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The Exchange Conference Center

Boston , MA
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212 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 US (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 any occasion, catering to all life's occasions, inspired by you. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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James
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the beauty of this venue, and the professionalism of the staff. Working with the ECC staff made wedding planning simple, and our wedding memorable. We truly couldn't have asked for a better wedding, and are so happy that we chose the ECC.
I cannot say enough about the beauty of this venue, and the professionalism of the staff. Working with the ECC staff made Read more...
I cannot say enough about the beauty of this venue, and the professionalism of the staff. Working with the ECC staff made wedding planning simple, and our wedding memorable. We truly couldn't have asked for a better wedding, and are so happy that we chose the ECC. 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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Kate
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.

The facility Read more...
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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Kristin
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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Lia
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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Lisa
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We loved the Exchange Conference Center. There was a ton of flexibility with what we could offer. We were concerned about our budget and they worked with us, as much as they could. Food was great. Our guests loved the location. Some people chose to step outside and hang out near the water. We worked with Michelle and she clearly knew what she was doing. She handled everything on the day of - we didn't have to worry about a thing. She set everything up beautifully, worked with our vendors, and it worked out perfectly. My only slight critique is that sometimes in the year leading up to the wedding, I didn't feel like I was always getting a prompt or complete answer from Michele and the ECC. Every time I was able to meet with her, though, it was excellent and, like I said, it all worked out perfectly in the end.
We loved the Exchange Conference Center. There was a ton of flexibility with what we could offer. We were concerned about Read more...
We loved the Exchange Conference Center. There was a ton of flexibility with what we could offer. We were concerned about our budget and they worked with us, as much as they could. Food was great. Our guests loved the location. Some people chose to step outside and hang out near the water. We worked with Michelle and she clearly knew what she was doing. She handled everything on the day of - we didn't have to worry about a thing. She set everything up beautifully, worked with our vendors, and it worked out perfectly. My only slight critique is that sometimes in the year leading up to the wedding, I didn't feel like I was always getting a prompt or complete answer from Michele and the ECC. Every time I was able to meet with her, though, it was excellent and, like I said, it all worked out perfectly in the end. Read less
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