Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve

945 Mackay Blvd., Lake Alfred, FL 33850 Map · Phone number
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About Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve

The Perfect Wedding: This is the ideal location for a spectacular wedding with rooms for the bridal party and groomsmen to prepare for a magnificent ceremony followed by an elegant reception. There are dual fireplaces in the grand ballroom which features a beautiful open staircase that allows for a breathtaking entrance for the bride. The history in this residence is very memorable for many citizens and will be for years to come. This home is so unique, that when you choose it as your venue, it will become a part of a very special memory in your life.

House Characteristics: The Mackay Estate was built by Alexander Mackay, a Scottish entrepreneur and investor who bought the property on Lake Rochelle in 1915 and began construction of the Mackay family estate which he called “La Rochelle.” The estate’s 8,000-square-foot residence is an outstanding example of Craftsman style architecture, with sleeping porches and large porch columns, open interior spaces and a staircase in the main room. A walled arbor with arched openings is located west of the residence and a sunken garden with a fountain is on the east. A beautiful Gazebo has been added with a breathtaking view of the lake. The home has undergone only minor alterations over the years, and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Our future plans call for part of the building to house the Lake Alfred Historical Society meeting room and museum.

Grant Funds: Restoration and Preservation: Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve was purchased in 2004 with funds from the Florida Community Trust Florida Forever program. Additionally, the City of Lake Alfred received grant funding in 2006 from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation to renovate the house. This allowed for the complete overhaul of the electrical system, plumbing, re-roofing, handicap accessibility, resurfacing of the hardwood floors and plaster repair. The city also received a grant from the Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program to add a playground, picnic pavilion, rest rooms, fishing pier and nature trails.

The Mackay home is available for business meetings, corporate retreats, family reunions and parties. Please call (863) 291-5272 to make an appointment to see this incredible location.

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9 Reviews for Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Rhonda S. · Married on 03/28/2020

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    Absolutely great

    Would definitely recommend MacKay Gardens. They were absolutely great!!!

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    Mary · Married on 06/16/2018

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    Perfect venue! So much charm. Great for indoor/outdoor reception.

    Sent on 06/19/2018
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    Cagney · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Beautiful & Historic Venue

    I got married at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve (MGLP) on 05/19/2018.

    MGLP is an absolutely gorgeous venue for any occasion, but ESPECIALLY a wedding.

    This is the perfect venue for DIY brides who want a blank slate to create the wedding vision of their dreams.

    I loved that I was not locked in to using specific vendors. I was able to use whatever vendor that I wanted. Having that kind of flexibility during a year of wedding planning was so refreshing.

    The venue's point of contact, Anaeli was so patient and beyond helpful. She always responded to any questions that I had in a timely manner, and offered some great pre-wedding day advice!

    MGLP will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to hosting another event there in the future.

    Thank you, MGLP!

    Sent on 04/16/2019

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Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 600
  • 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?
    $ 800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 600
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    July
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  • 945 Mackay Blvd. Lake Alfred, FL, 33850 See on map
    8632915272 (Phone number)
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