Des Moines, IA

Blank Park Zoo Features Five Unique Event Venues


Nestled on 22 acres of land in Des Moines, Iowa, you will find the home of Blank Park Zoo. But did you know that the Zoo is the perfect place to celebrate your special day?

Have you ever imagined having your wedding ceremony in an Aquarium? Hosting cocktails on an African boardwalk or overlooking the sea lion pool? Feeding a giraffe on your wedding day? At Blank Park Zoo all of these things are possible and more!  Many couples don’t think of the Zoo as an option for their wedding day or they don’t even realize that the Zoo can host weddings. The natural beauty of the park, especially in the late spring, summer, and fall seasons is unmatched by many other venues. Plus, we can now easily host weddings year-round with the opening of our brand new Holmes Foster Event Center, which can accommodate up to 350 guests seated banquet style.

The Zoo’s varying rental venues provide a variety of spaces for your event: big/small, indoor/outdoor, casual/formal…  Blank Park Zoo has something for every occasion!  All of our venues also have unique Photo and Video opportunities that you won’t find at your typical ceremony or reception location, as well as the opportunity to provide your guests with access to all zoo, exhibits after public hours.

Blank Park Zoo Features Five Unique Event Venues

There are five rental venues available at Blank Park Zoo:

  • The Africa Pavilion & Boardwalk
  • The Large Pavilion
  • The Discovery Center
  • The Aquarium
  • The Holmes Foster Event Center

Learn all about these venues and our newest space, the Holmes Foster Event Center in their latest blog.

For more information and to schedule your tour of our facilities today, contact [email protected] or 515-974-2506.



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