McGuire’s Millrace Farm is a family owned and operated wedding venue in the beautiful town of Murphy, North Carolina. They are a premiere Southern wedding destination settled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The property is more than 100 acres and is full of history with pre-civil war and pre-depression structures. Looking for a place with refined southern charm and rustic elegance? McGuire's Millrace Farm has what you are looking for!
Facilities and Capacity
The Barn venue is more than 8,000 square feet of space that is framed with locally resourced timber. The tongue and groove ceilings are 30 feet high and feature 30 wrought iron chandeliers, hung with over 2,000 crystals in the barn for a bit of subtle elegance. The Barn has polished concrete floors, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, two-piece bar with granite countertops and gold plated sink, a certified commercial kitchen, a lit handicap accessible parking lot, a 40' x 15' dance floor with lighting and dressing rooms. The Barn is fully heated and air conditioned and is equipped with AV equipment. The grounds feature an arched foot bridge over a peaceful pond, flower gardens, romantic birch garden, a solid wood arbor and stunning mountain views. Ceremonies and receptions can be hosted inside the Barn or at any of the outdoor spaces. McGuire’s Millrace Farm can accommodate up to 225 guests at the most popular sites and locations around the farm.
The farm can host many of the festivities centered around a wedding; an engagement party, bridal party, elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. The experienced event planners work with you intimately and professionally to plan an exquisite wedding. The planners and coordinators know how to plan flawless weddings and make your vision a reality. They offer in-house bar and catering, set up and clean up, event rentals, lighting and sound, cake, event planning and more! Some of the available items include aisle markers, altars and arches, centerpieces, whisky barrels, chairs, decor, tents, tables, lawn games, firepit, stringed lights and more!
McGuire’s Millrace Farm offers in-house catering and bar services. The expierenced chef works with you to create custom menus for your wedding events. They use fresh ingredients and bold flavors for dishes that will wow you and your guests. They accommodate different dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian, lactose free and more. A few of the many cuisine styles include American, Cajun, Southwestern, French, Italian and more. Their services include:
Buffet, plated, station and intimate family style meals.
33 Reviews for McGuire's Millrace Farm
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jessie E. · Married on 11/01/2020
From the time I started working with Natalie I knew our wedding would be magical. We had so many questions and she was very patient with us. I'm not the most creative person so she would talk through things with me and we would come up with beautiful, personal, creative solutions. I have celiac and she worked with me to find the perfect gluten free menu that everyone would love. She also did a last minute accommodation for having our rehearsal dinner at the venue when it was threatening to rain and our original plan couldn't happen. Speaking of rain, our original plan was to have our ceremony in the birch tree garden and reception inside. Mother Nature did not agree. Natalie was cool, calm, and collected and smoothly made the transition to an inside ceremony, while keeping me and my husband calm, while also continually communicating with us, while updating our vendors AND our wedding party! We did have her as our Day Of Coordinator which we were hesitant about due to the cost. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! I could not stress that enough. She was absolutely incredible. It was a completely stress-free day thanks to Natalie and her staff. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, sweet lady. It was the perfect January Wedding.Sent on 05/15/2020
Leslie G. · Married on 03/16/2019
McGuire’s Millrace Farm is absolutely breathtaking! From the views to the INCREDIBLE staff, our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We live in Florida and planned a destination wedding at McGuires. They exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond! We received so many compliments from our wedding guests about the McGuire family and staff. Natalie, the venue/event coordinator, is a breath of fresh air and has such a calming presence about her. The food was to die for! We had the brisket, mashed potatoes, veggies, and Mrs. Linda’s yeast rolls. So tasty!! If you’re looking for the perfect place to get married, you have found it! You won’t be disappointed. McGuire’s Millrace Farm has earned a very special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to go back to visit!Sent on 03/25/2019
Hannah · Married on 04/13/2018
From the moment I spoke with Natalie on the phone, just calling to ask some questions, I loved my experience with McGuire's. This place is so magical my husband even proposed here! The staff is so kind and professional, they make you feel comfortable, at home, and confident in your choice of venue. And let's not forget the food was AMAZING, I mean we seriously enjoyed it. What a day-they made all of our dreams come true, this place is a gem. You will not regret it, everything, every piece was an absolute win! I was so thrilled that it worked out, in fact we even changed the date of our wedding so we could get married at this place. We moved the wedding up three weeks so we could have the dreamy birch trees! We loved how family oriented this venue is as well, everyone involved, it made it such a personal experience. Thank you to everyone involved at McGuire's for making this our best day ever. Y'all are incredible, I wouldn't change a thing, it was absolutely perfect. Natalie, Evan and the squad did a stellar job, they went above and beyond, every interaction with them was sweet. I think it is such a gift having everything all in one place, it is so helpful not having to find an outside caterer! Natalie and Evan are absolute gems and so easy to work with, so kind and have calming personalities while all the things are happening. This is truly a special place, everything is based around their family and we loved that. Seriously do not hesitate to check this place out-it is GORGEOUS, and the staff are PHENOMENAL. The birch trees people-dreamy, whimsical and pure magic. This place is five stars nestled in the valley of the blue ridge mountains. I could go on and on about how easy it is to plan a wedding with these folks, especially when they helped me plan my favorite day ever in two and half months! I have no bad things to say about this place and these people, I could speak goodness about this property and people for a while. WHAT A DREAM.
Sent on 05/09/2018
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McGuire's Millrace Farm is a photographer's dream. The stunning vistas, beautiful details, gorgeous event barn, well appointed (and lovely) lodge and the original buildings around the property join together with an incredible staff to create my absolute favorite venue. The owners are hands-on and supremely knowledgeable. The layout of the venue itself makes logistics a breeze; as a professional wedding photographer this is paramount- it makes moving from one photoset to the next a smooth process that requires little time. I have photographed many weddings there, and I'm always surprised at how I don't run out of unique views or gorgeous backgrounds, regardless of the weather, season, or time of day. The staff shines even brighter than the rest of the venue- they are the perfect hosts for any wedding, small or large. Working with Natalie is a total joy! Believe me, you can't go wrong with McGuire's.
This is an awesome venue and the people that work here are wonderful. Natalie is so pleasant to work with as a vendor and the hospitality is beyond what I have experienced at many venues. Her and her team rock!
McGuire's Millrace Farm is one of the premiere wedding venues in the Tri-sate area. As a professional photographer familiar with many wedding venues this is one of the best. There are countless photographic opportunities all over the farm. I was most impressed on how they give treat their clients the royal treatment. Pay them a visit and you will fall in love with this place.