“When dancing couples moved together there, the floor rose and fell like ocean waves.”
-1930s Quote from Yankee Magazine describing the spring dance floor in the Ballroom at Exchange Hall.
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We rented the hall for our daughter's 18th birthday bash. What a wonderful place for a big event! Peggy and Glen were so helpful in all kinds of ways. It was a 'dress nice' affair and the kids really behaved well in the beautiful environment. Having the kitchen on the 2nd floor made it easy to keep some food out, too.I can't recommend Exchange Hall enough.
I wish I could give a 10 star rating! We recently hosted our daughter's Bat Mitvzah celebration at Exchange Hall. Peggy and Glen were absolutely wonderful to work with and I am confident that our event would not have been half as successful without their support. They clearly and totally adore what they do. Working with Peggy was like having an event planner by my side. She did not miss a beat and kept me calm and on track every step of the way. The building is an historic gem - our guests loved hearing all about it's history and the layout of the function space was perfect. We had some older family and itty bittys who were able to utilize the second floor space after cocktails to get away from the action for a bit and the third floor space is just totally beautiful with the large windows that permit tons of natural light into the space - no fancy uplighting necessary! Thank you Peggy and Glen for absolutely everything! I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate many more family milestones with you!
We recently celebrated my wife's birthday at Exchange Hall and could not have been happier with the entire experience! The space was perfect and the staff gracious and extremely helpful and flexible! The room was beautiful and easily met all of our needs - able to accommodate food, bar, seating and ample dancing space for our roughly 60 guests. Peggy was extremely helpful planning the event - making sure we had everything needed and in place well in advance of the event! We were able to access the space multiple times prior to the event (a block of time each before the event and the day of) to ensure everything was ready and no last minute adjustments were needed. The night itself could not have gone smoother - plenty of parking, perfect ambiance, great company, and plenty of dancing....exactly what my wife wanted! Many thanks to Peggy and her staff for an unforgettable evening!
This was the second Bar Mitzvah that we held at Exchange Hall. After my first son's event, it was a no brainer where to hold my second son's event. The building is beautiful, and certainly impresses all that come. Don't worry about any handicap needs. There are HC parking spaces and an elevator that can take your guests up to the party. The space itself was plenty big for our 70+ guests, DJ, full bar, photo booth, candy bar, and full buffet dinner. We held a cocktail hour in the Victorian room, while to 35 kids got started upstairs. Plenty of tables and chairs were provided by Exchange Hall, and we were able to get an additional block of time to come decorate the day before. In addition Peggy and Glen are easy to work with, and know when to give advice to those of us that just don't know what to do next. I would not hesitate to hold another function there or recommend to anyone that needs to rent space. Thank you for an unforgettable evening!
We held our son's bar mitzvah celebration at Exchange Hall, and we couldn't be happier with the choice. It was an afternoon party, and the space is just beautiful in the daytime -- the windows are enormous! We had so many guests who had never been inside the building before and they instantly fell in love with the history and charm just like we did. The upstairs space comfortably held our 100 guests with room for about 40 kids on the dance floor and a large photo booth in the corner. The Victorian Room was a great space for people who wanted a little peace and quiet to escape the crazy kids' party.Peggy was wonderful with the planning process, helping us find the perfect table arrangement to maximize the size of the dance floor. She was fantastic with every detail, emailing helpful suggestions at every turn and indulging my periodic requests (like hanging photos of our bar mitzvah boy on the walls). After the party, when I thought one of my boxes might have been accidentally discarded, she even joined me at the dumpster, in the freezing cold, to look for it. (The box was in my garage all along... So sorry, Peggy!)There really is no other space like Exchange Hall, and Peggy and Glenn are the ideal hostess and host.
We recently held our son's Bar Mitzvah in this beautiful historical space and had a fantastic and unique experience. The venue is spacious, clean, and the owners are extremely helpful and professional. Peggy made this a smooth experience offering a floor plan for space planning, assisting coordination of vendors, and just answering all my questions in a timely manner. By all means use the beautiful white lanterns they can put up for ceiling decor, those were magical! This space would also be great for a wedding venue or any party you wish to hold!
My husband and I had our wedding at Exchange Hall 10/28/17 and absolutely loved every minute of the night. Peggy and Glen were so welcoming and extremely helpful every step of the way. They helped with everything from dealing with venders to setting up for the ceremony and reception. The venue is a gorgeous historic building from the 1860s. I loved my wedding and couldn't imagine having it anywhere but Exchange Hall.
I recently held my son's Bar Mitzvah reception at Exchange Hall and it was FABULOUS!When I started my search for a venue I was looking for a place that was sophisticated and had character, that provided flexibility with regard to catering, and that wouldn't break the bank. Exchange Hall delivered across ALL fronts. We had approximately 110 guests (mostly kids) and the size of the venue was perfect. It was one of the few places that had multiple rooms included in the cost (the main banquet room and the smaller Victorian Room) - and that was a fantastic benefit. The music (DJ) was appropriately loud for a 13 yr old party - but ridiculously loud for some of the older guests - so the Victorian Room was a great reprieve.Peggy was unbelievably organized throughout the entire planning process - which kept me on task. She clearly has a passion for her property, and amazing attention to detail. She was super helpful in terms of suggesting vendors, making recommendations for layout and design, and "show flow". She didn't miss a beat, and I didn't need to worry about any detail slipping through the cracks. She contacted me with task reminders in the weeks leading up to the event which I totally appreciated.Peggy was on top of outreach to all of my chosen vendors to coordinate all details. On the day of the event, Peggy and Glen were both onsite to greet vendors and guests, help with set-up, and to ensure everyone was good to go. I had complete peace of mind that nothing was left to chance and that all details were covered.I continue to get feedback from my guests at how wonderful their experience was and how much they enjoyed the venue. The greatest compliment came from my 12 yr. old when he said "I'm definitely having MY bar mitzvah here next year"! It doesn't get much better than that.
I recently held an event at Exchange Hall--a memorial service for a family member who passed. My family and I were so happy with our choice of Exchange Hall for this event; it was a lovely day sharing memories in a beautiful old space. Working on a very short timeline with Peggy, we were able to make informed decisions and get help with many things that we might have otherwise missed. I'm struck by the calm demeanor and graciousness of Peggy, Glen, and their staff. It was a very difficult time and yet we all felt very well looked after.
Thank you so much for helping us to put on a wonderful event last weekend. Our Bar Mitzvah was beautiful and meaningful, and we heard so many compliments about the venue. We so appreciate all of your advice (and patience) in helping us pull off such a very special day. I imagine we'll be getting in touch over the next year to book a date for Sarah's Bat Mitzvah in 2019!