Merrimon-Wynne House

500 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Merrimon-Wynne House

Built in 1876, The Merrimon-Wynne House has been carefully restored to its original grandeur. In addition to the picturesque building, The Merrimon-Wynne House has expansive, beautifully maintained grounds. Located in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh, it sits only a few doors away from the Governor's Mansion. Your guests will be enamored by the rich history and grand beauty of the majestic mansion. From the Southern pecan trees to the luxurious architecture, Merrimon-Wynne House sets the tone for the most perfect “I do.”

We invite you to be our guest and experience the charm and elegence of The Merrimon-Wynne House, Downtown Raleigh's luxury wedding and special events venue.


Facilities and Capacity
Depending on the reception style, The Merrimon-Wynne House can accommodate up to 250 guests for indoor and outdoor celebrations. The spacious lawn provides a charming space for a memorable outdoor ceremony. The Main House provides the perfect space for guests to mingle and enjoy cocktail hour. In the Carriage House, crystal chandeliers will light up your reception in the midst of exposed white washed beams and rolling glass doors.

Rental of The Merrimon-Wynne House includes the following:

Complete use of the house and the beautifully landscaped grounds beginning at 10AM.

Large bridal preparation suite with ample natural light that includes: a steamer, sparkling wine, coffee,
water and orange juice provided upon arrival

Groom’s preparation room which includes a mini fridge stocked with assorted beer and soft drinks

An on-site ceremony rehearsal 1-2 days prior to your wedding

Separate Ceremony and Reception Spaces

Ceremony back up plans are available for inclement weather

200 Ceremony/Reception Chairs

20 Adjustable High Top Tables

(20) Eight-Foot Tables for Guest Seating

Three White Wooden Bar Fronts

Lawn Games including Cornhole, Bocce Ball, Giant Jenga

Access to Merrimon-Wynne logos and other artwork

Bridal Portrait or Engagement Session

Food & Beverage

Due to the historic nature of the property and our liability policy, all alcohol must be controlled and therefore purchased through The Merrimon-Wynne House. Absolutely no offsite alcohol is permitted. The Merrimon-Wynne House offers a variety of bar packages to meet all of your needs.

Renters are required to use a caterer and a coordinator from our Curated Vendors List.

Our Spaces

The Lawn

The Merrimon-Wynne House Lawn allows couples and their guests to experience the beautiful North Carolina weather under a canopy of century-old trees. With luscious landscaping outlining the grounds, this outdoor setting becomes the perfect ceremony backdrop.

The Lawn is also a great option for couples that would like to host their dinner under the stars. The Merrimon-Wynne Lawn can accommodate up to 300 guests, and can have a tent or market lights added to create a romantic, intimate feel in the middle of downtown Raleigh.

The Main House

The Main House is the most popular space for cocktail hour. Often guests will flow from the wedding ceremony into the house and mingle throughout each of the rooms on the main level while sipping a cocktail and enjoying appetizers prior to the reception.

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is Merrimon-Wynne’s newest addition and can host up to 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 250 guests for a mingling-style event. It is the perfect complement to the main house’s rich character and crisp neutral canvas. Chandeliers and crystal sconces carry throughout both spaces and accentuate the natural light that floods in during the day. The Carriage House is the perfect place for dinner, dancing and hosting a wonderful celebration!


The inside of the Carriage House is also great for couples who prefer to have an indoor ceremony. It can also serve as a quick and easy backup plan in the event of rain, heat or cold. The climate-controlled space gives you a crisp, clean backdrop for your ceremony with gorgeous chandeliers to line your aisle.

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  • Flexibility 4.9
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  • Average response time 5.0

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    Mariah Laliberte · Married on 06/14/2019

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    Wedding day dreams come true!

    My husband and I got married here on Friday June 14th 2019. The Merrimon-Wynne was the most incredible venue for our wedding day. We worked with Kaila Anderson as our venue representative throughout our entire wedding planning process, from the first tour we took at the Merrimon-Wynne all the way to our wedding day. Kaila is incredibly professional, helpful, answers emails insanely fast and was there to support us and help us with our every need throughout the entire process and down to the last minute of our wedding day! Definitely request to work with Kaila!! The Merrimon Wynne house itself is absolutely stunning. The bridal preparation suite was beautiful and filled with complementary champagne and sodas on arrival. The set up is perfect for a large bridal party with plenty of room to change, eat and hang out. The grooms suite was filled with beer and soda on arrival—which the groomsmen really appreciated! One of my favorite things is the fact that the lawn is perfect year round—it looks absolutely incredible in pictures!! Oh and the air conditioned reception space is a huge plus— Especially in the summer months!! Trust me, you and your guests comfort is worth the price. Do be warned that there are alcohol minimums based on the day you choose on top of the venue rental price. Overall we had the best day ever and would do it all over again at the Merrimon-Wynne House!!

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    Suzanne · Married on 05/24/2019

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    We wouldn’t have gotten married anywhere else!

    The Merrimon-Wynne House was the perfect venue, and working with Abby was an absolute dream!

    The Merrimon-Wynne is both elegant and charming; right in the middle of downtown Raleigh, it’s chic, perfectly southern, and oh so homey. We knew we had to have our wedding there from our very first tour. The bridal suite is lovely and my girls absolutely adored getting ready and taking pictures together there! My husband and his groomsmen also loved their suite, and took advantage of the poker table to pass the time while the women got ready.

    We hoped to have our ceremony on the lawn, but it was sweltering on our wedding day so we moved the ceremony to the carriage house. In retrospect, we were so happy it turned out that way! We had about 175 guests, and the carriage house still felt cool and spacious. We were even able to use our hanging branch installation above the ceremony instead of an arch, and received so many compliments on that!

    We held cocktail hour in the house and on the lawn, and our guests loved playing corn hole and other yard games outside, especially the children! Then we went back to the carriage house for the most perfect reception. I truly can’t compliment the space enough. The estate is so lovely that we tried to go more minimalist with our decor to really emphasize the details of such a gorgeous historic home!

    Abby, our venue coordinator, was just incredible. I can’t fully capture my appreciate for her in words. She was so organized and attentive to our needs during the planning process, and always made sure we had a drink in our hands the day of! We loved working with Abby and can’t recommend her and the Merrimon-Wynne enough. You won’t regret choosing them for your venue!

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Merrimon-Wynne House FAQ

  • 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? $ 6,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 6,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 7.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • 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, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February

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  • Greenhouse Picker Sisters
    Greenhouse Picker Sisters Wedding Rentals

    Merrimon-Wynne is amazing Venue right in the heart of Raleigh! You wont regret having your wedding at this charming venue!

  • Bunn DJ Company
    Bunn DJ Company Wedding DJs

    We have loved playing at The Merrimon-Wynne house since it opened! The grounds and inside the house are beautiful with so many places to get a great picture both inside and out. We can't wait to see the carriage house and work more with the staff there!

  • Adam Chapin Photography
    Adam Chapin Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Merrimon-Wynne House is hands down the most beautiful wedding venue in downtown Raleigh and the rave reviews that it consistently receives from both wedding professionals as well as couples are absolutely spot on. From the moment you walk onto the grounds of this exquisitely restored historical Victorian home, you know that you are somewhere that truly is the definition of southern charm. From the manicured gardens to the bright yet romantic and naturally lit rooms, the Merrimon-Wynne is a joy to photograph. And working with Jodi, Kaila and their team of professionals is absolutely a pleasure. They are attentive, courteous and professional beyond compare, providing an experience for their couples that does not go unnoticed. I love working with the women of the Merrimon-Wynne and look forward to making photos there again!

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  • 500 N. Blount Street Raleigh, NC, 27604 See on map
    919-261-7448 (Phone number)

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