Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique space for meetings, and events throughout the year. Our 2,200 square foot ballroom has hardwood floors with large windows overlooking our patio, beautiful Discovery Garden, and Jefferson County Open Space. The ballroom accommodates 150 seated guests or 200 guests cocktail reception style, (with additional space on the patio for 100 guests) and comes equipped with wireless internet, a podium, one whiteboard, and one screen. The facility also includes an internal sound system with a handheld wireless microphone to use for presentations or toasts (ballroom only), and capability to connect an MP3 Player/iPod to pipe music throughout the ballroom and patio.
Enjoy hosting your event at Butterfly Pavilion while knowing your company is making a positive impact in our community and beyond. Butterfly Pavilion is a nonprofit organization that rents our space as a means to financially support our mission of education and conservation. Your rental fees go directly back into our organization to support our educational programming for over 50,000 school children and partnerships with sustainable butterfly farms worldwide. Hosting your event at Butterfly Pavilion helps to create a sustainable future in both our local and global communities.
Corporate Daytime Package:
Monday – Friday Only, 8am-5pm. Includes use of half or full ballroom, one hour for setup, one hour for tear down, white folding chairs, tables, full A/V capabilities, and admission tickets for all guests. *For more information or for a custom quote please contact our Private Events Coordinator, Karlee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (720) 974-1871.
Half Ballroom – 2 hours
up to 65 people
Half Ballroom – 4 hours
up to 65 people
Full Ballroom- 2 hours
up to 150 people
Full Ballroom – 4 hours
up to 150 people
Full Facility Rental
For a truly magical experience, consider renting the entire facility! This special opportunity allows your guests to exclusively enjoy every square inch of Butterfly Pavilion without the public present. This package includes a seven hour rental (including set-up and tear down) full access to all of our staffed exhibits for two hours, two classrooms, ballroom, patio, use of our white chairs, tables, and access to our residential warming kitchen. *For more information or for a custom quote please contact our Private Events Coordinator, Karlee, at email@example.com or at (720) 974-1871.
Butterfly Release $125
For an additional cost, you may include a butterfly release as part of your event in the Wings of the Tropics Conservatory (available limited hours only). This special moment is a great opportunity for photographs and will surely impress your guests! Butterflies are presented in a decorative container and released by you or your guests. Butterfly Pavilion does not provide a zookeeper for the release. Please be advised that the butterflies should not be touched and their behavior is unpredictable.
Rosie Encounter $50
Have our star resident, Rosie the Chilean rose-haired tarantula, make a special guest appearance at your event. Rosie will be handled by a trained staff member and is a great photo opportunity for guests! 30 minutes.
The residential-sized warming kitchen provides a great spot for serving box lunches, buffets or a warm meal. Events held during business hours receive access to our exciting hands-on exhibits at a group discount rate; after-hours events receive one hour of private access to our Wings of the Tropics Conservatory for butterfly viewing.
$200 per exhibit for 2 hours
Get eye-to-eye with leaf insects, scorpions, beetles, and millipedes; even hold our popular tarantula, Rosie! Includes one-on-one zookeeper time.
You’ve heard of a petting zoo—try our touch tank! Touch live sea star and horseshoe crabs! Includes one-on-one zookeeper time.
Come immerse yourself in an explosion of invertebrate diversity and awe-inspiring array of invertebrate fun! Gaze upon our carnivore tower and learn all about extreme animals! Get your hands dirty and explore our dug out where you can hold some of our animal residents. Invertebrate World is 5 exhibits in one so come explore the massive world of invertebrates at Butterfly Pavilion!
All events require a minimum $250 refundable damage deposit. Each rental includes access to our inventory of tables and chairs (200 white folding chairs, 18 (6 ft.) rectangular banquet tables, 10 (6 ft.) round tables, 2 (8 ft.) rectangular banquet tables for food/beverage, and 1 (48”) round table). Each evening rental provides entrance for all guests for one hour into our Wings of the Tropics Conservatory. *For more information or for a custom quote please contact our Private Events Coordinator, Karlee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (720) 974-1871.
If the Patio space is a part of your rental, tenting is available through Butler Rents for an additional fee. A 20’x40’ tent is standard for our space, and will be set up 20 feet from the building. As a preferred vendor, Butler Rents offers a 10% discount off their products when you have your event at Butterfly Pavilion and also provides a flat delivery/pick up fee to our facility.
All adult beverages and liquor must be purchased from and served by Butterfly Pavilion. Our Events Manager will work with you to determine a bar package that best fits your budget and needs. $150 charge per bartender (1 bartender per 100 guests).
It is the client’s responsibility to take care of set-up/breakdown without professional assistance. It is important to note that your complete rental time must include time for all set-up, the celebration, and breakdown/clean-up. You must also allow adequate set-up/clean-up time for your caterer prior to the event. Butterfly Pavilion is not responsible for the set up and breakdown of any chairs and tables.
Butterfly Pavilion closes at 5 pm daily; all events held after 5pm must remain contained within the agreed-upon rental space. Exhibits are available in the evening at an additional charge (see above).
*For more information or for a custom quote please contact our Private Events Coordinator, Karlee, at email@example.com or at (720) 974-1871.
You can view our 2016 Butterfly Pavilion Preferred Vendor List here.