Makray Memorial Golf Club Named Winner of the Knot Best of Weddings 2022

  • Makray Memorial Golf Club offers stunning picturesque backdrops around the golf course and the stone clubhouse draped with lush ivy makes for incredible photos that are sure to create memories to last a lifetime.  Something Blue Photography

    Makray Memorial Golf Club offers stunning picturesque backdrops around the golf course and the stone clubhouse draped with lush ivy makes for incredible photos that are sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Something Blue Photography

 
 
Updated 4/4/2022 10:05 AM

16th Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Submitted by Laurie Hudak

 

Makray Memorial Golf Club is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2022 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading all in one wedding planning destination. This is the 10th year Makray Memorial Golf Club has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

Makray Memorial Golf Club is a golf club wedding venue situated in Barrington, IL Paul Makray Sr. started a public golf course in 1962, called Thunderbird. His vision was to create a joyous and family-friendly golfing experience without the exclusion of membership. Nearly ten years after his passing in 1999, his family decided to honor him by drastically remodeling and revamping the course and clubhouse in June 2002. Nearly three years later, Makray Memorial Golf Club was officially opened and became what it is today. This expansive golf course plays host to a variety of special events of up to 240 guests. Whether you're envisioning an outdoor ceremony or an extravagant ballroom reception, this property can provide the setting to the day you've always dreamed of. This lavish golf club boasts views of rolling hills and luscious green land for as far as the eye can see. Located just north of downtown Chicago, the venue is ideal for those seeking to escape to the country without having to travel far. Summertime ceremonies can take place on the site's championship-style golf course. Couples can exchange vows on fabulous fairways as their guests watch on in pure joy. The lawn opposite the clubhouse is also a great area for intimate ceremonies. Featuring large windows, this open space allows natural light to fill the room and create an organic flow. With designated space for seating and dancing, this area allows you and your guest to dance the night away and create everlasting memories. Rehearsal dinners can be held in the onsite Oak Terrace Grille Restaurant.

In its sixteenth annual year, The Knot continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2022, annual by-couples, and for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. This year, five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories - including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more - to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.

The Knot has inspired 25 million couples (and counting!) to plan a wedding that's uniquely theirs - from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. On The Knot Marketplace, couples can connect with any of the hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals across the country, and The Knot Best of Weddings award gives couples the confidence to book the best vendors to bring their wedding visions to life. In combination with years of trusted content, The Knot's innovative technology helps all couples seamlessly plan a wedding that's uniquely theirs.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and this year's winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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