Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies


Rental Fee

  • $1,500


  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (May - Oct)
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (May - Oct)
  • 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (June - Aug)


  • 45 minute Ceremony Rehearsal
  • Native Butterfly Garden use for 2 hours
  • Chairs for guests (depending on chosen ceremony location)
  • On-site coordinator
  • Use of private dressing room
  • Commercial sound system with Sound Technician available for an additional fee
  • Guest admission to the Butterfly Conservatory following the ceremony
Bayer Pavilion

Our most popular site, the Bayer Pavilion, can seat up to 120 guests in and around its stone pillars.


  • Beautiful white draping surrounds the pavilion
  • Six stone pillars with hooks for small décor
  • Sconce lights on each pillar illuminate the Pavilion at night
Emerson Lakeside Terrace

The Emerson Lakeside Terrace seats up to 150 guests and sits adjacent to the nearby lake.

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  • Open air seating facing the lake and Conservatory
  • Edison bulb lights strung across the red bricked ceremony space for decorative lighting
  • Windowed walls on the permanent structure may be opened or closed for a variety of weather conditions (not pictured)
  • Ceiling fans and portable fans available for use
  • Twinkling lights and drapery decorate the ceiling of the permanent structure as a rain plan 


Butterfly Garden Deck

Deck weddingOur unique Butterfly Garden Deck perches over a serene reflecting pond. While the bride, groom, and wedding party stand on the deck, up to 150 guests stand throughout the garden during the ceremony.


  • Up to 14 chairs available on overlook
  • Unique garden setting
  • Available May & June 

More information on hosting both your ceremony and reception 

To inquire about hosting your event, please complete our event information request form. You may also contact us at (314) 577-0888 ext. 3 or bhevents@mobot.org