The Quayside Exchange

The Quayside Exchange is a Historic Grade II listed venue close to the heart of Sunderland City Centre, and the perfect venue for weddingsconferencesevents or even just to relax with a drink and some live music in our Tempest bar.

We have a variety of function suites available ranging from the elegant Grand Room with Georgian windows overlooking the River Wear, the rustic Vault Suite complete with a riverside terrace and the Alexandra or Wear Suites ideal for small Conferences and meetings.

Our dedicated team have many years of experience in delivering the highest standards in events planning and coordination, so whether you are looking for a conference, wedding or special occasion let us deliver what you visualise to the finest detail.

Browse our site and get in touch with our talented and passionate team for more information, or arrange a showround to see the venue in person and chat to one of our team whilst admiring the history of The Quayside Exchange.

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Our Recent Testimonials

Ann Coates


Ann Coates reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland5 star

12 October at 11:10

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

Mr & Mrs Hindmarch-Walters


Kelly Hindmarch - Walters reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland5 star

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 t...he 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

Mrs & Mrs Ratcliffe


Trace Ratcliffe reviewed The Quayside Exchange - Sunderland5 star
3 October at 11:27

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