Picture Perfect Wedding Venues: The Merrimon-Wynne | Raleigh Wedding Photographer

The Merrimon-Wynne is easily one of my favorite wedding venues in Raleigh! Now, it’s not hard to know why if you have ever driven past this majestic historic home on Blount Street in Downtown Raleigh with its white facade, southern charm and beautiful porches. But as a wedding photographer and with my clients wedding images in mind, my love for this place goes way beyond its pretty exterior. Keep reading to find out all the reasons why the Merrimon-Wynne should be on top of your list if you are envisioning classic, timeless and light filled wedding pictures full of southern charm and elegance!


For crisp, bright, high-quality wedding pictures, natural light is essential. It's the single most important ingredient in the recipe for a beautiful photograph. The more natural light is available in a venue through windows and doors, the better your pictures will turn out, especially if you like a bright and natural style of photography. The Merrimon-Wynne is flooded with natural light thanks to the beautiful tall windows you can find on every floor and in every room. In addition, it’s neutral and subtle pastel wall colors and tall ceilings help reflect and multiply all the happy sunbeams coming in and make for beautiful creamy and even skin tones and lighting that will make you look your very best.


The Merrimon-Wynne offers endless options for beautiful photo spots. No matter which way you turn, no matter what room you enter, you will just be amazed at all the beauty that awaits you and the carefully chosen pieces of furniture, light fixtures and wall decor just add to the elegant charm of this historic house. Even their bathrooms are beautiful, I am not even kidding. Here are a few of my favorite features of the Merrimon-Wynne.


The Bridal Suite is definitely a highlight of the Merrimon-Wynne. There is so much natural light coming through all the windows and with the fireplace, the pretty pastel walls and beautiful furniture, it is just the perfect space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in. There is plenty of room for your hair and makeup artist to set up and to take fun bridal party pictures.

It is also a favorite spot of mine for BRIDAL PORTRAITS. Bridal sessions are an absolute dream at the Merrimon-Wynne with all the pretty spots and beautiful furniture to choose from.

Already booked a different venue but still would like to do your bridal session at the Merrimon-Wynne? No problem! You can rent the venue hourly on certain weekdays even if you are not a Merrimon-Wynne bride. Just let me know and I'd be happy to help you set something up!


The porch is the perfect spot for portraits, fun bridal party pictures and first looks! With it being completely covered, it makes for beautiful images no matter if the sun is out or the rain is pouring and is always a favorite spot of mine for couple and bridal portraits.


As if the indoor possibilities weren't enough, the Merrimon-Wynne also has a gorgeous outdoor space. It is he perfect place for an outdoor ceremony or a dinner under the stars (or to put up a tent!) and it also offers natural backgrounds for couple portraits and fun bridal party photos!

There are so many more amazing features the Merrimon-Wynne has to offer, like their gorgeous staircase, the grooms suite, the beautiful Carriage House... I highly recommend to schedule a virtual tour with them to see all the beauty for yourself here.

From walking down the gorgeous staircase in your wedding dress, sipping champagne with your girlfriends and getting ready in the gorgeous bridal suite, the guys watching football and playing table football in the grooms suite, seeing each other for the first time on the infamous side porch, getting married and having dinner under the stars on the lawn, to dancing the night away in the Carriage house - the Merrimon-Wynne will be the perfect host for all parts of your wedding day and is the perfect location for classic, timeless and light filled wedding pictures full of southern charm and elegance!

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