FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with the Aquatopia Conservatory Facility Fee?

  • Up to 8 hours exclusive use of the Aquatopia Conservatory Atrium & Greenhouse

  • A personal event co-ordinator on staff to assist with your event

  • Up to 150 vintage white Chiavari chairs & cushions

  • Up to twenty (2)  5' x 5' dining tables

  • 6 cocktail tables w/ classic floor-length linens & napkins

  • Access to Aquatopia for photography session prior to your event

  • Private access to our gallery lounge two hours prior to your event

  • High speed Wi-Fi internet access

  • On-site management staff for the duration of the event

  • Labour for event set-up & clean-up

  • Complimentary hotel accommodations for the bride & groom on the night of the event. (Subject to availability)

If I have my ceremony only in the conservatory, what is the fee?

  • The Conservatory rental and labour fee to hold a ceremony in conjunction with a reception is $1,000 for Friday/Sunday and $1,250 for a Saturday ceremony.

  • The ceremony fee includes:

  • Additional hour in the Conservatory for ceremony

  • Up to 150 vintage white Chiavari chairs & cushions

  • Use of Aquatopia  sound system

  • Ceremony coordinator

  • 1 Hour ceremony rehearsal*

  • Ceremony set up and clean-up.

  • *Please note that due to other scheduled events, the ceremony rehearsal might not be the day before your wedding.

Will the Conservatory be too warm or cool?

The Conservatory is climate controlled in the cooler months and maintains pleasant temperatures throughout autumn, winter and spring. In the summer, the Conservatory is well ventilated, however, due to inconsistencies in cooling, the Conservatory is not available for events starting prior to 5:00 pm in June, July or August.

May I use my own caterer?

Aquatopia’s in-house chef is the exclusive food service provider at the Conservatory. We offer a variety of cuisines and menus are customizable. 

 Exceptions to this rule include: wedding cakes, cupcakes and dessert table.

Do you allow
pets?

Domesticated dogs and cats are permitted if part of a wedding ceremony or presentation. However, during the party or reception pets must be leashed or caged. The owner must attend to the pet. In the event that the pet damages or soils the facility or merchandise, the host will be responsible for the clean-up costs and/or repairs.

Is there a space for me to get ready?

Aquatopia has bridal suite with a dressing area and a private restroom to serve the bridal party during an event. This area also serves as a headquarters for corporate and non-profit staff during events and fundraisers.

Can I purchase special botanical gifts
to give to my guests?

Yes. Aquatopia has a wide variety of potted botanicals, succulents and blooming plants that can be a special take-away gifts from your event.

Can I provide the floral for my wedding?

Since Aquatopia is a greenhouse, we have to provide all of the floral that will be used on the wedding day.
Therefore no floral can be brought into the Aquatopia unless it went through us first.

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