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Based in Cary, North Carolina, MacGregor Downs Country Club is a romantic wedding venue near Raleigh. The prestigious club opened in 1967. Today, it is defined by a loyal community of over 650 members. 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 lifestyle. At the private country club, guests will fall in love with the rich history and modern details. Your out-of-town guests can arrive via Raleigh-Durham International Airport and travel just 20 minutes to the venue. Before leaving, there are plenty of nearby attractions, such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Sciences, and the PNC Arena.
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 recently renovated Lakeside banquet room has a scenic view of Lake MacGregor. The Highlands/Islay, which can be used with the Lakeside room, is an area for intimate gatherings. The Garden Terrace is a large tented space with endless creative capabilites, just off of the Main Dining Room. MacGregor Downs also has an exclusive bar for their members, called the 19th Hole. Your wedding party can enjoy designated rooms while getting ready. There is also a covered entrance, ample on-site parking, and wheelchair access for your guests. Couples will have access to the lake and golf course for photos.
At MacGregor Downs Club, the talented culinary team will customize a special menu that will delight your guests. Couples can choose from an elegant plated dinner, casual buffet style, or sophisticated hors d’oeuvres. They are happy to accommodate dietary requests. Catering and bar services also include:
- Cocktail reception
- Family style
- Outside cake
- Liquor license
- Champagne toast
- Signature drink
MacGregor Downs can host all wedding-related gatherings, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The prestigious club is devoted to excellence. Their professional staff and on-site coordinators can assist with your wedding events while designing every detail, allowing you to enjoy the celebrations. The team can provide the following services:
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- Audio equipment
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Wireless internet
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We had plenty of coffee and water as well. Event coordinators Katherine and Chloe definitely made the whole experience as wonderful as it was! They were there through the planning process and extremely attentive to details and wonderful at communication. They made me feel as ease on my wedding day and I knew everything would go smoothly having them there!
Mary and Lee Wilson.
Seamless planning, beautiful wedding day, stunning venue
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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.
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