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.

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