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The Exchange Conference Center

212 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA, MA
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(617) 790-1900
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 24 Reviews


    Maria Castinetti

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  • We have not had out wedding yet but The Exchange has been more than helpful with helping us make important decisions regarding our wedding and dinner rehearsal. We had to change our date early on and they were very accommodating.

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I wanted a non-traditional wedding and a venue that was different. Through a work cocktail hour (outside on the harbor overlooking the airport and city), I found The Exchange and fell in love immediately with the stunning harbor views, floor to ceiling glass windows, and the 3 story high ceiling. When we got engaged, we toured dozens of venues and none of them stood up to my vision. We toured The Exchange and Ryan was as memorized as I was. From the moment you tour the venue, you are provided an Event Coordinator who then works with you throughout the planning process and is there during the wedding to make sure everything is perfect. We were so lucky to have Alanna assigned to our meeting. She went above and beyond with every aspect of our day, she had excellent ideas to help craft a wedding that was unique to Ryan and I. Alanna added to our vision and was encouraging when we had certain requests or when I changed my mind 100 times. She truly loves what she does and I w... Read more

    Julia Warren

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I cannot recommend the Exchange Conference Center to enough people. We got married in August. We were looking for a space that would accommodate our 200-person guest list and be unique. We found all of this at the Exchange! We had our ceremony and dancing inside and the cocktail hour and dinner outside. The dinner was under a tent, which was beautiful along the waterfront. While the venue and views are absolutely gorgeous, the staff is what made our day flawless and allowed us to enjoy every part. I honestly made my venue choice on Lauren’s prompt response time to my first list of questions and her quick proposal. Lauren was fabulous to work with. She answered all my questions. She assisted with our tasting and picking out of linens. She held meetings with us when necessary and when we requested. Lauren communicated with all of our vendors to come up with a comprehensive timeline, which all my vendors complimented. She made me feel like I was the only bride she had... Read more

    Danielle

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    5 out of 5
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  • We cannot say enough good things about our experience at The Exchange Conference Center. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Boston with a unique and memorable indoor/outdoor wedding option. It’s so Boston and we loved every second! It’s even walking distance to hotels, restaurants, the T, and airport - perfect for out of town guests. We had an outdoor ceremony, outdoor cocktail hour, and indoor reception for 150 guests. Everything from first contact with the venue, working with Lauren Gertz through the planning process (who is fabulous, very organized and so kind), to the actual day was seamless, beautiful, and delicious. It is an East Meets West property, but they are one of the best caterers in town. They were super accommodating to our tastes and preferences. Even our private tasting event blew us out of the water. This venue is very customizable in every aspect. What was most helpful is that you have the whole building throughout the day so my wedding party and I had a space to ... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • We began working with Lauren and the team at the Exchange in November 2017 (in advance of our June 2019 wedding). Throughout the nearly year and a half the team was extremely responsive and accommodating, and they provided amazing guidance. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all on-site, and everything was truly seamless. It seemed that our guests universally loved everything from the venue to the food (as did we!), and the day was truly perfect thanks to Lauren and the entire team.

    Meghan O'dowd

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  • I can’t say enough good things about The Exchange. We fell in love with this venue the first time we saw it and our wedding this past June exceeded all expectations. Lauren was so easy to work with and made the whole planning process stress free. The placed looked amazing the food was great and I would not have wanted to have my wedding anywhere else. They even have a person solely there to make sure the bride and groom always had food or a drink in hand!

    Shannon

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had both our ceremony and reception at The Exchange one month ago! If you are looking for a unique, upscale and memorable wedding venue in Boston, this is the ONE. It is an absolutely gorgeous venue and on your wedding day, it looks even better! Michele and Alanna and their entire team are amazing. The food is extremely high quality. We had stations (sushi, carving, salad wall and dessert). Our guests have told us they ate more at our wedding than any other they have attended. People lost their minds over the sushi. The Exchange is located at the end of the fish pier in the Seaport...how could we not have sushi? The main room is spectacular. You will NOT get a better view in Boston. You are literally right on the harbor. You don't need to decorate much at all. You can rent lights from them for the ceiling, which I highly recommend. For flowers, use Artistic Blooms (Camille and Kelly)! They work with The Exchange regularly, so that part was seamless! We had a donut table for our late... Read more

    Quincey

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  • My husband and I got married at the Exchange Conference Center this June. I was interested in having a unique wedding venue and wanted to avoid getting married in a hotel ballroom. We had our ceremony and reception at the Exchange and then had cocktail hour outside. We selected this venue because we loved the architecture of the old historic building and for its location directly on the water. One huge plus for us when we were choosing the Exchange was the rain back-up plan. If it rained on our wedding day we would be able to have cocktail hour upstairs on the second floor. Some places we looked at didn't have a great rain back-up plan. I love how easy the venue is to get to in Boston and all of the hotel options there are to choose from. We had our wedding block at the Renaissance Marriott as well as the Seaport Boston Hotel. Both are great options and walking distance for our guests once the night was over. We took family formal photos in front of the venue as well as in the back on... Read more

    kara

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  • We held out wedding reception at the Exchange in early June and had an amazing experience. Lauren and the staff couldnt have been more accomodating. From running to the dry cleaners to get my veil steamed the day of in a mini-emergency, to flawlessly executing my ideas for decor and presentation and checking in throughout the entire night, we couldnt have been more pleased! The food is AMAZING; so fresh and well prepared to our liking! Not to mention the beautiful scenery!!!

    James

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  • 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.

    James

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  • 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 t... Read more

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 optio... Read more

    Stacey

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  • We got married at the Exchange this year and loved every minute! The food was the best we've ever had at any wedding - and our guests agree! They packed up a bunch of it for us the next day and we ate leftovers for a week! The drinks are based on consumption so it worked well for us as our family and friends aren't big drinkers, and we ended up getting money back, which was a nice post-wedding gift! The views were perfection, Alanna was a gem to work with throughout the whole process, the bartenders were amazing and everyone took really good care of us. Tasha was assigned to us as our Bridal Attendant during the night and she took care of us unconditionally all. night. long. We could not have done it without her. Our only recommendation is that you hire a florist and a DOC. We didn't have a florist as we needed to do things DIY to save money and despite providing spreadsheets with instructions, our DOC ended up doing most of the set up. But definitely have a DOC, as we needed hel... Read more

    genevieve

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  • I loved this venue so much!! The high ceilings and the location were amazing and my coordinator was so helpful! The indoor option for the cocktail hour was just as nice as the outside (we had to use it because of the wind) and I think this is an important thing to notice- that plan B is still fabulous! I was provided with a vegan meal option for me and my guests and the staff was all very attentive. Our wedding was so incredible and the photo ops at the exchange conference center as well as the free parking and the availability of space to hide out as the bride all made it possible!

    User4358194

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • 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.

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