PARTIES  at
THE EXCHANGE

ready for any party...

THROW a party at the Exchange!

Don’t want to host the next party? Rent our venue instead! Located in the heart of Durham & just minutes away from everything. We have plenty of space for kids’ or adult parties, including space to dance or play games. 

Bridal showers? Bar Mitzvahs? Our venue provides the perfect space for you to have a great time with your closest friends!. You can dress up the space or leave it as is, it’s a chic blank slate for your party, shower, luncheon, or dinner soiree!

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Parties of all kinds

Birthday Parties

We’ve had fashion show themed birthday parties, sweet 16’s, and 60’s themed parties. Every guest had the time of their lives. We’ve got speakers and a microphone if you want to do your own DJing. If not, you can hire the best DJ in town to bring the house down. You can pick where you want the dance floor, choose to dim the lights, pump the music as loud as you’d like. With a free 30 mins before and after your event you will have the ability to decorate to the nines with our tables and chairs already in place when you arrive. Use our lobby for food, drinks, photo booth, and socializing. Dress up the porch for a refreshing outdoor experience. One of our event managers will be on site to help with any venue needs that may arise. Check out our simplistic pricing table above.

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BRIDAL SHOWERS

With numerous bridal showers under our belt we are confident to help you plan yours. The white brick wall is a perfect backdrop for the bride-to-be to sit in front of while opening gifts. We have got speakers so you can set the mood with your hand picked playlist. Hire a licensed and insured bartender to allow the drinks to flow. Use our lobby for food, drinks, photo booth, and socializing.  Dress up the porch for a refreshing outdoor break. We allow you to bring homemade food but if you want it catered we require the insurance from the caterer. One of our event managers will be on site to help with any venue needs that may arise and will have already set up our tables and chairs before you arrive. Check out our simplistic pricing table above.

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BABY SHOWERS

For the mama to be this party is such a huge blessing! So if you have family or guests wanting to make the cake or bring an appetizer they are more than welcome to. If you are wanting a catered event we require the caterers insurance. Yes, you can have alcohol! Just make sure your bartender is licensed and insured. As far as decor goes we have hooks on the walls that you are more than welcome to utilize. Tape, command hooks or any other adhesive is not allowed on our walls. We do allow candles as long as the flame is an inch below the glass or in a hurricane glass. Please no confetti or little bits that make it hard to sweep up. We encourage balloons and recommend putting some on the railing outside for guests to recognize that they have arrived. We set up our tables and chairs before you arrive and give you a free 30 minutes before and after your event for setup and teardown. One of our event managers will be on site to help with any venue needs that may arise. Check out our simplistic pricing table above.

Community GATHERINGS

Is going to the same old park for all your community events getting boring? Guess what, you can change it up! We allow food trucks to park right out front and we have ample space for all your neighbors. We provide the tables and chairs just bring the home cooked meals!

 

Bingo, cards, mahjong, game night, chess tournaments, PTA meetings, book club, arts and crafts, sewing club, knitting club, pottery, music lessons, choir practice, lego conventions, Comic Con, video gaming conference, live streams, dance class, yoga, lock in, sorority and fraternity club meetings, historic clubs, wildlife clubs, animal clubs, non-profit meetings, hobby clubs, spiritual groups, and more. Whatever your reason for meeting we got you covered. We provide the tables, chairs, audio, and visual and you provide the guests. Make it a night to remember as you entertain your friends and fellow hobbyist in our white brick venue perfect for your next event!

FUNERALS

We have a peacefully intimate venue. It comes with tables and chairs that we set up and tear down for you along with linens. We allow donated food for the service. Our staff takes care of you, making sure all venue needs are handled. Bathrooms are monitored, parking signs are put out around the venue, projector operations for a slideshow are taken care of, and we sweep and mop after you leave. Weekdays of course are more open for us and come with a discount so if you need a Thursday or Friday time slot of 3 to 4 hours we can definitely accommodate. This is not to say all our weekends are booked! Check the calendar or contact us to find out more specific availability.

SPEAKING EVENTS

Host your next speaking event at The Exchange! We are fully equipped with sound equipment, projector, lighting, and everything you need to give your best talk! Bring in a comfy couch or use our tables and chairs. We would love for you to host your next speaking event with us!

 

Our brick walls make for a gorgeous backdrop and our stadium style seating arrangement accommodates 80 guests. Want to go from speaking to eating. We can do a room flip for you. We will bring in our tables while everyone enjoys drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby and on the porch. Utilize our whole space by having break out sessions in our 2 extra conference rooms. Our upper conference room has a ton of natural light and can hold around 30 guests. Our lower conference room has a more comfy feel and can fit around 15 guests. You have options here and each one is bound to impress your audience!