Located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, this private 100+ acre estate is dripping with six generations of history. Still standing today are The Country Store (dated Pre-Depression), the Old McGuire Homestead (dated Pre-Civil War) and The Corn Crib. Newer additions include a magical arched foot bridge spanning a tranquil pond, flower gardens, majestic rows of river birch trees, and a handcrafted solid wood arbor, all of which are complimented by the gracefully rising mountains in the background.
This luxurious 6,600 square foot timber framed barn boasts 30’ tongue and groove ceilings, and 30 wrought iron chandeliers, including a 7' wrought iron chandelier with Cartier crystals! Over 1500 crystals glam up the room which also has polished concrete floors, elegant floor-to-ceiling stacked stone gas log fireplace, exquisite 2-piece bar with granite counter tops and gold plated sink, a certified commercial kitchen and an ambiance that is sure to wow even the pickiest of guests. Other features include a large, lighted handicapped accessible parking area convenient to wedding sites and facility, a lighted 40' x 15' dance area, His & Her dressing rooms large enough to accommodate the entire wedding party complete with showers. In addition, there are beautifully fashioned restrooms that are handicapped accessible, the entire building is heated and air conditioned, and you have access to a projector with 12’ screen and Wi-Fi.
Weddings can be held at McGuire’s Millrace Farm any time of year. The air conditioned/heated barn with its elegant yet charming décor makes a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony. And, if you plan your wedding outdoors and the weather turns inclement, the entire ceremony can easily be moved indoors at no extra charge.
The day of your wedding is special not only to you, but to us as well. We want to emphasize your exclusivity on the Farm; that is why we only book one event at a time. The grounds, your Event Planner, and the McGuire’s Millrace Farm staff will be at your disposal from the moment you arrive to the time you leave.
Capable of handling 250 guests, McGuire’s Millrace Farm specializes in the comfort of your guests and setting a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Sturdy solid oak tables and chairs, antique church pews, oak whiskey barrels, cedar wood benches, fire pits, tents, and ambient lighting are just a few of the many settings available for your special day. Inside or out, your reception is sure to represent your individual style and beauty.
Our highly-qualified chef will create a fantastic menu for you and your guests to enjoy. You can choose from hors d’oeuvres on the lawn to a luxurious meal served hot inside the barn. Dressed buffets and a decorated cake area are available to match your colors and theme.
Your wedding and/or reception will be one-of-a-kind and uniquely you. Feel free to bring your own décor or use ours and add your special touches. Many of our items are discovered treasures from another era, family heirlooms drenched in history and elegance. We also have several exceptional florists to choose from which can turn our facility into a magical fairy garden.
No. Outside catering is not permitted at McGuire's Millrace Farm, with the exception of your legally purchased alcohol. This protects you, letting us ensure that your food is handled properly, under the highest sanitation guidelines, and the food is served fresh, directly out of the kitchen. Our commercial kitchen currently holds a perfect sanitation score of 100, and we must work within strict guidelines to maintain this score.
Our parking area is large, flat, and well lit. It is conveniently and discreetly located in front of the reception hall (The Barn) and is within easy walking distance of all wedding sites. Handicap parking is available as is valet parking (upon request). A driveway underneath a romantic canopy of river birch trees leads to a sidewalk where guests can be dropped off directly in front of the building.
Yes. We actually require that you bring in your own alcohol and we will organize, chill, and contact bartenders to serve it for you. In the reception hall (The Barn) is a unique Italian imported bar with granite countertops, inlaid wood, and a gold plated sink. Your bar fee includes the use of the bar itself, beer glasses, wine glasses, and tumblers for mixed drinks; 2 Kegerators, ice, coolers, copper pots for chilling/displaying wine/champagne, décor, and napkins. For outdoor receptions we have a unique bar setup that includes oak whiskey barrels that will charm your guests.
Yes. We do, also, recommend that you obtain event insurance for your wedding or event! Event insurance can be obtained for a reasonable price from just about any insurance provider.
The only permit required is a Limited Special Occasions Permit that is only needed if fortified wine and/or spirituous liquors are brought onto the premises. This permit is $50 and is available through the NC ABC Commission. If you plan to bring beer and wine only, no permit is required.
Aside from our highly qualified chef, our clients are allowed to bring in vendors of their choice or they may choose from a list of vendors with referrals who are familiar with McGuire’s Millrace Farm. Vendor list is a resource reserved for only clients of McGuire's Millrace Farm.
We are aware of how big the decision to book a venue is, please let us know if you any other questions or concerns and we will do our best to provide you with the very best information we can!