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McGuire's Millrace Farm

Murphy, NC View map Visit website


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.

Services Offered
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


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    Thomas A. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Amazing Once in a Lifetime Experience

    We could not have asked for a better experience by choosing McGuire's Millrace Farm. From start to finish, Natalie the venue manager, made us feel like family and helped us build our dream wedding. She was always available to answer questions via phone or email which made the process as smooth as possible. Natalie also doubled as our day of coordinator and had our timeline and wedding day planned and timed perfectly. Everything the day of went off without a single misstep or issue, and that was in large part to Natalie and her team. All of the vendors that she recommended and we worked with did an amazing job and only further added to our positive experience. The town and area in and around Murphy was a hit for our guests that were able to enjoy a variety of activities before and after the wedding. Our friends and family were blown away by how well Natalie and her team decorated the venue and attended to them throughout the event. The venue has immense natural beauty with countless spots for priceless photos. We had our ceremony and reception at the end of April and the weather was perfect for an indoor/outdoor reception. The space inside the venue is perfect for a beautiful dinner and dancing, and it flows outside perfectly with a firepit and outdoor bar for an entertaining and cozy atmosphere. Our wedding was at the end of April and all the foliage and flowers had appeared to top off the natural beauty of the venue. I would recommend McGuire's Millrace Farm to anyone that is looking for a beautiful venue in a picturesque small town in North Carolina.
  • Christine
    Christine L. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Amazing people who make dreams come true!

    Natalie and the entire staff worked tirelessly to make our children’s wedding dream a reality. They were flexible, kind, professional, and went above and beyond every step of the way. The venue is beautiful, the food delicious, and the flowers amazing… but what made McGuire’s stand out was the exceptional care and service. We cannot recommend them enough; they really made the day magical!!
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    Allison A. Married on 06/18/2021
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    Amazing!!!! Love love love!!

    This venue and the staff are absolutely incredible!! I loved our big day! It was perfect!! The venue is absolutely gorgeous!


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Professional Network & Endorsements

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NB Photography NB Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Cease Fire Productions Cease Fire Productions Wedding DJs

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!

Broadcast Pro Photo Broadcast Pro Photo Wedding Photographers

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.

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600 Hendrix Road Murphy, NC, 28906

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-5:00 Friday & Saturday by appointment only Office is Closed Sunday and Wednesday
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