Jodi was inspired to restore and open The Merrimon-Wynne House after her own wedding in Charleston, SC. She wanted to bring the same charm, history, and hospitality that made her wedding experience so magical to brides and others looking to host special events in the Raleigh area. Jodi loves to see beautiful events unfold at Merrimon-Wynne and she believes that this is a perfect purpose for this magnificent building. Most of her days are spent working behind the scenes to ensure that each and every experience at The Merrimon-Wynne House is an unforgettable one. 

Kaila was the very first addition to the Merrimon-Wynne team, and her previous event experience made for the perfect fit. Both captivated by the South and its charm, these two Northern girls also share a love of traveling and a creative spirit that helps them bring a unique vision to each event. Kaila is passionate about helping create experiences that are beyond expectation, and her goal is to ensure that each Merrimon-Wynne event is executed perfectly. 

As the Merrimon-Wynne House grew, Jodi was excited to add another member to the team, and was thrilled when Amy, the very first Merrimon-Wynne bride, decided to join! Amy’s extensive event planning and public relations experience, as well as her unique love for the venue, made her a great addition to the team. Amy is a Raleigh native who adores her family, friends and two pups. She too shares Kaila and Jodi’s passion for creating flawless experiences for everyone that walks through The Merrimon-Wynne doors!

Together Jodi, Kaila, and Amy invite you to be their guests at The Merrimon-Wynne House.



What inspires you?
"Happiness, laughter and seeing people smile."

Favorite Quote
"Do it with passion or not at all."

Favorite moment of the wedding day
"The moment right before we open the doors for the bride and groom's exit. It is so special to watch their first few seconds alone as a married couple. There is a certain magic about that moment that can never be replicated."



What inspires you?
"Travel. Experiencing new cultures, environments, and people. Having the opportunity to study abroad in Greece while studying at NC State gave me a travel bug like no other. It is amazing how much impact traveling to different parts of the world can have on your everyday outlook on life."

Favorite Quote
"You have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé"

Favorite moment of a wedding day
"The moment when the bride is being held at the top of the staircase, right before she is about to walk down the aisle. It gives me a sense of joy and little butterflies, knowing that the vision that she has had for this day is about to come true."



What inspires you?
"The excitement and nervousness of starting something new and not knowing what the outcome will be. Thinking about all of the possibilities that lie ahead really gets my heart and creativity pumping!" 

Favorite Quote
"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back."

Favorite moment of the wedding day 
"The moment the bride and groom share right after walking down the aisle together as husband and wife. To know that I am witnessing the very first moments of a marriage is truly magical."

The Merrimon-Wynne House is currently accepting applications for our Spring/Summer 2017 internship program. If interested, please email your resume to 

Photos by Katherine Miles Jones Photography. Hair and Makeup by Parlor Blow Dry Bar.