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 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

(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

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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103 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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    Cindy · Getting married on 11/27/2021

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    The Merrimon-Wynne House was a magical place for our daughter's wedding!

    My daughter and I visited every highly recommended wedding venue in North Carolina over several days and the Merrimon-Wynne House was the last one we saw. We knew it was the perfect place the moment we drove up. It is a historic home (so it makes you feel transported to another time) but it is light and airy with all the white wood and glass (so it doesn't feel old or stuffy).
    The team led by Amy Yarborough worked with us throughout the planning process and Sara Lane was very attentive the day of the wedding. The bridal suite is so beautiful and the perfect place for the bridal party to get ready --- and was set up with mimosas for the bridal party. The groomsmen had their own space with a refrigerator full of refreshments.
    The Main House was an ideal place for cocktail hour and our guests loved playing corn hole on the lawn before the reception (Father Alfonse beat everyone!).
    The Carriage House was the most magical place for the reception - even our guests from the hotel industry were impressed by the venue.
    We would highly recommend the Merrimon-Wynne House for an unforgettable wedding experience!

    Sent on 06/25/2018
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    Danny M. · Married on 06/27/2021

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    Amazing venue and team!

    From the minute we found MW online, we felt like it was such a special and unique place. After touring, we could envision ourselves there so perfectly, so we snagged a date quickly (definitely necessary at this venue!). Communication from Kaila and Lucy was really great throughout the process, and we loved that MW included fun lounge sets, lawn games, and tables/chairs in our rental! On the day of the wedding, Lucy and her assistants were so wonderful to work with, and they made sure everything went incredibly smoothly! It was a perfect day at the most beautiful venue! We are so grateful to the MW team for their kindness and support! The only drawback of booking here for us was that all alcohol must be bought through MW, and we found the pricing on that to be very high. For us, it was worth it to be at MW, but it is a good thing to note when looking at venues!

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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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