Who We Are

More than just a beautiful garden venue, our talented planning and design team is what makes us who we are.

Our Signature Planning Experience


Collaborative Event Design

More than just a venue, CJ’s Off the Square includes complete planning & design services.  We work closely with each client to create thoughtful, meaningful celebrations. We listen to your ideas, help you set priorities and honor your budget.


Outstanding Value

Our event packages take care of the essentials that any host needs to have a gorgeous garden party. All of the big stuff is done for you, saving you time and money. Don’t see something you need? Just ask your personal event planner and they will put you in touch with one of our creative partners who are ready to help.


Upfront Pricing

We have been planning weddings and events for over 13 years. Our experience, combined with our incredible network of creative partners, has allowed us to create a range of style and menu options that have been custom tailored for this venue. Pricing for each service is provided for you when you tour the venue and is locked in when you confirm your reservation. You will know exactly what you can expect to spend BEFORE you book with us.


Tools & Resources

Our clients also enjoy:

  • In-House Design Studio
  • Personalized Planning Schedule
  • Online Planning Portal: Access and share all of the details for your event from your phone, home or work
  • Event Day Timeline
  • Illustrated Event Proposal with Custom Floor Plans

Meet the Team

CJ Dickson

Owner, Creative Director

Janae Bell

Event Planner

Jennifer Rhem

Event Planner

Kate Creech

Production Manager


Locally owned and operated by Franklin resident CJ Dickson, CJ’s Off the Square attracts clients from around the world. Our work has been published by InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, and more. Our stellar client reviews have given us “Hall of Fame” status on TheKnot.com and prompted WeddingWire.com to name us as one of the “Top 25 Garden Wedding Venues in the United States.”

While we are certainly proud of our accomplishments, nothing brings us more joy than knowing we have served our clients well when we see the smiles on their faces at the end of the night.

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