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5 Elegant Table Setting Ideas

We all know that weddings are really difficult to plan – but if you want this day to be perfect, you will also want to look into every tiny detail that makes for really beautiful weddings. For example, your table setting can add elegance and grace to your tables and you might want to give it a thought too. If you need some inspiration for your elegant table setting, make sure to read on and find out more!


  • Glittery table runners in your wedding theme color. Regardless of what theme you have chosen for your elegant wedding, there’s nobody to stop you from using a bit of glitter here and there – just enough to add dimension and style to your reception. Glittery table runners are a great idea especially when combined with really delicate flowers such as roses and peonies in pastel colors.
  • Roses and candles as table runners. Roses are the universal symbol of love and passion – bring them on your wedding tables and you’ll send the right “message”. Combine rose petals with small candles and decorate the length of your table with them instead of using a traditional table runner.
  • Napkins and flowers. Add grace to your wedding tables  by choosing a really interesting fold for the napkins and by placing  a small flower in each of them. This will be a much-appreciated touch everyone will love – especially the ladies!
  • Big candles. Your table centerpieces do not necessarily have to be comprised of flowers only. If you want to, you can add some really beautiful big candles as well. Use a cake stand instead of a vase and place the big candles in the middle. Surround them with flowers or greenery, but make sure the flame won’t touch them!
  • Black elegance. Black is without any kind of doubt the “ultimate” elegant color – and you can truly blend it into your wedding as well, even if you don’t want to go for an all-black-and-white wedding theme. For instance, black napkins or plate placements will look stylish and elegant, especially if you combine them with delicate pastels, deep reds or various shades of white.

The Mackey House can host your elegant wedding in a way that will truly feel like your dreams have finally come true! Come visit our gorgeous venue and its surroundings and you’ll definitely be love-struck by the option of hosting your wedding with us!

Photo credits: Dream Weaver Photos


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Wedding Tips For Bride On A Budget

Weddings celebrate love and commitment – and there’s really nothing more beautiful than that. However, at the same time, weddings can get quite expensive and they can easily leave a hole’s in a couple’s pockets.                                                                                                                                                                              323A7813

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get the wedding you have been dreaming of ever since you were a little girl! With a bit of know-how and willingness, you can get the wedding you want even if you are on a tighter budget. Here are some tips you may want to follow:

  • Plan ahead. And by “ahead”, we mean at least 1 year – 1 year and 6 months before the big date. This way, you will be able to shop around and to decide on what fits you best both when it comes to your preferences and when it comes to your budget.
  • Be a bit flexible. There are “tricks” every budgeting bride should know. For instance, you should be a bit flexible with your wedding date. Fall and winter are usually less expensive than summer and spring. Also, you should be flexible with the time of the day at which you want to book your wedding location. Day weddings are, again, less expensive than evening weddings.
  • Shop on discount. If you plan your wedding in advance (as pointed out in the first tip), you have the chance to shop on discounts and sales. Once a wedding season is over, many vendors will offer really big discounts on their products and services – and some of them can be bought/booked even if you have a long way to go before your actual wedding date.

Be a bit creative with your wedding and you’ll truly get what you have always dreamt. Here at The Mackey House, we truly want you to be happy from all points of view (including the financial one) so don’t hesitate to contact us when you search for a venue! Photo credits: Dream Weaver Photos

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The Mackey House in March and May 2015

We would like to let you know that The Mackey House is sold out in March and May 2015 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. However, due to the fact that some of our brides have chosen to move their dates, we have one Saturday available for the aforementioned months. Contact us for more information or if you want to book our beautiful venue for your Big Day!

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Winter White Dessert | 5 Delicious Dessert Ideas For Your Winter Wedding

With winter just around the corner, we all know that a new series of gorgeous, magic weddings are very close as well. If you are planning your own winter wedding, make sure to choose a dessert that fits into the background as well. We have picked up some of the best white dessert ideas for winter weddings so continue reading if you want to inspire yourself. DreamweaverPhotos_BrookeCory_part1_small-5496

  • A white cake decorated with snowflakes. This works especially well if you plan on having a Winter Wonderland-themed. You can choose whatever cake and filling you want to as long as the frosting is white. Have your confectioner decorate the cake with beautiful snowflakes for a very “winter-y” effect.
  • An all-white dessert bar. Serve your guests with a variety of candy and cookies that come in various shades of white. This will look marvelous as décor and it will be a great option for those of you who want to make sure every guest will enjoy the dessert.
  • Mini-white wedding cakes. Somewhere in between cupcakes, cookies and cakes, mini-wedding cakes are a wonderful idea if you want to combine cuteness, deliciousness and elegance at the same time.
  • White chocolate mousse with raspberries. If you want a really elegant dessert, chocolate mousse is always a great option. White chocolate mousse will go perfectly with your white wedding theme and the raspberries will add a dash of color and flavor to the dessert.
  • White hot chocolate. There’s nothing cozier and more comforting than hot chocolate on a cold winter day. White hot chocolate tastes great, it works amazing with marshmallows and it will fit into your wedding theme as well.

The Mackey House would be proud to host your beautiful white winter wedding – so make sure to check us out before settling on anything else. Our marvelous venue, the beautiful nature embracing it and our wonderful staff will make for a magic wedding day!

Photo source: Dream Weaver Photography

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Gatsby Theme for Your Corporate Event

Every decade in the history of mankind has been marked by its specific characteristics. Some decades are filled with war, some are filled with change. And then there are other decades that always make people feel nostalgic – even if they did not actually live back then. DreamweaverPhotos_BrookeCory_part1_-5511small

The Roaring Twenties still inspire us. Against all odds, this decade proved to be opulent, luxurious and fashionable. If you want to organize a corporate event that will be unforgettable, plan it around “The Great Gatsby” and the stunning fashion of the 20s. Here are some great ideas that will work amazing with your “jazzy” corporate event:

  • Bring a real jazz band. If you want to create the genuine feeling of the 1920s, investing in a jazz band is almost a “must”.
  • Make sure the place is decorated in an opulent way. You don’t need a huge ballroom to organize a party inspired by the Great Gatsby. Even a smaller venue can be decorated in a beautiful way to suit the theme. The table linens, the centerpieces, the glassware and tableware, the party favors – make sure they all look really opulent. Glitter, sparkles and surfaces that refract the light can help you create that kind of décor.
  • Lace, pearls and feathers were all the “hype” back in the 20s. Aside from the fact that the outfits can be inspired by these elements, you can also bring them into the décor as well. The centerpieces will look amazing with white flowers placed in a vase wrapped in white lace, for example. Also, offering party favors inspired by the classiness of pearls can be a great idea too.

The Mackey House knows how to host parties that are stunning from all points of view. With a beautiful venue and with stunning surroundings, we promise to make the most out of your corporate event regardless of what theme you choose for it. Come visit us and convince yourself that we are your best bet for your Gatsby-themed event!

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