The Merrimon-Wynne House Est. 2014

500 N Blount St , Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

There is no emoji that can do this charming estate's curb appeal justice.
Set in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh and only a few doors away from the Governor’s Mansion, this 1800's home has been restored to its original grandeur. Host a grandiose and glittering affair that would make Gatsby himself jealous.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Cityscape
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Style
Classic
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
Victorian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, The Merrimon-Wynne House and grounds is an elegant combination of 19th century charm and 21st century sophistication. This historic estate, located on the birthplace of Dr. Jane McKimmon, is Raleigh’s premier wedding and corporate events venue. This picturesque home and its expansive grounds offer an unforgettable setting for your next special event. We welcome you to discover our history, tour our property and be our guest. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
N/A
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
We invite you to experience the charm and elegance of the Merrimon-Wynne House, downtown Raleigh’s newest premier wedding and event venue. The Merrimon-Wynne House, which sits on the birth site of Jane Mckimmon, was built in 1876 and has been restored to its original grandeur. In addition to the picturesque building, The Merrimon-Wynne wedding and event venue has expansive grounds, and is located in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh only a few doors away from the Governor’s Mansion. The Merrimon-Wynne House and grounds can accommodate over 200 guests and offers neutral finishings, making it an ideal location for hosting everything from traditional and classic affairs to modern and contemporary events.
Design:
The Merrimon-Wynne house is boasting with ornate original and new jaw dropping details. As you walk through each room of the home you will notice dazzling chandeliers, original mantles and tiling, detailed moldings, thick doorways, front and side porch ornamentals, oringial flooring and even original swirly glass window panes. The bridals suite includes a grogeous clawfoot tub and tons of natural light flooding in. Our Carraige House, while it is new construction, gives you a sleek modern feel while keeping with the character and the times of the original home. The neautral space has 25 foot tal ceilings with white washed trusses, elegant chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows that let the natural light engulf the space. The gray stained concrete floors give it the perfect contrast. 
Standout Venue Features:
The Merrimon-Wynne House is accessible to the bride and her vendors for the entire day, allowing for the perfect setting for the bridal party to get all dolled up for the big day! Mimosas, coffee and refreshments are provided upon arrival in the morning. The groom and his groomsman are also able to use the space to get ready and in the grooms room, outfitted with a bucket of assorted beer, a flat screen TV, comfy leather couches and a bumper pool table.Your guests will be pleasantly surprised when they realize how close the venue is to the heart of downtown Raleigh's restaurants, hotel accommodations and bars. 
Extra Perks:
The rental of the venue includes the use of 200 chairs and 20 hightop cocktail tables.
Awards & Notables The Merrimon-Wynne House has been featured in Southern Bride & Groom, Weddings Unveiled, Style Me Pretty, Loverly, and many more. We are a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book Member and are a Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2015 winner!
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