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Un-baaa-lievably Chic & Small Wedding Venues

There is something very romantic about eloping or having only immediate family and closest friends witnessing such a beautiful moment. If your heart is pointing you in the direction of a small wedding, check out these regional treasures.

1. The Rose Garden - Minnetrista Cultural Center

To be honest, I may be a bit biased as I was the Sales & Event Coordinator here, however roses are the epitome of elegance and romance. This gem is located in the heart of Muncie, IN. Minnetrista is a 40 acre campus just touching the perimeter of Ball State University. It offers eight outdoor garden spaces, and the Rose Garden is at the top of the list!

The name itself leads you to believe the roses are the star of the show, however the rod-iron gazebo is truly the iconic centerpiece. The circular shape of the garden and paved brick pathways create an enchanting atmosphere which is perfect for an intimate gathering. For a ceremony, the space can actually accommodate 160 people, but I always loved when it was set for 75 or less.

Roses buds appear toward the end of May. By mid-June the flowers are in full bloom and with the tender care by the horticultural staff, they remain in bloom through October. Minnetrista is truly a one-stop-shop as you can pick and choose from several ceremony and reception spaces, both indoor and outdoors. Host cocktail hour under the breathtaking sculpture, Catalyst during sunset to add even more of a "wowzah" factor! Honestly, the entire campus is a photographer's dream!

1. The Little Cathedral - Roann, IN