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Makray Memorial Golf Club

Barrington , IL
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LOCATION

1010 S. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL US 60010 (map)

PHONE

847-381-6501

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Makray Memorial Golf Club makes for the perfect venue to host your special day! We offer wedding receptions for up to 240 guests with panoramic views of our championship golf course from... Read more
Makray Memorial Golf Club makes for the perfect venue to host your special day! We offer wedding receptions for up to 240 guests with panoramic views of our championship golf course from our Grand Ballroom. We encourage you to visit our website at www.makrayweddings.com to schedule a tour.

Experience the essence of a Makray Wedding – the romance, the elegance, the excitement. We create a day filled with lasting memories! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2004
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2004
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful location and photo ops. Krystal was especially pleasant to work with. If you are intimidated by or don't want to do a lot of planning yourself, this is a great venue to choose. They really help with everything along the way, and many things are included that other vendors might not include, like the cake and centerpieces. They're also very flexible and willing to help make your unique ideas work.
An unexpected benefit of this vendor was the delicious food. We got so many compliments on it, and we chose one of the cheapest meal options!
Overall, wonderful. No complaints.
Beautiful location and photo ops. Krystal was especially pleasant to work with. If you are intimidated by or don't want to Read more...
Beautiful location and photo ops. Krystal was especially pleasant to work with. If you are intimidated by or don't want to do a lot of planning yourself, this is a great venue to choose. They really help with everything along the way, and many things are included that other vendors might not include, like the cake and centerpieces. They're also very flexible and willing to help make your unique ideas work.
An unexpected benefit of this vendor was the delicious food. We got so many compliments on it, and we chose one of the cheapest meal options!
Overall, wonderful. No complaints. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with my decision to have our wedding at Makray. From the planning to the day of, everything was perfect. We worked primarily with Krystal. Krystal was attentive to details, responded to all of my questions very quickly, and was so pleasant to work with. Krystal and Laurie were also there the day of to make sure everything ran smoothly. We would recommend this venue to any brides looking for a unique, romantic, and perfect wedding!
I could not be happier with my decision to have our wedding at Makray. From the planning to the day of, everything was Read more...
I could not be happier with my decision to have our wedding at Makray. From the planning to the day of, everything was perfect. We worked primarily with Krystal. Krystal was attentive to details, responded to all of my questions very quickly, and was so pleasant to work with. Krystal and Laurie were also there the day of to make sure everything ran smoothly. We would recommend this venue to any brides looking for a unique, romantic, and perfect wedding! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on July 19, 2013 at Makray Memorial Golf Club. From the day we walked into Makray we both knew that this was the place we wanted to get married. It was incredible inside and out! We began working with Krystal and Laurie, and they were such a tremendous help right up to the time we were married.

As a bride I was worried about everything being perfect. Krystal and Laurie made sure that it was. They took so much of the stress off of me the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding day itself.

On the day of the wedding the entire Makray staff was amazing. Everyone was so nice and helpful and our wedding turned out absolutely perfect. It couldn't have been better! All of our guest commented on how beautiful the venue and grounds were. Most importantly, they all loved the food! Everything that we ate was amazing and the chefs did an incredible job with the plating.

We would recommend Makray to anyone thinking of getting married as they truly made our special day "perfect"!
My husband and I got married on July 19, 2013 at Makray Memorial Golf Club. From the day we walked into Makray we both Read more...
My husband and I got married on July 19, 2013 at Makray Memorial Golf Club. From the day we walked into Makray we both knew that this was the place we wanted to get married. It was incredible inside and out! We began working with Krystal and Laurie, and they were such a tremendous help right up to the time we were married.

As a bride I was worried about everything being perfect. Krystal and Laurie made sure that it was. They took so much of the stress off of me the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding day itself.

On the day of the wedding the entire Makray staff was amazing. Everyone was so nice and helpful and our wedding turned out absolutely perfect. It couldn't have been better! All of our guest commented on how beautiful the venue and grounds were. Most importantly, they all loved the food! Everything that we ate was amazing and the chefs did an incredible job with the plating.

We would recommend Makray to anyone thinking of getting married as they truly made our special day "perfect"! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter recently had her wedding at Makray on June 15. It was a wonderful event. Every staff member was extremely helpful in planning her wedding. They were patient with all of our special requests and offered suggestions to help make the evening very special. The entire eveing went very smoothly. By the time the reception was over, they had packed all of the items we brought and had them ready to placed in our car.
My daughter recently had her wedding at Makray on June 15. It was a wonderful event. Every staff member was extremely Read more...
My daughter recently had her wedding at Makray on June 15. It was a wonderful event. Every staff member was extremely helpful in planning her wedding. They were patient with all of our special requests and offered suggestions to help make the evening very special. The entire eveing went very smoothly. By the time the reception was over, they had packed all of the items we brought and had them ready to placed in our car. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Makray was the first venue we looked at and we knew instantly it was everything we wanted for our wedding. The staff was very professional and accommodating and truly went above and beyond to make our wedding a day to remember. Laurie was our primary coordinator and did a great job at helping us pull together every little detail. She was very organized and was flexible in meeting all of our requests. The food was hands down the best wedding food I have ever had and we received many complements on it from our guests. The chef did a great job at suggesting menu pairings and the choices for entrees, sides, salads and soups were all so good we had a really hard time deciding which to serve. The banquet room is beautiful and offers gorgeous views of the course and having the patio available to guests was a plus. It's great that you are the only wedding on any given night so you are not having to compete or worry about other peoples' guests, or music that is interfering, etc. My parents showed up to the reception early to check that everything was in order before guests and the bridal party arrived only to find that Makray had carried out every single detail to perfection. The wait staff the night of the wedding was very professional and accommodating as well. Needless to say we didn't worry about a SINGLE thing the entire night; we felt we were taken care of exceptionally well and we had the utmost trust in the staff to pull everything off flawlessly. I would highly recommend Makray!
Makray was the first venue we looked at and we knew instantly it was everything we wanted for our wedding. The staff was Read more...
Makray was the first venue we looked at and we knew instantly it was everything we wanted for our wedding. The staff was very professional and accommodating and truly went above and beyond to make our wedding a day to remember. Laurie was our primary coordinator and did a great job at helping us pull together every little detail. She was very organized and was flexible in meeting all of our requests. The food was hands down the best wedding food I have ever had and we received many complements on it from our guests. The chef did a great job at suggesting menu pairings and the choices for entrees, sides, salads and soups were all so good we had a really hard time deciding which to serve. The banquet room is beautiful and offers gorgeous views of the course and having the patio available to guests was a plus. It's great that you are the only wedding on any given night so you are not having to compete or worry about other peoples' guests, or music that is interfering, etc. My parents showed up to the reception early to check that everything was in order before guests and the bridal party arrived only to find that Makray had carried out every single detail to perfection. The wait staff the night of the wedding was very professional and accommodating as well. Needless to say we didn't worry about a SINGLE thing the entire night; we felt we were taken care of exceptionally well and we had the utmost trust in the staff to pull everything off flawlessly. I would highly recommend Makray! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First off if you are looking for great food for your wedding, this is the place! We had wonderful tasting food at Makray, not the typical wedding banquet food. Our menu was salmon and brandy flavored sauce on pork loin. It was great and the tasting they set up with you before the wedding was fantastic. So intimate and personal and each person at your tasting gets one whole plate of food. They will even customize the bride and grooms order to whatever you like! The wedding coordinators were so helpful there and accommodated everything. I made a lot of stuff for the reception of our wedding and they set it up great. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. You get the whole 2nd floor to yourself no other wedding next to you. Beautiful places to take pictures on the golf course.
First off if you are looking for great food for your wedding, this is the place! We had wonderful tasting food at Makray, Read more...
First off if you are looking for great food for your wedding, this is the place! We had wonderful tasting food at Makray, not the typical wedding banquet food. Our menu was salmon and brandy flavored sauce on pork loin. It was great and the tasting they set up with you before the wedding was fantastic. So intimate and personal and each person at your tasting gets one whole plate of food. They will even customize the bride and grooms order to whatever you like! The wedding coordinators were so helpful there and accommodated everything. I made a lot of stuff for the reception of our wedding and they set it up great. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. You get the whole 2nd floor to yourself no other wedding next to you. Beautiful places to take pictures on the golf course. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding reception at Makray was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. I honestly cannot express how perfect everything came together and how incredibly helpful Laurie and Krystal and the staff at Makray were in making sure that our wedding reception was exactly the way we imagined. They were so great to work with leading up to the wedding and were very responsive to email. We brought a lot of our own decorations and they were great in getting everything set up exactly the way we wanted - we also had paper lanterns hung up over the dance floor and we were very happy with how the display turned out! If Makray is available for your wedding day, I can't recommend them enough! The location, the food, the service, the coordinators, the flexibility - everything was just perfect!
Having our wedding reception at Makray was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. I honestly cannot express how Read more...
Having our wedding reception at Makray was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. I honestly cannot express how perfect everything came together and how incredibly helpful Laurie and Krystal and the staff at Makray were in making sure that our wedding reception was exactly the way we imagined. They were so great to work with leading up to the wedding and were very responsive to email. We brought a lot of our own decorations and they were great in getting everything set up exactly the way we wanted - we also had paper lanterns hung up over the dance floor and we were very happy with how the display turned out! If Makray is available for your wedding day, I can't recommend them enough! The location, the food, the service, the coordinators, the flexibility - everything was just perfect! Read less
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K
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter and her "New" husband had a wonderful wedding at Makray and I can't say enough great things about this place. From beginning to end, the staff were very helpful, responsive to special requests and made every part of the wedding and reception absolutely perfect.
They accommodated our florist that came the day before to prepare flowers.The day of the wedding, the Makray staff was outside 3 hours before picking up every bit of debris from the grounds on a cold March afternoon. The food, and drinks were delicious and service was tremendous. Afterwards the staff even helped pack all of our personal decor items away for us too.
This is such a beautiful space and the level of quality is easily worth much more than it costs. We would not ever hesitate to recommend Makray.
My daughter and her "New" husband had a wonderful wedding at Makray and I can't say enough great things about this place. Read more...
My daughter and her "New" husband had a wonderful wedding at Makray and I can't say enough great things about this place. From beginning to end, the staff were very helpful, responsive to special requests and made every part of the wedding and reception absolutely perfect.
They accommodated our florist that came the day before to prepare flowers.The day of the wedding, the Makray staff was outside 3 hours before picking up every bit of debris from the grounds on a cold March afternoon. The food, and drinks were delicious and service was tremendous. Afterwards the staff even helped pack all of our personal decor items away for us too.
This is such a beautiful space and the level of quality is easily worth much more than it costs. We would not ever hesitate to recommend Makray. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Makray! I can't even imagine having our reception any where else. They were so easy to work with and fast at responding to every email! Several of our guests told us that our food was the BEST wedding food they had ever had...and I have to agree! Since several of our guests ordered vegetarian, (and my husband and I are vegetarian) it was very important to us that we have a great vegetarian option...and we definitely did! The chef at Makray is the best! Like I said, everyone at Makray was incredibly easy to work with...they were incredibly accommodating!

Probably our most memorable part of the night is when a golfer on the course decided to scream at us while we were taking our pictures because we interrupted his golf game...the man said some of the most vulgar and disgusting things I have ever heard anyone say, but Makray handled it very well. They immediately apologized and kicked the man out. They also told us that the man was never allowed to come back to Makray ever. In retrospect, our wedding party thought the whole thing was really funny, and of course, that wasn't Makray's fault, but they handled it incredibly well...they also told us that nothing like that had ever happened before!

Overall, I can't say enough great things about Makray! Krystal and Laurie in the sales department are both amazing! The food is absolutely amazing! And of course the venue could not be more beautiful! We received several compliments on how beautiful the venue was!
I can't say enough great things about Makray! I can't even imagine having our reception any where else. They were so easy Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Makray! I can't even imagine having our reception any where else. They were so easy to work with and fast at responding to every email! Several of our guests told us that our food was the BEST wedding food they had ever had...and I have to agree! Since several of our guests ordered vegetarian, (and my husband and I are vegetarian) it was very important to us that we have a great vegetarian option...and we definitely did! The chef at Makray is the best! Like I said, everyone at Makray was incredibly easy to work with...they were incredibly accommodating!

Probably our most memorable part of the night is when a golfer on the course decided to scream at us while we were taking our pictures because we interrupted his golf game...the man said some of the most vulgar and disgusting things I have ever heard anyone say, but Makray handled it very well. They immediately apologized and kicked the man out. They also told us that the man was never allowed to come back to Makray ever. In retrospect, our wedding party thought the whole thing was really funny, and of course, that wasn't Makray's fault, but they handled it incredibly well...they also told us that nothing like that had ever happened before!

Overall, I can't say enough great things about Makray! Krystal and Laurie in the sales department are both amazing! The food is absolutely amazing! And of course the venue could not be more beautiful! We received several compliments on how beautiful the venue was! Read less
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Bride 4142012
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Makray is beautiful! Everyone, Laurie, Krystal and Lynda were very friendly, very thorough in finding out what you want and helping with every detail. Linda was our wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job setting up the room and sweet table. All of our guest made wonderful comments on the food and the staff. Taking pictures on the golf course was alot of fun, very orgainized
Makray is beautiful! Everyone, Laurie, Krystal and Lynda were very friendly, very thorough in finding out what you want Read more...
Makray is beautiful! Everyone, Laurie, Krystal and Lynda were very friendly, very thorough in finding out what you want and helping with every detail. Linda was our wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job setting up the room and sweet table. All of our guest made wonderful comments on the food and the staff. Taking pictures on the golf course was alot of fun, very orgainized Read less
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rziegler6
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff at Makray made planning so easy and helped make our event more beautiful and smooth flowing than we could ever have imagined. They are true professionals.
The staff at Makray made planning so easy and helped make our event more beautiful and smooth flowing than we could ever Read more...
The staff at Makray made planning so easy and helped make our event more beautiful and smooth flowing than we could ever have imagined. They are true professionals. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect in every way. I'm still getting thank you notes amazed with Makray.
Perfect in every way. I'm still getting thank you notes amazed with Makray.
Perfect in every way. I'm still getting thank you notes amazed with Makray. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Makray was so amazing - every detail of the evening went off without a hitch. The food was exceptional & the servers were all polite & very responsive. The event staff took wonderful care of my husband & I & the room was set up more beautifully than I could have imagined. It was a truly perfect evening & they are worth every penny!! Their professionalism speaks volumes.
Makray was so amazing - every detail of the evening went off without a hitch. The food was exceptional & the servers were Read more...
Makray was so amazing - every detail of the evening went off without a hitch. The food was exceptional & the servers were all polite & very responsive. The event staff took wonderful care of my husband & I & the room was set up more beautifully than I could have imagined. It was a truly perfect evening & they are worth every penny!! Their professionalism speaks volumes. Read less
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jim
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
This was a great place for us and our guests. Great reception hall with a view, great food, and the staff helps out for everything and anything you need they take care of it all, I would recommend this to anyone! I loved the free tasting! so many option and they are not pushy you get to do what you like!
This was a great place for us and our guests. Great reception hall with a view, great food, and the staff helps out for Read more...
This was a great place for us and our guests. Great reception hall with a view, great food, and the staff helps out for everything and anything you need they take care of it all, I would recommend this to anyone! I loved the free tasting! so many option and they are not pushy you get to do what you like! Read less
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athorn6
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Makray is great! They are all very helpful and accommodating and will work with you to make your day exactly how you want it.
Makray is great! They are all very helpful and accommodating and will work with you to make your day exactly how you want Read more...
Makray is great! They are all very helpful and accommodating and will work with you to make your day exactly how you want it. Read less
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katherinem-m
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the most beautiful wedding reception at Makray! The room itself is gorgeous, and the way they set everything up for us was gorgeous. We ended up with fewer "yeses" than we expected, so we had to upgrade a lot of the food and beverage, and Laurie was so helpful with figuring all of that out. In addition, for how opulent and delicious the reception ended up being, we just barely hit the minimum. During the reception, the staff made everything happen seamlessly -- even getting me my leftover dinner on my way out the door since I could barely eat it that night. Thank you, Makray -- it was better than I ever could have imagined!!!!
I had the most beautiful wedding reception at Makray! The room itself is gorgeous, and the way they set everything up for Read more...
I had the most beautiful wedding reception at Makray! The room itself is gorgeous, and the way they set everything up for us was gorgeous. We ended up with fewer "yeses" than we expected, so we had to upgrade a lot of the food and beverage, and Laurie was so helpful with figuring all of that out. In addition, for how opulent and delicious the reception ended up being, we just barely hit the minimum. During the reception, the staff made everything happen seamlessly -- even getting me my leftover dinner on my way out the door since I could barely eat it that night. Thank you, Makray -- it was better than I ever could have imagined!!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Makray Memorial Golf Club was a perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff was so helpful and was there to help every step of the way. I could not believe how detailed they were with everything. My dad even saw the wedding coordinator touching up floral arrangements at 10:00 at night! Laurie (the coordinator) had great ideas and gave great advice. She was so flexible to whatever my husband and I wanted. She said yes to everything and really personalized our wedding to fit us! We even had our ceremony at Makray and I couldn't believe how beautiful the room was! It was so amazing. The food was amazing as well. I am still getting compliments on how delicious the food was. Everything to the appetizers, dinner, and mini cheeseburgers as a late night snack were so good. People loved everything! My parents went back to Makray the following weekend just try the food again! The venue itself is so beautiful and classy. Makray looks like a castle and is surrounded by a beautiful golf course. Makray only does one wedding a night and they dedicate all their attention to you! I appreciate the staff at Makray so much and I am so thankful that they helped the make our wedding absolutely perfect. You definitely have to consider Makray for your wedding!
Makray Memorial Golf Club was a perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff was so helpful and was Read more...
Makray Memorial Golf Club was a perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff was so helpful and was there to help every step of the way. I could not believe how detailed they were with everything. My dad even saw the wedding coordinator touching up floral arrangements at 10:00 at night! Laurie (the coordinator) had great ideas and gave great advice. She was so flexible to whatever my husband and I wanted. She said yes to everything and really personalized our wedding to fit us! We even had our ceremony at Makray and I couldn't believe how beautiful the room was! It was so amazing. The food was amazing as well. I am still getting compliments on how delicious the food was. Everything to the appetizers, dinner, and mini cheeseburgers as a late night snack were so good. People loved everything! My parents went back to Makray the following weekend just try the food again! The venue itself is so beautiful and classy. Makray looks like a castle and is surrounded by a beautiful golf course. Makray only does one wedding a night and they dedicate all their attention to you! I appreciate the staff at Makray so much and I am so thankful that they helped the make our wedding absolutely perfect. You definitely have to consider Makray for your wedding! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.9/5.0
I had my July 2014 wedding at Makray, and I can not say enough good things about them! The team was so helpful throughout the entire year of wedding planning. They made the process fun and as stress-free as possible. They did such a wonderful job of making the reception so personalized and exactly what we wanted. They continuously went the extra mile and made us feel as though our day really was important to them. Krystal, Lori, and Laurie were so professional, yet approachable and fun. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Makray in a heartbeat!
I had my July 2014 wedding at Makray, and I can not say enough good things about them! The team was so helpful throughout Read more...
I had my July 2014 wedding at Makray, and I can not say enough good things about them! The team was so helpful throughout the entire year of wedding planning. They made the process fun and as stress-free as possible. They did such a wonderful job of making the reception so personalized and exactly what we wanted. They continuously went the extra mile and made us feel as though our day really was important to them. Krystal, Lori, and Laurie were so professional, yet approachable and fun. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Makray in a heartbeat! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.9/5.0
My October wedding at Makray was perfect. All of the staff in the sales office leading up to the event were very helpful and responsive, helping me come up with ways to make my vision become a reality. The grounds and the banquet space are gorgeous and everything looked beautiful the day of the wedding. The service was excellent and the day-of coordinator worked through a few issues that popped up (unexpected guests, etc.) very smoothly. The food was delicious and we received compliments about the food, the space and the service throughout the night. My husband and are I are so pleased with everything about Makray and would definitely recommend it!
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My October wedding at Makray was perfect. All of the staff in the sales office leading up to the event were very helpful and responsive, helping me come up with ways to make my vision become a reality. The grounds and the banquet space are gorgeous and everything looked beautiful the day of the wedding. The service was excellent and the day-of coordinator worked through a few issues that popped up (unexpected guests, etc.) very smoothly. The food was delicious and we received compliments about the food, the space and the service throughout the night. My husband and are I are so pleased with everything about Makray and would definitely recommend it! Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I don't think you could find a more beautiful venue than Makray Golf Course. It was absolutely beautiful and we were so happy to have chosen Makray. We happened to book our wedding right in the middle of the whole economy crisis and were in a bit of a pinch with over 300 guests invited. I can't say enough about the Makray staff and how accommodating they were with our financial difficulties. We worked very closely with Laurie and she is the sweetest, most wonderful person in the world. She was so responsive to our needs and did everything she could to help out with things. Walter is the best chef in the Chicagoland area and people talked about how this was the best wedding food they've ever tasted. My husband and I are "finger food" people so he was accommodating with us wanting simple appetizers. The taste testing experience was amazing, too. We went with the steak and chicken option. Linda was our wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job setting up the room. It was stunning and she is so creative. She actually took my husband and my favorite wedding photo! When we got to Makray the day of the wedding, they had the golf carts waiting for us to take pictures on the course. We had over 20 people in our wedding party so there were a lot of carts to set up for us. After taking gorgeous pictures on the course, we went upstairs for cocktail hour in the corridor. We had just about 250 people in attendance so it was a little crowded. I wouldn't go over 230. We had four round tables set up for the bridal party and their dates instead of the head table which I felt looked modern and saved a bunch of room. Towards the end of the night, our five tiered cake (included with the reception) each had a different flavor. It was delicious. The whole thing went beautifully and we would highly recommend Makray Golf Course for any reception/party.
I don't think you could find a more beautiful venue than Makray Golf Course. It was absolutely beautiful and we were so Read more...
I don't think you could find a more beautiful venue than Makray Golf Course. It was absolutely beautiful and we were so happy to have chosen Makray. We happened to book our wedding right in the middle of the whole economy crisis and were in a bit of a pinch with over 300 guests invited. I can't say enough about the Makray staff and how accommodating they were with our financial difficulties. We worked very closely with Laurie and she is the sweetest, most wonderful person in the world. She was so responsive to our needs and did everything she could to help out with things. Walter is the best chef in the Chicagoland area and people talked about how this was the best wedding food they've ever tasted. My husband and I are "finger food" people so he was accommodating with us wanting simple appetizers. The taste testing experience was amazing, too. We went with the steak and chicken option. Linda was our wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job setting up the room. It was stunning and she is so creative. She actually took my husband and my favorite wedding photo! When we got to Makray the day of the wedding, they had the golf carts waiting for us to take pictures on the course. We had over 20 people in our wedding party so there were a lot of carts to set up for us. After taking gorgeous pictures on the course, we went upstairs for cocktail hour in the corridor. We had just about 250 people in attendance so it was a little crowded. I wouldn't go over 230. We had four round tables set up for the bridal party and their dates instead of the head table which I felt looked modern and saved a bunch of room. Towards the end of the night, our five tiered cake (included with the reception) each had a different flavor. It was delicious. The whole thing went beautifully and we would highly recommend Makray Golf Course for any reception/party. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.8/5.0
I recently had my wedding reception at Makray in July. It was the perfect setting for a summer afternoon/evening. The golf course was gorgeous and the view from the room was perfect. The food was excellent- by far the best wedding food. I have even gone back to the restaurant downstairs to eat several times before and after the wedding- that's how good the food is. And compared to hotels & other banquet halls in the area, the pricing is very reasonable. The wait staff was wonderful. Overall, a great place for a wedding!
I recently had my wedding reception at Makray in July. It was the perfect setting for a summer afternoon/evening. The golf Read more...
I recently had my wedding reception at Makray in July. It was the perfect setting for a summer afternoon/evening. The golf course was gorgeous and the view from the room was perfect. The food was excellent- by far the best wedding food. I have even gone back to the restaurant downstairs to eat several times before and after the wedding- that's how good the food is. And compared to hotels & other banquet halls in the area, the pricing is very reasonable. The wait staff was wonderful. Overall, a great place for a wedding! Read less
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matm
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.8/5.0
MOTB perspective: My daugher and her husband their wedding reception at Makray. What a super choice! Laurie and Linda were so easy to work with (even long distance as I live in a different state). They had numerous good ideas and ensured that we got as much value as possible for the money. The chef did a great job on the food - people raved! It did not taste like "wedding or banquet" food. During the reception, the staff made everything happen seamlessly. At midnight, Maria packed everything up (gifts, personal pictures, decorations, wedding cake) and helped us get it to the car. They were great!
MOTB perspective: My daugher and her husband their wedding reception at Makray. What a super choice! Laurie and Linda were Read more...
MOTB perspective: My daugher and her husband their wedding reception at Makray. What a super choice! Laurie and Linda were so easy to work with (even long distance as I live in a different state). They had numerous good ideas and ensured that we got as much value as possible for the money. The chef did a great job on the food - people raved! It did not taste like "wedding or banquet" food. During the reception, the staff made everything happen seamlessly. At midnight, Maria packed everything up (gifts, personal pictures, decorations, wedding cake) and helped us get it to the car. They were great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding reception at MaKray and it was even more amazing than we imagined! Laurie and Krystal worked hard to ensure that all of our needs were met, leading up to our wedding day and for our reception. Linda was our wedding coordinator, and she made sure that everything was perfect the night of our wedding. The upstairs veranda was the perfect spot for our cocktail hour. The layout of the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding party and guests (we had 140 guests and 12 in our bridal party). Everyone at MaKray truly made our vision come to live, and we were so pleased with how everything turned out!
We had our wedding reception at MaKray and it was even more amazing than we imagined! Laurie and Krystal worked hard to Read more...
We had our wedding reception at MaKray and it was even more amazing than we imagined! Laurie and Krystal worked hard to ensure that all of our needs were met, leading up to our wedding day and for our reception. Linda was our wedding coordinator, and she made sure that everything was perfect the night of our wedding. The upstairs veranda was the perfect spot for our cocktail hour. The layout of the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding party and guests (we had 140 guests and 12 in our bridal party). Everyone at MaKray truly made our vision come to live, and we were so pleased with how everything turned out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
MaKray was a stunning location to have our ceremony and reception. The wedding planners were great. I have obviously never planned a wedding before but I thought they would do more to help us be organized before the big day. Everything was planned out later than I would have liked as I needed to know many of their time lines prior to finalizing plans with other vendors. However, everything went off without a hitch and was beautiful on the day of! The chef allowed us to make changes to the menu and all of the food turned out delicious! Some of our friends and family still talk about our food at weddings we attend and use that as a benchmark. Their service team was wonderful and all of the tables said they were polite and hard working. I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a breath taking, romantic location in the suburbs of Chicago.
MaKray was a stunning location to have our ceremony and reception. The wedding planners were great. I have obviously never Read more...
MaKray was a stunning location to have our ceremony and reception. The wedding planners were great. I have obviously never planned a wedding before but I thought they would do more to help us be organized before the big day. Everything was planned out later than I would have liked as I needed to know many of their time lines prior to finalizing plans with other vendors. However, everything went off without a hitch and was beautiful on the day of! The chef allowed us to make changes to the menu and all of the food turned out delicious! Some of our friends and family still talk about our food at weddings we attend and use that as a benchmark. Their service team was wonderful and all of the tables said they were polite and hard working. I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a breath taking, romantic location in the suburbs of Chicago. Read less
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Jazmin
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.7/5.0
I chose Makray because I attended a wedding back in 2008 and loved every minute of it. The staff are great, extremly friendly and very accomodating. There was a little confusion with last minute details but having a lil extra time over the due date of when you had to pay for everthing worked out great. For the rehearsal we rehearsed outside, the weather was a bit chilly and was hoping it wouldnt be like that 2 days later. As the bride, I didnt think of doing a rehearsal indoors, hoping the weather would be great. As the staff, i beleive they should have mentioned it to me if we would like to do an indoor rehearsal. The day of the wedding, it stormed and the grounds were too wet to have my outdoor ceramony. So we winged it indoors. Although everything went well, I did wish we rehearsed it. Overall the food is amazing, including the cake that is provided, the staff is very occomadating to every need, and the venue is goreous inside and out. Not to mention, you will be the only wedding of the night!!!
I chose Makray because I attended a wedding back in 2008 and loved every minute of it. The staff are great, extremly Read more...
I chose Makray because I attended a wedding back in 2008 and loved every minute of it. The staff are great, extremly friendly and very accomodating. There was a little confusion with last minute details but having a lil extra time over the due date of when you had to pay for everthing worked out great. For the rehearsal we rehearsed outside, the weather was a bit chilly and was hoping it wouldnt be like that 2 days later. As the bride, I didnt think of doing a rehearsal indoors, hoping the weather would be great. As the staff, i beleive they should have mentioned it to me if we would like to do an indoor rehearsal. The day of the wedding, it stormed and the grounds were too wet to have my outdoor ceramony. So we winged it indoors. Although everything went well, I did wish we rehearsed it. Overall the food is amazing, including the cake that is provided, the staff is very occomadating to every need, and the venue is goreous inside and out. Not to mention, you will be the only wedding of the night!!! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.7/5.0
Makray was unbelievable. Such a beautiful venue, got a LOT of value for the cost, very accommodating, very helpful.
I LOVED this venue!
Makray was unbelievable. Such a beautiful venue, got a LOT of value for the cost, very accommodating, very helpful.
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Makray was unbelievable. Such a beautiful venue, got a LOT of value for the cost, very accommodating, very helpful.
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Erin
Wedding:
7/27/2008
4.6/5.0
Beautiful venue. Someone is there to help you whenever you need it. I had someone there with me through the entire process, from preparing every detail to having my dress straightened to walking down the aisle. Makray helped me to create my perfect wedding. The food was delicious (many compliments!) and they are willing to work with you on anything you may need. Very friendly and professional!
Beautiful venue. Someone is there to help you whenever you need it. I had someone there with me through the entire Read more...
Beautiful venue. Someone is there to help you whenever you need it. I had someone there with me through the entire process, from preparing every detail to having my dress straightened to walking down the aisle. Makray helped me to create my perfect wedding. The food was delicious (many compliments!) and they are willing to work with you on anything you may need. Very friendly and professional! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
I could not be happier with Makray for our reception sight! We got married at the end of May, and the place was golf course were absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Everyone raved how pretty the building was. Guests loved the fact they could stand upstairs on the balcony and watch us take pictures on the golf course during cocktail hour. Moreover, the food was INCREDIBLE. I am still hearing from guests it was one of the best wedding meals they have ever had. Laurie was wonderful to work with, very attentive, and the staff made sure the day went flawlessly. I could not have asked for a better venue!
I could not be happier with Makray for our reception sight! We got married at the end of May, and the place was golf Read more...
I could not be happier with Makray for our reception sight! We got married at the end of May, and the place was golf course were absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Everyone raved how pretty the building was. Guests loved the fact they could stand upstairs on the balcony and watch us take pictures on the golf course during cocktail hour. Moreover, the food was INCREDIBLE. I am still hearing from guests it was one of the best wedding meals they have ever had. Laurie was wonderful to work with, very attentive, and the staff made sure the day went flawlessly. I could not have asked for a better venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The moment I saw Makray I knew I wanted my wedding to be there! It really is a stunning location with beautiful scenery. Besides the beautiful backdrop, I was sold on our wedding being the only wedding happening. They only do one wedding at a time which is something I personally really wanted. Krystal gave us the tour and did all our pricing. She was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions promptly. Makray was very willing to work with us on any suggestions/wants we had. Our food tasting was fun and the cake vendor they recommended was amazing. We also received many compliments on our food. There were a couple areas for improvement. There was an issue with the table set up we submitted. Instead of asking to meet initially meet with us to review, they sent a response back that a specific table wouldn’t work. Once I requested a meeting and worked through it, there was actually a solution for the table and it was an easy fix. I feel like this fix should have been offered in the email back to me versus me trying to solution the problem for them. One area of development I would recommend is to allow more timing between events. There was a bridal shower before our reception and not enough time was allowed to get everything for our reception set up. They were literally still setting up until the VERY minute before cocktail our was supposed to start. This didn’t allow time for our photographer to take pictures of the complete room. One last area of improvement would be to have a meeting with the Wedding Planners (Krystal and Laurie) and Lynda, the actual Wedding Coordinator. Krystal and Laurie are not the ones who are usually at the actual event. Lynda is the actual coordinator who usually runs the reception and ensures everything is set up properly and runs smoothly. Ideally, I would have liked to meet with Lynda BEFORE my wedding date. Outside of the few areas of improvement, our night went smoothly and was TONS of fun!
The moment I saw Makray I knew I wanted my wedding to be there! It really is a stunning location with beautiful scenery. Read more...
The moment I saw Makray I knew I wanted my wedding to be there! It really is a stunning location with beautiful scenery. Besides the beautiful backdrop, I was sold on our wedding being the only wedding happening. They only do one wedding at a time which is something I personally really wanted. Krystal gave us the tour and did all our pricing. She was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions promptly. Makray was very willing to work with us on any suggestions/wants we had. Our food tasting was fun and the cake vendor they recommended was amazing. We also received many compliments on our food. There were a couple areas for improvement. There was an issue with the table set up we submitted. Instead of asking to meet initially meet with us to review, they sent a response back that a specific table wouldn’t work. Once I requested a meeting and worked through it, there was actually a solution for the table and it was an easy fix. I feel like this fix should have been offered in the email back to me versus me trying to solution the problem for them. One area of development I would recommend is to allow more timing between events. There was a bridal shower before our reception and not enough time was allowed to get everything for our reception set up. They were literally still setting up until the VERY minute before cocktail our was supposed to start. This didn’t allow time for our photographer to take pictures of the complete room. One last area of improvement would be to have a meeting with the Wedding Planners (Krystal and Laurie) and Lynda, the actual Wedding Coordinator. Krystal and Laurie are not the ones who are usually at the actual event. Lynda is the actual coordinator who usually runs the reception and ensures everything is set up properly and runs smoothly. Ideally, I would have liked to meet with Lynda BEFORE my wedding date. Outside of the few areas of improvement, our night went smoothly and was TONS of fun! Read less
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christine
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.5/5.0
Makray is a beautiful venue with an amazing view of the golf course. Being that I was married in the fall, this was very important to me. They were timely with their responses via email for the most part and aloud me creative freedom when decorating the room for my day. They were also very helpful with finding another bakery that was able to design the cake I wanted. However, the day of my wedding I was quite disappointed. Details were not followed through with as discussed prior, not all waitors were wearing their white gloves, the room was not ready in time for cocktail hour to begin. As the bride, this was quite stressful. No one introduced themselves to me as my coordinator the day of either. Overall the food was great, room is gorgeous, and organization is fair.
Makray is a beautiful venue with an amazing view of the golf course. Being that I was married in the fall, this was very Read more...
Makray is a beautiful venue with an amazing view of the golf course. Being that I was married in the fall, this was very important to me. They were timely with their responses via email for the most part and aloud me creative freedom when decorating the room for my day. They were also very helpful with finding another bakery that was able to design the cake I wanted. However, the day of my wedding I was quite disappointed. Details were not followed through with as discussed prior, not all waitors were wearing their white gloves, the room was not ready in time for cocktail hour to begin. As the bride, this was quite stressful. No one introduced themselves to me as my coordinator the day of either. Overall the food was great, room is gorgeous, and organization is fair. Read less
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tracyder
Wedding:
5/24/2009
3.8/5.0
I'm really happy that we decided to have our wedding here. The grounds are beautiful. The food was delicious. The event coordinators there, Lynda and Laurie, were nice to work with and very responsive to email. I thought they were a little unorganized on the day of and a few things were not set up the way I wanted (placecard table looked a little messy, flower letters were not hung, votives I provided were not set out in the ballroom like I asked). They suggested how many appetizers we should get for cocktail hour. It didn't sound like enough so we added 100 more, but it still wasn't enough; we ran out half way through. Overall, things went pretty smoothly and everyone had a good time.
I'm really happy that we decided to have our wedding here. The grounds are beautiful. The food was delicious. The event Read more...
I'm really happy that we decided to have our wedding here. The grounds are beautiful. The food was delicious. The event coordinators there, Lynda and Laurie, were nice to work with and very responsive to email. I thought they were a little unorganized on the day of and a few things were not set up the way I wanted (placecard table looked a little messy, flower letters were not hung, votives I provided were not set out in the ballroom like I asked). They suggested how many appetizers we should get for cocktail hour. It didn't sound like enough so we added 100 more, but it still wasn't enough; we ran out half way through. Overall, things went pretty smoothly and everyone had a good time. Read less
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Marcy
Wedding:
11/15/2008
3.8/5.0
Makray us gorgeous! The people were great, but there was a little confusion with finalizing details....the coordinator is a bit flighty.....
Makray us gorgeous! The people were great, but there was a little confusion with finalizing details....the coordinator is Read more...
Makray us gorgeous! The people were great, but there was a little confusion with finalizing details....the coordinator is a bit flighty..... Read less
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fifi
Wedding:
4/26/2014
0.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Makray. The staff was very professional and accommodating and truly went above and beyond to make our Wedding Shower a day to remember.
Barbara & Audrey were very organized and were flexible in meeting all of our requests. The food was hands down the best wedding food I have ever had and we received many complements on it from our guests. We felt we were taken care of exceptionally well and we had the utmost trust in the staff to pull everything off flawlessly.
We would recommend Makray to anyone thinking of getting married as they truly made our special day "perfect"!
I can't say enough great things about Makray. The staff was very professional and accommodating and truly went above and Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Makray. The staff was very professional and accommodating and truly went above and beyond to make our Wedding Shower a day to remember.
Barbara & Audrey were very organized and were flexible in meeting all of our requests. The food was hands down the best wedding food I have ever had and we received many complements on it from our guests. We felt we were taken care of exceptionally well and we had the utmost trust in the staff to pull everything off flawlessly.
We would recommend Makray to anyone thinking of getting married as they truly made our special day "perfect"! Read less
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