The Durham Exchange is an 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. We offer space for year-round indoor ceremonies, receptions and parties. 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 1,500 square foot event space provides a wide range of opportunities as far as floor plans go. Depending on ceremony and reception set up, this venue can accommodate up to 80 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.
Our space 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 an onsite manager(s) to ensure that the venue operates smoothly on your big day. Our wedding packages include the following services for only $350 per hour:
- Use of main venue space, lobby, and porch
- 10 60-inch round tables
- 8 6-foot rectangular tables
- 80 white padded folding chairs
- Setup, breakdown, and (if needed) room flip of the venue's tables and chairs
- Two bridal suites for you to get ready beforehand
- Caterer's prep kitchenette
- Market lights in main venue space
- Open vendor policy
- Use of audio system and projector
- Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the event
- Onsite, remote, and street self-parking for all guests
- Wheelchair accessibility
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 community in Durham. Here, they cultivate entrepreneurship and healthy relationships as part of their rich history.
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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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