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$5,000 starting price
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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

Separate Ceremony and Reception Spaces

Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Locations

200 Mahogany Chiavari Chairs

For Ceremony and/or Reception Use

20 Cocktail Tables

Can Be Adjusted To High Top Or Bistro Style Height

(25) 8’ Rectangular Tables

Two 48” Round Tables

For Cake Table, Sweetheart Table, Etc

Five White Wooden Bar Fronts

Two Indoor Lounge Sets

One Outdoor Lounge Set

Lawn Games

Cornhole, Bocce Ball, Giant Jenga

20 White Market Umbrellas

Propane Fire Pit

Two Propane Patio Heaters

Five Rattan Hanging Chandeliers

Mahogany Ceremony Arbor

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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Ellen D. Married on 08/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience in 2020

The Merrimon-Wynne is a dream venue - even in the midst of a pandemic. We locked in our date just a few days after our engagement in December 2019. When it was clear we needed to push our wedding date from June to a later date, Kaila (and our amazing planner, Amanda Blair by Design) was on top of it. She presented us with our options, and we ultimately locked in August 7th. At the time, we were hopeful that our original plan of having a ceremony and reception would still be able to take place. In the weeks leading up to August 7th, we were at the mercy of the Governor's mandates, and ended up keeping the date for our ceremony (the best part!!) and pushing our reception to June 6, 2021. The Merrimon-Wynne was extremely communicative and gracious as our plans shifted again. I think the most important thing to convey about our experience with the Merrimon-Wynne though was that our wedding day could not have gone any smoother or been any more perfect. In the midst of a pandemic, Haleigh and the team gave us a day that I'd change zero things about. Coupled with the planning of ABBD, the Merrimon-Wynne made me forget about the fears of the world as I prepared for and ultimately said "I do" to my person on August 7th. We are excited to get to return next year to celebrate, but we are still on cloud nine after our wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne.
Emily U. Getting married on 09/23/2033
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience from beginning to end

My hubsand and I have lived in downtown Raleigh for 5+ years and knew we wanted to get married in the heart of Raleigh. We toured a few venues and liked MW the best. While I thought it was pretty and made for a beautiful venue, it wasn't until we started working with Sasha that I realized how lucky we we were with our decision.

Sasha is a dream come true for any couple planning their wedding. From making the day of timeline, to her communication and facilitation of vendors, to her organization of google drive -- she is the reason I actually ENJOYED planning my wedding, rather than feeling completely stressed.

The week leading up to the wedding, we had family in town and were busy with dinners and hosting. All my friends and family were shocked that I wasn't in the weeds of last minute wedding details. I realized then how at ease I felt going into the big day --- why?? SASHA! She knew every detail of the wedding better than I did.

When the day came, I got to relax in the bridal suite with my friends, getting hair and make up done, while Sasha and Lucy talked with the vendors and turned MW into my dream wedding. The whole day was magical and turned out better than I could have ever imagined.

If you want to get married in Raleigh, I can't recommend MW enough. Sign the contract and get Sasha as your wedding planner. The only downside is that I now want to do it over and over again :)
Allyson C. Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

MW was the best wedding decision!

The Merrimon-Wynne House is truly the most magical wedding venue on earth!! Everyone on the team worked so hard to make our day perfect in every way imaginable. The venue truly speaks for itself and captures a timeless, elegant, and picturesque feel. From the view of the front house that stops you in your tracks, each room that tells its own story, breathtaking lawn, and huge carriage house, MW offers an array of venues all wrapped up in one. We simply could not have imagined a better location to get married.
Our day would not have been complete without the hard work of the MW planning team (Huge shoutout to Sasha and Lindsey) . Each member greeted us as if we were old friends being reunited. They celebrated us throughout the wedding planning process and helped execute a flawless day. But, none of this would have been possible without our planner, Sasha Buslovich! Sasha is someone you instantly fall in love with and feel so connected with. She is SO attentive to details and listens to every thought you have throughout the planning process. She is hard working, on top of every detail, and is hands down the best wedding planner you could ever find. Sasha truly takes the time to get to know her couples on a personal level and by the end of our wedding planning she felt like a close friend who knew us inside and out. She is truly one of the most exceptional women we have ever met!! We are FOREVER grateful for the wonderful team at MW who made our day everything we could have ever imagined and more.
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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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