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5 Wedding Games to Make Your Reception # TheMackeyHouse

Your wedding, your dream come true, your rules! Of course, many couples choose to have very formal weddings and stick to tradition 100% – but if you’re not that kind of bride or groom, you surely want your Big Day to be genuinely outstanding.

And what better way is there to make a wedding unforgettable, other than by offering fun wedding games for guests? Following, we have gathered some suggestions to make this memorable for everyone invited at your wedding – so read on if you need some inspiration.


  • – Chalkboard drawing. You don’t need much for this: just some fun colored chalk sticks and some boards on which your guests can draw whatever they want. Make this your Guest Book, if you find the idea interesting – but also make sure to take photos of the chalkboard, since chalk can be very easily erased and you don’t want to have your guests’ good wishes “deleted” in any way!
  • – Legos. We all loved playing with them as kids – so why wouldn’t we love it now? Boost your guests’ creativity by providing them with Lego sets they can play with during the wedding. We guarantee this will be a huge success!
  • – Board games. From Monopoly to Jenga, there’s a myriad of fun board games that are more than perfect for older children and for their parents too. Pick some of your favorite board games and invite your guests to play!
  • – Crosswords. Creating a customized crossword puzzle is a really great idea if you want to add a personal touch to your wedding games. Use your imagination and this game will be a truly memorable part of the Big Day!
  • – Piñata. Invite your guests to have real fun with a wedding Piñata! To make it more wedding-related, fill it with sweet wedding favor treats in your wedding colors. It will not only be extremely entertaining, but it will also match your wedding too!


Searching for a beautiful venue in Savannah? Here at The Mackey House, we are more than open to accommodate your unique wedding ideas – so come visit us, take a look around and book us for the most amazing day of your entire life!


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Wine Country Inspired Wedding Color Palette Full of Romance

Large or small, formal or informal, in the city or out in the wild – regardless of the various “specifics”, everyone wants to have a truly remarkable, unique and romantic wedding day. Considering this is a very special moment in one’s life, it is only understandable why all brides and grooms want to choose a wedding theme that incorporates elegance and personality – all in one stunning event that wows everyone invited.

A wine country inspired wedding color palette can really make your Big Day pop with sophistication, grace and stylishness. But how to do it? What are some of the most important colors to include in a wine country wedding color palette? We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.


  • – Sunset tones. Imagine yourself walking down the aisle, surrounded by the most splendid natural landscape in the most gorgeous sunset you have ever seen. A wine country inspired wedding has the power of bringing all these to your feet with a chromatic that incorporates the warm and mysterious hues of a summer sunset. Take this as your inspiration to guide through the million-and-one color options out there!
  • – Pearls and gold. To make your wedding feel more luxurious and sophisticated, pair the roughness of a country setting with luxurious elements and colors – such as pearls and gold. For instance, you can dress your bridesmaids in pearl-cream gowns and tell them to wear golden flower crowns for a dash of uniqueness and opulence.
  • – Lavender fields, forever. Full of relaxing fragrance and with a color that’s elegant and wild at the same time, lavender is an integral component of wine country inspired weddings. Pair the lavender shades with warmed hues to create the perfect balance and a truly unforgettable ambiance!


Searching for a Savannah wedding venue capable of accommodating a wine country-inspired Big Day? Come visit The Mackey House, take a look at our historical venue and book us for your memorable wedding!

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4 Modern Bridal Shower Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Your bridal shower doesn’t have to be traditional if you don’t like the idea. In fact, just as your engagement party, rehearsal dinner and wedding, your bridal shower should reflect your own personality and uniqueness – and the person who plans it should be more than aware of this.

What are some amazing modern bridal shower ideas your guests will love? We have gathered some suggestions for you – so read on and find out more.


  • – Cooking class. Long gone are the days of cooking to be considered as something that pertained only to the “Woman in the House”. Long gone are also the days of women rejecting cooking as a sexist act. These days, cooking is fun and relaxing – and the huge number of Pins on this topic proves it very well. Organize a cooking class for your bridal shower guests and they will be delighted with the idea.
  • – Go out and dance. What could be more memorable than a night spent out dancing and having real fun? This doesn’t have to be just your bachelorette party – if you are OK with it, your bridal shower can be all about “being out and about” too.
  • – A party for everyone. If you don’t want to be traditional, there’s no need to invite only the women at your bridal shower. Throw a fancy party for everyone (including the guys) and they will all have a lot of fun!
  • – Calligraphy class. Want to “train” your girls in doing something really unique? How many of them can pride themselves to know anything about calligraphy? Organizing a calligraphy class for them is a very unique and relaxing way to throw a bridal shower – so this is an idea more than worth considering.


Searching for a really beautiful wedding venue in Savannah? Surrounded by Nature and History, The Mackey House is here, waiting for you and your guests! Come visit us, book us and have a truly unforgettable wedding day!

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How Can You Match Your Flowers to Your Wedding Venue

Your wedding florals are all about you, about your hopes and about your beautiful love story. They should match your wedding theme, your personal style and, of course, they should also match your wedding venue too.

How can you do that, though? How can you match your flowers to your wedding venue? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.


  • – Beach. If you want to have a dreamy beach wedding, choose flowers in pretty coral and peach colors. Combine them with exotic leaves (especially if the location you have chosen is also exotic) and make sure to decorate arches with beautiful arrangements made with bright-colored flowers and greenery. This will create a tropical ambiance at your wedding and it will look more than amazing in the pictures too.
  • – Rustic. Planning a rustic wedding? If so, you need to make sure your florals add a gentle touch to the already “roughen up” environment. For example, pretty pastel blooms look really beautiful when they are placed on bare wooden tables. Furthermore, anemones and wildflowers, as well as succulents and berries all look truly gorgeous with rustic weddings too.
  • – Garden. If you feel inspired by garden-themed wedding, you should definitely pay a lot of attention to the flower arrangements you choose for this event. We suggest you use roses (in all their varieties, from spray to garden roses) and mellow colors (such as peach and corals). Furthermore, creating pretty garlands to decorate the chairs and the tables can also add a very beautiful touch to your garden wedding décor.


Searching for a splendid venue in Savannah? The Mackey House can provide you with the perfect blend between elegance, timelessness and history – so come visit us and take a look at what we offer!


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Why Book The Mackey House as Your Wedding Venue?

As the premier Savannah wedding venue, The Mackey House is absolutely, madly in love with weddings. We love everything about these special events in peoples’ lives – and this is precisely why we’re always ready to provide our clients with exquisite services meant to make their Big Day unforgettable from all points of view.


Why book The Mackey House as your wedding venue? Here are some reasons you might want to consider:

  • – Our venue can be found just 5 minutes away from the Historic Downtown Savannah. This will make it easy for your guests to find us wherever they may come from.
  • – Furthermore, the venue itself is a superb piece of historical beauty featuring a large colonial house, 2500 sq. ft. of deck, 4000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled pavilion and no less than 300 lots in our offstreet parking. Everything is accessorized with gorgeous lush gardens to make for the perfect Big Day.
  • – Not only will we provide you with this superb space to have your wedding at, but we will assist you in putting together all the minute details that make for spectacular events. Our full-service reception site will provide you with a professional host, with staff and with planning services that will help you bring together exquisite florals, a talented photographer and everything else you may need to make this day truly perfect – both for you and for your guests.


Have we made you curious about our venue? Come visit The Mackey House, learn more about the fantastic history behind our venue, take a look at what we can offer and come see us in person. We guarantee the Southern Charm and amazing hospitality of this place and of the people working here will make you want to book us right away!


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