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Butterflies for Events and Ceremonies

Every occasion can be enhanced by the addition of live butterflies. Idlewild Butterfly Farm is experienced not only with rearing and providing butterflies to the consumer, but in various ways to integrate them into your special date.

Butterfly Releases

Our butterflies are sold by the dozen. Take a look at our butterfly gallery for our selection of butterflies and pricing. Please note that butterflies are seasonally available from May through October. For your satisfaction, order your butterflies well in advance of your event date (we recommend at minimum two weeks, but welcome orders months in advance). Short notice orders may be subject to butterfly availability.

We offer several options for your butterfly release. Your base order packages your butterflies in small glassine envelopes — the next step is to decide your method of release. We offer decorative release envelopes, wire-frame mesh enclosures, and sinamay boxes (shown left – release box will be larger) that can be used to display and then release your butterflies.

Butterfly Baskets

Our butterfly baskets make wonderful centerpieces or event décor, and are incredibly popular as gifts for your loved ones. We fill a basket with locally grown floral arrangements from Hazelfield Farm, then enclose it with mesh tulle and fill it with butterflies! We offer a selection of sizes from petite handbaskets to large gathering baskets. Let us know your vision for your ideal basket and we will bring it to life.

Butterfly Centerpieces and Globes

Our most striking offering is the butterfly globe. This 20″ diameter globe can be used as a centerpiece, displayed on a pedestal, or even suspended! We fill it with a deluxe-size floral arrangement and a carpet of moss bedding, and the globe can accommodate dozens of butterflies. After your guests have admired the butterfly displays, they will have equal pleasure in watching the butterflies flutter into the sky.

Weddings and Receptions

Butterflies add a touch of whimsy and fantasy to your wedding. Let us make your special day truly enchanting with the addition of live butterflies.

We offer many special touches for weddings and receptions.

  • Special wedding release enclosures made of sheer white mesh and satin ribbon coordinate with wedding dresses and wedding décor, perfect for integrating a butterfly release into your ceremony.
  • For an experience that involves your guests, your butterflies can be packaged in decorative release envelopes to be distributed to attendees — let us know your wedding colors and we can coordinate the envelopes!
  • Butterfly bouquet baskets and floral centerpieces can also be coordinated to your wedding colors, and make beautiful displays on the bridal party’s reception table.
  • Special petite butterfly bouquet baskets are perfect for bridesmaids and flower girls.

The possibilities are endless — tell us your dream and we will help you bring it to life. We welcome you to call or visit our facility for a brief consult.

Memorials and Funerals

Butterflies can provide a sense of comfort and peace during sensitive times. We invite you to converse with us directly so that we can better serve you in creating a memorial package that honors your loved one(s) in the most personal, respectful, and memorable way.