John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Best Located Convention Facility in North America

The Hynes Convention Center gives you industry-leading technology and services in the heart of Boston’s charming and historic Back Bay neighborhood.

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Floor Plans & Specifications

The Hynes Convention Center offers you a compact, collegial environment in the heart of the city, with the latest in convention technology and services. The 176,480 square feet of versatile exhibit space includes four exhibit halls that can be used in any combination. The multi-purpose auditorium with built-in balcony is an ideal for additional exhibits or general sessions, while the 38 meeting rooms and 24,544-square-foot ballroom are just minutes from the exhibit halls.

View All Floor Plans

View floor plans and room specs, and find rooms based on seating style and capacity, with our interactive Space Finder.

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In the Heart of the City

Our two minute video of the Hynes Convention Center will give you an overview of the facility including the different spaces available for your event and some highlights on what the surrounding Back Bay neighborhood has to offer. Turn up the volume!

It's All About the Food

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It is all about the food and the thousands of details that surround it. Whether you’re hosting an event for 10 or 10,000, our innovative executive chefs and their teams are always eager to customize something new from our creative menus to surprise and delight your guests.

Food & Beverage

Easily Accessible

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The Hynes Convention Center is located just 15 minutes from Logan International Airport with direct shuttle access via the Back Bay Logan Express shuttle, which costs just $7.50*. Boston’s geographical location makes it an ideal and easy gateway for both national and international access and gives you access to the most valuable attendee base within a 2-hour travel radius of any city in North America. (*Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit card ONLY)

Getting Here

3-2-1 Connect

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Our 3-2-1 Connect package gives you THREE hotels, TWO shopping destinations, and ONE convention center all under one roof!


A Green Building

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Environmental consciousness is something we’re very focused on at the Hynes. We maintain a clean environment, promote green practices, and work to protect the environment around each convention center and the City of Boston as a whole.

Green Building Practices

Event Planning Guide

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The Hynes comprehensive planning guide helps you to make the most of your event with a detailed list of services and ways to take advantage of them.

The Hynes Planning Guide