CJ’s Off The Square

Just a few days ago, I had the privilege to speak with both CJ Dickson and Amy Parman about the changes coming to CJ’s Off The Square and the packages offerred to brides looking for an exquisite wedding experience. It goes without saying that CJ’s Off the Square is a gem of a venue tucked sweetly in historic downtown Franklin. If you are looking for the perfect Southern home and charming garden for your wedding ceremony and reception, you’ve got to visit CJ’s.

They are in the process of erecting a permanent pavilion in place of the tent behind the house, as well as sprucing up the landscaping surrounding the popular gazebo ceremony location, the rock patio, and the pavilion. You’ll have to join them for the 2010 Spring Open House on May 6th from 5-8, complimentary for brides!


For all brides, it is the details that can make your head swim. Amy and CJ can allay any anxiety you might have by putting it all on paper and talking you through the details while sitting on a comfy couch in the front parlor. One of my favorite finds is the fact that their A la Carte Wedding Package is more than a la carte (meaning that they have included more than just the shell of a space!). Included in this package:

  • all tables, linens, and chairs plus 25 linen choices from Southern Events
  • the use of CJ’s signature carriage lantern centerpieces
  • complimentary use of the house and grounds for your bridal or engagement shoots
  • a bride’s dressing room with private bathroom and iPod docking station
  • a groom’s dressing room with flat screen TV, HD cable, Bose Home Theatre System, PlayStation 2, & Wii


  • professional coordination of your ceremony and reception
  • one hour ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding
  • All set up, clean up and management of in-house event services by an event manager


  • choose from white, brown, or black solid wood garden chairs to coordinate with your choice to coordinate with your choice of 25 linen colors to create a custom look for your wedding

WOW! That doesn’t sound so a la carte. Now of course you can upgrade to one of their other fabulous packages which can make you swoon, but again, CJ and Amy will be there to catch you when you do! 🙂

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