COVID-19 Policies for Wedding & Event Guests

We are committed to the Health & Safety of our guests.

We have made some temporary changes to how we conduct weddings and events in our facility to keep everyone safe and healthy. Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is acting in accordance the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.


Due to the province-wide shutdown, we have temporarily suspended all ceremonies, receptions, and social events until the lockdown has been lifted.



  • Masks are required at all times while indoors, and must be worn in a manner that covers the mouth, nose and chin.
  • All guests will be actively screened before entering the facility and will be required to sign a Compliance Agreement & Attestation Form
  • The Bridal Suite is limited to a maximum capacity of 3 people, all of whom must be from the same, immediate household 
  • During a wedding ceremony, the person performing the ceremony, and the couple getting married may remove their mask to walk down the aisle and exchange vows. Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory staff will wear face coverings at all times
  • During a reception & social event, masks may only be removed once seated and eating, and must be worn while entering or exiting the event space, and at all times when moving through the facility
  • All guests must remain seated at their assigned seat, while eating or drinking
  • All food and beverage will only be served to guests seated at tables
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 ft. is required at all times with anyone outside of your household
  • For indoor ceremonies, a maximum of 50 guests are permitted as long as physical distancing requirements can be met
  • For indoor receptions, a maximum of 40 guests are permitted & for daytime social events, a maximum of 25 guests may be permitted
  • Capacity will be determined on a case-by-case basis, understanding that seating plans must ensure that guests are seated at an assigned seat, within their household and that tables are adequately spaced to allow for proper physical distancing
  • Contact information is required for all guests in attendance, as advised by Public Health
  • Dancing is not permitted at wedding receptions with the exception of ceremonial dances such as First Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, and Mother-Son Dance, as long as both parties are in the same household
  • Singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Any guests showing cold or flu-like symptoms, that have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or have traveled internationally within 14 days of the event date are asked to stay home


  • All measures apply from previous level
  • Limited operating hours – the facility must close at midnight
  • No alcohol to be served after 11 p.m.
  • Limit of 6 people per table, with guests seated at an assigned seat, within their household.
  • Limit volume of music to be no louder than that of a normal conversation
  • Safety Plan available upon request


  • All measures apply from previous level
  • Limited operating hours – the facility must close at 10 p.m.
  • No alcohol to be served after 9 p.m.
  • Limit of 4 people per table, with guests seated at an assigned seat, within their household
  • Social events are not permitted to take place while the facility is open to the public


  • All measures apply from previous level
  • No receptions or other social events will be permitted at this time
  • 30% room capacity limit for wedding ceremonies, including outside vendors (i.e.: officiant, photographer), not including Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory staff, as long as physical distancing can be maintained
  • Limit 25 people per outdoor event (or 100 people for outdoor wedding ceremonies)
  • No Dancing, singing, or live performances


  • No ceremonies, receptions or other social events will be permitted at this time


These policies are subject to change as the public health situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves.

Updated February 2021