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 elegence 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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77 Reviews for Merrimon-Wynne House

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    jackie · Married on 11/09/2018

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    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!

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    Julia · Married on 09/21/2018

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    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.

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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? $ 6,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 6,000.00
  • 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

Real Weddings

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    2019 Wedding Promotion

    Recieve $1000 off the rental of the venue when you book a 2019 wedding date between now and the end of March!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Greenhouse Picker Sisters
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    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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  • 500 N. Blount Street Raleigh, NC, 27604 See on map
    919-261-7448 (Phone number)

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