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’s 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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Jane · Married on 11/03/2018
I am a wedding planner/designer in my free time and have worked with dozens of weddings over the past 25 years. The two most important goals for any wedding is that my bride have a care-free beautiful day and that my guests feel welcomed and enjoy the happiness of the event. When the day came when I was to plan my own daughter's wedding, she wanted a turn-of-the-century/vintage outdoor wedding highlighting the early 1900's. After researching many venues in the Atlanta area, we found the perfect site - The McGarity House built in the 1910s. The house is beautiful and more than accommodating thanks to the fabulous staff. The home not only provided several areas where we could host the wedding outside, but since my daughter wanted an outdoor wedding in late July, I had to make sure that my guests would be as comfortable as possible. The house not only provided a beautiful backdrop for her wedding, but also included a large reception hall (with a/c) that was added to the back of the house while still maintaining the architectural integrity of the 1900s house. The house and property are not only unique (not the typical "cookie cutter" venue), but are also meticulously maintained - you truly felt that you were getting married in an intimate, home environment. We had the perfect venue! Not only did the house exceed our expectations, but the staff could not have been more accommodating! Melita, a young business woman, was extremely professional throughout the entire planning process. She quickly responded to every email and allowed us to visit the site many times so that we could plan accordingly. She listened to our desires. The day of the wedding was a beautiful, HOT day in Georgia! The grounds were perfect, the house spotless, and everything set up perfectly! I cannot say enough good things. My bride was happy and our guests are still raving four weeks later! Thank you, Melita, for helping us execute my daughter's perfect day!Sent on 09/02/2012
Emmie Trull · Getting married on 04/18/2020
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!Sent on 08/28/2019
Hannah · Married on 05/18/2019
The best wedding venue in the world
Where do I start?Sent on 06/13/2019
The McGarity House is perfect in every way!
We looked at many venues that were expensive and did not offer as much as the McGarity House. The moment we stepped on the property, we fell in love. It has everything we were looking for: a 100+ year old plantation house, an elegant barn, a spacious ballroom, bride’s suite, groom’s suite, the sweetest apple orchard ever, beautiful trees with a chandler and couch underneath them, an adorable swing in the woods. The grounds are maintained impeccably with flowers and bushes around the buildings. It’s an absolute dream! The property is stunning and looks amazing in photos, but the best part is the owner and wedding coordinator, Melita Pritchard! She is the sweetest, most laid back, and calm person you have ever met! And trust me, you need her for your wedding day!!!! She went above and beyond! She helped decorate, her family took care of collecting gifts and cards, parking, set up, and clean up! She made sure everything ran smoothly and all the guests were happy! She made sure my husband and I had everything we wanted! I truly can’t thank her enough! The McGarity House and Melita will make your wedding day the most special and magical day of your life!!!! ❤️
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!
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!
Beautiful place to say "I Do"!!!!