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172 Mimosa Place, Lafayette LA 70506 (by appointment only)
Option One - $500.00
Wedding Ceremony including Cake & Punch reception
Option Two - $250.00
Wedding Ceremony only at The Cottage
Option Three - $60.00 or $100.00 By
Elope/Marriage Service (The "Quickie")
Small Weddings and Elopements are celebrated weekends or weekday evenings at Dan's Cottage in central Lafayette. A Garden Ceremony is planned (weather permitting) from March through October. For most, all that is needed is to obtain the marriage license, decide what to wear and who will be invited.
See additional photos below.
Option One - $500.00
Wedding Ceremony with Cake & Punch Reception
Limited to Bride, Groom and 12 guests
This Small Wedding Celebration is provided by Rev. Dan as a personal service to those who want a very nice yet simple
wedding and have few people attending or are on a tight budget. This is the most economical option available in this area. (Just the venue, bouquet and cake elsewhere will cost over $1200, and no
special decoration is needed at The Cottage.)
The Cottage décor is cozy ‘New Orleans Style’ with antiques and crystal so additional decoration is not needed. Ceremonies are scheduled for garden, weather permitting. The Cottage is an adult facility.
No children under 12/no exceptions. If you must have children or if your guest list is over 12, we can
offer suggestions for other venues that may be able to accommodate you.
Bride and one helper may arrive up to an hour early to finish dressing. Other guests will arrive on time and Rev. Dan will officiate a customized ceremony followed by a one-hour Social, indoor or garden (weather permitting), before you head off “into the sunset.” A Ceremony Planning Form will be provided so we can design your ceremony with options available.
($100 non-refundable deposit, balance due two weeks before event.)
Call or email for an appointment to visit. See photos below.
*We have both an associate photographer and a florist who offer discounts for weddings at The Cottage when available. Let us know if you would like
more information on those options.
Option Two - $250.00
Wedding Ceremony at The Cottage
Full ceremony, the two of you with a limit of 12 guests, who will also serve as witnesses. Includes officiating by Rev. Dan. All is done within an hour. The Cottage décor is cozy ‘New Orleans Style’ so additional decoration is not needed. The Cottage is a private adult facility.
No children under 12/no exceptions.
Bride and one helper may arrive up to an hour before to finish dressing. Others must arrive on time. We have music and a silk bouquet and boutonniere you may use, and you may add one reading and any of the extra ceremonies from the Ceremonies page on this website. Call or email for an appointment to visit. See photos below.
($50 non-refundable deposit with balance due two weeks before event or cash on arrival.)
If you must have children or if your guest list is over 12, we can offer suggestions for other venues that may be able to accommodate you.
Option Three - $60.00 to
$100~ By Appointment Only
The quick, casual marriage is an informal service that used to be done in a Judge's office. There is no set-up involved and only 15 minutes are allowed. After verifying the License and a brief welcome, you will exchange vows and rings, and sign the legal documents.
There is a limit of six (6) guests, two of whom must be over 18 and will serve as witnesses. No children under
The regular fee is $100.
If you book by phone or email with a non-refundable $30 deposit, the fee is reduced to $60. Once the date and time are confirmed, you
can make the deposit or pay in full through PayPal or by phone with a debit or credit card. Any balance must be paid in cash on your arrival.
Without a deposit there is no reservation and you will need to call the morning of the elopement to confirm. The $100 fee will apply.
For more guests or a full ceremony, you would need to choose one of the other options.
If you must have children or must have more than 12 guests, we can recommend other venues that may be able to accommodate you at additional costs.