Cottage Weddings & More

Southern Historical Cottage Styled Shoot


Located on our private property in former President Jimmy Carter's little town of Plains, Georgia, the historic white  chippy painted Plains Cottage sits on over an acre of lush wildflowers, clover fields, rose gardens, and natural vegetation. The cottage was built in 1907 and features many flower and rose gardens, tiny chapel with stained glass windows, greenhouse, vegetable garden, chippy white paint, shabby decor, and romantic elements.


Plains Cottage gardens is a unique historical and southern cottage setting for styled photo shoots, portrait photography, engagement photography, intimate outdoor events, and elopement / microwedding / boho weddings of less than 30 people. 

The cottage is our private residence, so no overnight events please.  Also, applications and referrals must be submitted with your styled shoot / intimate wedding / small wedding / event reservation.


Now accepting reservations for weddings

and photo shoots for 2021-2022.

Please email me for your preferred date(s) and booking information.

Venue Wedding Rental

- Cottage Gardens rental for up to 2 hours
-  Up to 30 guests

- Use of rose garden w/ trellis,

tiny chapel, + greenhouse
- Investment: $1200

Tiny Micro Wedding / Elopement

- 1 hour (venue only)
- Zero guests
- Bride, groom, officiant only
- Investment: $600

purple flowers
Small Gathering

Tea Party anyone?  Become the mademoiselle who treats her friends to a tea party al fresco. Our cottage garden realizes your fantasies, and can host a small gathering.  Hourly rate of $125; with 2-hour minimum.


We’d love to host your wedding at our cottage! Please keep in mind that the cottage gardens is located at our home in Plains, Georgia. The maximum occupancy is 30 people, including the bride & groom. We offer three different wedding packages for you to choose from! 

Check out our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

The standard rental time is 2 hours. This provides enough time for your ceremony, family pictures and bride/groom pictures. It's recommended that you add-on the reception package to have enough time for toasts, cake-cutting and a meal.

Rehearsals are not included and are not typically done because the weddings are so small. We ask guests, groom and officiant to arrive 15 minutes early to be seated. The bride arrives when the time spot begins, exits the vehicle and walks right into the beginning of the ceremony! However, if you would like to add on a rehearsal, the hourly rate of $150 would apply.