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The Exchange Conference Center

Boston , MA
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212 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA US 02210 (map)

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617-790-1900

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There are so many reasons we gather to celebrate and remember.

The Exchange Center on Boston Historic Waterfront is a stunning backdrop for your celebration. Exchange Hall... Read more
There are so many reasons we gather to celebrate and remember.

The Exchange Center on Boston Historic Waterfront is a stunning backdrop for your celebration. Exchange Hall with floor to ceiling windows offers a four-season, panoramic view of Boston Harbor, and our Harbor Terrace allows the party to move outdoors during the warmer months. East Meets West Catering will design a menu specific to an Occasion, bringing vision to reality. Read less

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James
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Exchange Conference Center on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. The venue is amazing! We never knew it existed but are so grateful someone recommended it to us when we started our search. We couldn't imagine having our wedding reception anywhere else. It is at the end of the fish pier, right on the water and if you are lucky enough to have cocktails outside, there is no place like it in the city. It is a gem in the heart of the seaport area of Boston.

We couldn't have asked for a more professional and thoughtful staff as well. Both Rebecca Thomas and Michele Stump were amazing when it came to help planning for our special night. They covered everything imaginable and added custom touches that we would never have even thought of. The night of the event went off without a hitch, from the cocktail hour being outside on the terrace to the room being set up beyond our wildest expectations. They ensured the evening flowed exactly as planned and their staff was attentive and over the top courteous, especially Andrea, she was terrific. They always made us feel as though we had nothing to worry about and they were right, we enjoyed our reception the way a newly married couple should, without any stress.

So if you want to get married in Boston, at a venue like no other, and want a stress free best night of your life experience, look no further than the Exchange Conference Center. You won't be disappointed.
We held our wedding reception at the Exchange Conference Center on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. The venue is amazing! We Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the Exchange Conference Center on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. The venue is amazing! We never knew it existed but are so grateful someone recommended it to us when we started our search. We couldn't imagine having our wedding reception anywhere else. It is at the end of the fish pier, right on the water and if you are lucky enough to have cocktails outside, there is no place like it in the city. It is a gem in the heart of the seaport area of Boston.

We couldn't have asked for a more professional and thoughtful staff as well. Both Rebecca Thomas and Michele Stump were amazing when it came to help planning for our special night. They covered everything imaginable and added custom touches that we would never have even thought of. The night of the event went off without a hitch, from the cocktail hour being outside on the terrace to the room being set up beyond our wildest expectations. They ensured the evening flowed exactly as planned and their staff was attentive and over the top courteous, especially Andrea, she was terrific. They always made us feel as though we had nothing to worry about and they were right, we enjoyed our reception the way a newly married couple should, without any stress.

So if you want to get married in Boston, at a venue like no other, and want a stress free best night of your life experience, look no further than the Exchange Conference Center. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding on August 24, 2013 at the Exchange Conference Center. Michele Stump worked with me to customize the menu and venue. Michele is an expert wedding planner. She was able to offer excellent suggestions. We ended up doing beautiful string lights that made the room romantic. The food from East Meets West Catering was unbelievable. I highly recommend this intimate venue for weddings that have anywhere from 80-150 guests. We had close to 140 guests, and we thought the room would be tight, but it wasn't at all. There are many options for layouts that can work with a whole range of guests.

We had the cocktail hour outside on the patio. I have to say that Michele steered us in the right direction with all of our alcohol pricing and menu pricing. She made sure we were getting the best options for the money.

I highly recommend this as a venue choice. It's right on the water, there is free parking for guests, you can have an outdoor cocktail option (inside option if rain), and it is the most beautiful setting in Boston.
I had my wedding on August 24, 2013 at the Exchange Conference Center. Michele Stump worked with me to customize the menu Read more...
I had my wedding on August 24, 2013 at the Exchange Conference Center. Michele Stump worked with me to customize the menu and venue. Michele is an expert wedding planner. She was able to offer excellent suggestions. We ended up doing beautiful string lights that made the room romantic. The food from East Meets West Catering was unbelievable. I highly recommend this intimate venue for weddings that have anywhere from 80-150 guests. We had close to 140 guests, and we thought the room would be tight, but it wasn't at all. There are many options for layouts that can work with a whole range of guests.

We had the cocktail hour outside on the patio. I have to say that Michele steered us in the right direction with all of our alcohol pricing and menu pricing. She made sure we were getting the best options for the money.

I highly recommend this as a venue choice. It's right on the water, there is free parking for guests, you can have an outdoor cocktail option (inside option if rain), and it is the most beautiful setting in Boston. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
It was very important to me that I not have ugly hotel carpets and a large ballroom for my wedding reception so I began to look at unique venues. I fell in love with the Exchange Conference Center because of their clean facility, hardwood floors and sweeping views of the Boston Harbor. What a hidden gem! We had a gorgeous view outside during our cocktail hour. East Meets West is the exclusive caterer, and the food was fabulous! You don't get a "package," you're able to customize everything so you can work within your budget. It is such an intimate setting for a wedding. We had 100 people and it fit perfectly with plenty of room for a lounge/bar area. Rebecca, one of their event planners was wonderful to work with.
It was very important to me that I not have ugly hotel carpets and a large ballroom for my wedding reception so I began to Read more...
It was very important to me that I not have ugly hotel carpets and a large ballroom for my wedding reception so I began to look at unique venues. I fell in love with the Exchange Conference Center because of their clean facility, hardwood floors and sweeping views of the Boston Harbor. What a hidden gem! We had a gorgeous view outside during our cocktail hour. East Meets West is the exclusive caterer, and the food was fabulous! You don't get a "package," you're able to customize everything so you can work within your budget. It is such an intimate setting for a wedding. We had 100 people and it fit perfectly with plenty of room for a lounge/bar area. Rebecca, one of their event planners was wonderful to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose to get married at the Exchange last summer and we could not have been happier that we did! Events are run through East Meets West Catering, and we worked with Rebecca as our site manager. From the day we met her she could not have been more happy to assist us in any way we needed. She coordinated the food, extra tent outside and worked very well with our planner and other vendors. We were worried that the space would feel like a conference center-but we added market lights which totally changed the mood and worked perfectly with the views and the feel we were going for. In the end, all the little extras that the Exchange coordinated, totally took the "conference center" out of the venue.

Working with Rebecca felt like cheating because we felt like we didn't have to work half as hard as our friends did with planning their own weddings.

The comment that we hear over and over is how FABULOUS the food was. And this is coming from pretty big foodies. (Ourselves included!) We were blown away at our tasting, but had some reservations that they would be able to accomplish the same quality for 160 people. But everything was great-if not better than the tasting.

Our only con about the Exchange was that we felt like they were pushing us within a half hour of when we were supposed to vacate. We understand the need to have guests out, but when a guest orders a fresh drink and puts it down to dance only to come back and find the drink has been cleared moments later is a bit frustrating. But in the grand scheme of weddings this is such a small issue that it didn't change our overall opinion of the Exchange.

The Exchange is a great venue that is in the middle of everything and extremely easy for out of town guests to access. They can walk to sites in downtown, or stay in the Seaport District and walk to and from the venue-which is always a plus after partying a bit too hard at a great wedding.
We chose to get married at the Exchange last summer and we could not have been happier that we did! Events are run through Read more...
We chose to get married at the Exchange last summer and we could not have been happier that we did! Events are run through East Meets West Catering, and we worked with Rebecca as our site manager. From the day we met her she could not have been more happy to assist us in any way we needed. She coordinated the food, extra tent outside and worked very well with our planner and other vendors. We were worried that the space would feel like a conference center-but we added market lights which totally changed the mood and worked perfectly with the views and the feel we were going for. In the end, all the little extras that the Exchange coordinated, totally took the "conference center" out of the venue.

Working with Rebecca felt like cheating because we felt like we didn't have to work half as hard as our friends did with planning their own weddings.

The comment that we hear over and over is how FABULOUS the food was. And this is coming from pretty big foodies. (Ourselves included!) We were blown away at our tasting, but had some reservations that they would be able to accomplish the same quality for 160 people. But everything was great-if not better than the tasting.

Our only con about the Exchange was that we felt like they were pushing us within a half hour of when we were supposed to vacate. We understand the need to have guests out, but when a guest orders a fresh drink and puts it down to dance only to come back and find the drink has been cleared moments later is a bit frustrating. But in the grand scheme of weddings this is such a small issue that it didn't change our overall opinion of the Exchange.

The Exchange is a great venue that is in the middle of everything and extremely easy for out of town guests to access. They can walk to sites in downtown, or stay in the Seaport District and walk to and from the venue-which is always a plus after partying a bit too hard at a great wedding. Read less
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KateSJ
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
This spot was so perfect! A total hidden gem! You cannot beat a view 40 feet from Boston Harbor.

The facility was perfect for a medium size wedding, we had 125 and it was perfect. The place was easily accessible and the free parking is a blessing for a Boston wedding, we actually shuttled people to the ceremony and they were able to park at the location for free.

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day with everyone being able to be outside. The fact that this place is run by East Meets West Catering is amazing (see that review) because the food was insanely good, the service was amazing and the planner we worked with couldn't have been more helpful.

I would 100% recommend this place for a wedding!
This spot was so perfect! A total hidden gem! You cannot beat a view 40 feet from Boston Harbor.

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This spot was so perfect! A total hidden gem! You cannot beat a view 40 feet from Boston Harbor.

The facility was perfect for a medium size wedding, we had 125 and it was perfect. The place was easily accessible and the free parking is a blessing for a Boston wedding, we actually shuttled people to the ceremony and they were able to park at the location for free.

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day with everyone being able to be outside. The fact that this place is run by East Meets West Catering is amazing (see that review) because the food was insanely good, the service was amazing and the planner we worked with couldn't have been more helpful.

I would 100% recommend this place for a wedding! Read less
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klt311
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Kim & Sarah were fantastic at Exchange Conference Center. Our wedding reception was absolutley perfect! The venue is beautiful & the food is amazing, we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. The entire staff was extremely professional and easy to work with!
Kim & Sarah were fantastic at Exchange Conference Center. Our wedding reception was absolutley perfect! The venue is Read more...
Kim & Sarah were fantastic at Exchange Conference Center. Our wedding reception was absolutley perfect! The venue is beautiful & the food is amazing, we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. The entire staff was extremely professional and easy to work with! Read less
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ldif
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this venue. The staff is excellent. Sara is so helpful and makes everything easy for you. The tasting is impeccable. Gregg is wonderful and they will accommodate any guest. Legal Seafoods is the caterer, they own it and every single person that I spoke to as well as my parents and my husband raved about all the food, which is rare at weddings. The spot is breathtaking if you have a nice day and it's a nice time of the year to be outside. It's a hidden gem, from what everyone said. It can hold 145 people, cozy, but well, I did it - sit down with dancing and a DJ. Everything was clean and to specification. There are hotels nearby. The outside back terrace is so nice and not far off from the indoors that it feels far off or separated from everyone else. It truly is one of the best places to have a reception. The only reason I was hesitant to book it so quickly was because of fitting 150 ppl, but once I felt like we could, I booked it immediately. Other than that I was sold. Oh the bathrooms are so gorgeous too!
I can't say enough about this venue. The staff is excellent. Sara is so helpful and makes everything easy for you. The Read more...
I can't say enough about this venue. The staff is excellent. Sara is so helpful and makes everything easy for you. The tasting is impeccable. Gregg is wonderful and they will accommodate any guest. Legal Seafoods is the caterer, they own it and every single person that I spoke to as well as my parents and my husband raved about all the food, which is rare at weddings. The spot is breathtaking if you have a nice day and it's a nice time of the year to be outside. It's a hidden gem, from what everyone said. It can hold 145 people, cozy, but well, I did it - sit down with dancing and a DJ. Everything was clean and to specification. There are hotels nearby. The outside back terrace is so nice and not far off from the indoors that it feels far off or separated from everyone else. It truly is one of the best places to have a reception. The only reason I was hesitant to book it so quickly was because of fitting 150 ppl, but once I felt like we could, I booked it immediately. Other than that I was sold. Oh the bathrooms are so gorgeous too! Read less
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lm
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
What can I say about the ECC? Beautiful... Flexible... Delicious... everything you are looking for in a reception location and caterer! Alison was incredibly thorough and patient throughout the planning process. The room is stunning, and the view is like none other in the city. I'm serious - you have to see it. We (fortunately) had a beautiful day, so guests were going in & out all evening.

The food... WOW. With the folks at Legal Seafoods behind it, how can you go wrong. Every appetizer was amazing & creative. The wine that was recommended for pairings were spot on. Entrees were outstanding. Plating was fantastic.

All in all - it was an amazingly beautiful reception, thanks to the folks at the ECC. I'm still getting compliments on it!
What can I say about the ECC? Beautiful... Flexible... Delicious... everything you are looking for in a reception location Read more...
What can I say about the ECC? Beautiful... Flexible... Delicious... everything you are looking for in a reception location and caterer! Alison was incredibly thorough and patient throughout the planning process. The room is stunning, and the view is like none other in the city. I'm serious - you have to see it. We (fortunately) had a beautiful day, so guests were going in & out all evening.

The food... WOW. With the folks at Legal Seafoods behind it, how can you go wrong. Every appetizer was amazing & creative. The wine that was recommended for pairings were spot on. Entrees were outstanding. Plating was fantastic.

All in all - it was an amazingly beautiful reception, thanks to the folks at the ECC. I'm still getting compliments on it! Read less
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Halie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
The ECC, as others have mentioned, is truly a hidden gem. It is located in one of the most trendiest areas in Boston; but at the same it is so unique because it still maintains that historical feel. We were really drawn to the style/setting of the venue. We also didn't want a huge wedding so the venue space was perfect for us. If you're looking to have a wedding over 150 (with seated meal) it is most likely doable but setup can get tricky.
Rebecca Clark was our wedding coordinator; she has a great personality and was easy to work with along the way. She is very helpful in that you can run as many ideas by her and she will give you her honest opinion.
We were a little nervous about having about 145 guests but everything worked out nicely in that regard. Our dance floor was a perfect size and table setup was great. We were fortunate to be able to have our cocktail hour on the harbor terrace since the weather was beatiful. The only drawback about (maybe) the setup of terrace was that the appetizers were not dispersed evenly to guests. We heard from many that though they loved the apps they felt like they didn't get as many as they would have liked to because apps were grabbed immediately as waitstaff entered onto terrace.
A few other things was the our tables got rearranged and the sirloin we served ended up having to be sliced because the staff was not pleased with its presentation. With that said none of these things ruined the night and ofcourse my husband and I and our families were the only ones who noticed these minor things. The food was still excellent, the room setup was beatiful and all staff, especially Rebecca, was wonderful. One thing my husband and I loved was that we had our own personal waitress (Alexis) who waited on us hand and foot the entire night. Even though we didn't really get to be with guests during our cocktail because of pictures we didn't feel like we missed out at all on cocktails and apps.
The ECC, as others have mentioned, is truly a hidden gem. It is located in one of the most trendiest areas in Boston; but Read more...
The ECC, as others have mentioned, is truly a hidden gem. It is located in one of the most trendiest areas in Boston; but at the same it is so unique because it still maintains that historical feel. We were really drawn to the style/setting of the venue. We also didn't want a huge wedding so the venue space was perfect for us. If you're looking to have a wedding over 150 (with seated meal) it is most likely doable but setup can get tricky.
Rebecca Clark was our wedding coordinator; she has a great personality and was easy to work with along the way. She is very helpful in that you can run as many ideas by her and she will give you her honest opinion.
We were a little nervous about having about 145 guests but everything worked out nicely in that regard. Our dance floor was a perfect size and table setup was great. We were fortunate to be able to have our cocktail hour on the harbor terrace since the weather was beatiful. The only drawback about (maybe) the setup of terrace was that the appetizers were not dispersed evenly to guests. We heard from many that though they loved the apps they felt like they didn't get as many as they would have liked to because apps were grabbed immediately as waitstaff entered onto terrace.
A few other things was the our tables got rearranged and the sirloin we served ended up having to be sliced because the staff was not pleased with its presentation. With that said none of these things ruined the night and ofcourse my husband and I and our families were the only ones who noticed these minor things. The food was still excellent, the room setup was beatiful and all staff, especially Rebecca, was wonderful. One thing my husband and I loved was that we had our own personal waitress (Alexis) who waited on us hand and foot the entire night. Even though we didn't really get to be with guests during our cocktail because of pictures we didn't feel like we missed out at all on cocktails and apps. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
My husband and I got married here this June and our wedding was perfect! The venue is beautiful, the food is delicious, and everything went off without a hitch. We worked with Casey in the planning process (who we really liked) but everyone we met with throughout our preparations was friendly and happy to help. Our friends and family are still telling us it was the best wedding they ever went to!
My husband and I got married here this June and our wedding was perfect! The venue is beautiful, the food is delicious, Read more...
My husband and I got married here this June and our wedding was perfect! The venue is beautiful, the food is delicious, and everything went off without a hitch. We worked with Casey in the planning process (who we really liked) but everyone we met with throughout our preparations was friendly and happy to help. Our friends and family are still telling us it was the best wedding they ever went to! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.4/5.0
Fantastic space, food and service. Perfect location for a Boston wedding. The staff was easy to work with, even during their busiest time of year and with the Tall Ships in town.
Fantastic space, food and service. Perfect location for a Boston wedding. The staff was easy to work with, even during Read more...
Fantastic space, food and service. Perfect location for a Boston wedding. The staff was easy to work with, even during their busiest time of year and with the Tall Ships in town. Read less
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