What is the maximum capacity?
The most we recommend for your guest count is 180. This varies from event to event, as each setup is different. You may be able to fit a bit more if you aren’t doing a band, buffet, etc. Talk with your event planner about the best way to accommodate your guest count with all of the elements you want to be incorporated into your day!
Are you handicap accessible?
Because we are a historic building, we do not have an elevator. However, we do make accommodations for anyone with mobility issues and do our best to make them as comfortable as possible on your big day!
How do rehearsals work?
For rehearsals, we allocate an hour the day prior for you and your event staff or wedding party to come in and practice for the big day! If there is a wedding or event booked the day prior, we still allow time the day prior, but your rehearsal may have to be scheduled in the morning. You’ll find that this is pretty much industry standard, across the board.
Are there outdoor ceremony setups available?
We do not have availability for outdoor ceremonies at Melrose Knitting Mill. However, we do have a beautiful outdoor cocktail space, located in the courtyard of Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar that you are welcome to use.
Do you allow outside catering?
Because we know we can offer the best, we do not offer outside catering or beverage packages. Part of the benefit in booking with us is that we offer turnkey packages that make planning and communication easier through the process. We have some incredible menu offerings and have created custom menus for clients, in the past, as well.
Can we try the food?
We’d love for you to come and try our offerings and wine selection. If you’d like to try the food prior to booking, there is a $25 per person fee for a private tasting. If you’d like to book before tasting (check our reviews for more information on past experiences), we offer a complimentary tasting for two prior to the event. All other guests who want to join are $25 per person.
Is there a preferred vendor list we have to adhere to?
We have a great wedding community in Raleigh and love to work with them all. We do have just a few vendors we require for booking: Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar for food and beverage service and Southern Oak Events for Day-Of Coordination and planning services.
Do you have air conditioning?
Yes! Our space is air-conditioned and heated for your guests’ comfort.
Are pets allowed on the property?
We love to have your four-legged family members involved in your day! That being said, we just ask that they are escorted home before food service begins.
Are linens included?
Linens are not included in the rental package. We highly recommend CE Rental for all of your linen rental needs. They treat our clients like we would!