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.


Waterloo Region is currently in the Red tier: Control of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework.



  • Masks are required at all times while indoors
  • All guests will be actively screened before entering the facility and will be required to sign a Compliance Agreement & Attestation Form
  • 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 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, with the exception of ceremonial dances such as First Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, & Mother-Son Dance as long as both parties are within the same household
  • 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
  • 50 person 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


  • All measures apply from previous level
  • No receptions or other social events will be permitted at this time
  • 10 person 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 10 people per outdoor event


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

Updated November 27, 2020