The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby St • Salem • MA 01970


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Yes, it's that House of the Seven Gables—the very home that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's treasured novel of the same name. When you wed here, you'll become part of this extraordinary spot's 350-year history.
  • Host a waterfront ceremony and reception on the Seaside Lawn. Follow your open-air vows with a celebration under an opulent tent, whose clear-sidewalls and ceiling guarantee you won't miss any of the spectacular views.
  • Smaller affairs can be held in the charming Holyoke-Plumstock Room, which can be divided into two separate spaces. Or, choose the cozy Hooper-Hathaway House, a delightful Colonial Revival cottage with much of its original Jacobean detailing.


PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,200–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Ceremony | $1,200 starting price
    Ceremony and Outdoor Reception| $4,500 starting price| $5,000 starting price on weekends
    Ceremony and Indoor Reception
    | $2,750 starting price

    *Future Pricing subject to change. Please see Special Events Manager for October pricing.

    Amenities include:

    • On-site event coordinator
    • First-look photos
    • On-site parking (limited)
    • Two rooms in the Historic Hooper-Hathaway House
    • Tables and chairs (limited)
    • 1-year membership to The Gables

    *Amenities subject to availability


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 80 180
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 250
Reception Seated 80 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 80.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

A list of preferred caterers is offered, but the venue is flexible about working with new businesses.



Your selected caterer or outside bartending service will need to provide alcohol.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Indoor space is available year-round. Outdoor spaces are typically booked April–September, but flexible options for other times of the year are available.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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