Allison & Andrew

Swept Off Her Feet in the Summer

Allison and Andrew knew from the start they wanted to keep their wedding small and intimate. The two were engaged only 6 months after meeting and knew they didn’t want to drag out the wedding planning process. They were ready to get to the good stuff! Luckily, CJ’s Off the Square was here with the perfect elopement package for them and their 17 guests. 

Allison and Andrew really wanted a laid back and fun ceremony. Afterwards, the couple continued the celebration at a local restaurant. CJ's Off the Square is known for our full-service wedding & reception packages which included dinner and dancing at the venue, but many couples who are planning a more intimate affair love the practicality of just hosting the ceremony with us and then walking to a local restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner to follow the small garden ceremony.

One of the many benefits to choosing a smaller wedding ceremony is that fewer guests meant that Allison could splurge on her wedding day look. She stunned in two fabulous frocks: one for the ceremony and a second for dinner. We just loved her flowing ceremony gown …perfect for a warm summer day outside. And her second, more casual lace dress was perfect for dinner later that evening.

A big perk of choosing CJ's Off the Square for your small wedding ceremony is having so many places to take portraits on the property. From the historic home to the romantic garden, there are so many places for beautiful wedding pictures like these captured by Jenna Henderson

So much better than the courthouse or registrar's office, right?

Have you been inspired by Allison & Andrew to have your small garden wedding at CJ's Off the Square? 

Follow the link below to check availability now or call us at (615) 216-7576 to speak with one of our wedding planners. 

We would love to hear your ideas for your big day and help you determine if CJ's Off the Square is the right fit for you. 


Venue: CJ’s Off the Square

Photography: Jenna Henderson

Officiant: Wes Howard

Flowers: Garden Delights