Merrimon-Wynne House is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. The picturesque mansion is both charming and elegant, making it ideal for a unique gathering inspired by vintage elements. Your guests will be enamored by the rich history and grand beauty of the majestic home. From the Southern pecan trees to the luxurious architecture, Merrimon-Wynne House sets the tone for the most perfect "I do."
Facilities and Capacity
At the historic mansion, couples can accommodate 250 guests for indoor and outdoor celebrations. The spacious lawn provides a charming space for a memorable outdoor ceremony under trees. In the Carriage House, chandeliers and fireplaces will light up your reception in the midst of exposed beams and rolling glass doors. They welcome your own decorations, whether you desire hanging drapery, market lights or all of the above.
To bring your party to life, Merrimon-Wynne has a range of wedding-related services. They are happy to coordinate all the details, from decor to catering. Their offerings include:
Depending on your needs, all-inclusive catering packages and beverage menus can be provided. The venue welcomes outside cake.
Merrimon-Wynne has two bridal suites and a separate groom's room. These spaces are full of natural light, mirrors and furniture, making them suitable for pre-wedding preparation and photo shoots. The property also has on-site parking and wheelchair access.
The historic venue is willing to host various wedding-related events. These gatherings include:
The mansion was built in 1876. It was restored in 2014, allowing couples to experience and share its magic.
Based in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the venue is just a few blocks away from William Peace University, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and St. Augustine's University. North Carolina State University is a 10-minute drive away. Merrimon-Wynne House is also 29 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 22 minutes from Lake Crabtree.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Julianne · Married on 12/14/2018
Classy and beautiful... Perfect!
This venue was spectacular - we had both the ceremony and reception in the house (didn't use the carriage house or outside) and it was so cozy and intimate. Guest list was in the 30s. All our guests were so impressed and enjoyed themselves, and I think just being in the Merrimon Wynne House is half the fun! The cost is a bit high, especially for a guest list as small as ours, and there is a hefty alcohol minimum involved in signing a contract. (You can either agree to this cost or not have any alcohol, but for us that wasn't an option.) However, all the ladies that work at the house are super responsive, cheerful, agreeable, and they definitely do whatever they can to ensure that your day goes your way. Additionally, they have tables and chairs to use, including the bar setup, so you may save money on rentals. The house itself is so gorgeous that we saved money on decorations as well - it doesn't take much to make the house wedding-beautiful because it's already almost there on its own. This might not be the case so much if you have a large party and you're doing stuff outside or in the carriage house, which are two spaces that are much more blank-slate. Even if all you're doing in the house itself is getting ready, and having the reception in either of the other places, you will have a fun time and gorgeous pictures :)
There's a reason this venue is #1 on the search results when you type in 'wedding venue Raleigh' - it's amazing!
jackie · Married on 11/09/2018
The most perfect day ever!!!!
Getting married at Merrimon Wynne House was a dream come true!
I saw this house online way before we ever got engaged and remember taking a mental note to save for later... a few years later here we are! We looked at 10 venues in the area (I saved the Merrimon Wynne for last) The minute we pulled up and walked up the main stairs to the big double doors, we knew this was where we wanted to start "forever".
We worked with Abby, who was a life savor! She has recently joined the MW team and I can't say enough good things about her. She is so sweet and friendly, and made sure we had a drink in our hand all night.. (how can we not love her for that!)
The vendors on their preferred list were a dream to work with and honestly I still can't stop starring at our wedding photos because every backdrop is simply gorgeous!
I do wish they had a BYOB option for their alcohol, but that is honestly my only critique which isn't even that big of a deal!
Julia · Married on 09/21/2018
I cannot say enough good things about this place! I was sold last year by the gorgeous chandeliers in the house and carriage house. The place is so beautiful and elegant and I can’t imagine having had our wedding anywhere else. We worked with Kaila, who was fantastic. She had our speciality drinks waiting for us as soon as we left the ceremony. She and the rest of the girls who worked there were so attentive while I was there getting ready as well as throughout the evening. The entire day was perfection.
Merrimon-Wynne is amazing Venue right in the heart of Raleigh! You wont regret having your wedding at this charming venue!
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!
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!