Purchase Butterflies for Release
**Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the farm will not reopen for visitors until May-18 (tentatively). Please contact us for order requests prior to June, we may or may not be able to fulfill them.
Butterfly releases are fast becoming the new tradition in celebrations throughout the United States. Ecologically sound, enhancing to the environment, and fun for your guests, butterflies are a wonderful alternative to the use of rice, balloons and flower petals, which can prove harmful to certain animals, the environment, and church grounds.
Ordering for Release
Please call or email us to place your order email@example.com or 336-454-5651. We will need your information and the address to which you want the butterflies delivered. We will check fed ex delivery schedules once we have your zip code and telephone number. If you are local, picking up your butterfly order is the easiest and most cost efficient option.
The farm needs at least 30 days notice for all butterfly release orders. The longer the advance notice, the better prepared we can be to fill your order on your special day. We receive some bookings one year in advance! All orders must be booked in advance and include a $50 non-refundable deposit. Our farm provides butterflies for release May through early October only (temperatures must be 60+ degrees).
We accept all forms of payment, including cash, checks and all major credit cards
If the package you desire is not listed in the pricing section, let us know when you call that you want to be a little more creative than we were when we wrote our price list! We can discuss envelopes and printing details when you place your order.
All orders must be paid for in full at least two weeks before the ship date for your order. Customers with orders being shipped will receive a tracking number via email before the package is shipped. If you are local we will happily set up a pick up for your butterfly order.
Give us a call for availability of stock for funerals; we occasionally have small quantities on hand for last minute gatherings and events.
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Call us today to reserve your butterflies: (336) 454-5651. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Intimate Affair
You will receive 16 beautiful Monarch butterflies, packaged individually or in a mass release box. This is perfect for the small and intimate wedding or other event, with each packet given to the bride, groom, maid of honor, and best man, or other designated releasee.
Cost: $130 plus shipping
The Elegant Affair
You will receive 25 beautiful Monarch butterflies, packaged individually, or in a mass release box. We recommend this package as a minimum quantity for 50 or more guests.
Cost: $200 plus shipping
The Conservative Affair
You will receive 12 beautiful Monarch butterflies, packaged individually, or together in a lovely container of your choice. This package is perfect for funerals and other small, intimate affairs.
Cost: $100 plus shipping
The Grand Affair
You will receive 50 beautiful Monarch butterflies, packaged individually, to hand out to 50 different guests. All packages can be customized with your name and wedding date or a special poem printed on them at your request.
Cost: $380 plus shipping
The Spectacular Affair
You will receive 50 beautiful Monarch butterflies, packaged in 2 lovely mass release boxes (25 butterflies per box). At the appropriate time during the event, the containers are opened to release all of the butterflies simultaneously. Perfect for large events!
**This release package is available for pick up only**
Methods for Release
Our most popular method of release is individual boxes or envelopes with one butterfly per box. The butterflies are carefully placed in beautiful triangle boxes (used for pick up orders only). The triangle boxes can be personalized free of charge. If your order is greater than 50 butterflies or requires shipping the butterflies will be packaged in individual glassine envelopes (the safest travel method). These boxes/envelopes are handed out to the guests who are participating in the release.
Sometimes this is the bride and groom, or the wedding party, and sometimes this includes all of the guests. It may be the bride and groom’s parents, as the symbolism of their children “taking flight” is a beautiful memory. It might be the children at the function, as they take special delight in opening the boxes and getting an up-close look at the beautiful creature inside. Their laughter and awe as the butterflies take flight is music to everyone’s ears!
The Mass Release
Another popular method is the mass release, or letting the butterflies emerge from one box that is opened to set them free. This is a beautiful and dramatic display. The groom can hold the box as the bride takes off the lid; or, the maid of honor or best man can hold the box and release the butterflies behind the couple as they leave. Mass releases are only an option for customers picking up their order.