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Merrimon-Wynne House

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
113 reviews
Up to 250 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 250 guests

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 elegance 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

Separate Ceremony and Reception Spaces

Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Locations

200 Ceremony/Reception Chairs

20 Adjustable High Top Tables

(25) Eight-Foot Tables for Guest Seating

Five White Wooden Bar Fronts

Lawn Games including Cornhole, Bocce Ball, Giant Jenga

Access to Merrimon-Wynne logos and other artwork

Use of Merrimon-Wynne for Bridal Portrait or Engagement Session

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 275 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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    The venue of our dreams!!!

    We just got married on July 30, 2022, and I cannot say enough great things about the Merrimon Wynne. It was truly a fairy tale wedding from start to finish. The venue was incredibly responsive, and Mary was a joy to work with. We had about 230 people total and it never felt cramped. We set up a tent on the lawn for extra space and our guests loved it. Our live band made for a great dance floor. We had two open bars that were very efficient. Our guests never had to wait in line. It was elegant, classy, fun, intimate - everything we wanted. Thank you to the Merrimon Wynne and especially Mary!
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    Merrimon-Wynne House

    I can’t say enough amazing things about the Merrimon-Wynne House. We fell in love with it the second we walked in, and it was the perfect place for a comfortable 200-person wedding to flow from the lawn, Carriage House & Main House. Our guests are still talking about how stunning the venue is, and the flexibility of an indoor/outdoor ceremony is a huge bonus with unpredictable weather in NC!

    As if the house wasn’t already the perfect wedding venue, it’s staffed by the absolute dream team. While everyone at Merrimon-Wynne is sharp, knowledgeable and so kind, Mary was our wedding day coordinator (and absolute gem) who made sure our wedding day was perfect. She works so well with vendors/planners to ensure the entire day goes smoothly and has a way of putting any bride’s worries at ease. Amidst the busiest wedding season, she makes you and your family feel like her top priority. It doesn’t get better than the Merrimon-Wynne team!
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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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