Why You Should Book Merrimon Wynne House as your Raleigh NC Wedding Venue

The Merrimon Wynne House is a historic home and wedding venue in downtown Raleigh, NC. It is full of charm and elegance, has southern hospitality, and has a distinct restored historic home vibe. It’s a location which is embraced by a lot of photographers like myself, for a lot of reasons. Specifically, the Merrimon Wynne House has had particular attention paid to making sure the interior of the home is bright white. So, not only are all the historic architectural features on full display, but it truly is a photographer’s dream to photograph. It’s similar to McAlister Leftwich House, but the Merrimon Wynne House has a few more perks. Plus, it has a longer history as a wedding venue. 

As a wedding venue, it has a lot of options and flexibility for couples who are looking to have their weddings here.

The Basics

The Merrimon Wynne House can fit a maximum of 200 guests. The starting price is $9000 and includes so many different options. 

The Merrimon Wynne House Grooms Suite 

It has an amazing inside space with a groom’s suite that comes complete with a stocked minifridge, a foosball table, a great mirror and lots of space for the guys to get ready. It’s an area that is spacious, full of bright light and very comfortable for the guys.

The groom toasting with his groomsmen in the grooms suite at Merrimon Wynne.

The Merrimon Wynne House Bridal Suite

The bridal suite is even bigger than the groom’s suite! It has a big window and is something that is really memorable. It has plenty of natural light, windows and more than enough space for a bride and her bridesmaids to all get ready.

Collage of a bride in her wedding gown sitting on a white couch looking at her wedding bouquet and her looking up at an ornate gold clock at Merrimon Wynne House.

Inside Amenities

The home itself has a lot of space downstairs that is perfect for cocktail hour. It’s spacious enough for a couple bars and several cocktail tables so guests can be comfortable and can mingle while waiting on the bride and groom post ceremony.

Collage of detail photos of a cocktail table set up in the downstairs of Merrimon Wynne House in Raleigh, NC and the antique porch railing detail.

Outside Amenities

Merrimon-Wynne also features the porch, which is the quintessential Merrimon-Wynne House photo spot. It is a beautiful area where many couples like to do their first looks and portraits.

Additionally, there’s an expansive lawn where outdoor ceremonies or dining is an option. And, there’s a carriage house used for indoor ceremonies, or maybe even a rain plan. If you’re in need of a reception area, the carriage house works for this as well, as it has a stage for live music.

Collage of a groom in his tuxedo leading his bride across the ornate lawn at Merrimon Wynne and a detail photo of the bride's crossed legs as she sits close to her groom.


The Merrimon Wynne House is a very desirable venue, and it’s perfect for couples who want classic and timeless photos with a modern twist! It’s a location that really helps couples embrace legacy and history as the foundation to their wedding vision. If you’re in the market for an amazing wedding venue and need a photographer to help capture your beautiful wedding, let’s connect!

Check out some more views of the venue below.

Detail photo of the ornate outside of Merrimon Wynne House in Raleigh, NC.
Collage of the bride excitedly looking at her groom before her first look and the bride and groom smiling at each other on the porch on their wedding day
Collage of the groom leading his bride up the stairs of the Merrimon Wynne House and a black and white photo of the back of the bride while her groom looks off in the distance.
Collage of the groom spinning his bride on the lawn of the Merrimon Wynne House and the couple walking through the garden smiling at each other.
Detail photo of the bar set up with spring colored flowers and greenery.
Collage of a detail photo of reception tables set up with dusty blue tablecloths and spring colored flowers and the bride and groom during their first dance.
The bride standing at a microphone saying a toast to her guests while the band waits behind.

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