself boasts three more unique wedding venues… The Party Pavillion, which is a tented patio near the front of the Zoo, The North Pavillion, which is another tent-like structure situated at the back of the complex, and lastly… The Dolphin Adventure Gallery with seating for 250. With an abundance of decorating options (again, see the photos below) and a setting second-to-none, The Dolphin Gallery is a truly awesome place to host your reception.

From the moment your guests walk into the Zoo, they’ll be surrounded with an exceptional partying environment… befitting of a great Indianapolis wedding! The Zoo’s wedding staff gets top marks for their hospitality and friendliness, and food offerings from a talented culinary team have continued to raise the bar for wedding dining. In our view, Indianapolis Zoo weddings get a solid 5 Stars!

From Jackie…

“I highly recommend Wes, Tony and the rest of the Event One team for any event! They always greet us with a smile, provide clear communication in regards to their set up needs and/or special requests from the client, arrive on time, assist with the flow of events by helping with announcements… and they sure know how to keep guests on the dance floor. Overall Event One DJs pull off a seamless event! I can’t say thank you enough for the great service you have provided to our brides, and how stress free you make it not only for the client, but for us and our setup team. We look forward to working with you for many more events to come!”

~ Jackie Sabrosky, The Indianapolis Zoo


Indianapolis Zoo Wedding DJ Testimonials

“Event one is BY FAR one of the best choices that we made in planning our wedding!! Wedding planning can get extremely stressful at times, but having Wes as our DJ really made that part stress free!! Our int initial meeting with Tony was excellent, and made us feel extremely at ease. I also loved the online planning suite. It made it so easy and was so organized. They also made it so easy to incorporate a slideshow into the wedding! Our photo booth was a big hit!! The props and the attendant for it where awesome!! And Wes did a great job keeping the dance floor packed all night! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone planning an event!” ~ Andrew & Melinda

“Staci and I both want to thank Jon so much for making our wedding reception a fantastic night we’ll remember forever. Jon not only kept the dance floor full all night long, but was great with coordinating with our wedding coordinator to make sure all the night’s events went off without a hitch. Jon also was great checking in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy with how everything was going. I can’t say enough good things about Jon and Event One. Thank so much for everything!” ~ Steven & Staci

“Event One DJ was the perfect dj service for our wedding reception. Our guests commented about the quality of the music and how smoothly the dj transitioned throughout the evening. Our reception was a blast, and partly because of the great job that Event One did.” ~ Zac & Erika

“Jon & Wes were very helpful in coordinating all components of our big day. Jon was very entertaining and was super helpful in keeping the timeline of the day on track. We will recommend Event One Dj’s to all of our friends!” ~ Jeremy & Emily

“You did an amazing job at our ceremony & reception. I couldn’t have asked for better! Thank you so much for making our day great!” ~ Tamara & Mark

“Event One DJs provided the ceremony and reception music for our outdoor wedding in August of 2010. From the very beginning we knew everything was going to be perfect! In addition to the online planning tools and our meeting with Wes we were absolutely certain we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We had planned on customizing our ceremony music and he gave us suggestions that we absolutely loved! Our guests told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony because of how personal the music was and kept raving for weeks after about how much fun they had at the reception. Wes knows how to keep everyone on the dance floor and that made our wedding last all night. Thank you so much for being such a vital part of our wedding day!” ~ Rachel & Jeff

“Wes did a wonderful job with our reception. He was always so nice and cheerful, even from the first meeting. Wes was always so helpful and a calming presence during the hectic planning times! He incorporated our cultural music and the slideshow very nicely. Thanks for making our reception awesome!” ~ Abigail & Rafik


Indianapolis Zoo Sample Layout:  (not to scale)