The McGarity House

The McGarity House

943 McGarity Road
Temple, GA 30179 | map
Maximum capacity: 175
Wedding services: Ceremony, Reception
About Us

The McGarity House is a turn of the century plantation home located in Paulding County, Georgia. The house and grounds compliment many wedding styles including vintage, elegant, classic, and shabby chic. The addition of our barn pavilion adds a rustic element to the property perfect for the bride and groom wanting a county wedding. Features of the venue include a large wraparound porch, unique staircase, apple trees, large pecan trees,  a 2800 sq ft ballroom, and a 2000 sq ft barn. 


  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

I am a wedding planner/designer in my free time and have worked with dozens of weddings over the past 25 years. The two most important goals for any wedding is that my bride have a care-free beautiful day and that my guests feel welcomed and enjoy the happiness of the event. When the day came when I was to plan my own daughter's wedding, she wanted a turn-of-the-century/vintage outdoor wedding highlighting the early 1900's. After researching many venues in the Atlanta area, we found the perfect site - The McGarity House built in the 1910s. The house is beautiful and more than accommodating thanks to the fabulous staff. The home not only provided several areas where we could host the wedding outside, but since my daughter wanted an outdoor wedding in late July, I had to make sure that my guests would be as comfortable as possible. The house not only provided a beautiful backdrop for her wedding, but also included a large reception hall (with a/c) that was added to the back of the house while still maintaining the architectural integrity of the 1900s house. The house and property are not only unique (not the typical "cookie cutter" venue), but are also meticulously maintained - you truly felt that you were getting married in an intimate, home environment. We had the perfect venue! Not only did the house exceed our expectations, but the staff could not have been more accommodating! Melita, a young business woman, was extremely professional throughout the entire planning process. She quickly responded to every email and allowed us to visit the site many times so that we could plan accordingly. She listened to our desires. The day of the wedding was a beautiful, HOT day in Georgia! The grounds were perfect, the house spotless, and everything set up perfectly! I cannot say enough good things. My bride was happy and our guests are still raving four weeks later! Thank you, Melita, for helping us execute my daughter's perfect day!

  • Wedding: 07/28/2012
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
What can we say about The McGarity House? Melita and her staff are outstanding. The house is gorgeous with eclectic pieces throughout the house that make you feel as though you've stepped back in time. The grounds and orchards are absolutely gorgeous! The new ballroom gives plenty of room for guests to eat, dance & have fun. With the new ballroom and the wrap around porch, The McGarity House holds more guests than most venues in Metro Atlanta. If you like it, book them! They book up quickly! We are pleased to work with Melita and the crew!
The McGarity House is a wedding venue from Atlanta, Ga. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Dallas, Ga, Hiram, Ga, and Carrollton, GA. The McGarity House is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Atlanta wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in vintage and rustic weddings
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