Professional Photography

Step out of the studio and into the tropics! Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is the perfect indoor location for a family or engagement photography shoot. Tropical canopies, cascading waterfalls, and free-flying butterflies create a breathtaking backdrop to capture life's special moments.

Photography permits are required for any professional photography taken at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Permits are valid for use between 8:00am and 10:00am or between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Unfortunately we cannot allow any professional photography to take place during our open business hours.

$200.00 plus HST per hour.
Permits include use of the facility for one hour, plus admission for your family (up to 6 people) and your photographer. Additional time may be purchased for $75.00 (plus HST) per half hour.

Bookings may be made up to 6 weeks in advance of your desired date.

To apply for a permit, e-mail: or call: 519-653-1234 x100

For more information on Wedding Photography rates and availability, click here.

For more information on renting the facility for Amateur Photography Groups, click here.

Holiday Buffet Dinner

A delicious celebration of the season with a warm tropical twist

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner event designed for the holiday reveler then browse in our museum galleries and meander through our butterfly conservatory. 

Listening to the babbling brookes and cascading waterfalls while basking in the tropical beauty of it all.

Our Holiday Buffet Dinner Includes:

  • Exclusive use of our facilities including conservatory and galleries from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • A buffet style dinner served in our dining room (seats 40-100 comfortably).
  • Festive decorations with white lights and table linens.


Choice of one of the following:

Mixed green salad with cranberry vinaigrette

Greek style pasta salad


Choice of one of the following:

Glazed carrots

Baked turnip casserole

Green beans with mushroom and red pepper

Main Course

Choice of one of the following:

Oven-roasted turkey with herbed gravy, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables

Baked ham with pineapple glaze and jasmine rice


Choice of one of the following:

Selection of dessert bars

Baked Apple Pie

Christmas Pudding

Cheesecake with peppermint topping

Fruit Cake

Dinner is served with fresh bread, butter and coffee and tea.

A special occasion permit and Party and Alcohol Liability insurance is required to serve alcohol at the facility.

For more information call 519-653-1234 x112


Holiday/Christmas Parties

Adult and Children's Holiday Parties at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory have a magical touch when escaping the cold winter day into a tropical garden oasis. Parties are offered during the day and evening hours. Select one of the options below for more details on each of our Holiday party offerings. 

Holiday/Christmas Full Service Dinner

Holiday Buffet Dinner

Corporate Children's Christmas Party

Holiday/Christmas Full Service Dinner

Enjoy an elegant three course dinner then stroll through our museum galleries and butterfly conservatory for a truly unique evening of babbling brooks, cascading waterfalls and tropical flora while butterflies rest quietly in your presence. Your Corporate Christmas Party Package Includes:

  • Exclusive use of the facility for the evening from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm
  • A three-course gourmet dinner served in the dining room (seats 30-100 people comfortably)
  • A stroll through the butterfly conservatory and the butterfly and insect museum/galleries.
  • Festive decorations with white lights and table linens.

Select from two seasonal menus

Traditional Christmas Menu

Select from Soup or Mixed Greens with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Oven-Roasted Turkey breast with herbed Gravy, sage and Onion stuffing and Cranberry Sauce served with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables.

Select from Spiced Pumpkin Pie drizzled with Maple Syrup and topped with whipped Cream or New York Style Cheese Cake with Saskatoon Berries served with Coffee or Tea.

Tropical Christmas Menu

Select from Roasted Red Pepper Soup or Mixed Greens with Mango Vinaigrette

Tiger Shrimp and Chicken Kabob with Pineapple, Sweet Peppers and Onion served with Orange Ginger Sauce and Jasmine Rice and steamed fresh Vegetables

Caribbean Dream Pie layered Mangoes and Bananas in a coconut graham crust with rich lime cream served with coffee or tea.

Dinner is served with an assortment of fresh baked bread and butter, coffee and tea.

For more information call 519-653-1234 x112 or email


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Corporate Meetings & Private Rentals

A unique venue offering meeting rooms, catering and more! Take advantage of our unique attraction: a live butterfly conservatory located right in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle!

Day Functions

Looking for a unique way to enjoy a corporate luncheon? Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory offers all-inclusive meeting and lunch packages in your own private rental room. Groups can break away from meetings to relax and rejuvenate in a tropical butterfly conservatory.

Click here for pricing and menu options.

Evening Functions

Imagine an elegant evening gala with a tropical twist!

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory accommodates fully-catered events from intimate or casual to elegant and formal. Evening events include exclusive use of the entire facility - including the tropical Conservatory! Additional services and A/V equipment are also available.

Party and Alcohol Liability Insurance are required for evening events requiring alcohol service.

All food service is provided exclusively by the Chrysalis Café. Contact us to discuss your menu.

Our professional staff are ready to meet your every need. Book today 519-653-1234 x112

"We all had such a lovely time thanks to you and your staff and the way you made our day beautiful, nurturing, and restful! Thank you for accommodating all our details, changes & needs! It was a perfect day & we thank you for your care & attention to details!" DEBERA - APRIL 2017