Floor Plans & Specifications

The BCEC was designed by world-renowned architect Raphael Vinoly and HNTB Architecture. The beauty and symbolism of the building’s modern, glass-lined interior is reflected throughout the 2.1 million square feet of space. The 40,020 square-foot ballroom overlooks the Boston Seaport District, offering breathtaking views. And with 516,000 square-feet of column-free, contiguous exhibit space, and 82 meeting rooms, the BCEC has the functionality to accommodate your event, your way.

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EXHIBIT HALLS   |   MEETING ROOMS   |   BALLROOM   |   BOARDROOM SUITE   |   REGISTRATION/FUNCTION   |   LOADING DOCKS

Exhibit Halls

The BCEC has 516,000 square feet of contiguous, virtually column-free exhibit space that can be set up in 10 different configurations.

The BCEC exhibit halls deliver spectacular flexibility with 516,000 square feet of contiguous, virtually column-free space. You can orient your exhibits East/West or North/South, with halls that can be set up in 10 different configurations. Ten unique entrances to the exhibit halls allow you to design traffic flow through your event. The space also features abundant natural light, greater ceiling heights, and all utilities in convenient floor boxes.

Features

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Access to anywhere in the building in 5 minutes or less
  • Utility access through in-floor boxes allows flexibility laying out the show floor (30-foot centers)
  • Loading docks and staging areas facilitate last-in, first-out exhibitors
  • Soundproof air walls prevent noise bleed and can be used to divide exhibit space into four controlled-access halls

Exhibit Hall A

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  • 170,000 square feet
  • Can accommodate over 15,400 attendees
  • Easy access to multiple registration areas, as well as the ballroom and Boardroom Suite

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Exhibit Hall B

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  • 184,000 square feet
  • Reception capacity of 26,285 guests
  • The facility’s largest hall is centrally located and can be divided into two 92,000-square-foot halls

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Exhibit Hall C

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  • 162,000 square feet
  • Banquet setup accommodates 10,800 attendees
  • Features abundant natural light and is directly adjacent to the facility’s 1,350 on-site parking spaces

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Meeting Rooms

82 state-of-the-art meeting rooms totaling 151,781 square feet enable you to accommodate a variety of meeting sizes and setups.

The 82 state-of-the-art meeting rooms at the BCEC, totaling 160,000 square feet of meeting space, enable you to accommodate a variety of meeting sizes and setups. Meeting rooms are evenly distributed throughout the building and located five minutes or less from each other, simplifying logistics and attendee navigation.

Features

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Soundproof air walls prevent noise bleed and let you divide and combine rooms according to your needs
  • Controlled room access with Intellikey security
  • Customize the environment with six preset lighting/dimmer controls and in-room temperature control settings
  • Integrated audio and video for the ability to simultaneously broadcast to and from any room(s)
  • Network infrastructure features two separate T-3 internet connections, and each meeting room has Category 5 twisted pair and multi-mode fiber optic connections

Meeting Rooms: Exhibit Level

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  • Four meeting rooms with combined 10,189 square feet of space
  • Direct access to all exhibit halls
  • Immediate access to the lower ring road that encircles the facility
  • Multiple attendee drop-offs and registration areas flow directly into this space

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Meeting Rooms: Level One

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  • 38 rooms and 61,552 square feet of meeting space
  • Direct access to multiple drop-off entrances and food court
  • Pedestrian skybridges connect meeting room areas on both sides of the building and provide a bird's-eye view of the exhibit floor and exhibit-level signage

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Meeting Rooms: Level Two

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  • 38 rooms and 80,040 square feet of meeting space
  • Direct access to the Boardroom Suite and skybridge access to The Westin Boston Seaport District hotel
  • All rooms are no more than five minutes from any area of the building

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Ballroom

Specifically designed to accommodate high-level performances with top-of-the-line sound, lighting, and rigging capabilities, the BCEC ballroom is dramatic, elegant, and exquisitely furnished. The column-free space is suitable for all general presentations, meal functions, and concerts. The adjoining pre-function area offers sweeping panoramic views of Boston’s harbor and skyline.

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  • 40,020-square-foot, column-free environment for presentations from any vantage point
  • 19,340-square-foot pre-function space
  • Multiple entrance points to control flow and access
  • Green room available for speakers and performers
  • Technology capabilities to support any presentation requirement and room orientation–from lighting and sound, to rigging and Wi-Fi

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Boardroom Suite

Close to the exhibit halls, and in the heart of the meeting room complex, is a first-class solution to the planner’s challenge of where to hold high-level meetings. The impressive Boardroom Suite features a large mahogany table and drop-down A/V screen. The space also includes an elegant reception anteroom and adjacent executive lounge, ideal for smaller meetings.

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Features

  • Hold your board meetings simultaneous with your event
  • Flexibility to host VIP meetings, press briefings, high-level customer meetings, and more
  • Private entrances; state-of-the-art A/V, lighting, and service solutions
  • A central location for convenient access to anywhere in the building
  • Easy access to a variety of food and beverage options

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Registration/Function

Eight registration areas on two levels and multiple function areas on every level allow you to set up any activity, anywhere.

Totaling over 300,000 square feet, the BCEC’s registration and function areas give you a variety of environments to choose from regardless of where you’re holding a program. Select from eight registration areas on two levels with direct access from main road drop-offs. Function areas throughout the building give you locations for any activity with food distribution always available.

Features

  • Multiple registration areas can be designed to mirror your event components
  • Function space can be utilized to sell sponsorship events to your customers
  • Utilities in floor boxes and walls to set up functions anywhere
  • Access to a variety of food and beverage options to support any function

Registration/Function: Exhibit Level

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  • Direct access to all three exhibit halls
  • Direct access to two attendee drop-off points via adjacent ring road
  • Option to use for registration, function space, or show offices
  • Electronic signage to highlight drop-off points or key event messages in two locations

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Registration/Function: Level One

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  • Grand, two-story main entrance lobby is ideal for receptions or show registration
  • Ring road provides direct access with four attendee drop-off points
  • Electronic signage to highlight drop-off points or key event messages in four locations

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Registration/Function: Level Two

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  • Extend events from meeting rooms–use for product display, literature distribution, reception, or registration
  • Ideal areas for your ad-hoc breakout meetings

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Registration/Function: Ballroom

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  • Extend your ballroom event or use separately for receptions, presentations, meetings, or other event programs
  • Floor-to ceiling windows offer unrivalled 270-degree views of Boston’s skyline and harbor

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Loading Docks

62 bays, a separate freight access road, a weather-protected dock overhang, and an indoor staging area make event logistics fast and easy from move-in to move-out.

The BCEC has 62 covered loading dock bays evenly distributed to serve each of the exhibit halls, plus a separate commercial access road and a protected overhang designed for all-weather activity. Five elephant doors allow large vehicles simultaneous drive-on access to the exhibit floor. 14 dock levelers accommodate all types of trucks and wheel sizes. The 45-foot wide indoor pre-fab area is ideal for booth preparation. There are also opportunities for on-site marshalling and boneyard capabilities.

Features

  • Controlled temperature year-round to facilitate booth setup and construction
  • Best access: one-minute drive time from the highway to loading docks
  • Exhibitor-friendly labor rules allow all full-time employees to unload, assemble, dismantle, and pack–regardless of booth size
  • Drive-on floor access points for faster move-in, move-out