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$500 starting price
$500 starting price
$24 starting price
$500 starting price
$500 starting price
$24 starting price


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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
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Outside cake
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Bartenders
  • Liquor license
  • Champagne toast
  • Signature drink
  • Barware
  • Flatware

Services Offered

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
  • Centerpieces
  • Tents
  • Audio equipment
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet

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Shannon Q. Married on 06/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

MacGregor Downs Country Club was a wonderful venue to have our wedding at. Their location and staff were all amazing and everything we could have hoped for. They had rooms for the men and women to get ready in and they were very clean and spacious. The bridesmaids received breakfast and lunch through the club and service was great.
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 Married on 04/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Beautiful place for any occasion. We had our wedding here and Victoria was so helpful and very efficient. She communicates and gets things done. She worked with Us through this whole process. With the all inclusive package They do everything and you just show up for your event. Food was so delicious we still get compliments on how good the food was. You have the choice to be inside or use the beautiful tent outside. We had a beautiful wedding, thanks to Macgregor Downs country club and Victoria.
Mary and Lee Wilson.
Jessica M. Married on 04/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Seamless planning, beautiful wedding day, stunning venue

We’re really glad we chose MacGregor Downs Country Club as our venue. Most things are provided on-site, even including some decorations, and I didn’t have to worry about anything. The food was delicious, and the golf course and lake made a beautiful backdrop for photos. There is no real bridal suite per se but they did a really good job setting up the Highlands/Islay room–right next to a couple single-occupancy restrooms–with mirrors and chairs and a garment rack, and even had muffins and mimosas for us when we arrived. The deck off the Lakeside room was even perfect to get some air as the party raged on inside. My only complaint is that the contact changed several times, but each person was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable; we had no issues.
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Bunn DJ Company Bunn DJ Company Wedding DJs

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!

Laugh Out Loud Photo Booth Laugh Out Loud Photo Booth Photo Booths

Beautiful setting for a wedding and reception.

Island Sound and Video Island Sound and Video Wedding Videographers

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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