Elope At Our Small Wedding Venue

CJ's Off the Square offers a simple but elegant wedding package for couples who want to elope or host a small wedding ceremony in our romantic garden location.

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If you would like to celebrate with dinner after the ceremony, let us recommend one of the many wonderful restaurants in downtown Franklin (within walking distance of CJ’s Off the Square). Catering services are not available with the Small Ceremony package.

If you prefer a more traditional wedding and reception experience but are just planning for a smaller guest list (like a micro-wedding), we invite you to consider one of our our full wedding packages which include a ceremony and reception with dinner & dancing.

We don’t have a minimum guest requirement so you can still have a large scale celebration with a smaller guest list – no problem!

Visit our Weddings page to learn more about our Standard, Classic and Premier packages which start at $14,995.

More information and photo galleries of our elopements, small wedding ceremonies, and vow renewals can be found here:  SmallGardenWeddings.com.


The fabulous new Harpeth Hotel by Hilton is only one city block from us. It has beautiful rooms and a fantastic new restaurant which might be the perfect location to dine with your closest friends and family after your intimate and romantic garden ceremony here at CJ’s Off the Square.

Also nearby is the newer part of Franklin known as Cool Springs. It has over 60 hotels with a range of rooms and amenities and of course the bright city lights of Nashville are only 15 miles north. We also love the local charm and romance of smaller inns and B&B’s located throughout Williamson County. Check out our favorite local listings here: click here.


There is so much to see and do in Historic Franklin, TN. While the sights and sounds of Nashville draw many visitors to our neck of the woods, there is a lot to see and do right here in beautiful Williamson County. From whiskey distilleries to vineyards, civil war history to epic antiquing, it is easy to lose yourself in the slow pace of our small Southern town. For a complete list of area attractions, go here: click here.


Looking for more inspiration or ideas for your small wedding ceremony? We recently shared some great ideas on our blog.



If keeping your wedding small, but going big on your portraits is a priority, our Small Ceremony Package is perfect for you!

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Small ceremonies are limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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To be legally married in the state of Tennessee, you must obtain a marriage license no more than 30 days from the date of the wedding. You can get the license from any TN County Clerk’s office. For more information, read our blog post about getting a marriage license in Davidson (Nashville) or Williamson County (Franklin).


After your intimate garden wedding ceremony here at CJ’s Off the Square, celebrate at one of the many excellent restaurants located in historic downtown Franklin, TN. Here are a few of our favorites within walking distance of CJ’s Off the Square:

And for a little slice of heaven: