Merrimon-Wynne House

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

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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 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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99 Reviews for Merrimon-Wynne House

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Shelby

    Shelby Bickel · Getting married on 11/11/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    It's why they are the best

    Getting married is supposed to be this magical fairy tale of a time for everyone, what they don’t tell you is how hard and how much work it is to make a vision come to life. There were two decisions that didn’t take any thought – first was this venue. A girlfriend of mine used to bar tend at the MW House and I saw a wedding on her snapchat, messaged her immediately and the rest was history – I knew before I was even engaged that that was where I was getting married.
    Fast forward to signing the dotted line. The MW House is like THE wedding venue in Raleigh, so they’re booked crazy far in advance, but they were flexible with me in that they give you a bit of time to “hold” a date before you cough over the funds. That’s huge in making sure any other “must have” vendors or guests/friends/family can make that date work. Because of this, I got a date I was super happy with and just has a nice ring to it. 11.23.19. The best day ever.
    Fast forward again to planning time, I had a few requests that the MW was able to accommodate, ie earlier start times, vendors not on their recommended list, alcohol selections, you name it. I wouldn’t say I was a bridezilla, but I definitely had high expectations and wanted everything to go the way that I envisioned it. For all the requests, there were reasonable accommodations made to the best of their ability that I was incredibly happy with.
    Now here is where MW differs from everyone else (at least I’m guessing they do). Timeline as follows,
    Day before the wedding: my bar check bounced because I am an idiot, my MW contact, Abby, literally drove TO MY HOUSE, to come get a new check from me so that I didn’t have to squeeze that in the day before.
    Day of wedding: I ALWAYS had a drink in my hand (that they asked me ahead of time to ensure it was the right one), food was brought out for my fiancé and I so we didn’t have to stand in lines and could eat and start greeting guests asap and someone always had an eye out for us to offer any help needed.
    Post wedding (and arguably the biggest and most important thing that I think puts the MW House, and specifically Abby, apart from everyone else): My mother had gifted me a pair of diamond earrings that she had owned for 15 years. I had already bought earrings to coordinate with my dress, but these were my mother’s diamonds so I couldn’t decide on if they were what I should wear that day, so to be safe I brought both. Like a complete idiot, after deciding to wear the original earrings, I didn’t put the diamonds back in my bag, I just left them out. I realized I didn’t have them late that night, came back to the MW the next day and dug through trash, texted every vendor and was truly devastated. Here I was, supposed to be in wedding bliss and it had literally turned my weekend into a nightmare. Abby went back AND DUG THROUGH THE DUMPSTER, and found them. Please tell me a coordinator who cares so much – they are few and far between, I’d guess.
    I could tell you all of the beautiful things about the MW House, but you know them – the location, perfect; the upkeep of the home, perfect; everything you look for in the vibe of a wedding, the MW nails – but what really separates them from the pack, is their customer service, attention to detail and overall professionalism.
    To the MW House Team – thank you for making this the best day of my life, and for everything you have done for Bobby and myself over the last year and a half of planning. I will never forget this day. Also, Abby deserves a raise 😉

    Sent on 11/26/2019
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    Alexa Ringley · Married on 08/28/2020

    5.0
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    Beautiful property!

    We are so excited for our wedding here next year! Kaila has been very responsive in answering all my questions and has catered to everything I have requested. The property is beyond beautiful in person!!

    Sent on 12/05/2019

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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?
    $ 6000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 6000.00
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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