The Quayside Exchange

Moderate (££)
Up to 250
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Quayside Exchange is a beautiful venue with spectacular views down to the river mouth.
The Quayside Exchange 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

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
The Quayside Exchange 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
Samantha & Simon Curry
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
our day was exactly as we wanted and imagined it w
Samantha Curry reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 29 November at 23:45 · We had our wedding here on November 18th 2 years of planning beforehand and all of the staff were friendly and helpful all the way through our day was exactly as we wanted and imagined it would be we cannot thank the staff enough for the hard work they put in to make our day perfect xx
Leanne & Danielle Waites
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
all your little touches made were just beautiful!!
Leanne Waites reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star we had our wedding reception & night time party here on the 28th September & have to say it was amazing!! everything we wanted & more � the staff were so helpful & friendly but our biggest thanks goes to Clare scott, who helped to make our day so special! Clare you are so thoughtful & all your little touches made were just beautiful!! Thank you for making the biggest day of our life so gorgeous & special � xxx
Kelly & David Hindmarch - Walters
Wedding: October
October 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 outstanding could not pick fault anywhere and a special mention to the bar staff especially Leo so friendly and accommodating thank you all so much for making the day so special I would highly recommend this venue for any special occasion xx
Sharron & Tracey Ratcliffe
Happy couple married in October
October 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 vault to the main bar everything was PERFECT! The staff.... claire, natalie, josh and Ryan, very professional and put us at ease the whole day, the bar staff very efficient, best dressed rooms for the decoration! We both would like to thank you for making the biggest day of our lives the most magical day if could have been, thank you so much sharron and Trace
Kelly & David Hindmarch Walters
Happy couple married in September
September 2017
best day of our life's
Kelly Hindmarch - Walters reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 30 September · We got married here Friday 29th September from start to finish it was absolutely perfect, from the first meeting to the end of our wedding night everything was handled professionally and nothing was too much bother from making us cups of tea to booking taxi's for guests, our master of ceremony Peter was outstanding going out of his way on the day to make everything ran smoothly, while organising our day Clare was great with communication had some fab ideas and made sure all the timings were correct on the day, we can not thank the bar staff enough for how attentive to our guests they were it's the little things that make the difference, our 3 course meal was delicious as was the evening buffet,the evening dj was very chatty and knew how to get our guests involved, we literally can not fault this venue thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our life's . Best wishes Mr + Mrs Hindmarch-Walters
Amanda & Andrew Kerrie
Happy couple married in September
September 2017
The wedding organisers were fab and thought of eve
Amanda Keerie reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland – 5 star 16 September · We got married here in August. The venue was beautiful, food was fab and staff so organised and professional. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The wedding organisers were fab and thought of everything. The wedding package was a lot cheaper and the rooms so much better than most venues. It was everything we wanted. Thank you
The Quayside Exchange Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Quayside Exchange?

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 The Quayside Exchange in 5 adjectives

River View, Spacious, Luxurious, Romantic and Inviting.

Where’s the best photo spot at The Quayside Exchange?

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

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Quayside Exchange?

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 The Quayside Exchange 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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