Small Weddings at The Cottage

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                 Three Options for an intimate, private ceremony

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                172 Mimosa Place, Lafayette LA 70506 (Appointment only)

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.

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Option One Wedding Ceremony with
                           Cake & Punch Reception -

    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.) Due to limited space, there is a limit of bride & groom and 12 guests.
     The Cottage décor is cozy ‘New Orleans Style’ with antiques and crystal so additional decoration is not needed. Ceremonies are scheduled for garden when weather permits.
     This is an adult facility. Children over the age of 6 must be very well supervised and are included in the guest count.  Speak to us about younger children.

     Rev. Dan will officiate a customized ceremony followed by a one-hour Tea Party, 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 and make the deposit.


  • Use of Silk Bouquet & Boutonniere
  • Beautiful Recorded Music
  • Toasting flutes, glasses, plates, silverware
  • Wedding Cake
  • Mock Champagne Punch


*We have 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 - $220.00  Ceremony Only 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. We have music and a silk bouquet and boutonniere you may use. You may add one reading and any of the extra ceremonies from the Ceremonies page on the website. Call or email for an appointment to visit and make the deposit. The Cottage is a private adult venue. Please speak to us about preferences for children under the age of 7.
($50 non-refundable deposit with balance due two weeks before event or cash on arrival.)


Casual Marriage Service- $60.00  By Appointment Only
This is a quick, simple but lovely marriage service, indoor or garden depending on weather, designed for couples who simply want to get married privately with no fuss. There is no advance meeting. Limit of 6(six) guests, two of whom must be over 18 and will serve as witnesses. The Cottage is an adult venue. For this service, children 6 and under are not permitted. After verifying the License, we will go through the marriage questions, exchange vows and rings, and sign the legal documents. All takes about 15 minutes.

Contact Rev. Dan receive an email with full information or arrange a visit.
You can also call 337-255-5244 from 9am to 9pm.

Lafayette, Louisiana

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