Melrose Knitting Mill is a chic, urban wedding venue based in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The space is elegant and historic, lending an amazing vintage atmosphere for a city celebration. For couples that crave an open floor plan, surrounded by sophisticated history and subtle industrial touches, Melrose Knitting Mill is a dream.
The unique wedding venue includes a spacious banquet hall with exposed brick, wooden floors and twinkling chandeliers. Downstairs, in our outdoor cocktail hour space, guests can mingle on the stylish patio adorned with vines and assorted greenery. Melrose Knitting Mill can comfortably host up to 180 guests. Ad added bonus at a Downtown location: onsite parking allows you and your guests to park with ease!
Melrose Knitting Mill has group of experienced wedding planners onsite to help you plan and excetute your perfect day. Our event planning packages range from Day of Coordination to Ful Service Packages, with custom packages available in between.
At Melrose Knititng Mill, our goal is to make your planning process as stress-free as possible. Having onsite catering, available china, silverware and glassware and a wide range of catering styles allows you to customize your wedding food and beverage, without hassle. To make your experience an enjoyable one, we offer:
Melrose Knitting Mill is happy to host a range of celebrations. These wedding-related gatherings include:
Because Melrose Knitting Mill is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, it is easily accessible. Nearby historic attractions include North Carolina State Capitol, Joel Lane Museum House and NC State Memorial Bell Tower. Guests can also enjoy a variety of museums, including North Carolina Museum of Art and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. There are several hotels in the area, including Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, Raleigh Marriott City Center and Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 21 minutes away.
62 Reviews for Melrose Knitting Mill
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Reece B. · Married on 10/18/2020
Wish I could do it all over again!
I got married at Melrose Knitting Mill in October of 2020 and started the process back in February (yes, pre-COVID). From the moment my fiance and I toured Melrose, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married immediately! Once we booked, we were connected with Blake Morrin as our coordinator, and who I would soon learn to be a great friend and an absolute lifesaver! As everyone knows, COVID rocked our world and countless weddings have been postponed or canceled. Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, it was clear to us that it would still be around for our wedding. It was an extremely challenging time trying to plan our wedding with all of the uncertainty but with the HUGE help of Blake (and Phase 3), we were able to have the wedding of our dreams! They were so accomodating and even thought of a Plan B for us if we were unable to have our wedding as originally planned. Blake was always there for me day and night, no matter the number of questions I had, and was the most accomodating, helpful, diligent, and hardworking coordinator I could have ever wished for. She, as I said before, was truly my lifesaver during this process and helped keep me calm, excited, and took care of so many things for me. Our wedding day was the best day of my life and it went SO smoothly! Blake was there for me throughout the entire day, not only running the show and making sure things were going to plan/on schedule but always checking on me and making sure my husband and I were doing well and enjoying the day! We have talked so much about how the entire staff at Melrose made us feel so cared for that day, and everyone was so kind and attentive to us and our guests. I cannot say thank you enough to Blake for the long phone calls, late-night texts, and everything in between of last-minute planning thoughts and questions. I cannot recommend Melrose Knitting Mill, Southern Oak Events (especially Blake), and the entire staff that made our big day happen enough!!! In addition, the food was amazing and our guests were raving about it all night!! And yes, the space is as stunning as it looks in pictures, it does not disappoint at all and it definitely made me cry a few times!Sent on 10/27/2020
Melrose Knitting Mill's reply:Reece, we were so happy to share in such a special day with you all! All of the twists and turns of Covid were worth it when we got to see you all celebrating! Thank you for your sweet words - and hoping to see you soon!
Elizabeth G. · Married on 04/25/2020
Stunning venue for the perfect wedding
Our wedding planner, Blake, made our pandemic wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill feel more magical than even our original plan. The venue is absolutely stunning and the food is our favorite in all of North Carolina and our wedding meal did not disappoint. Our guests raved about the ambiance, staff and food!Sent on 10/12/2020
Melrose Knitting Mill's reply:Thank you, Liz! We are so happy that Blake and our Melrose Knitting Mill staff were able to make your wedding a beautiful day.
Anna C. · Married on 01/19/2020
We LOVED this venue! However it was slightly out of our budget! If we had a slightly larger budget we most definitely would have gone with Melrose! It’s about $5000 to rent the venue with alcohol fees at $30/pp and buffet dinner starting at $58/pp. If you have the money I would definitely consider this venue for any couple in the Raleigh/Durham area!Sent on 08/01/2019
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We are so excited about Melrose Knitting Mill. This beautiful downtown venue offers a wonderful space to have that memorable wedding reception or special event. You will be overjoyed with the opportunities at Melrose and the dedicated staff. A dream to work with.
Absolutely gorgeous downtown Raleigh wedding venue. Beautiful contemporary decor, great food, expert staff, and parking...what else can you ask for.