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Following your ceremony, host your reception in our Emerson Lakeside Terrace. This location offers a lakeside view, twinkling lights, and flexibility for a variety of weather conditions. Choose from our wide array of approved caterers for your reception.

Lakeside receptions



Host your next private event at the Butterfly House. Locations include use of our Emerson Lakeside Terrace, the Exhibit Hall and the Lopata Learning Lab.

Private facility rentals

Bridal & baby showers


Have a buggin' birthday party at the Butterfly House! We offer unique themes to choose from that will be perfect for your little sprout and their friends.

Birthday parties

the knot

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We offer unique sites for your wedding ceremony throughout the vivid Butterfly Garden and our indoor Conservatory for more intimate ceremonies. You guests will get the chance to walk through the Conservatory and experience our beautiful butterflies.  

Conservatory weddings

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Whether you are remembering a loved one or celebrating new life, have your special occasion in our peaceful butterfly Conservatory.

Celebrations of Life