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The Durham Exchange

Durham, NC View map Visit website
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About

The Durham Exchange is a newly renovated industrial wedding and event venue in Durham, North Carolina. This historic mill building, minutes from downtown Durham, provides an original century-old interior brick backdrop for your ceremony and an original picturesque brick exterior. You have been dreaming about your wedding day for years now, and you should be able to customize your wedding to reflect your personality.

Facilities and Capacity

This 1,650 square foot event space provides a wide range of opportunities as far as floor plans go. Depending on the ceremony and reception set-up, this venue can accommodate up to 90 guests. Use of a porch and lobby area is included in the rental fee and is perfect for cocktail hour. Couples looking for a more intimate affair have come to the right place as this industrial space offers a more inviting atmosphere with its close quarters.

Services Offered

The Durham Exchange offers a list of preferred vendors that you can choose to work with whom are located in the Triangle area. However, if you would like to bring in your own vendors, you are more than welcome to do so. The Durham Exchange provides two onsite managers to ensure that the venue operates smoothly on your big day. Their wedding packages include, but are not limited to:

  • 2 get ready suites
  • A wedding arch
  • Chairs and tables
  • Black, white, and navy linens
  • Setup and breakdown
  • A prep kitchen
  • Use of microphones, audio system and projector

History

The John O’Daniel Exchange building began as a way for community members to adapt and grow in Northeast Central Durham. Whether the purpose was to provide minority jobs, empower women for economic independence, or house nonprofits working to make a difference, this company is a place of hope and opportunity for the community. Now, their mission remains the same as they provide a home for many small businesses and provide affordable wedding and event space for this community. Providing office space as well as event space has been a key part of owner Wendy Clark’s vision for building a community in Durham. Here, they cultivate entrepreneurship and healthy relationships as part of their rich history.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    I needed a venue to host a writing workshop. This location provided ample s[ace, electrical outlets for laptop connections, projector for my power point presentation, etc. This space has such an inviting atmosphere and privacy not only to host the event, but to serve brunch all in one place. The staff is very responsive and excellent to work with. The quality of service is superb !
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    Lillian S. Married on 05/04/2019
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    Ellory and her team were nothing short of amazing throughout the wedding planning process for my October 5th couple, Moriah and Adam. If we had any questions about the space, she was quick to respond with an answer and any needed suggestions.
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    Sabrina B. Married on 04/04/2019
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    Bailey wedding

    I loved my wedding experience at the wedding exchange they were very helpful and attentive they helped me stay out if bridezilla mode i live amy and lisa the vintage look of my venue portrayed in my pictures very beautiful and my family enjoyed themselves

    The Durham Exchange's reply:

    Sabrina, thank you so much for your kind words! We loved being a small part of your big day and seeing your vision come to life. ❤
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Suzanne
Suzanne
Venue Manager

Suzanne is originally from Long Island, New York. In her free time she plays video games and enjoys cuddling up with her two dogs, both Cavalier King Charles. She attended Quinnipiac University where she attained a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and a master’s degree in Public Relations. Throughout planning her own wedding she found a love for the event planning business, tying together her love for being creative and helping others achieve their dream events.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Events in a Box, Inc Events in a Box, Inc Wedding Planners

I have worked past events with this venue and, as Planner, I was delighted and beyond pleased at their services. They worked very hard to make sure that my clients needs were met. I would definitely recommend them for your wedding!!

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801 Gilbert St. Suite 218, Suite 218 Durham, NC, 27701
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