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Merrimon-Wynne House

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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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Married on 08/04/2019

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

Perfect Venue & Perfect Team!

The Merrimon-Wynne House and team are a DREAM. The house is stunning and provides so many spaces to have a full wedding all in one location while changing up the scenery. We got ready upstairs in the ... Read more beautiful bridal and groom suites, had a wonderful ceremony on the lawn, hosted a cocktail hour inside the house, and then danced the night away with a reception inside the carriage house and ice cream on the lawn. The ability to flow between spaces was a huge positive for us so that our guests could mingle the whole time without having to change venues. The house is beautiful and simple to begin with so you can really make it your own with decorations. We're so thankful they had big lawn umbrellas as well as person umbrellas so that we were still able to have our ceremony outside despite the sprinkling rain! We got so many compliments about the venue and how people were able to mingle outside during the reception as well. It really made our wedding feel so intimate with 150 people! Kaila was an amazing coordinator. I never had to worry about organizing the vendors or if I was forgetting something. She always had me covered! The Merrimon-Wynne house is perfect and the team is incredibly professional! I highly recommend checking them out when looking for an all-in-one venue!

Jennifer Munoz

Married on 07/20/2019

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

Beautiful venue, amazing team!

Choosing the Merrimon-Wynne as our wedding venue was the first and easiest decision we made -- as soon as we walked in, it felt right! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. It is classic & ... Read more timeless and very Raleigh -- we loved getting to share it's character with our many out of state guests! The team at the Merrimon-Wynne made the wedding planning process so much easier. We worked with Abby and she was absolutely amazing! She was willing to help with anything we needed and always made us feel like her number one priority! She gave great, honest advice and never pressured us to pick a particular vendor or to do anything we were not comfortable with. She always seemed genuinely excited about our wedding day AND our marriage. She clearly wanted us to be happy first and foremost! The day itself was a dream -- we loved getting ready in the bridal suite. We had an offsite ceremony, then came back to the most beautiful reception. We really enjoyed being able to have separate spaces for the events. We had cocktail hour in the main house followed by dinner and dancing in the carriage house. We had plenty of room for our band and our 150 guests! We also had great weather and our guests were able to enjoy the outdoor space to have lawn games and get dessert! The house also provided the most beautiful backdrop for pictures. The day could not have gone better! We are so thankful we had not only the most gorgeous venue, but experts to help us every step of the way. It was the most beautiful wedding day & we are so thankful to the Merrimon-Wynne team! Highly recommend :)

Mariah Laliberte

Married on 06/14/2019

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

Wedding day dreams come true!

My husband and I got married here on Friday June 14th 2019. The Merrimon-Wynne was the most incredible venue for our wedding day. We worked with Kaila Anderson as our venue representative throughout ... Read more our entire wedding planning process, from the first tour we took at the Merrimon-Wynne all the way to our wedding day. Kaila is incredibly professional, helpful, answers emails insanely fast and was there to support us and help us with our every need throughout the entire process and down to the last minute of our wedding day! Definitely request to work with Kaila!! The Merrimon Wynne house itself is absolutely stunning. The bridal preparation suite was beautiful and filled with complementary champagne and sodas on arrival. The set up is perfect for a large bridal party with plenty of room to change, eat and hang out. The grooms suite was filled with beer and soda on arrival—which the groomsmen really appreciated! One of my favorite things is the fact that the lawn is perfect year round—it looks absolutely incredible in pictures!! Oh and the air conditioned reception space is a huge plus— Especially in the summer months!! Trust me, you and your guests comfort is worth the price. Do be warned that there are alcohol minimums based on the day you choose on top of the venue rental price. Overall we had the best day ever and would do it all over again at the Merrimon-Wynne House!!

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