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.
33 Reviews for MacGregor Downs Country Club
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Nicole Barbieri · Getting married on 01/07/2022
We absolutely loved it, it was beautiful and felt so welcomed touring
The vendor was beautiful, it was very spacious and had many options to choose fromSent on 09/29/2019
Lisa Marley · Married on 10/19/2019
Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
We were so very pleased with Nicole, Victoria, and the rest of the team at MacGregor Downs country club. My daughter's wedding was beyond what we hoped for. I fully recommend MDCC for your wedding or any event. So many of our guests could not get over the amazing food. My daughter and son and law were so very happy with everything!Sent on 10/27/2019
Rebecca Davis · Married on 09/28/2019
Best Decision We Made!
We had our wedding reception at the MacGregor Downs Country Club and it was such a wonderful experience! All of our guests raved about the food, and the staff was incredibly professional and catered to our every want and need! Nicole Moore, the catering coordinator, was fantastic. She helped us with so many decisions leading up to the party and she made everything we wanted happened with ease! Having Nicole was so helpful and saved us on having to hire a day-of-coordinator. She handled the schedule of events, menu, flower deliveries, rental deliveries, and band set-up. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole and the MacGregor Downs staff. Having MacGregor Downs host our reception was the best decision we made! Also, you would assume having a country-club wedding would be very expensive, but it was very competitive priced. We looked at other venues and realized very quickly that MacGregor Downs was an excellent deal. You get the venue space, linens, chairs/tables, wait staff, a day-of-coordinator, and a huge selection of food for one flat rate which was very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this venue! Thank you MacGregor downs for such a wonderful experience!Sent on 10/10/2019
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.