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-Fred and Laura Mackey
Submitted on April 2,2013
Hello! I hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying your day. Jake and I just wanted to extend to you a very heartfelt Thank you for everything you did for us. Many apologies for the tardiness of this- its unbelievable how quickly the year flies by! Weve had an incredible year and made some amazing memories along the way. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such magnificent people who all worked so hard to make our weddig perfect. We simply cannont express enough gratitude for all your help throughout the entire process, Thank you so much for your patience and kindness…. we could not have done this without you! The Mackeys, you and The Mackey House staff were all such a joy and a delight to work with- we so appreciate all the efforts taken to ensure we had a very special celebration. I may be biased…. but Id have to say thats the best wedding Ive ever been to! Your spirit and fun loving personality is so contagious- everyojne had a fantastic time at The Mackey House. thank you for your guidance and warm hospitality, many blessing to you this year! With thanks.
Lauren and Jake Roquemore
Submitted on March 20, 2013
When my daughter got engaged the one thing she was adamant about was having an outdoor wedding that was true Savannah. The grooms family were all coming in from out of town. I found your website and had her check it out, she was sold. We visited with Fred and Dave, the wedding coordinator and DJ, and I couldn’t have been more pleased…most of the work was going to be done for us. The wedding day itself it began to sprinkle just before the ceremony was to start and at that time Dave gave us the option of moving it into the beautiful Pavilion but, my daughter wanted it in the garden so immediately there was umbrellas being brought out to the guests and beautiful white parasol for the bridesmaids. Great photo pictures! The rain ended as the ceremony ended and smooth sailing after. Dave was great! Shelley and Laura couldn’t have been more accommodating, making sure everything was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting and night to remember always! Thank you for everything!
From Jennifer Broyles
Submitted on December 20, 2012 Trey, Fred and Laura,
Hello! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the holidays! Jake and I just wanted to extend to you a belated, but very heartfelt Thank You for opening your beautiful venue to us for our wedding. It was absolutely everything we dreamed it would be and more. I truly cant imagine a more perfect setting that embodies both the charm and beauty of Savannah, as well as the warm Southern Hospitality that makes Georgis so welcoming. Please also thank your incredible staff who took every efoort to make our wedding so special. We felt so blessed and fortunate to have such amazing people working with us. We appreciate your patience and kindness through the planning processs- I know it was tricky with us being across country. We are so proud and grateful to say we got married at the Mackey House_ what incredible memories we made in the most majestic of places. Best wishes to you and yours for the holidays.!
With endless Thanks,
Love, Jake and Lauren Roguemore
Submitted on 2012/12/27 at 8:49 am
As the mother of the bride, with a daughter planning a destination wedding at the Mackey House, I was a little concerned how things would turn out. My fears were unfounded. I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding for my daughter. My family and friends are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was. The home and grounds were beautiful and the food was fabulous. Dave was great and went over and above to insure that the wedding was how we had envisioned.
Submitted on 2012/10/13 at 11:00 am, on facebook
Fred and Laura,
Yesterday was such a beautiful day for Amanda and David. You provide the most beautiful location and atmosphere for a wedding. The two of you, Dave, and Bobby made the whole day run smoothly and gave me the opportunity to enjoy that special day with my daughter. Thank you again for opening up your home and the effort that you all put in to making their day so special. All of our guests just raved about the setting and the wonderful experience that they had at your home. Thank you again for your guidance and support through the planning and the event. You are all wonderful people and I will always recommend The Mackey House as the perfect place for any special event.
Glenda and Ricky Miles
My niece just got married yesterday (Sept. 23, 2012) at the Mackey House. It has such a beautiful peaceful atmosphere. From the minute you step onto the pebble walkways, you feel the peacefulness. The grounds are immaculate and very pretty. The food was delicious and plentiful. The decorations and set up were gorgeous. You all did a fabulous job and I will recommend you to anyone looking for a venue. Thanks for making my niece’s day wonderful. ***** (5 star).
Submitted on 2012/09/21 at 12:00pm
The Mackey House is an amazing place for a Savannah wedding! Blair & I couldn’t have imagined a better event on our big day! From the pre-planning, the location, & the gracious Mackey Family – our day couldn’t have been better. Since we planned the wedding from Atlanta, it was great to have this team help us with all the details. Start to finish, this is the best place in Savannah to enjoy your family & friends on your wedding day!!! We recommend Dave as MC,using the trolleys for wedding party, & having folks stay dowtown for a unbeatable late night scene! We look forward to visiting Savannah & the Mackey House for anniversaries to come! Thank you for an amazing day!
Drew & Blair Massey
The Mackey was the perfect place for my daughters wedding. It turned out to be a beautiful wedding and reception.Fred and Laura were wonderful to work with.Everything went so well. The food was great and plenty of it.They really do there best to make sure you are pleased.I would also definately recommend using Dave there DJ he is was so wonderful to work with.He made sure everything went off without any problems.Dave is absouletly worth the money.All of our guest were really impressed and had a wonderful time. Definitely a beautiful day to remember
The Mackey House provided a exquisite venue for our daughter’s wedding. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and provided beautiful views for all of our wedding pictures. Mrs. and Mrs. Mackey are well-organized and have a great staff that work tirelessly to accommodate their guests. It was so nice to have them coordinate the decorating, music, catering, etc. Dave, the DJ, was a very helpful and efficient wedding coordinator. The reception was wonderful, and the food was exceptional. Our only complaint was that the July weather was hot for an outdoor wedding. Had it not been for the heat, the day would have been perfect! Our experience at the Mackey House exceeded our expectations, and we were so pleased with our wedding day experience.
Everett and Dale Leggett
“This was a outdoor wedding and it was extremely hot. For these occasions, we do have a 3000 sq. ft. pavilion and areas inside that can accomodate large weddings comfortably”.
Crystal and I cannot thank you enough for opening your beautiful home to us on our wedding day. We Got married on May 14,2011 in the pavilion located onsite. After we just moved up stairs for the reception. The transition was easy for all our guest and their was even an elevator for some of the grandparents! If you are looking for a truly southern venue than look no further! This Place is simply beautiful. Fred and Laura Mackey are some of the easiest folks to work with when it comes to planing a wedding. The wait staff are very professional and nice, the food is to die for and the DJ is GREAT! If you are looking into outsourcing your DJ please give Dave a look. Not only is he really nice, funny, and gets the crowd going, he knows the lay of the land and since he has been performing weddings there for a long time he can act as your wedding “planner”. He truly has a confidence about him and really knows how to make all your transitions go smoothly. We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding or better people to host it. Thanks again Fred and Laura for making our special day come true!
Jenny Martin says: May 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm
I truly cannot thank you enough!!!!! It was the most BEAUTIFUL baby shower. I could have never even dreamed that it would be so enchanting. All of my guests commented that they have never had so much fun at a baby shower:) We all loved the decorations, and it was so nice to have such a special day at the most amazing place. Thank you sooooo much I will never forget it, I don’t think my friends will either!!!!! Thank you again and again!!!!
Cindy Perry says: May 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Thank you again and again for helping us make this “surprise vow renewal ceremony” for my daughter Kristy Weed so “special”! We were just blown away with how absolutely beautiful and perfect everything was on May 6, 2011! Words just cannot describe it, absolutely breathtaking! Everything including the whole staff was just PERFECT!!! Thank you for allowing Kristy & Jeff to make these wonderful memories in such a magical dreamland!
Jeff and Kristy Weed says: May 12, 2011 at 8:29 am
Thank you so much for allowing my husband to surprise me with such a beautiful ceremony at the Mackey House. Not only is the land and view breathtaking, but the staff was amazing as well. I couldnt have asked for a more beautiful surprise wedding. It truly was a dream come true and we are so blessed to have gotten to know you all. Thank you all so very much for being a part of our special day
Jeff and Kristy Weed
Mike and Becky Nunnally says: May 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm
If you are looking for a classic southern wedding venue, then the Mackey House is the place. Our daughter, Elizabeth, was marriedA pril 30, 2011 at the Mackey House and the entire event went off flawlessly. From the hospitality and expertise of Laura and Fred Mackey to the wedding coordinator Dave, you could not ask for a more professional, dedicated and knowledgeable group of individuals.
The grounds are well-manicured and picture perfect. The house is magnificent with the furnishings to accompany it. It is southern hospitality at its finest.
Thank you Mackey House for making our daughter’s wedding the perfect event!
Mike and Becky Nunnelly
“I was asked to photograph a wedding for a personal friend in February 2011, I don’t shoot many weddings, but I agreed as a favor to her. She told me they booked the Mackey House. I had heard good things in the past, but had never been there before. I told her I knew a great DJ and I could help coordinate if she needed these things and she said The Mackey House had people they used often and recommended. I was very unsure about this and warned her that she had never seen their work. She decided to use them anyway.
“I went to the rehersal and the house was AMAZING, beautiful inside and out. Plenty of backgrounds for beautiful photos. Mr. and Mrs Mackey were very helpful and kind. Then I met Dave…. Dave was the DJ/planner and much more. He had a voice that was just loud enough to get your attention, but not over-bearing. He knew exactly how to properly present the bride and groom to the wedding guests. He explained everything in detail and asked if there were questions. He was great! I told him I wished he could have done my wedding. The wedding went very smooth, and the reception was fun. He kept things going, he kept people dancing and most importantly he kept the Bride and Groom happy.
“I have yet to see the video, but the videographer was very nice and seemed to be everywhere all at once. We worked well together. I had a great experience. Thanks to the Mackey’s and their wonderful staff for making my friends wedding day wonderful!”
“When you book a wedding at the Mackey House you envision a beautiful warm and sunny day and clear starlit evening. In the back of your mind, you know that there is a possibility that rain may fall; however, severe storms and tornado warnings are not in the picture. Our guests arrived in trolleys in the rain and were escorted into the house with umbrellas. They vistited and enjoyed the Mackeys beautiful and spacious home during the rain storm. During this time the staff was concerned about the safety of our guests and made plans to take guests to the garage area if necessary. After the danger passed guests were taken to the pavillion for the ceremony. The sound of the rain actually added to the beauty of the service. The guests then were invited to the home for the reception. The deck area was covered as best it could be so some people could eat outside. Others enjoyed the home, sunroom and large veranda. The cutting of the cake would have been inside anyway. Guests stood downstairs and some went up onto the balcony and this was so picturesque. One concern we had was having the ability to talk to people when the dancing and music began but it was not a problem. Steping inside the kitchen, dining room or onto the veranda one could easily talk to guests. We can not say enough about the hospitality of Laura, Fred, and Dave the DJ. The music and entertainment provided by Dave was the greatest and the food was wonderful. The wedding couple and guest had a “blast”. Some guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended. So if the possibility of bad weather is making your decision whether to book the Mackey House difficult it should not be a factor. On one of the stormiest and wettest nights in Savannah the Mackey House provided our daughter and now son-in-law with a beautiful and memorable wedding.”
-John & Joanna Stevic
“Being the Father of the Groom and having had absolutely nothing to do with the reception following the wedding of Jamie and Kylie, I want to congratulate you for the really world class job you did. As you probably noticed, the crowd was well represented by out of towners and the unanimous consent was “these people know how to throw a party”. Well done and thanks!”
“Fred, Laura, Tonya and everyone on the Mackey House Staff,
Thank you for everything. From the time we first visited the Mackey House to the last moments of our wedding, everything was a complete pleasure. Not only was the Mackey House an idyllic location in everyway, but everyone we worked with really made planning our wedding a wonderful experience. All of our e-mails were answered quickly, all of our family members were welcomed for tours, and all of our ideas were transformed into dreams come true. We’re now in the stage of showing around wedding pictures, and always I start the story, “We had the BEST day.” One of the first reactions we get is, “Where is this? It’s beautiful.” The Mackey House really is beautiful. But so much more went into making it the best day. Thank you for all of it.”
-Darren and Angie Baker
“Everyone who has written us thank you notes has nothing but the very best to say about the ambiance, the food, the presentation, your beautiful house, your top-hatted doorman, etc. etc. The favorite comment is “You have set a new standard for parties at the Landings”. We want to thank you so much for all the effort you and your staff put into making this event one to remember with fond memories. Everything went off like clockwork from beginning to end. It is obvious you both have a love for your work and put your all into the effort. If asked, “would you recommend The Mackey House”‘ the answer would be a resounding “YES”. Thank you again for a truly remarkable and pleasurable event.”
-Doris & Jack Fisher
“We just had to thank you once again for giving us such wonderful memories. The wedding and reception exceeded our expectations. Your home was decorated so beautifully. The outside lights made everything look magical. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. We really enjoyed the goodies you packed for us. Your staff was extremely courteous and efficient. We’re looking forward to being guests at your house at a future function.”
-Carol and Barry
“A very sincere thank you for making our daughter Kamala’s special wedding day have the perfect ending! The reception was just wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious; the staff was very accommodating and helpful; the setting, well, what can you say about such a lovely house? Thank you for your attention to detail as well as your professionalism. It will be a pleasure to recommend The Mackey House and its staff to anyone – and we will!! Again, thank you for making the reception all that I trusted and hoped it would be.”
“Thank you both again for a grand and glorious 50th Wedding Anniversary Reception on July 1. Harris & Vivian are still “basking in the afterglow” and we gave them something they & their guests will never forget, you both and your “gift” in hosting. Thank you – and we hope to see you both again soon!”
-Ed & Jane Smart
“On behalf of Amy, Carol, Rick and all of the other Georgia Pacific Resin Plant folks, I would like to thank you all for providing a perfect setting for our annual service awards party and ceremony. Your home is beautiful, the food was delicious and we all had a great time. Please schedule us for all the first Saturday next December. We want to come back!”
“I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful hospitality on March 9th. Our “Share Rally” was a huge success. I am still receiving compliments on your beautiful home. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get quite a few bookings for personal use from ALLTEL employees (including myself). I want to thank you again for marking our evening so wonderful. I hope we have a chance to use your home again in the future.”
“I just wanted to write and thank you for such an awesome job you did for our reception. I knew it would be good, but it was way beyond my expectations. My parents couldn’t get over how great everything went. I was totally calm once I got there. I knew you had everything taken care of. From the food to the decorations, it was wonderful. I promise to tell others of the job well done.”
“Thank you so much for making our special day even more special. We could not have asked for more. I now see why your house is so popular. Everything was just perfect. Thank you so much for all your trouble, and thoughtfulness.”
-Robin and Scott Galge
“Thank you for allowing us to have our reception at your beautiful home. We appreciate your hard work to make this day special for us! It couldn’t have been any more perfect! We received many compliments and recommend you to everyone. August 7th, was our BEST day! Thank you.”
-April and Alan Maniss
“James and I would like to thank you for such a lovely wedding reception. We have had many compliments on your home, the food and professionalism of your staff. You promised that it would be nice and it was more than nice – it was perfect.”
-James and Regina Brennan
“Thank you very much for letting us use your house and for handling our reception last month. We greatly appreciate it! We just wanted to let you both know that we received tons of compliments on our reception – not solely on the food or how smoothly everything went, but also on the beauty of the house itself. Thanks again!”
-David and Mandy Miller