The McAlister-Leftwich House is a beautiful property comprised of two homes, nestled on the edge of Fisher Park Historic District and downtown Greensboro. With a rich history spanning more than 100 years, the McAlister-Leftwich House is now being revitalized and transformed into a boutique wedding and event venue.
The Gant-McAlister House is a prime example of the transition from Queen Anne to Colonial Revival style architecture. The house was built in 1915 for the Gant family, who lived there for 31 years, and then sold to the McAlister's in 1949. Dr. McAlister was a prominent Greensboro pediatrician and was involved in the rehabilitation of young men in and out of prison. The house was then given to First Presbyterian Church, and when it no longer suited their needs, it was saved and moved to 507 N Church St. by Ms. Anne Carlson.
The Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House is one of three notable Gothic Revival-inspired designs in Greensboro. Nurseryman Martin C. Dixon built the house on a large parcel of land in the northernmost section of the city in 1875. The house sold in 1887 to Colonel A. H. Leftwich. In 1903 the house was purchased by T. J. and Annie Leftwich-Murphy. Murphy was twice mayor of Greensboro. In more recent years, the house has served as apartments, an antique shop, an office space, and now, a special event venue.
Kaitlin first stumbled across the property online in July 2016, just a week before her daughter was born. She shared the dream with Clay and Cheryl and, when Lucy was just 10 days old, the trio toured the property. Their love for the property and the homes grew, and after 11 months of hard work, countless meetings with their team, the Historic Preservation Office, Fisher Parker Neighborhood Association, and the City of Greensboro, they purchased the property in July 2017 from Genuity Concepts, Inc.
The McAlister-Leftwich House is available for a variety of events from weddings to showers, workshops to business lunches, and everything in between!
Ceremony on the lawn: 150 guest maximum
Ceremony inside McAlister: 150 guest maximum
Ceremony inside Leftwich: 40 guest maximum
Standing cocktail party: 150 guest maximum
Seated dinner: 150 guest maximum
- Full access to both houses and the grounds for the entire day (9 AM - 12 AM)
- On-site 1600 sq ft Bridal Suite (Sitting Room, Dressing Room, Dining Room, Hair & Makeup Room, and Restroom)
- On-site 1300 sq ft Groom's Suite (Sitting Room, Groom's Lounge including bar/dining table)
- Your choice of ceremony, cocktail and dining spaces
- 150 folding chairs and tables to seat 150, 4 6' tables, 10 32" cocktail tables, 3 32" tables
- Off-Site Parking Lot and Parking Attendant
- Rehearsal one to two days before the event
- 2 hours of access for Bridal Portraits
Whether you're interested in a seated meal or a cocktail-style reception with stations, an indoor ceremony or a garden-style ceremony, we have an abundance of options for you! Here are some of our favorite layout ideas, but the possibilities are endless!
We would love to provide you a custom layout when you tour the property! Contact us (form below) to schedule a walkthrough.
McAlister-Leftwich is located at 507 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.
The property is conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown nightlife, breweries, restaurants and hotels.
Off-site parking: 450 N. Church Street
Distance to Piedmont Triad International Airport: 15 minutes
Distance to I-40: 10 minutes
McAlister-Leftwich is a family owned and operated property and business. Combining years of experience in various fields, Cheryl, Clay & Kaitlin are a uniquely qualified and gifted team.
Clay and Kaitlin moved to Greensboro in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the city. One week before the birth of their daughter, Lucy, Kaitlin came across the property. When Lucy was only 10 days old, the trio toured the houses and, after seeing endless amounts of potential, they began to dream together. Almost a year later, the team closed on the property, which is currently being renovated.
I could tell you about how Kaitlin started her first business, a vintage rental company, while she was still in college, and how she successfully built and sold it. Or how she began her second successful business, The School of Styling, and through it she has grown deep personal and business relationships with industry leaders and her sweet clients.
But I believe she possesses traits that are far more important than her business success. Kaitlin is respectful and caring to those she meets and devoted to her family and friends. She is generous with her time and knowledge, and passionate about her life and her work. I am so grateful to spend my days working with her and watching her bless others.
Clay brings order to our chaos, reality to our dreams, and humor to our seriousness. He doesn't allow us to get too overwhelmed, and he's quick to speak peace and truth in every situation.
He's an introvert through and through, and most days you'll find him hiding away in Leftwich (can you blame him?). But when he isn't balancing spreadsheets or crunching numbers, he's fixing and maintaining the property, playing with Lucy in her life sized dollhouse, and convincing us that Chipotle is the only meal worth eating.
Cheryl is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Trust me, just dropping by to take a tour of the venue would be more than worth your while just for the time you get to spend with her. She is unbelievably selfless and takes her roles as a mother and grandmother very seriously.
Having survived being the mother of the bride not once, but twice, with her daughters, as well as raising a world-class son, Cheryl has proven herself to be well-equipped to lovingly walk beside you as you prepare for your event at McAlister-Leftwich. Cheryl has a gift of turning acquaintances into lifelong friends she supports and encourages.