Venue Spotlight: The Exchange Conference Center

The Exchange Conference Center

Located in the heart of Boston’s hottest new area, the Seaport District, lies The Exchange Conference Center.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography


In 1915 when the Fish Pier opened, The Fishing Gazette described it as “the largest, most complete and sanitary building in the world devoted exclusively to the handing of fish – a monument to the industry for all time.” Built to accommodate Massachusetts flourishing fishing trade of the 1900’s, the pier and its buildings provide a large, efficient facility for fishermen, fish processors, and fish distributors. In 1963, landing 339 million pounds of fish, the Boston Fish Pier reached a peak.

Although today new uses have been introduced onto the fish pier, fishing and fish processing remain its primary function. Originally called the Fish Exchange building, the Exchange Conference Center is now managed by East Meets West Catering and is the historic home of the Boston Fish Auction.

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Photo Credit: Garnick Moore Photography


Exchange Hall is a great location for social events such as weddings, bar and bat mitvahs, birthday parties, and anniversary celebrations. With high ceilings and spectacular panoramic views of the Boston Harbor, Exchange Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 200 for a reception. The Exchange Hall opens up to the next option, the Harbor Terrace.

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The Harbor Terrace is ideal for cocktail receptions or al fresco dining. Tents are available in a variety of sizes to suit all guest counts!

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The second and third floors of the Conference Center offer spaces for a variety of uses – either for wedding party suites or for a corporate board meeting, the Conference Center has a room that will meet your needs and more. With spectacular views of the harbor, and within the city limits, the Conference Center offers clients the best of being in the city but also having a unique space!

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Vendor Information

East Meets West is the exclusive caterer of the Exchange Conference Center, offering extraordinary food and exceptional service. East Meets West has been catering since 1989. The full liquor license allows them to customize the beverages, as well, served by their professional bartenders.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

For more information and to book your next event at the Exchange Conference Center, contact Caralyn Ross at 617-790-1900 ext. 222 or

Happy Planning!

The Swank Team