Small Garden Wedding Ceremonies

An Intimate Garden Ceremony With a Main Street Reception

April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023

Annah & Kevin’s Spring Garden Ceremony With Reception at Main Street Restaurant | May 31


When Life Hands You Lemons…

Annah & Kevin started thier engagement planning a larger wedding & reception for nearly 100 guests. But sometimes, life throws you a curve ball and even the best laid plans need a little tweak. 

They decided to scale thier original vision. After careful consideration, the opted for an intimate wedding ceremony in the garden at CJ’s Off the Square for 20 of thier closest friends and family. After all, getting married to each other was what was most important to them. Our small ceremony package was the perfect fit. It allowed them to still have the wedding of thier dreams, even if it was slightly smaller than they first thought it would be.

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A Main Street Reception

After they said “I do,” in our garden, Annah & Kevin enjoyed taking photos with thier families throughout the historic house and garden at the venue. Then everyone made thier way to Gray’s on Main, a great restaurant just one block away from CJ’s Off the Square. Everyone enjoyed an evening of live music, dinner and dancing. And those epic night photos on Main Street, amazing!

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compromise on size, not style

We just love that Annah & Kevin held on to the most important parts of thier original wedding vision. They never sacrificed thier own style. , even when they had to unexpectedly change plans. Lowering thier guest list made all the difference in being able to still have the wedding day they had dreamed of without going over budget. 

Annah & Kevin’s story goes to show you that with the right mindset, a change of plans can actually turn out to be exactly what was supposed to happen all along. 

Images: Ali Miller Photography



the small ceremony package

Are you inspired by Annah & Kevin to keep the guest list small, but go big on your personal wedding style? Would an intimate, romantic garden wedding ceremony in our garden with dinner to follow at one of the many amazing restaurants in downtown Franklin be perfect for you?

Give us a call and let’s chat!

Schedule a call to speak with one of our planners about your ideas. . We’d love to help you determine if CJ’s Off the Square is the right fit for you.

Zero pressure.

If another venue might be better suited to your needs, we will happily refer you!

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