butera-florist-saf-magazine-seth-nenstiel-photography-facebook-8109Our History

Butera The Florist is a first generation, family owned business in South Central Pennsylvania. We are “Internationally Inspired. Locally Designed” and offer original botanical artistry, following the same principles and elements of art used by professional artists around the world.  Every fresh floral design on this website originated through the hands of BTF Floral Artisans in our Studio in beautiful Downtown York, Pennsylvania. We are celebrating our “37th Anniversary” in business!

Our company was founded by Vincenzo Butera in 1980. He is the only retail florist in the region to hold all three top accreditations in the American Floral Industry: American Academy of Floriculture (AAF), Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Eschewing mass production methods just to make a profit, BTF has from it’s first day of business maintained the position of innovation, creativity and artistry from the hands of the BTF Floral Artisans as the core for its product line of exquisite botanical artistry. Our goal is to create stunning, individualized floral designs for our clients with the freshest flowers available.

Our Floral Designs

The highest quality flowers are purchased by BTF on the open market locally, regionally, from California and many countries around the world. Arriving daily, every single stem is hand inspected and processed in our Studio with the BTF high standards of care and handling before it can be positioned in an original BTF Design.

With skill and deftness honed from years of studying a multitude of blooms and their unique forms and attributes, Vince Butera and his fellow artisans bring to life the varied imaginations and dreams of their customers.  From the simple and exquisite “BTF Fleurette” of a single specimen bloom – to the most elaborate and intricate wedding florals, we are known for our insightful compositions and unique use of floral structure. Working under skylights in our Studio, we regularly innovate new concepts in floral design. These elements combined are what make a BUTERA design so recognizable. The ingenuity at BTF knows no bounds! 

BTF Weddings & Events

Weddings and Events represent the main focus of our business. 

For more than three decades, BTF has been serving brides and grooms throughout central PA on what many consider to be the most important day of their lives.  We regularly receive 5 Star Ratings from our brides and have been recognized many times over the years as “The #1 Florist” in the region. BTF received The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, which recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, winners of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds. 

Events can be intimate or grand. BTF clients have included private families and organizations such as the York Symphony Orchestra, York County Community Foundation, Martin Library, Willow Valley Retirement Community, York College of Pennsylvania, legal and accounting firms, medical professionals, restaurants, and event venues. Wedding clients have appreciated original BUTERA artistry matched to their individual style, with no two weddings being identical. We like to hear the vision a bride and groom have for their wedding day and then translate that into a proposal for floral artistry that supports their vision.  We offer free consultations. Professionals and those individuals looking for something extra special, unique or ‘a step above’ are opting for fully curated BTF Weddings & Events. It’s a wonderful option in this increasingly busy world.

Our Commitment

At BTF, we have a focus on beauty and dignity.  This extends beyond our business and flows into the community. Local partnerships with nonprofit organizations such as York Symphony Orchestra, Logos Academy and Salvation Army have expanded over the years to now include an international focus, supporting the work of Fields of Hope in Ethiopia, Africa and International Missions Opportunities.  We enjoy trusting God, taking risks, and being generous.  We are thankful to be part of an incredible number of special occasions for individuals and families for over three decades.

We look forward to serving you in this great journey of life!



BTF is open to the public in our downtown York location:  

  • Historic building @ 313 East Market Street in beautiful downtown York, PA 17403 USA
    Retail Store & Studio, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9am to 3pm
  • January 2-6: Open by appointment only      
  • Wedding & Event Planning: by Appointment Wednesday, Saturday and after 3pm retail store hours
  • Online store 24/7/365 through this website where you can purchase BTF original fresh floral designs and order custom designs.