Weddings

The Wedding Exchange

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About

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.

Services Offered

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

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.

  • 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?

$1750

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

$1750

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?

$1750

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

$1750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

80

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
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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

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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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    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 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. ❤

Awards

  • 10
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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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
9192516197
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