What to do during your stay at MacKechnie House Cobourg

MacKechnie House has been host to many unique events and provides the perfect setting for the following types of special occasions:

Intimate Weddings

Wedding Rehearsals

Next Day Brunches and Gift Openings

Bridal and Baby Showers

Christmas Parties

Family Reunions and Gatherings

Full Service Dinner Parties


Birthday Parties

Private functions such as book club meetings, corporate retreats, off-site business meetings, silent auctions and fundraisers

This Greek Revival Manor Home is large enough to accommodate your special occasion.  It features high ceilings, authentic antiques, stunning structural features and bold beautiful colours.

Cathryn Thompson is a professional Caterer. You can look forward to unique and savory dishes being part of the occasion.  To entice your taste buds, view the sample Wedding Menus or general Catering Menus. You may also be interested in looking over our Wine Tasting Tour.


Contact Cathryn directly at (905) 372.6242 for details and more information.

Theatre and Arts in Northumberland

Theatre and The Arts in Cobourg Ontario

Northumberland County is a thriving Community of talented and original mixed media Artists and Artisans and boasts many venues for live theatre as well as current and vintage films.

For live theatre, concerts and shows check out the schedule at.....


Victoria Hall Concert Hall (Cobourg)  http://www.concerthallatvictoriahall.com/VHindex.html

The Capitol Arts Center (Port Hope)  -  http://www.capitoltheatre.com

Westben Arts Festival Theatre (Campbellford) (Summer) - http://www.westben.ca

Soho Brighton Barn (Summer)  -  http://www.brightonbarntheatre.ca

4th Line Theatre (Millbrook) http://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca

Vintage Film Festival (Cobourg and Port Hope) (October) http://www.vintagefilmfestival.ca


Outdoor Tours and Adventures in Northumberland

Reserve at 1-888-COBOURG (262-6874)






Golfing, Cycling,Fishing, Birding, Watersports, Geocaching or Letterboxing, Kayaking, Hiking and Swimming




 Adventures at MacKechnie House Cobourg

Local Flavour - Markets, Fairs and Farms

 Local Flavour at MacKechnie House Cobourg Ontario

It is incredibly easy to live by the “100 mile diet” in Northumberland County. Local producers of everything from trout, free range beef and lamb, organic chicken,, bison and elk, fruits and vegetables, maple syrup and much more, are within a short driving distance.



Day Trips


 Day Trips from MacKechnie House Cobourg

Someone's in The Kitchen with Cathryn

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Let me design a very personal and individual menu for your private candlelight dinner.

 Join me in the kitchen, watch, ask questions, learn new  techniques and, if you want to jump in, do!

 Each course will be served in the dining room which will be reserved for you alone.

The price of $365.00 (plus applicable taxes) per couple includes:

- A private cooking demonstration and delicious four-course dinner

- Recipes

- One night's accommodation

- A full breakfast the next morning



What would you like to learn to cook? Organize a group of  6 to 8 friends and I will design a class on whatever theme you like - Dinner Parties, Hors d'oeuvre, World Foods, Desserts - you name it. Come to learn or just to have fun.

Price:  $75.00 per person plus applicable taxes plus accommodation if applicable.
Private dinners for two, with no class, are $80 per person.