CJ’s Off the Square can accommodate 135 guests, rain or shine. We accept reservations for events from April – November. Our garden and pavilion are closed during the winter (December – March).
The final cost of your event will vary based on two primary factors:
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Get a complete list of everything included in our wedding package when you request a brochure. In general, our packages include:
Because we work with only one couple per day, there is no change in our package price if you wish to have your wedding ceremony at your church instead of in our garden. Your planner will still help you create a seamless wedding day schedule and take care of all of your reception set up, decoration and clean up. You are also welcome to arrive early to use our dressing rooms to get ready and take pictures at CJ’s Off the Square before the ceremony.
Yes! We love working with DIY couples as well as the many talented event planners and designers in greater Nashville. Due to the historic nature of our venue, we do have a few restrictions and require all decorations to be approved in advance so please speak with a planner to discuss your ideas in greater detail.
No, but we highly recommend selecting your vendors from our list of trusted Creative Partners. All florists must be approved by the venue no less than 30 days before your event and provide proof of an active business license and insurance.
If you have any specific requests, please speak with a planner to discuss your ideas in greater detail.
We do not allow outside catering.
Yes, appointments are required to tour the venue. Schedule your tour now or give us a call to find a day and time that is convenient. At your tour, you will meet with one of our planners who can walk you through the venue, answer all of your questions, show you examples of floor plans and decorations and put together an event estimate for you.
We are open by appointment only Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Please note that availability for tours on the weekends is extremely limited due to our event schedule.
We are prepared for whatever the weather brings our way. We limit our capacity to ensure that your event can continue undisturbed in the event of rain. Our pavilion offers completely covered event space and our patio heaters can keep your guests warm if we encounter a cold snap.
See what our rain plan looks like here: Rain Plan at CJ’s Off the Square
Our wedding package offers an 8 hour use of the property. Our social event package is a 5 hour rental.
We offer a one-time complimentary hold for 48 hours from the time of your visit. You (or a friend or family member if you are unable to visit) must tour the venue prior to placing a date on hold.
We do allow well behaved dogs on the property for photos and/or the wedding ceremony. However, they are not permitted to stay for the reception. Read our complete pet policy here and make sure to speak with your planner about your ideas in advance.
Service animals are always welcome.
To book your event, we require a signed contract and a non-refundable reservation retainer payment of $4000.
To accommodate the unique nature of planning and hosting special events at our venue, we offer a tiered payment process consisting of retainer payments made over the course of the planning period.
All payments, once made, are final and non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your event, you will not receive a refund for any amount paid. However, you are not liable for any remaining balance due on your account after we receive written notice of your cancelation. It is a clean break.
CJ’s Off the Square is a small business with limited capacity. When we commit to an event with you, we have to turn away other requests in order to provide you a dedicated planner to guide you through the planning process as well as exclusive access to the venue on your event day.
We invest a great deal of time and money into maintaining the venue, planning your event, training our staff and nurturing relationships with the very best vendors in Nashville.
Because of the limited number of days in a calendar year, our ability to do business is significantly limited from the moment you decided to book your event with us. There is little chance to replace that revenue if an event is cancelled. Our business as well as the many other small, locally owned businesses that are part of our team, depend on this revenue to support our families. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our cancelation policy and invite you to inquire further if you have any additional questions or concerns.
We understand that life sometimes throws us curve balls. If you would like to protect your investment in your wedding or event and plan ahead for unexpected circumstances that might arise, we encourage you to purchase an event insurance policy with cancelation coverage.
To view our complete cancelation policy or for more information on event insurance, please speak with one of our planners.
Yes. We require an event insurance policy with a minimum of $1,000,000 coverage along with host liquor liability if you wish to serve alcohol at your event.
We do not require cancelation insurance, however we encourage that you consider this to provide you with an added layer of protection against cancellation due to sudden illness, accident, deployment or other unexpected events that may occur.