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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Samantha · Getting married on 12/14/2019
Dream wedding venue
The Mackey House is the dream wedding venue. The house and grounds are exquisite. The staff at Mackey House are a pleasure to work with.Sent on 03/11/2019
Jennifer Wigley · Married on 06/22/2019
Very friendly people and a beautiful venue. A lot of nice places for beautiful pictures.Sent on 02/05/2019
Brittany · Married on 04/19/2019
4/19/19 dream wedding
All I have to say about this place is that it is magical!! Just kidding…I have a lot more to say… step one of wedding planning for us was finding the venue – The Mackey House was actually one of the first places I stumbled across. Just from the looks of it, I thought to myself that this was the wedding venue of my dreams & that there was no way we could afford to have our wedding here. But – not only is this venue beautiful beyond belief – it is affordable. We had our consultation there with Elizabeth (who was sweet as can be) but then continued on with our search to see if there were any other venues that would be suitable for our big day. Only to find that nothing seemed more right than choosing The Mackey House.Sent on 05/09/2019
When the day finally came – this day that brought a forecast of such dreadful weather (100% chance of strong winds, thunderstorms, tornado warnings) – the staff was so quick to do their best to keep us positive and to let us know that they were going to do everything they could to make sure we still had the beautiful wedding we sought to have here. Much to our surprise, an hour before the ceremony was set to begin, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. Dave assured us that their goal at this time was to dry off all the chairs in the garden so that we could have the ceremony outside as we had originally planned.
To bring this review to a close, I just want to thank everyone at The Mackey House. Elizabeth and Brooke were extremely helpful and quick to respond in the beginning stages. Shelley was so accommodating when it came to scheduling our rehearsal and in discussing all the final touches. And Dave was just an extreme pleasure to work with. Never was there a moment that I looked at him or needed his assistance that he did not have a warm and genuine smile on his face. This venue, the staff, the atmosphere, the decorations – everything about this place is magical!!
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!