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Melrose Knitting Mill

Raleigh, NC View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
87 reviews
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Melrose Knitting Mall is a historic venue located in downtown Raleigh, NC. Originally built in 1903, this building sat mostly vacant for most of the 20th century when the textile mill closed in 1930.

The event space at Melrose Knitting Mall is an elegant banquet hall that is awash in natural light. This sunlight streams in through 24 large, arched windows set into the exposed brick walls and sparkles off of two rows of crystal chandeliers. Above the festivities, rough cut beams add to the rustic ambiance, while dancing and dining takes place on rich hardwood floors. A custom bar rounds out a sophisticated industrial-style lounge. Couples who choose to wed in this venue will be enchanted by the chic aesthetic that these stunning features create.

Melrose Knitting Mall is exclusively catered by Mulino Italian Kitchen, which offers a range of catering menus that include buffets, plated and stationed dinners. Rental of the venue comes with tables and chairs, plates, flatware, glassware and dedicated event staff. The property is conveniently situated in Downtown Raleigh and has onsite parking.

Services Offered

Weddings at Melrose Knitting Mill are supported by the venue's experienced event planners. They offer a range of packages to suit each couple's unique needs, from day-of coordination to full-service planning.Catering for events held at Melrose is taken care of by the on-site team at the ground floor's Mulino Italian Kitchen. To-be-weds can also choose from a range of signature cocktails to put their own stamp on a toast. China, silverware, and glassware are all supplied by the venue, as well as banquet servers to help the reception run smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,400

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,400

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$39

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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    Casey O. Married on 10/29/2022
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    An October Event

    We cannot put into words quite what Melrose did for us. Our ceremony was intimate but our reception was large. They protected that for us, all while making sure our guests had an incredible experience. Erika is an absolute force - she’s detailed, organized and accommodating. Everything about our night was beautiful thanks to this team and the food was, of course, incredible. Thank you!
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    Lisa S. Married on 09/10/2022
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    Amazing Wedding Venue in Perfect Location!

    We got married at Melrose Knitting Mill and were fortunate to have Steph from Southern Oak Events as our coordinator. From start to finish, we had an amazing experience with the MKM/SOE team. We were so impressed by the attention to detail. We also appreciated how quickly we would get a response to any question that popped up along the way. The entire crew went above and beyond to make our day as magical as possible. Our guests raved about the food and how smoothly the event flowed!

    The venue itself is gorgeous. It rained on our wedding day and our cocktail hour was moved inside of the restaurant, which is just as beautiful and vibey as the outdoor space. The location is also ideal as it’s walking distance to downtown Raleigh - perfect if you want to extend the fun after the reception!

    We are so happy that we chose MKM as our wedding venue!
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    Erika H. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Wonderful wedding venue!

    We had our wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill on September 4th, 2022 and it was fabulous! We fell in love with the urban-chic feel of the place after touring it....the exposed brick, the big windows, the chandeliers - what's not to love! Our guests loved how conveniently located the venue is to the airport and nearby hotels (also has a small parking lot which is rare for a downtown venue), as well as being able to go straight downtown after the reception! The Melrose management/coordination team is great - they definitely know what they're doing. The staff at Mulino is also very professional. The only thing I would say is we had discussed with our coordinator that we would have guests come up to the cake table to get their cake slice of choice since we had different flavors, which we told our friends and family we'd be doing, however we heard later that the staff wasn't letting people come get a slice themselves and instead insisted on bringing guests the cake themselves, which resulted in people getting cake flavors they didn't prefer (if we knew that was going to happen, we would have gotten one flavor). Other than that communication snafu, venue was perfect and would TOTALLY recommend!
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Deals

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We are currently offering $500 off the full price rental of the space for February 2023 through September 2023 dates.

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The Purple Poppy Florist The Purple Poppy Florist Wedding Florists

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.

Simply Cakes Simply Cakes Wedding Cakes

Absolutely gorgeous downtown Raleigh wedding venue. Beautiful contemporary decor, great food, expert staff, and parking...what else can you ask for.

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309 N. Dawson Street Raleigh, NC, 27603
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