MacGregor Downs Country Club

430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary, NC 27511 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.6 out of 5.0
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About MacGregor Downs Country Club

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.


Services Offered
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:

  • Event Planning
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Specialty Linens
  • Centerpieces
  • Tents
  • Audio Equipment
  • In-House Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
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:

  • Cocktail Reception
  • Servers and Bartenders
  • Themed Stations
  • Full ABC Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink Options
  • Barware and Flatware


Other Facilities
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.

Other Services
MacGregor Downs can host your wedding-related gatherings. These celebrations include:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Farewell Brunch


History
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.

Location
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.

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26 Reviews for MacGregor Downs Country Club

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.3
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    Elise · Married on 11/08/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!! Sincerely, Linda
  • User3559960 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    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:

    Thank You for your kind words!! It was a pleasure working with you. Sincerely, Linda

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MacGregor Downs Country Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 24.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Country/Golf Club
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Furniture, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, September, October, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • 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
    Island Sound 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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  • 430 St. Andrews Lane Cary, NC 27511 See on map
    919-887-8281 (Phone number)

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