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 lifestyle. At the private country club, guests will fall in love with the rich history 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 Lakeside banquet room has a scenic view of Lake MacGregor. The attached deck offers additional versatility and space. The Highlands/Isla, 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. MacGregor Downs also has an on-site bar called 19th Hole.
The prestigious club is devoted to excellence. Their professional staff and on-site coordinators can assist your wedding events while designing every detail, allowing you to enjoy the celebrations. The team can provide the following services:
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:
Your bridal 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.
MacGregor Downs can host your wedding-related gatherings. These celebrations include:
The prestigious club opened in 1967. Today, it is defined by a loyal community of over 650 members.
MacGregor Downs Country Club is just 19 minutes from Raleigh. It is a 20-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and a 12-minute drive from North Carolina State University. Nearby attractions include North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and PNC Arena.
Recommended by 91% 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.Sent on 10/11/2016
Kalea · Married on 10/07/2018
Nicole is awesome!
Nicole and her team are awesome! They did an amazing job and made our day the best it could be! We highly recommend them!!Sent on 11/24/2018
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
MacGregor Downs Country Club's reply:Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to work with you and your Dad, he is so great!!
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.