Private Events and Rentals
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Wedding Receptions


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


Private Facility Rentals


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

Children's Birthday Party


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

Birthday parties

Wedding Ceremonies

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Three outdoor ceremony sites are offered throughout the vivid Butterfly Garden and one indoor site in our Conservatory. Following your ceremony guests have the opportunity to enter the Conservatory and experience our elegant butterflies. 

Conservatory weddings

Celebration of Life

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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

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