McGuire’s Millrace Farm is your premier southern wedding destination. Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina, McGuire’s Millrace Farm specializes in elegant, rustic chic barn weddings. Surround your guests with majestic mountains, rolling fields, peaceful breezes, and the magic that McGuire’s Millrace Farm is all about.
Not one of your typical barn venues, the McGuires pride themselves on their facility. This 6,600 square foot barn accommodates small or large events, boasts 30’ ceilings from which hang wrought iron chandeliers, polished concrete floors, beautiful hardwood tables and chairs, and the latest in technology.
Have your ceremony amongst a majestic line of river birches that encompass you and your guests or at the arbor nestled in a rolling field while the carriage horses graze and the mountains rise in the background. Another top choice is at the arched foot bridge amongst the flowers and the placid waters of the pond. And if the weather turns inclement, you can move the entire wedding inside at no extra charge.
Event planning is a love, passion and lifestyle for the McGuires. Because they have been specializing in the event planning business since 1999, you are ensured southern hospitality at its best. Your Event Planner will be available to assist you every step of the way from welcome parties to morning after brunches; and, on your big day, your event will be the only affair held. This means that the staff will be focused exclusively on you and your guests. At McGuire’s Millrace Farm, you will be treated like family.
Whether you want a good old fashioned southern barbeque or a 5-course prime rib dinner, McGuire’s Millrace Farm’s award winning chef is sure to please. Display your food in a decorated rustic canoe or in hand hewed wooden bowls. Buffets are elegantly displayed and your guests catered to. It’s all up to you.
Step back in time the instant you arrive on the property. Pre-Civil War and Pre-Depression buildings such as the old homestead, The Country Store and The Corn Crib still stand. For décor, use treasures and antiques discovered in the McGuire’s attics and historic buildings, antique church pews, or oak whiskey barrels.
600 Hendrix Road , Murphy, NC 28906
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"EXTREMELY ACCOMODATING and helpful!! You can tell this family loves what they do and love making your day perfect! They're experienced and knowledgable in weddings and always there to lend a hand if you need it! Love them each one!"
"We had a wonderful wedding. The McGuire family was great to work with. They helped us every step of the way. We would love to ho back there again! Maybe for our anniversary celebration! All of our guests loved it too."
"I can't express how much I loved this venue and the people who run it. They were so kind and felt like old friends. They worked so hard to make our day perfect, and it truly was. They knew my vision for the wedding better than me! I will recommend them to anyone and everyone for their event. Delicious food, stunning landscape, beautiful interiors, and incredible staff. "
"McGuire's Millrace Farms is a beautiful venue and the reception hall is absolutely breath taking. However, the family running the venue is extremely difficult to work with. They do weddings often and assume they know best over the brides wishes. They also do not inform you at the beginning that you must pay for every move you make. For example; We had to pay $300 to move a table together because I wanted to sit with my bridal party. Therefore I would not recommend this venue. "
" McGuire's Millrace Farm works to provide a unique and personal experience when creating the wedding of your dreams. Although many people value our experience and knowledge we are completely humble in accepting the task of respecting and honoring the brides wishes. Although we may know what works best in a given situation or set-up, we only ever offer our ideas as suggestions, and truly value and respect our clients' wishes. We take pride in the relationships we form throughout the planning process. We apologize for any ill feelings that may have been harbored in this particular case. We strive to avoid opportunities, such as this, where misunderstandings result in a negative impression on things which we take most pride in! In the valued "client-venue" relationship we promise to work hard and keep all charges reasonable, transparent, and documented on your contract and in a continued honest conversation. As we work to resolve this "first of its kind" negative review, we look forward to working with future brides in making beautiful and positive memories here at McGuire's Millrace Farm. "
"McGuire's went above and beyond what I would imagine most venues do. The team at the farm looks at each event like it is truly their own and do everything in their power to make you feel extra special. One visit to this venue and you will not want to look at any others. "
"Our venue was exactly what we hoped it would be. From the first day we visited up until the wedding day it was a great experience that we would highly recommend. If we could do it again, we would do it the same. "
"From start to finish our experience with McGuire's was amazing! Natalie and her team went above and beyond in every aspect and it was so appreciated!! I cannot say enough good things about this venue! Thank you, McGuire's Millrace Farm!"