Lynn Bruno | Oct 11, 2010
If you are planning an conference, trade show, convention or just a meeting in Boston, you have many options for your venue. Boston’s two biggest convention venues reflect the flavor of the city itself: Modern and yet historic.
The massive Boston Convention Center, which celebrated its grand opening in 2004, is a state-of-the-art facility featuring all the latest technology. It’s a striking modern building located on the city’s revitalized waterfront. It is incredibly flexible, allowing you to optimize the space for your event:
- 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space
- 84 configurable meeting rooms
- over 300,000 square feet of function areas
- eight registration areas
- 40,020 square foot ballroom
The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, is a much more intimate venue. The 1988 building features traditional styling, a granite exterior, and a scale in keeping with the historic city center. It is well integrated with the city’s historic and shopping districts. It, too, can accommodate major events:
- 193,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space accommodating up to four concurrent events
- 71,644 square feet of flexible meeting space – including 38 permanent rooms
- 24,544-square-foot Grand Ballroom
- 60,000 square feet of registration and function space
- Fiber-optic backbone links and T3 service, with complimentary wireless access in Coffee House
- Climate-controlled, all-season facility, connected by sky bridges to hotels, restaurants, and shopping
- Cafeteria and coffee house in central lobby accommodates 400 to 500 people
If you are planning something a little smaller, Boston delivers there as well. Advantage Boston has a handy venue finder for event planners, along with just about everything you need to know to plan an event there.
Wondering what other events might be coming up in Boston? Search Conference Hound to see.
About the Author: