The Wedding Exchange

801 Gilbert St. Suite 218, Durham, NC 27701 Map · Phone number
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About The Wedding Exchange

The Wedding Exchange is an industrial wedding and event venue in Durham, North Carolina. This historic mill building minutes from downtown Durham provides an original 100-year 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 loft space offers a more inviting atmosphere with its close quarters.

Services Offered

The 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 Wedding Exchange provides an on-site manager to ensure that the venue operates smoothly on your big day. Our wedding package includes the following services for only $2000:

  • 10 60 inch round tables
  • 8 6 foot rectangular tables
  • 80 white padded folding chairs
  • Setup and clean up of the venue's tables and chairs
  • Chalkboard sign for you to customize
  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Catering set up space
  • Market lights and Bluetooth speaker
  • Ability to work with outside vendors
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the event
  • On-site parking for all guests
  • Wheelchair access available

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 community in Durham. Here, they cultivate entrepreneurship and healthy relationships as part of their rich history.

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Event space
Event space
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Photo by Halifax Hill Studios
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Photo by Halifax Hill Studios
Photo by Halifax Hill Studios
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Photo by Halifax Hill Studios
Photo by Halifax Hill Studios
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Small table centerpiece | Photo by But a Moment
Small table centerpiece | Photo by But a Moment
Bride | Photo by Timmester Photography
Bride | Photo by Timmester Photography
Different setup | Photo by Timmester Photography
Different setup | Photo by Timmester Photography
Welcome sign | Photo by Timmester Photography
Welcome sign | Photo by Timmester Photography
Newlyweds | Photo by Timmester Photography
Newlyweds | Photo by Timmester Photography
Bridal dress | Photo by Ryan Levin
Bridal dress | Photo by Ryan Levin
Newlyweds by the arch | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Newlyweds by the arch | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Bride and groom | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Bride and groom | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Exterior
Exterior
Newlyweds on the couch | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Newlyweds on the couch | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Stained glass in event space
Stained glass in event space
Holding each other | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Holding each other | Photo by Rose Trail Images
Looking out the window | Photo by Ryan Levin
Looking out the window | Photo by Ryan Levin
Lovely bride | Photo by Ryan Levin
Lovely bride | Photo by Ryan Levin
Head Table | Photo by Rose T
Head Table | Photo by Rose T
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The Wedding Exchange
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8 Reviews for The Wedding Exchange

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    sabrina belcher · 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

    Sent on 08/07/2019

    The Wedding 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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    Classiqcreations · Married on 12/12/2018

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    Great Space for a Holiday Gathering!

    I absolutely enjoyed hosting my husbands Holiday Party at the Wedding Exchange! Amy was so great communicating with me throughout the process and Amanda was AWESOME on the day of!

    Sent on 02/09/2019

    The Wedding Exchange's reply:

    Thank you so much! We're so glad we could provide space for your husband's holiday party. We loved working with you and seeing your vision come to life!
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    Patricia · Married on 08/25/2018

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    We had such a great time, it’s a great place. It is small but very cozy and comforting, just updated.

    Sent on 08/27/2018

    The Wedding Exchange's reply:

    Thank you, Patty!

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The Wedding Exchange FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • 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?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    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?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Events in a Box
    Events in a Box 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!!

  • Events in a Box
    Events in a Box 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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    9192516197 (Phone number)

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