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The Cottage Wedding Venue for Dreamy Events & Celebrations

A backyard wedding is romantic, intimate, and cozy, with a little bit of rustic beauty thrown in. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your and your partner’s love surrounded by the ones who adore you most in a comfortable, relaxed environment. But not everyone has the luxury of a spacious, green yard that can accommodate a vibrant celebration. The Cottage is a sweet venue in Gilbert that has mastered the art of hosting backyard weddings, complete with a gorgeous setting, delicious food, and comprehensive wedding planning assistance. Read on to find out why you should consider The Cottage wedding venue for your charmingly beautiful day. 

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About The Cottage Wedding Venue

The Cottage is family-owned and operated by husband and wife Dina and Sal Zappone, each a child of Italian immigrants raised with a love of Italian food, hospitality, and customer service. In 2014, their restaurant, Zappone’s Italian Bistro, opened and began catering large weddings and events, eventually leading to the expansion of Zappone’s Catering. 

In 2018, their dreams of owning their own wedding venue became a reality. Now they host beautiful weddings that they cater with customized menus and lots of love. If Italian food isn’t your thing, not to worry – they specialize in a variety of food genres, including traditional, Mexican, BBQ, and high-end steak and seafood. 

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Details of the Grounds

Whether you envision your wedding being outdoors, indoors, or a balance of the two, The Cottage has several attractive options from which you can choose. A stately white fence, tall trees, and lush landscaping surround their rolling green lawns. You and your partner can exchange vows beneath a large white pergola decorated however you desire. Dramatic florals and drapery will make a statement! If you want your guests to dance and dine under the stars, The Cottage will light up the lawn with romantic bistro lighting. 

The Cottage also has a cozy indoor option for your ceremony or reception, with sparkling chandeliers and rustic wood slab walls that add personality and charm. Whether you plan to party indoors from the start or have to pivot inside due to weather, their indoor space is the perfect canvas for the wedding of your dreams. 

There are also comfortable bridal suites and groom lounges available onsite for your convenience. Hence, you can relax as you get ready without worrying about messing up your hair and makeup traveling from one location to another!

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Photography Opportunities

If you choose to have your wedding at The Cottage, you’ll be relieved to know there are so many beautiful spots for timeless photos that you’ll treasure forever. Outside, the beautifully landscaped greenery will make you and your partner pop in natural garden portraits. 

As the evening draws near, sun-dappled leaves and gorgeous sunset skies will be the perfect romantic backdrop. There is no shortage of charm and elegance that will enhance your wedding photos. You’ll know you’re somewhere beautiful and special when you step foot on their grounds. 

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Wedding Details

The Cottage allows you to plan the best wedding through various packages that accommodate anywhere from 20 – 150 guests. A few packages have a specific limit. Each package includes: 

  • catering, 
  • cooling misters on the back patio, 
  • heaters, 
  • a fire pit, 
  • farm tables and white folding chairs, 
  • colored table runners, and 
  • a dance floor. 

They can also help you book essential amenities like tents, glassware, DJs, bar, lighting, décor, and more. Don’t see a package that meets your every need? Customize your own package for your perfect wedding. 

A bride in a purple dress leans on the shoulder of her new husband wearing a denim shirt and purple boutonnière at the front door of The Cottage Wedding Venue A bride in a purple dress and brown boots stands in the grassy yard under a tree with her maid of honor and a large flowery bouquet at The Cottage Wedding Venue

The Cottage Wedding Venue

If you are looking for a cozy, romantic setting that feels like you’re mingling in a familiar garden, The Cottage wedding venue may just be the perfect spot for your wedding. Book a tour and see for yourself why it is one of the premier wedding venues in the area. 

Finding a Phoenix wedding venue can be a challenge. Simply because there are so many amazing locations in the area to chose from! As a wedding photographer, I am lucky to visit many of them every year. So check out the blog links below for insight into more Phoenix venues and work from my portfolio. Then let’s chat about your dream wedding photos.

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