THE VENUE  at
THE EXCHANGE

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EVENTS & PARTIES IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM

Located 1 mile from the middle of downtown Durham and 9 miles from the Research Triangle Park, we’re ideally situated to provide meeting space for your next corporate event, training, meeting, or workshop.

Our venue is steeped in history from starting out as a hosiery mill to becoming the Durham Farmers Market operated by women to a business hub for the small and the great! This space has been versatile through the years and even now you can add your own unique flair to it. Soaring walls, gorgeous white washed brick, enchanting wood floors, warm lighting, all make for a space easily customizable right in the heart of Durham.  

all the small (and not so small) things

TOP LEVEL DETAILS

1

Our venue can hold up to 80 people seated or 90 standing. 

2

We have an open catering policy so you can bring in your own food.

3

We provide an on-site manager to help your event go smoothly as well as help set up and break down our tables and chairs including sweeping and mopping after your event.

4

Our newly renovated bathrooms have gorgeous tile work and a waterfall like faucet. They come fully stocked for your event and are monitored throughout the night.

5

The history of the building can be seen when you first pull up from the grain dispenser overhang in the parking lot to the open ceilings throughout the first floor. 

6

Our gorgeous mural of the building with the train going by in the lobby is a perfect spot for pictures. You have to come see it!

what's included

ONSITE EVENTS INCLUDE

INCLUDED

  • 1500 sqft. meeting space in historic Durham building
  • 800 sqft. lobby for food, bar and cocktail area
  • 80 white padded folding chairs
  • 10 large round tables (60 in).
  • 8 large long tables (6 ft.)
  • Projector & Sound system with mic 
  • Environmental Market lighting 
  • 30 minutes before and after your event for set up and clean up

PRICING

  • Monday through Thursday: $250/hr

  • Friday through Sunday: $350/hr

THE EXCHANGE is the perfect blend of intimate and industrial.

Host your next business event, party, community gathering, funeral, or speaking event with us!

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make it yours

CUSTOMIZE THE SPACE

The base elements of our venue are simple and understated, with textured white brick walls as the foundation. Floor to ceiling windows let in tons of light, and flowy white curtains add a touch of cozy. Our new towering double barn doors make the space feel open and inviting. 

Embrace our venue as is for a minimalist vibe, or add, add, add for a colorful celebration right out of your dreams. Wrap our columns in greenery.  Add more curtains for pops of color. Project a slideshow. Add carpeting. The ideas are endless! 

Whatever you desire, we can make happen in our space.

Ready to plan an intimate and industrial event?

Get in touch today to schedule a tour. We can’t wait to meet you!