March Tuesday, 2011 at 8:25 am
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Compliments


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“Client after client and guest after guest has expressed sincere appreciation for the warm hospitality, the staff’s impeccable service, the delicious cuisine, and the southern plantation setting of The Mackey House. May we assist you in making your event a wonderfully memorable time for you and your guests? Take a moment to read these letters from some of our clients who have entrusted us with their very special occasions. We would like to include you among our very satisfied clients and friends. Come see us!”
-Trey, Fred and Laura Mackey

 

My husband and I eloped at The Mackey House in Savannah, GA this year. We were thrilled with how everything turned out on our special day! Dave was wonderful and made us feel very welcome! Thank you to all the staff and the beautiful Mackey House for being a part of our wedding day and helping make such beautiful memories!

Andrea Webb May 2, 2014

 

 

I could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Mackey House has a strong team of professionals that made our day absolutely flawless. Dave,the wedding coordinator, is very organized and highly knowledgable. He made the event seamless and easy. There are no words to describe his obvious talent in the wedding industry. I did not have to lift a finger the day of our wedding. Michelle, with Improvisions, was our decorator and florist through TMH and anything you wanted she would execute with a “can-do” attitude. She is full of ideas and it is very apparent that she loves what she does. There were a couple instances where our original plans fell through on our end but TMH was always there with a solution. We recieved so many compliments on the ceremony. Beautifully executed.

Darcy Stanford , March 20, 2014

If there was a way to give more than 5 stars, I would because they earned it! We had a wonderful time not only at the wedding but before and after. The Mackey House was so helpful with EVERYTHING. We had contacted them 1 year prior to our set date, and met with Dave Gibson the DJ and with Shelly the house representative. They were extremely helpful and friendly . With so much time left to plan our wedding they stayed in contact, the whole year to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. And it did! with their help we were able to pull together 100 people composed mostly of out of towners and everyone said fabulous things to say about the Mackey House. If we could do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing! Michelle the decorator was so much fun to work with, she has great ideas and was there for us in more ways than just making the Mackey house our house for the night. Dave was indispensable for the entire year, He was very thoughtful and creative about songs and getting the right feeling we had wanted for the ceremony and then lead dances out on the floor for the reception! We wouldn’t of been able to have such a great night if we had chosen another location because we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere as near the personalized attention, the quality of service, the gorgeousness of the location or as stress free of an event! LOVE THESE GUYS!

Hannah Davie

Wedding: 03/22/2014

“I could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Mackey House has a strong team of professionals that made our day absolutely flawless. Dave, the wedding coordinator, is very organized and highly knowledgable. He made the event seamless and easy. There are no words to describe his obvious talent in the wedding industry. I did not have to lift a finger the day of our wedding. Michelle, with Improvisions, was our decorator and florist through TMH and anything you wanted she would execute with a “can-do” attitude. She is full of ideas and it is very apparent that she loves what she does. There were a couple instances where our original plans fell through on our end but TMH was always there with a solution. We recieved so many compliments on the ceremony. Beautifully executed.”
-Darcy and Phil, Wedding: 03/20/2014

 

I had my wedding at the beautiful Mackey house the 22nd of Feb. and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have the most important day of my life. The mackey house has a beautiful garden and landscape, every time I drove to meet someone or just walk around the property their were gardeners there working hard to keep the property beautiful. They work with you as far as Buddhist is concerned they call you when they just want to make sure you are doing ok, and to hear how excited you are. They made me and my now husband feel like family, and that in its self meant and will mean to you so much. Especially when you need it the most……thank you mackey house.

2/22/14

 

The Mackey House was the perfect setting for my southern country wedding!! I was planning it from California and I was worried but Dave and the Mackey House took care of everything and I was relaxed and able to just enjoy our big day!!
-Amber, 2/10/14

 

The Mackey House is an AMAZING place to have your wedding ceremony and reception at. The staff is absolutely terrific from the owners Laurel and Trey Mackey to the caters. My now husband just came home from Afghanistan on November 4th about two weeks before our wedding date. The Mackey’s were more than accommodating for our wedding, they treated us like family. They rolled out the red carpet for this freshly new veteran and his wife. The photographer took absolutely amazing photos. The minister was incredibly sweet and held an amazing ceremony. The decorator for the wedding ceremony did a beautiful job and the wedding coordinator who also provided the music who was Dave made me feel so comfortable on my big day and took the nerves away. The wedding they provided me over did my expectations of my dream wedding I had envision since a little girl. This is the best place to get married and have a reception. If you pass up this place your making a HUGE mistake.
-Eileen

 

We had our wedding at the Mackey house on 2-7-14. Everyone was so kind and made our day awesome. Dave went though the planning with us step by step and made it all easy. Shelly made everything in the house beautiful and even set up all our pictures and center pieces. Everybody had a lot of fun at our wedding and we are so glad we picked the Mackey house!

Kimberly Ritch, 2/7/14

 

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, 11/16/13

 

Laura Mackey, owner of The Mackey House, did an excellent job preparing for my wedding day – she is not only helpful but very easy to work with and she has an eye for detail. We also used Dave Gibson – in my opinion is the best DJ/wedding planner you could ever find – Dave is on top of everything, he keeps the entire wedding on track and moving and is so involed with the entire event – we could not have had such a fantastic wedding without him! We also used The Mackey House catering – excellent choice! We have people calling us the next day saying the food was excellent, the venuse was breathtakingly beautiful, and they had never had so much fun at a wedding before. I highly recommend The Mackey House for any event!!!

Ashley Turner November 2, 2013

 

The best venue in Savannah! The Mackey House staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to make our day special! Guests at our wedding raved about how this was the BEST wedding they have been to! The Mackey House truly delivers the essence of southern hospitality.

Lauren Walker, October 14, 2013

 

Absolutely fantastic experience. We conducted a “One of a Kind” wedding for our daughter and the Mackey House was absolutely the best choice. Everyone of our guests (265 of them) had nothing but “high praise.” We look forward to a continued relationship with our new friends, Dave, Shelly, Laura, Greg, and Trey of the Mackey House!!

Shraddha Subramaniam October 13, 2013

 

We had our daughters wedding reception at The Mackey House. It was a beautiful event. The venue was absolutely everything we had imagined. It was really easy to work with the staff. They were friendly, kind and attentive to our needs. I was impressed how wonderful they were as I know they had 5 back to back weddings on our weekend. Dave the DJ was so helpful and it was nice to have his assistance at the Church as well. Our guests had a wonderful time. The only negative was the trolley service from Downtown Savannah – they did not supply the service they had promised and many of our guests got to the reception late missing introduction and first dance. The Mackey House will have to contract with a different company!

Krystal Rhode October 12, 2013

 

I loved working with everyone from the Mackey House. They went out of their way to make our wedding perfect. We were getting married in a location on the grounds that they had never really done before (the wooded lake side area). I loved working with Shelley and Dave, who were basically my life line for planning the entire wedding. Shelley called every so often to discuss what needed to be done at the time. Dave was very helpful. I worked with him on music selections, discussing invitations, and many other aspects of the wedding. He was there to discuss everything with. On the day of the wedding, I arrived to everyone finalizing the set up. It was very beautiful. We had to start the ceremony late because a family member did not arrive on time but it was not an issue. At the reception, I enjoyed how Dave announced everything. He made sure no one would miss anything at the reception. He tried his best to get everyone out dancing but my family was unfortunately a bit lame. With the guests being a bit older, they didn’t want to get out and dance. This resulted in myself (as the bride) out there busting moves on my own. Dave made sure to play all the music I selected, even replaying a song for myself and the groom. The only issue I had was there were times I had to wait a little while to hear back from certain people. It was never too long but there was once or twice where I had to wait a week to hear back about different issues. It didn’t cause any problems in the planning of the wedding at all. In the end, we got married and every thing turned out wonderful! If you are in the Savannah area and looking for a beautiful place to get married, there is no better place than The Mackey House.

Stephanie Pollack, October 10, 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 March 20, 2013

 

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 December 20, 2012

 

The best venue in Savannah! The Mackey House staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to make our day special! Guests at our wedding raved about how this was the BEST wedding they have been to! The Mackey House truly delivers the essence of southern hospitality.

Lauren Walker

10/14/13

Absolutely fantastic experience. We conducted a “One of a Kind” wedding for our daughter and the Mackey House was absolutely the best choice. Everyone of our guests (265 of them) had nothing but “high praise.” We look forward to a continued relationship with our new friends, Dave, Shelly, Laura, Greg, and Trey of the Mackey House!!

Shraddha Subramaniam

10/13/13

We had our daughters wedding reception at The Mackey House. It was a beautiful event. The venue was absolutely everything we had imagined. It was really easy to work with the staff. They were friendly, kind and attentive to our needs. I was impressed how wonderful they were as I know they had 5 back to back weddings on our weekend. Dave the DJ was so helpful and it was nice to have his assistance at the Church as well. Our guests had a wonderful time. The only negative was the trolley service from Downtown Savannah – they did not supply the service they had promised and many of our guests got to the reception late missing introduction and first dance. The Mackey House will have to contract with a different company!

Krystal Rhode

10/12/13

It was such a pleasure celebrating our wedding reception at The Mackey House! The staff is extremely easy to work with; it is apparent that they work their hardest to make each bride and groom’s big day truly unique and memorable. From decorations to catering, The Mackey House staff were ready to help us host the reception of our dreams. Everyone was professional and personable – very easy to work with. My husband & I are still getting compliments on what an amazing venue we had. So THANK YOU to The Mackey House for making our wedding reception the most memorable night of our lives. We couldn’t be more thankful.

12/26/13

 

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.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Mackey House for the wedding of your dreams!

Kathleen Gunier

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.

Love,
Glenda and Ricky Miles

Submitted on 2012/09/24 at 9:00 am

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
8.11.12

 

Therese Russell says:         May 18, 2012 at 12:24 pmMike and I had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Mackey House. What an amazing exsperience it was! From the down home hospitality to the constant availability to the questions and planning that takes place with a wedding. Thank you, Fred and Laura for the attention to detail..  Music was very important to My Husband and I for our ceremony and Dave was an amazing asset to our Day! Thank you, Dave for your exspertice and Direction… You made our wedding perfect!!!

 

 

Nancy carroll sevila says:     May 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm
Beautiful wedding. Very memorable.you and staff really make it all perfect. Flowers beautiful. Food delicious. Never have I met people like freddy and Laura Mackey and staff who really “make my day”

 

 

Savanna Ruis says:         June 15, 2012 at 1:24 pmOur wedding day at the Mackey House was spectacular! I can’t think of another place in Savannah who would have done as wonderful a job. All the staff made the day easy and stress free. I highly recommend hiring Dave as your DJ as well. He is an absolute professional at what he does. He was very organized and kept the wedding flowing easily and on time. We all had a great time at the reception

 

 

Alan Sanders says:   June 15, 2012 at 2:05 pmAs a minister, I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m not crazy about weddings.  They aren’t the way I prefer to spend my Saturday afternoons, not to mention Friday night rehearsals.  However, this wedding was a wonderful experience.  The Mackey House staff do a marvelous job.  Laura and Fred are great to work with.  And Dave (wedding director and DJ) has a rare combination of being thoroughly professional and warmly personable.  I’d recommend Mackey House to anyone wanting their wedding to be an occasion that everyone (couple, family, wedding party and guests) will remember fondly for years to come.

 

 

Kim says:  April 28, 2012The Mackey House did an AMAZING job with my wedding. They take care of SO much and are so helpful that I was able to enjoy my day without worrying about details. They were very flexible with details that I wanted to add to make my wedding unique. For example, I designed my own center pieces instead of using theirs and fully expected to have to set them up myself. However, at the rehearsal they let us know that we could set one up as an example and they would do the rest! They also let us put pictures of ourselves all over the house so that it looked like our own home. They put up flowers and paper lanterns in my color scheme without me having to ask. They worked with my wedding band to make sure they sounded great. The food was AMAZING. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in Savannah!!

 

 

I want to get married again! Oh, same husband but I want to get married at The Mackey House! This is Savannah’s best kept secret but it should not be. This house is a photographer’s dream! From the large Spanish-moss dripping trees out front to welcome your guests as they arrive to the fountain in the middle of pond that has beautiful white ducks swim across. I love to photograph brides on the white picket bridge that covers a small stream for beautiful, breath-taking photos. Below inside is a spacious changing area for brides and grooms and upstairs that holds several hundred people. The dj is fun, The Mackey’s are a wonderful family that go above and beyond to make sure your wedding is your dream come true. Can’t argue with experience! I am honored to be their wedding photographer.
 Jamie Dream Weaver Photos

 

 

Beautiful location for a wedding”, Tucker from Lawrenceville, Georgia
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
Tucker from Lawrenceville, Georgia

 

 

 

 

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”.

Trey Mackey

 

 

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!!!!

Jenny Martin

 

 

 

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!

Cindy Perry

 

 

 

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!”

-Heather Lockhart
Lockhart Photography

 

 

 

“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
Marshallville, Ohio

“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!”
-H. Branting

“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.”
-Martha Bristow

“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!”
-Robert Morrissey

“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.”
-Lori Blizzard

“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.”
-Jaren H.

“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


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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 married
April 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!


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.


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!


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!!!!


David Beebe says: June 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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 on site. 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!


Everett and Dale Leggett says: August 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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.


Brenda and David Roote says: November 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

The Mackeys provided the fairytale evening wedding our daughter envisioned. During the day, the grounds and facility are lovely but at night with the candles, firelight, rope lights, and tiki tourches, the ambiance was wonderful. Dave, the evening facilitator and DJ, provided seemless transitions and made the dance floor rock. The Mackeys provided southern hospitality at its best, opening their home for our pleasure. Thanks for a night to remember. The Rootes


Jane Landreth says: December 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

We used the Mackey House and all vendors they recommended for everything and were very pleased with the results. Thank you, Fred, Laura, Rev. Poston, Dave, Dee, and staff! It was a lovely, fun wedding and just what the bride and groom had hoped for. Everyone had such a good time! You certainly made planning an out-of-town wedding much easier. Our ONLY regret is that we had several family members and friends who had sudden emergencies or health issues that kept them away at the last minute. We wish they could have been there to share this special evening at the Mackey House with us. They will no doubt enjoy seeing the wedding photographs taken by Dream Weaver photographers (again arranged for us by TMH). Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this wedding and reception the perfect evening for us!


Jennifer Broyles says: March 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

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!


Anne and John Kaminski says: May 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

When our daughter was looking for a place for her wedding and reception there were a few things in particular that she was looking for:
*A nice spot that was not outrageously expensive
*A place that would take care of everything…like decorations, set-up, clean-up, etc
*A place located in an area people would be interested in traveling to.
With The Mackey House we found everything we were looking for…and more.
The location minutes from Historic Downtown Savannah made a perfect destination. We had a fun weekend seeing the sights in Savannah and capped it off with a great wedding celebration at the Mackey House.
May in Savannah is lovely…and nowhere was that more obvious than the grounds of the house. The green trees, the flowers….the fountain…beautiful by day and then lit up at night for a festive touch.
The Mackey House has vendors that they work with and/or services available…but they are also open to working with others.We used some of theirs and some of our own…everyone worked together just fine. We took advantage of the “resident” DJ- Dave…who basically ran the show. He had everyone where they needed to be and when they needed to be there and kept our party going from the start of the ceremony to the sparkler lit send-off at the end of the night.
Everyone who came enjoyed the celebration and the beautiful location.
We certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a special spot for their own celebration.


Tabitha & LT says: July 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

If you’re getting married in Savannah, look no further than the Mackey House! Not only is the venue absolutely BEAUTIFUL, but the staff becomes like your family! The grounds are magical in any season, with that old southern house charm and gorgeous gardens and ponds in the back. We planned this wedding from Ohio and only went to the Mackey House ONCE. But if we couldn’t have made it down there, we still could have planned it all just as perfectly as it was! Dave is the DJ/Wedding Coordinator and you won’t find anyone better to make your wedding dreams come true. Between Dave and Shelley, you tell them your wedding vision, and they make it happen–no matter how unique or complicated or simple! As Dave said to me “Let me take your anxiety away and give you an amazing wedding.” And that is just what happened! Our day could not have been more fairytale and perfect, and it’s because of the Mackey House! We even had an issue with the florist–some of our boutinneires were wrong and our arbor we were getting married under was also wrong! But the staff didn’t let me panic–they fixed the boutenierres on the spot, and made the arbor into something absolutely beautiful and even more amazing than what I had originally planned! During the ceremony and reception, the staff was busting their butts to make everything go smoothly, and they always had a smile on their face. It’s not just an amazing venue that your guests will talk about forever: it becomes like a part of your family :)


Beatrice McPhaul says: July 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

First off, I started planning my wedding from Afghanistan. I found a wedding planner online and she helped me find The Mackey House. After redeploying I immediately set up appointments with my wedding planner & The Mackey House. My wedding planner was no where to be found to help me prepare for my wedding day with only a few weeks to go. The Mackey House stepped in and made EVERYTHING happen! I didn’t have to lift a finger! My guests said the best thing about my wedding was Dave, LOL! Thanks soooo much to Dave, Shelly, Laura, Michelle and the whole Mackey House team for making my day the best ever :)


April says: October 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Dave, Shelley, Trey, Fred and all the wonderful staff at Mackey: You all helped make our illumination fundraiser for The Habersham School a success. From planning to excecution, you went above and beyond. Your accessibility and willingness to find solutions for our limitations were amazing. Thank you so very much for working with and for us in this endeavor!


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