Your guests begin the evening surrounded among fifteen hundred butterflies in free flight in the Butterfly Conservatory and may enjoy passed appetizers and cocktails while strolling through the Butterfly Garden.

The Emerson Lakeside Terrace is the perfect setting for a relaxed dining experience.  It is situated amid a row of up-lit trees reflecting light from the serene lake's surface.

Our caterers offer a myriad of dining choices from heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to bountiful buffets and delectable seated dinners.

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.

Facility Rental includes:
Ample free parking
Private use of the facility from 5:30 - 11 p.m.
Dining tables & chairs for up to 150 seated 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) 472-6771
Villa Farotto Catering (636) 519-0048
                        Small bands or DJs are welcome

For facility rental pricing, please complete our brief event information form.

You may also contact Megan Powell at (636) 530-0076 ext. 10 or