The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby Street • Salem • Massachusetts 01970

The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street
Salem, Massachusetts 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.



Twice-Told-Tale Ceremony Package! Ceremony Now. Celebrate Later.

Packages start at $1,000 for up to 10 guests. Couples without guests can book for as little as $750.

Bookings are available now for 2023. The House of the Seven Gables will abide by state and local guidelines.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,000–4,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Seaside Lawn | $4,000 weekdays | $4,500 Friday–Sunday + holidays
    Plumsock-Holyoke Room
    | $2,000 weekdays | $2,250 Friday–Sunday + holidays
    | $2,000 weekdays | $2,250 Friday–Sunday + holidays

    Rentals include:

    • 5-hour event
    • First-look photos
    • On-site parking
    • Tables & chairs
    • 1-year membership to The Gables
Ceremony Fee
  • $1,150–3,300/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Seaside Lawn | $3,200 lawn only | $3,300 lawn + dressing room
    Small Side Lawn | $1,200 lawn only | $1,550 lawn + dressing room
    | $1,150 lawn only | $1,350 lawn + dressing room

    Ceremony rentals run 2–3 hours any day of the week.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 50
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 200
Reception Seated 80 200
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


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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 structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • 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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