Our Venues
Merrimon-Wynne House

Catering Works has been a preferred vendor at the Merrimon-Wynne house since it opened for special events.  We love the downtown Raleigh location, as well as the historic charm evoked by this unique venue.  (Header photo by Story Photographers)

Over a century of history

The very interesting history of this landmark mansion began in 1876 when it was built and located on North Wilmington Street.  It became the residence of Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court, Augustus Merrimon until his death in 1892.  Later owned by the Wynne family of Raleigh, the estate was deeded to Peace College and became known as Wynne Hall.  It wasn't until 2008, that the house was moved to its present location which is also the birthplace of Jane McKimmon, a home economics pioneer for North Carolina.  The property has been restored to its original grandeur, and well appointed with classic neutral finishes in the interior and beautiful expansive landscaping outdoors.

What we love about Merrimon-Wynne

  • The grounds are beautiful, especially in mid-May, when the trees on the property are in bloom.
  • On-site coordinators Jodi and Kaila, are thoughtful & accommodating. We’ve seen them go to great lengths to ensure their events go off without a hitch.
  • The wrap around porch lends itself well to a cocktail area
  • It's easy to coordinate with themes and colors at the Merrimon-Wynne, the neutral finishes and open rooms allow for a myriad of possibilities
  • There is plenty of outdoor space for wedding ceremonies and other activities, as well the indoor areas and patio allow for guest flow


  • Have a rainy-day plan if your event is going to be outside.
  • The second floor of this space is gorgeous, however, it is not handicapped-accessible.

What's on the Menu

Catering Works prepares custom menus for every special event. Contact us today and we can set up a complimentary consultation appointment to determine your likes and dislikes, address food allergies or other concerns if needed, and concoct a plan suited for your individual taste, budget, and style. (photo by Tony Pierce photography)


For some ideas to nibble on in the meantime, here are some delicious recipes that we think really compliment the Merrimon-Wynne's authentic Southern and Nostalgic feel! 














Catering Works & Merrimon-Wynne

  • We partnered up with other local vendors for the "Her Story" event.  A unique fundraiser to benefit Interact.  Read the blog post on Story Photographers’ website, as well as our blog detailing this project.
  • We helped Ali & Shane with the design & catering for their classic Southern-style wedding.  Read more about this wedding, and see how the venue was perfectly suited to their theme!

Our Venue Gallery

Photos from some of the events we’ve been involved with at Merrimon-Wynne. Photography by Anderson Shore and Storyphotographers.


Catering Works is an off-premise catering and special event planning company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We serve the Triangle area, and other regions in and out of North Carolina. At the core of Catering Works success is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to preparing and presenting the highest quality recipes and beverages with artistic vision and finesse. We offer simple delivery drop off, elaborate full service events and everything in between!
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