j & d
09.04.10


The Ceremony and Reception Locale
Boston Exchange Center
Boston Fish Pier
212 Northern Avenue | Boston, MA 02210
www.exchangeconferencenter.com

After searching a number of venues all over Boston, we stumbled upon the Boston Exchange Center and knew that is was the perfect place for our bash.

The Exchange Center is in the up-and-coming Seaport District, next to our favorite concert venue “the Pavillion” and the world famous “No Name” seafood restaurant. It is a beautiful building, located on a working fish pier with views of the water and the Boston skyline.

The building has quite a history. For more than 80 years the Boston Exchange Center housed the New England Fish Exchange, which was the oldest daily fish auction on the East Coast. The Boston Fish Pier, where the Exchange Center is located, opened in 1915 and still provides space for the region's fisherman today.

The Exchange Center is walking distance from Faneuil Hall, the Freedom Trail, the Boston "Gahden", the famous ICA museum, and tons of great restaurants for you to enjoy.


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Seaport HotelWhere to Stay

We have secured rooms for our guests at two hotels, the Seaport Hotel and the Marriott Renaissance Boston. Both are within walking distance of the Boston Exchange Center and are easily accessible by public transportation.

Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 800.440.3318

www.seaportboston.com

Marriott Renaissance Boston
606 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
Phone:  1-617-338-4111

www.marriott.com

Mention the Booton/Hixon wedding upon booking to receive a discounted rate.
 

What to Do

There are a number of sites and activities for you to enjoy while staying in the Seaport District. Below are just some of the places that are close to both the Seaport Hotel and the Marriott Renaissance.

The Rowley's on a Fenway Park TourTours
Boston Tours – there are a number of Boston tours available close to the Seaport District, everything from the famed Boston Duck Tours, harbor cruises, and even a Ghosts & Gravestones tour.

Visit www.allbostontours.com for tour summaries and ticket information.

Fenway Park Tours –Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and Ortiz still thrills. Fenway offers daily tours of the legendary park, to purchase tickets visit - boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/index.jsp

Museums
ICA Boston – The Institute of Contemporary Art is located on Boston’s waterfront, in the Seaport District. It is a short walk from Downtown and easily accessible by public transportation. The building’s glass-and-steel cube structure makes looking at the water as much a part of the experience as the exhibits inside, and has revitalized the South Boston waterfront, since its opening three years ago. Visit www.icaboston.org for exhibit details.

Isabella Stuart Garner Museum – Located within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. The museum itself is a work of art, built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace. Isabella Stewart Gardner designed her collection around a central courtyard filled with flowers, creating an atmospheric setting for her beloved works of art. To learn more about Isabella Stuart Gardner and the museum she built, visit www.gardnermuseum.org.

MFAMuseum of Fine Arts – Checkout New England's largest museum with the largest Asiatic art collection in the world, a collection of Old Kingdom and Nubian art second only to that in the Cairo Museum, and a Monet collection surpassed only in Paris. For exhibit information and tickets, visit www.mfa.org.

The New England Aquarium and IMAX Theatre – Located on the waterfront in Faneuil Hall, the Aquarium features a Giant Ocean Tank, with thousands of exotic fish, sharks, sea turtles, and eels. You can also check out New England’s largest movie screen at the Aquarium’s IMAX theatre. Visit www.neaq.org for exhibit details and movie times.

Museum of Science – Visit the interactive Museum of Science and learn about everything from the human body to outer space. The Museum also has its own IMAX theatre and planetarium. Visit www.mos.org for exhibit details.

Freedom Trail

Points of Interest


The Harbor Walk – One of the many developments since the Big Dig’s completion, is the Harbor Walk, a 47 mile stretch of the harbor open to the public, which winds through the city's waterfront neighborhoods and downtown district, stretching from Chelsea Creek to the Neponset River, through East Boston, Charlestown, North End, Downtown, South Boston and Dorchester.

For a map of the walk, areas of interest, and various starting points visit bostonharborwalk.com. For those of you with an ipod, there are historical podcasts you can download to guide you through the different sections of the walk.

Freedom Trail - The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, including museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. For the Freedom Trail map and information, visit www.thefreedomtrail.org.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace – a short distance from the Seaport District, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace has a plethora of restaurants, pubs, and shops. Fanueil Hall is walking distance from the New England aquarium, North End, and Downtown Boston. A great place to start or end your day in Boston! faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

North End – Take a stroll through the narrow, twisting streets of the North End, Boston’s Little Italy and one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Take your pick of the many cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and stops on the freedom trail, including the Old North Church, best known for its role in the history of the American Revolution. northendboston.com/
 

Fried Clams from the "No Name RestaurantWhere to Eat Close to the Seaport District:

LTK – Legal Seafood’s Test Kitchen offers some of the freshest seafood around, in refreshingly modern concoctions. Best part - it’s across the street from the Seaport Hotel and Marriott Renaissance Boston. Visit www.ltkbarandkitchen.com for menus

Sportella – Owned by one of Boston's favorite chef's, Barbara Lynch, the popular, casual Sportello is located on Congress Street. Here you will find Italian twists on fresh pastas, creamy polenta, and simple soups. Visit www.sportelloboston.com for menus.

Yankee Lobster Fish Market – A local favorite, Yankee Lobster Fish Market has fresh seafood available for counter service or take-out. Try the fried clams, they're delicious! yankeelobstercompany.com/

More to come soon!