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The McGarity House

Temple, GA View map

About

The McGarity House is a historic and elegant wedding venue located in Temple, Georgia. This turn-of-the-century Southern home, grounds and barn pavilion offers the perfect setting for a rustic and country wedding celebration. Whether your wedding will be vintage-themed, elegant, classic or shabby chic, you'll fall in love with the many gorgeous and charming event spaces of The McGarity House, including a traditional Southern mansion, large wrap-around porch, spacious ballroom and barn, and open fields accented by apple and pecan trees.

Facilities and Capacity

The McGarity House offers indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate intimate wedding celebrations of up to 150 wedding guests. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the lawn with a beautiful backdrop of apple trees. Indoor ceremonies and receptions can be held in the McGarity House with its ballroom and unique staircase or the new and elegantly appointed rustic barn event space with barn wood and a chandelier. The mansion鈥檚 romantic wrap-around porch offers the perfect space for cocktail hours or as an escape to relax and enjoy wooded views. Additional tables can be set up on the lawn behind the barn to accommodate more wedding guests.

Services Offered

The McGarity House offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Venue rental includes use of the entire property. This venue offers an all-inclusive package to accommodate all of your event needs and deliver a stress-free wedding experience. Couples can also hire licensed outside caterers of their choice. Event services offered include the following:

  • Bridal suite and groom鈥檚 room
  • Complete setup and breakdown
  • Wooden trellis
  • Centerpiece items and d茅cor
  • Tables, chairs and white linens for up to 150 guests
  • One hour of rehearsal time

Other Services

The McGarity House is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,000

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

$4,000

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

No

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

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$1

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    Courtney G. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Everything I imagined

    Having our wedding at the McGarity House was an unforgettable experience. Melita was so kind and helpful throughout the entire experience. She always listened to my ideas and did what ever she could to help us have the day we envisioned. She promptly answered questions and shared in our excitement as our day was approaching. To me, the bride, the day went flawlessly all thanks to the Melita and vendors, staff, and the family who owns and operates the McGarity house. The day of was directed seamlessly and everyone knew where to go, what to do, and was timely. The organization helped tremendously.

    We went with the vendor package and it was the best decision we could make. The house was stunning, the food was delicious, and the flowers were beautiful.

    I could not recommend the McGarity House enough and know that a big part of our day being so special was because we had our wedding there.
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    Emmie T. Married on 04/18/2020
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    LOVE this Venue!

    The McGarity House wasn't our first pick for a venue, but as soon as we walked up to the property, we knew it was where we would get married. The entire property is beautiful, and there are so many possibilities for couples visions. You can get married outside on the green grass under the apple trees, inside the covered barn, or inside the ballroom. Melita is the wedding coordinator and she is AMAZING. So flexible, very informative, and willing to do anything for you as a bride. We love this venue!
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    Courtney Married on 03/14/2020
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    The absolute best

    I cant say enough great things about The McGarity House. The perfect local, the perfect mixture of classy/chic/country/rustic. The beautiful barn and timeless Plantation house were absolutely exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. The venue is all-inclusive which was another must-have. Melita, the property manager and wedding planner is what sold us. The best of the best, she rocked it from day one. We hit it off immediately - she listened to every need/want/request and went above and beyond. Not to mention, her vendors are FREAKING AWESOME. The food was out of this world and the flowers were unforgettable. I would recommend this venue to any upcoming bride. Please at least see it and meet with Melita - she will blow you away!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Big Girls Events & Catering Big Girls Events & Catering Wedding Caterers

What can we say about The McGarity House? Melita and her staff are outstanding. The house is gorgeous with eclectic pieces throughout the house that make you feel as though you've stepped back in time. The grounds and orchards are absolutely gorgeous! The new ballroom gives plenty of room for guests to eat, dance & have fun. With the new ballroom and the wrap around porch, The McGarity House holds more guests than most venues in Metro Atlanta. If you like it, book them! They book up quickly! We are pleased to work with Melita and the crew!

Unforgettable Soirees, LLC Unforgettable Soirees, LLC Wedding Planners

The McGarity house is a beautiful location, whether you're looking for an afternoon event under beautiful trees or an evening event under the stars, this house is phenomenal. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. Loved working with them, and would love to do it again!

Stephanie Warmoth Photography Stephanie Warmoth Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful place to say "I Do"!!!!

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943 McGarity Road Temple, GA, 30179
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