“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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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!
Exchange Hall was the perfect place for our recent birthday celebration! The space is beautiful and the owners were incredibly organized and helpful.
Recently, we had our bat mitzvah party at Exchange Hall. The venue is so very beautiful and perfectly restored; and you can tell is a labor of love for Peggy and Glenn. Peggy was *immeasurably* helpful (as I am not a planner, was stressed & was a little late to the table.) The vendors she suggested fr the caterer (Sarah - what a *gem*)/bar/liquor suppliers/ice cream bar were wonderful. I'd re-book in a heart beat. Cannot go wrong!!!
We had our daughter's Bat Mitzvah party at Exchange Hall, and it was FABULOUS! We used the downstairs room for the adults, while the kids had a DJ and big space for dancing upstairs (we came together for a candle lighting ceremony and dessert later in the evening). We love the history of exchange hall. It's so beautiful, and great for dancing. Peggy is an unofficial party planner. She's very organized, and followed up with us about all the details as we prepared for the big day. Thank you for the memories.