Photo courtesy of Megan Kerns Photography
Melrose Knitting Mill – Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue
The Melrose Knitting Mill was built in 1900. the historic building is a multi-use property with the third-story as a special events venue. When planning a wedding at the Melrose Knitting Mill, we have a few tips.
- On the ground floor, Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar provides the catering.
- The wedding ceremony is normally held on the left side of the room and is closed off with white linens from the right side of the room.
- We normally provide sound for the wedding ceremony behind the white linens.
- Cocktail hour is typically held downstairs around the small pool or inside of Mulino’s.
- We don’t normally provide music for cocktail hour as the venue will play music from Spotify.
- For wedding receptions, we set up along the middle of the left wall with the dance floor in front of us.
- Dance floor and uplights look great in this room!
Sample Wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill
Downtown Raleigh’s Melrose Knitting Mill was the setting for Caitlin and Forrest’s wedding on June 1st. I was so excited to be there for both the ceremony and reception.
The ceremony was held on the second floor and officiated over by Reverend Perry Hardison. He always does a great job and has the best laugh!! I ran a mic for him while the music was covered by Arioso Strings. After a short service the 110 guests were invited downstairs to the pool area of Mulinos for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the staff flipped the room.
After pics were taken by Photographer Megan Kerns and the room was set, the guests were invited back upstairs for dinner and dancing. The tables looked beautiful with purple floral arrangements by Expressions Of Love. I left music playing and lined the wedding party up with help from planner Jessica from Southern Oak Events. I introduced them to “I Gotta Feelin”” and Caitlin and Forrest to “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo. They came to the floor and had their first dance to “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. Love that song hard!! The wedding party took their seats and we had the Parents dances.
Caitlin and her Father danced to a shortened edit I made her of “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and Forrest escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “Never Alone”. Her Father welcomed everyone and the salads came out before the buffet opened. During dinner, I had a mix of rock, country, classic soul, and standards playing. Towards the end of dinner guests just started dancing, so I played some sing-a-long and beach songs for them to dance to while Caitlin and Forrest finished talking to tables.
When they were ready we had the Cinda’s Cake cutting to “Make It Sweet“ by Old Dominion followed by a group pic of all the NC State alumni with an NC State flag. I opened the floor (again) with the “Wagon Wheel” that packed it until the end of the night. I played lots of oldies, ’80s, the early 2000s, and some sing-a-longs at the end of the night.
We ended with “Ignition (Remix)” (ok’d by Caitlin) and a sparkler exit. Thank you so much, Caitlin, Forrest, and Jessica. I had the best time!!!
Bunn DJ Company believes DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Being wedding DJs at Melrose Knitting Mill is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our weddings again and again.
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