Based in Cary, North Carolina, MacGregor Downs Country Club is a romantic wedding venue near Raleigh. It is nestled along the serene Lake MacGregor, providing a tranquil and elegant backdrop for your big day. Expect old-world charm combined with luxury and spectacular service. At this private country club, guests will fall in love with the rustic atmosphere and modern details.
Facilities and Capacity
The three-story building has the charm of an ancient Scottish lodge. It can host up to 300 guests for outdoor and indoor celebrations. The Main Dining Room has a large stone fireplace and rustic chandeliers, while the expansive Lakeside room has a scenic view of Lake MacGregor. The attached deck offers additional versatility and space. The Highlands/Islay rooms, which can be used with the Lakeside room, is an area for intimate gatherings. The Garden Terrace can be tented throughout the year and has a veranda and deck.
This prestigious club is devoted to excellence. Our professional staff and on-site coordinators can assist your wedding events while designing every detail, allowing you to enjoy the celebrations. We can provide the following services:
At MacGregor Downs Club, the talented culinary team will customize a special menu that will delight you and your guests. Couples can choose from an elegant plated dinner, casual buffet style or sophisticated hors d'oeuvres. We are happy to accommodate all dietary requests. Catering and bar services also include:
The Club offers separate bride and groom quarters for you and your bridal party to prepare for your special day; refreshments are included. Our facilities are equipped with ample on-site parking and wheelchair access for your guests. Couples will have access to our 55-acre lake and golf course for photo opportunities.
MacGregor Downs can host your wedding-related gatherings. These celebrations include:
Since the Club opened in 1967, it has continued to build on its legacy of being one of the most prestigious private clubs in the state. MacGregor is defined by its history, but also its close-knit, friendly, and loyal members.
MacGregor Downs Country Club is just minutes outside of Raleigh, NC and a short drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Adjacent to the Club's facilities are several hotels featuring shuttle service and full-service rooms.
Recommended by 92% of couples
Erin · Married on 10/08/2016
We recently had our wedding at MacGregor Downs on Sat 10/8 during Hurricane Matthew. The power went out a few hours prior to the ceremony. Although we thought we may have to cancel our wedding, Linda and her staff kicked it into high gear and did everything they could to make sure we were still married. They found a generator so that the DJ could play music, they were still able to cook and serve the food despite the power outage, they moved the ceremony inside, lit every candle they had, and created us the most memorable, most romantic wedding we could have ever imagined! I can't thank them enough for everything they did. We will always remember that day thanks to MacGregor Downs and Hurricane Matthew. If you're looking for a wedding venue in Cary, I highly recommend the Country Club.
Elise · Married on 11/08/2014
My husband and I really wanted an outdoor ceremony for our November wedding but didn't want to worry about the possibility of rain. MacGregor Downs offered the perfect compromise by offering the use of a clear-top tent; the weather was gorgeous and the tent worked out beautifully! Another plus was the fact that all taxes and fees were included - there were absolutely no hidden costs! They offered two different chair options to choose from, as well as multiple table sizes, linens and candles for centerpieces. The venue itself is gorgeous - it has beautiful hardwood floors and the lakeside room has huge windows that provide a breathtaking view of the lake! The food was absolutely delicious, and the chef kindly adjusted the menu for my father and me so that we could have sweet potato with our dinner! We met with Linda, the manager/coordinator, and immediately felt relieved; she explained how flexible they are with everything, and took the time to walk us through a "day of schedule" and how it could be adjusted to fit our needs. Linda was a huge help throughout the entire planning process, and I don't think I could have managed any of this without her. On our big day, Linda made sure everything was taken care of; we didn't have to worry about anything other than enjoying our moment. We couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out; the people we worked with were truly amazing and made our day a huge success! We would definitely recommend MacGregor Downs Country Club to anybody in need of a wedding venue! Linda, thank you for keeping me sane throughout this whole process and making sure our day ran smoothly! You're the best!!!Sent on 12/07/2014
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User3559960 · 2+ years ago
We really wanted an indoor venue that wasn't too stuffy for our May wedding, and after searching far & wide, we found MacGregor Downs Country Club. The most appealing thing about it initially is that unlike other Country Clubs, they did not charge a "Taxable Service Fee" of 22%, All taxes and fees were included - there were no hidden costs at all! We met with their coordinator and were pleasantly surprised by how nice and welcoming they were. They made a point of making us aware of their flexibility with EVERYTHING, and they were very thorough explaining how they normally run weddings, again noting things that could be tailored to our liking. The venue is gorgeous - it has a lodge feel on the inside, with beautiful exposed beams and hardwoods. The windows are huge and really bring the outdoors inside. The dining room overlooking the lake was our favorite part - it was absolutely breathtaking! The team there was great at communicating by phone and e-mail, and were fine with us stopping by whenever we had anything to discuss with them. The food was amazing, and the chef kindly altered the menu slightly for specific allergy concerns for our guests. Linda, the manager, was outstanding at making sure everything was planned out before our big day, down to the little details. On the day of, they took care of everything. I mean... everything! We did not have to worry about anything at all - it was stunningly beautiful and completely stress free. They have add-ons available such as draping for the outdoor ceremony tent, special linens, etc, but we decided against them. With everything that came standard, our ceremony and reception were still so beautiful. It didn't feel like anything was missing, because it wasn't! We didn't have the stress of renting tables, chairs, etc from some company - they took care of everything. We couldn't be more satisfied with the venue itself and the truly wonderful service we received. We would recommend this venue to everyone!Sent on 07/19/2014
MacGregor Downs Country Club's reply:
We have played at McGregor Downs Country Club for years and always had a wonderful event. Wether it is a wedding, birthday party or just a cocktail party, the staff treats you amazingly!
Beautiful setting for a wedding and reception.
Elizabeth and the great staff at MacGregor Downs are well-versed at helping to make events successful and memorable. Elizabeth is a true professional and we always enjoy working with her and her team.