The Mackey House is a historic wedding venue in Savannah, Georgia. Located five minutes away from downtown Savannah, the venue has been part of Georgia's wedding industry for more than 16 years. The family-owned mansion features a colonial-style home, a pond, a garden with tropical ferns, palm trees, and creatively trimmed flowers with a pavilion under pine and oak trees.
Facilities and Capacity
The Mackey House is a 440-acre property that can host up to 300 guests within its six indoor and outdoor wedding event spaces. The venue features outdoor fountains, a four-acre pond, a 2,600-square-foot outdoor pavilion with a foyer, a fireplace, and ceiling fans. It also has a 2,600-square-foot outdoor covered deck with a see-through ceiling. The 12'x20' dance floor has atmospheric lighting.
The Mackey House can host various wedding events that include ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. The venue provides catering, an in-house bar, accommodations, transport, cakes, entertainment, invitations, photography, and many more services. Its event services include:
Purchased by Harry E. Martin, Jr., in 1931, the property was renamed "Red Gate Farms" by his wife, Mamie Smith Martin. In 1997, Martin's granddaughter, Laura, and her husband, Fred Mackey, built a home at Red Gate Farms, which also happened to host their daughter Tonya's wedding. Ever since, Fred and Laura received multiple requests from friends and family wanting to host events at the Mackay House, making it one of Savannah's premier wedding venues.
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Recommended by 95% of couples
Kristen · Married on 11/12/2018
Perfect first day
We had THE perfect first day of forver; The Mackey House is visually a dream come true for a wedding venue if you like a southern outdoor rustic, romantic elegance. We added an additional hour of time which to me seemed pricey but was well worth it (the quoted Mackey House price for your day is four hours total which does not pause for a cocktail hour and includes the ceremony and reception). I highly recommend doing it because my husband and I had the best day and weren’t stressed about our timeline. The staff at the Mackey House (notably Elizabeth) was very good to us and went out of their way to ensure our day was everything we dreamed it would be (it was). We started off with one day of coordinator and during our year long engagement got transferred to Elizabeth — we learned this happens often and there were some miscommunications that Elizabeth handled beautifully and made sure my now husband and I were happy. I am so grateful for this venue and the people attached to it for helping make my dream wedding come true.
Jonathan · Married on 09/29/2018
The Mackey House is an amazing venue. We had guests from Florida, Chicago, Wisconsin, and everywhere in between and they all came away speechless at the stunning setting of the Mackey House. It is a great representation for why we love Savannah and chose it as our wedding city. We utilized the outdoor area for our ceremony, pavilion for cocktail hour, and the deck for the reception. All were incredible. The Mackey House staff was extremely professional and accommodating throughout the year leading up to our wedding. On the day of the wedding Dave was a rock star. This venue and the staff are the best in the business. Can't recommend enough.
Paul · Married on 09/24/2018
We looked at some of the squares in Savannah and even some of the hotels there to find the perfect spot. While the squares are lovely, it was just to public for us. We wanted a small intimate wedding with just family and we found that in The Mackey House...and more! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and gave us the intimacy we were looking for. But, how to do this from Orlando, FL? This is where the staff stepped in. Elizabeth was wonderful to work with and answered all of our questions and gave us as much detail as we needed. The day of the wedding was magical and beyond what we ever imagined. The house manager, Dave, was such a gracious host and went above and beyond to make sure we had exactly what we needed. Chef Ray and his crew made a delicious meal that we still rave about! If you are thinking of a wedding or even a group event, The Mackey House is the first place you should check out because it will turn out to be the last place you stop!
The Mackey House is a very elegant venue. I have been catering there for 15 years. It is a brides dream wedding venue.
I have been privileged to provide the ceremony music at the Mackey House many times over the years. Every time I enter the grounds I am amazed at the beauty of the place and the consistent professionalism of the staff. Any wedding or event at the Mackey House is, and will be spectacular.
Rustic and Serene. This venue moves you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Savannah. Great Parking and can accommodate large groups!