Weddings at St Francis Cottage


Intimate Outdoor Wedding

Allow us to host your dream wedding day, full of romance and elegance set in the charming rustic décor of St Francis Cottage. Our event gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for your intimate wedding with up to 50 guests. Celebrate the entire weekend with your family and friends while enjoying our seven cheerfully-appointed guest rooms, comfortable common areas, and our colorful, peaceful gardens.

If needed, we can provide you with contact information for a local wedding coordinator to help arrange a wedding officiant, photography, videography, flowers, live music, cakes, catering and any other details necessary to create your perfect day.

We look forward to working with you to create a memorable wedding that represents the unique and wonderful people you are and the couple you will become.

Intimate Wedding Package

  • Wedding venue, common areas and 7 guest rooms with access for your caterer to the SFC commercial and inspected kitchen
  • Ceremony with white-covered seating outdoors in our events garden. If it is raining, the ceremony will be moved to the great room and library
  • A maximum of 50 wedding and reception guests with secure, on-site parking for up to 25 cars available (for wedding guests not staying at SFC)
  • P.A. system for officiant and recorded music (If live musicians will not be contracted, digital music files are to be provided by the wedding couple)
  • Three-hour, post-ceremony reception outdoors or in our great room and library, depending on weather
  • Reception includes table-and-chair set-up and breakdown, and white chair covers and table linens
  • Two-night stay for Bride and Groom in luxurious king room with complimentary bottle of wine (red or white)
  • Two-night stay for up to 12 additional guests in our other six guest rooms (Three rooms can accommodate additional guests, each at a rate of $35 per person)
  • All registered guests are welcome to enjoy our complimentary afternoon cookies or dessert, evening Social Hour with appetizers, wine and beer, and a gourmet breakfast.
  • Add-on packages available at extra cost


No weddings on Sundays or holidays. Ceremonies and receptions may be conducted anytime between 3:00 p.m. of your arrival date, and the following evening at 7:00 p.m. Due to City of Chattanooga zoning regulations, the wedding reception must end by 10:00 p.m.

Prices below include the 10% bridal discount for reserving all seven of our guest rooms. Guest rooms, their amenities, and facilities are for the exclusive use of registered guests only.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your ceremony date, and your deposit will be applied to the balance of the package. We will refund your deposit less a $250 cancellation fee, provided you cancel at least 45 days prior to your arrival date. For cancellations between 45 and 10 days prior to your arrival, your deposit will be refunded less a $500 service fee.

Balance must be paid at least ten (10) days prior to your scheduled arrival or the reservation will be canceled, and none of your deposit will be refunded.

Your reservation is not deemed canceled until you have received a cancellation confirmation from St Francis Cottage.

Intimate Wedding Rates

November through April
Monday to Thursday: $4,200
Friday and Saturday: $4,600
May through October
Monday to Thursday: $4,700
Friday and Saturday: $5,000
For more information, contact us at (423) 400-4177 or innkeeper@stfranciscottage.com

Elopement Packages: Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too

You can elope and still have your dream wedding! For couples who prefer a private wedding for two or wish to include just family members and close friends, St Francis Cottage is a unique oasis where your loved ones can gather in a relaxed and private setting. We strive to accommodate your plans, and you can choose from our comprehensive elopement package or a simple, private option. Whatever you decide, we will work with you to make your wedding day stress-free, fun and memorable.

No Worries Elopement Package

  • Site fee for up to 2.5 hours with seating either indoors in our great room and library or outdoors in our events garden, depending on weather (If you rent the entire Cottage, the reception time may be extended.)
  • A maximum of 24 guests with on-site, secure parking
  • Bridal bouquet of seasonal fresh flowers in your choice of colors
  • Groom’s boutonniere in your choice of color
  • Professional photography with private digital download of your wedding photos (40 minimum)
  • Audio equipment for recorded music (Digital audio files to be provided by the wedding couple)
  • Post-ceremony reception in our great room or outdoors, depending on weather
  • Reception includes table-and-chair set-up and breakdown, table linens and décor; a rustic, eloquent display of artisan cheeses, summer sausage, crackers, French baguettes, seasoned olive oil and balsamic vinegar, olives, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and savory dips, chicken salad sandwiches, punch, iced tea
  • Champagne toast (or sparkling grape juice) for wedding couple and all guests
  • Two-tier wedding cake, made in the SFC commercial and inspected kitchen
  • Two-night stay for Bride and Groom in luxurious king-size room with complimentary bottle of wine (red or white)
  • All registered guests are welcome to enjoy our complimentary afternoon cookies or dessert, early-evening Happy Hour with appetizers, and a gourmet breakfast.
  • Breakfast room service, if private meal preferred
  • 10% discount for active military personnel.
  • Add-on packages available at extra cost


Weddings may be scheduled any day, except Sundays and holidays. Unless all seven rooms are booked by you and your guests, your wedding and reception must be conducted between Noon and 2:30 p.m. on either day of your stay.

Prices below include a guest room for two nights for the wedding couple only. Additional wedding guests must book rooms separately, and reservations are subject to availability and SFC’s standard policies. A 10% wedding discount will be applied for wedding guests. Guest rooms, their amenities, and facilities are for the exclusive use of registered guests.

See below for payment and cancellation policies.


No Worries Elopement Package Rates

November through April
Monday to Thursday: $4,300
Friday and Saturday: $4,600
May through October
Monday to Thursday: $4,700
Friday and Saturday: $5,000
For more information, please contact us at (4230 400-4177 or innkeeper@stfranciscottage.com

No Frills Elopement Package

  • Site fee for 1.5 hours either indoors in our library or outdoors in our events garden, depending on weather (If you rent the entire Cottage, the reception time may be extended.)
  • A maximum of 12 guests with on-site, secure parking
  • Bridal bouquet of seasonal fresh flowers in your choice of colors
  • Groom’s boutonniere in your choice of color
  • Professional photography with digital download of your wedding photos (25 minimum)
  • Cake made in the SFC commercial and inspected kitchen
  • Champagne toast for wedding couple and guests
  • One-night stay for Bride and Groom in luxurious king-size room with complimentary bottle of wine (red or white)
  • All registered guests are welcome to enjoy our complimentary afternoon cookies or dessert, early-evening happy hour with appetizers, and a gourmet breakfast.
  • Breakfast room service, if private meal preferred, and add-on packages available at extra cost
  • 10% discount for active military personnel.


Weddings may be scheduled any day, except Sundays and holidays. Ceremonies and receptions must be conducted between Noon and 2:30 p.m. on the day of arrival unless a guest room is reserved for at least two nights.

Prices below include a guest room for one night for the wedding couple only, and guests must book rooms separately. A 10% wedding discount will be applied for wedding guests, and reservations are subject to availability and SFC’s standard policies. Guest rooms, their amenities and facilities are for the exclusive use of registered guests only.

See below for payment and cancellation policies.


No Frills Elopement Package Rates

November through April
Monday to Thursday: $1,800 ($2,400 for two nights)
Friday and Saturday: $2,100 ($2,300 for two nights
May through October
Monday to Thursday: $2,200 ($2,400 for two nights)
Friday and Saturday: $2,500 ($2,700 for two nights)
For more information, please contact us at (423) 400-4177 or innkeeper@stfranciscottage.com

Elopement Packages Payment and Cancellation Policies

A 50% deposit is required to secure your ceremony date, and your deposit will be applied to the balance of the package. We will refund your deposit less a $50 cancellation fee, provided you cancel at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. For cancellations between 30 and 10 days prior to your arrival, your deposit will be refunded less a $350 service fee.

Balance must be paid at least ten (10) days prior to your scheduled arrival or the reservation will be cancelled, and none of your deposit will be refunded.

Your reservation is not deemed cancelled until you have received a cancellation confirmation from St Francis Cottage.