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The Quayside Exchange

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The Quayside Exchange is a beautiful venue with spectacular views down to the river mouth.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Bespoke Event Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Quayside Exchange is perfect for your special day. We understand that this day is full of personal touches to make your day your own. We will offer you the magnificent venue, and the team to deliver it to your specifications. Steeped in centuries of history, and having been lovingly restored to its former glory to offer you the perfect setting. Our Elegantly decorated Grand Room is situated on the 2nd floor boasting fabulous views of the riverfront through the beautiful Georgian windows, hardwood floors and elegant decoration, seeing is believing, our largest suite accommodates from 120 to 220 guests. The contemporary Quayside Suite is situated on the ground floor, has a nautical theme with a central island bar & capacity of up to 200 guests for a more informal event. Our amazing Vaulted Suite is situated in the basement with exposed brick vaulted ceilings, the suite opens out onto a vast outdoor terrace which is ideal for Al Fresco Dining & BBQ’s. The capacity for this suite is 30 to 100 guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tracey Collins
I would love the opportunity to show you around, if you could confirm your availability, I will ensure I am here myself to welcome you personally. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Donna & Tom Purvis
Married in March 2017
December 2017
we are eternally grateful
Donna Purvis reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 27 March · What an amazing day we had on Saturday 25th March 2017..... the day I married my best frien...
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Gemma & Colin Henson
Married in August 2017
December 2017
the rooms were lovely, everyone complimented the f
Gemma Henson reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 1 August · Thank you to Jean, Claire and the team for making our wedding amazing, the rooms were lovel...
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Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
stunning venue!
Janine Sanderson reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 1 August · Delivered a wedding cake here a couple of weekends ago and what a stunning venue! Very...
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Erica & Kieron Jones
Married in July 2017
December 2017
it was exactly how we imagined it to be.
Erica Jones reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 24 July · Me and kieron my husband had our wedding reception here on the 15th July 2017, it was exactl...
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Kelly & David Hindmarch - Walters
Wedding: October 2017
December 2017
I would highly recommend this venue for any speci
Ann Coates reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 12 October · Had my daughter's wedding here the venue, presentation and the food and staff were outst...
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Sharron & Tracey Ratcliffe
Married in October 2017
December 2017
Ok where do we start?
Trace Ratcliffe reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 3 October · Ok where do we start? The venue... we couldn’t have chosen a better venue, from the vau...
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Location & Contact Details


197 High Street East, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 2AX, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our Destination Paradise wedding package was the ultimate to wow to the guests and for our staff. It has been the wedding that has had us talking about it, and we still will be in years to come. Everyone who worked the wedding said it was the most unique weddings in the whole of their careers. Our Grand Suite was transformed to be a tropical paradise, the room was professionally dressed giving the feel of an idyllic location with fresh flowers throughout.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take your time and enjoy every single moment.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

When everyone from the Head table had finished the speeches instead of raising a glass of prosecco, everyone had a shot of tequila. Including an 89 year old Grandmother. Very good effort and great night was had by all to say the least.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

River View, Spacious, Luxurious, Romantic and Inviting.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The River View Terrace, however each and every room is equally as gorgeous.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Frankie Allen, amongst others have visited however none have been a guest to a wedding so far.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Potatoe cakes with Salmon and Cream Cheese.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

That we have 3 beautiful suites, each with specific features. Many people coming into our venue find it too hard to choose.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Every Single aspect!
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