The outdoor setting beckons guests to stroll through the lush Butterfly Garden amidst the reflecting pool, babbling brook, winding paths and vibrant native plants and flowers.

Guests may visit the 8,000 sq.ft. Butterfly Conservatory and the indoor exhibit hall where a fascinating variety of insect species from around the globe are sure to captivate all audiences.

Dine on the glistening Emerson Lakeside Terrace and Pavilion. Eight approved caterers offer a myriad of dining options, tailored to you specific wishes.

As dusk turns to evening, guests witness the garden's transformation into a twinkling wonderland of lighted statuary, a dramatic up-lit draped gazebo and torch-lined walkways.

From your private occasion's inception to its culmination, our professional Special Events Staff will ensure your evening runs seamlessly.

Wedding Reception Season:
May to mid-October

Facility Rental Fee:

  • Monday through Thursday
    • $1,000 (reception only)
    • $1,400 (wedding & reception)
  • Friday or Sunday
    • $1,700 (reception only)
    • $2,100 (wedding & reception)
  • Saturday
    • $2,500 (reception only)
    • $2,900 (wedding & reception)

Reception Package Includes:

  • Private use of the facility from 5:30 to 11 p.m. for reception or ceremony with reception
  • Bride's Room
  •  Dining tables and chairs for up to 150 guests
  •  Choice of eight approved caterers
  Artistic Affairs Catering (314) 918-0003
  Balaban's (636) 449-6700
    Hendri's Catering (314) 752-4084   
  Local Harvest (314) 241-3196
  Noodles & Company (636) 728-1580
  Patty Long Catering (314) 621-9598
  Russo's Gourmet Catering   (314) 427-6771
  Villa Farotto Catering (636) 519-0048

    Small bands or DJs are welcome


For Facility Rental fees and additional information,please complete our brief event information form.You may also contact Megan Powell at (636) 530-0076 ext. 10 or