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PCMA names The Lawn On D “Insanely Innovative Meeting Space” in 2018 Best in Show Awards

This month, PCMA Convene released its annual Best in Show list, to celebrate the best event venues, ideas, and experiences from all over the world.

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) was featured in the “Insanely Innovative Meeting Space” category for its non-traditional use of an undeveloped lot adjacent to the facility, converting it into what is now known as The Lawn On D.

The Lawn On D is a 2.7-acre event space, designed for both public and private events and featuring a colorful collection of public seating and lounge chairs, assorted lawn games such as bocce, JENGA®, and ping-pong, free Wi-Fi, and, of course, its signature glowing swing set, Swing Time.

According to Selvis Morales, an independent event planner based in Chicago, “It helps organizers use a standard convention center in an unconventional way by offering outdoor breaks with neon swings, tents, and turf to give attendees a good mental break from back-to-back indoor sessions.”

The Lawn On D boasts two pavilions and an open lawn area that can accommodate a wide variety of events, including networking receptions, team building events, company outings, fitness events, performances and more:

The Pavilion On D is the larger tent space, located on the main Lawn next to Swing Time and offering:

  • 4,839 square feet of event space
  • 98’5”x49’2” enclosed tent area
  • Reception capacity for 400
  • Banquet capacity for up to 240 with picnic tables
  • Banquet capacity for 160 with 66” round tables
  • Performance platform, lighting package, and sound system
  • Variety of seating options, including kid-friendly furniture
  • Diverse menus for all tastes and budgets
  • Host up to 4,000 people with Lawns A, B, and C
  • Swing Time, our “famous” all-ages-friendly swings, on Lawn C

The Signature Pavilion is a more intimate space with a designated drop-off and entrance, which offers:

  • 3,225 square feet of event space
  • 82’x39’4” enclosed tent area
  • 30’x80’ private lawn
  • Halo Swing, a 6-person swing outfitted with solar-powered LED lights that change color when in motion
  • Reception capacity for 350
  • Banquet capacity for up to 160 with picnic tables
  • Banquet capacity for 144 with 66” round tables
  • Performance platform, lighting package, and sound system
  • Separate mini-lawn for games and outdoor seating
  • Customized menus available for special themed events

The pavilions can be rented separately or as part of larger events taking place at the BCEC.

To learn more about how to host an event at The Lawn On D, visit the Plan Your Event section of The Lawn On D’s website or contact our sales team at 877-393-3393 or